Are german shepherds a large breed?

Asked By: Karen Reilly
Date created: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 3:03 AM
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German Shepherds are medium to large-sized dogs. The breed standard height at the withers is 60–65 cm (24–26 in) for males, and 55–60 cm (22–24 in) for females… The AKC official breed standard does not set a standard weight range.
Answered By: Serena Schamberger
Date created: Fri, Dec 11, 2020 5:06 AM
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For most females, the best time for breeding is between the tenth and fourteenth day of estrus. However, some females ovulate as early as the third or fourth day or as late as the eighteenth day. Blood tests or vaginal cytology will assist in determining the best period for your dog.
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Smaller breeds tend to sexually mature earlier and can be bred at 6 months. Whereas, larger breeds should wait until 18 months. Male dogs can begin breeding between 6 to 12 months of age. Female dogs should be bred later than males, at least after their first heat cycle.
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Male dogs can begin breeding between 6 to 12 months of age. Female dogs should be bred later than males, at least after their first heat cycle. Responsible breeders wait for the bitch to be at least 18 months to breed her.
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If you want to try to take a guess at your dog's breed yourself, try to browse some breeds to figure it out. Websites like AKC.org have an extensive and informative listing of dog breeds. Your dog's ears, muzzle, and tail are often telling about what type of dog they are.
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