Arguably the most famous dog in the world! You're probably thinking "what does this dude want to say about German shepherds that I don't know!" .. The problem is I don't know how much knowledge you have, but I'll try to include some disadvantages of GSDS and hope that you'll gain something new! Oooooook! Let's stop rambling and get down to basic facts about the German shepherd! AVERAGE LIFE SPAN Minimum life expectancy - 10 years Maximum life expectancy - 12 years AVERAGE WEIGHT AND HEIGHT I'll use KG as the weight unit because we hardly use pounds here! Its weight ranges from 34-43kg TEMPERAMENT 1. Aggressive slightly aggressive to strangers and extremely possessive of its owner and will protect its owner till death! This breed must be well socialised! 2. Alert Very alert! I mean look at the size of its ears, if it's not alert, what are the ears meant for then? 3. Gentle Very gentle, shows little/no aggression against its owner! 4. Intelligent one of the most intelligent dog breeds around, I know oluomoadebayo would come and say that the malinois is more intelligent but meh, it's my article 5. Loyal 6. Out-Going 7. Protective 8. Quiet : I'll be sincere, German shepherds around my residence are very noisy! They can shout for Africa! But as they attain maturity, they tend to get quiet and stop barking frequently! - Frequent barking, especially when young -Good with your kids especially when it's raised in the presence of kids! Author's Note : My hand hurts, typing with a mobile phone is really stressful...lol.. I'll continue later.