Our Male Dogs
The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs; and this must always be the aim…Max von Stephanitz Germany 1925
The wonderful qualities of the working German shepherd that we admire today did not evolve accidentally. As a recognized breed the German shepherd is a little more than 100 years old but as a type of dog, it has existed for thousands of years. Herding dogs were used so long ago that we can not trace their beginnings. As each shepherd selected his best dogs and bred from the best workers some semblance of uniformity developed. Slowly, types began to appear in various areas, and it is from these herding types in Germany that the breed descended.