German Shepherd Dog puppies kept confined during growth developed less severe hip dysplasia than their littermates which were allowed to exercise vigorously.
Had I not got an insanely jealous German Shepherd Dog at home, I would have bundled her straight into my car!
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most easily recognized, and often misrepresented of all dog breeds.
The German Shepherd Dog breed as we know it today traces it's origins back to a single dog, Hector Linksrhein, later renamed Horand v Grafrath.
Von Stephanitz went on to establish the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde, essentially the first German Shepherd Dog breed club.