App: 9.5cms long Interesting facts: - Weight: 22 - 40 kg - Size: 55 - 65 cm - Life expectancy: 10 - 12 years - Colours: black, brown, grey, reddish-brown In the past, each farmer had several sheep. These were his most prized possessions. Since even the best farmer had problems leading his numerous sheep on the fields, he got help from the German Shepherds. During the day they were herding and during the night they were guarding the house and the yard. Today there are only a few German Shepherds who accomplish these tasks. Dogs are carnivorous, but they also eat grass, leaves and grains. They should be fed every day at the same time and at the same place. Dogs quench their thirst with fresh water. They must drink a lot, especially if they get dry food.