Several types of shepherd dogs have made their place in man’s heart. They are considered as a family member by their owners. This shepherd canine breed is also called sheep dog. These canines are used by herdsmen for the safety of their flocks. If shepherds don’t have exercise and required mental stimulation then it may result in irritable behaviour in them.
Types of shepherd dogs:
German shepherd: This herding breed is one of the most famous canine species in the world. The German shepherd’s height is between 22 to 26 inches at the shoulder, weight between 50 to 90 pounds and lifespan is 10 to 13 years.
German Shepherds are very intelligent, loyal, caring, adaptable and highly energetic. All these qualities make them have their own contribution to army and police service.
Poodle: The Poodle is very good for those who are keeping a pooch as a pet without any experience. This canine’s weight is 45 to 65 pounds and height between 15 to 21 inches. The lifespan is from 10 to 13 years.
When it comes to kids, it is playful, energetic and has immeasurable affection with them. It learns commands very easily, so training is not an issue. It sheds less, compared with other breeds.
Chow Chow: The Chow Chow breed doesn’t find itself comfortable in the society and going out. Its height of this medium -size canine breed is 19 inches of male, 18 inches of a female; weight is 45 to 70 pounds of male and the same of female and the lifespan is 10 to 12 years.
Having an indifferent attitude towards strangers and being cold towards other canines take more of its owner’s attention. But, being always protective of its family makes it in the demand.
Collie: Collies are taken as a perfect pooch for a family. These herding breed canines have the height of 22 inches to 24 inches and weigh between 50 to 70 pounds. Their lifespan is from 10 to 14 years.
Collies’ devotion to the family is beyond description. They can be trained very easily, the way they seem they need less time and effort for grooming. When they are outside, they are full of energy and have a calm nature inside a home.
These four types of shepherd dogs are the most favourite pooches of pet lovers.