The Collins Dog Owner's Guides are authoritative and practical in approach, superbly illustrated and accessible, ideal for pedigree dog owners. German Shepherds were originally bred as herding dogs. Nowadays, their tasks include police, rescue, tracking and military work, and they also make devoted companions and watchdogs. If you are considering owning a German Shepherd, or are an existing owner who wants to learn more about the care of your dog, then this book will be an invaluable resource. Contents include: * You and Your Dog Breed characteristics and behaviour * Caring for Your Dog Practical information on feeding, training, grooming, exercising, breeding and showing * Healthcare and First Aid A comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a German Shepherd, this highly illustrated book is full of practical information and expert advice for pet owners and breeders.