14+ Historical Facts About German Shepherds You Might Not Know

Perhaps the most famous dog breed in the world is the German Shepherd. They have been one of the most reliable working models for centuries, whether military or police shepherds. These dogs excelled in every job they were trusted.

Let’s dig a little deeper and reveal this breed with an interesting and colorful history.

#1 Archaeological finds indicate that even in the 4th millennium BC, animals lived on the territory of modern Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, the skeleton of which has many features similar to shepherd dogs.

#2 For the first time, chronicles of the 7th century were written about the “German shepherd”, it was just a shepherd’s dog on the territory of one of the German principalities.

#3 The modern shepherd dog appeared in the process of crossing several predecessor breeds.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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