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German Sheeppoodle Dog Breed

Also called Schafpudel, the exact origin of the breed is unknown but it is native to Germany and is believed to have been developed from the Pulis and the Komondor. This breed is not well known outside Germany and is practically extinct. It stands at a height of 20 to 24 inches and weighs from 50 to 65 pounds. This rare herding breed has a unique corded coat that helps them blend in with the sheep. It has a large and rounded head that is covered in fur and ends with a square muzzle. The eyes are round and big, the neck is thick and muscular as well as their legs. It has drop ears and very long tails. Aside from being corded, the coat is long and covers the entire body with colours coming in fawn, white, red, brown, black as well as bi-colour.

Loyal, intelligent and energetic, the German Sheeppoodle is first and foremost a working dog. They can make for a good household pet but are never recommended for homes with small children. With early socialization and training the German Sheeppoodle will not act out aggressively. It is a strong and healthy breed with few major health problems aside from skin rashes and common eye problems. They have a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years.

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