German Shepherd The German Shepherd belongs to the category "large dogs"; his weight, fact is, 30 to 40 kg for males, while for females is 22 - 32 kg, the height at the withers is around 60 cm. The character is very balanced, the German shepherd is surely to be counted among the good-natured dogs (although there are no absolute bad-tempered dogs). Its docile temperament and attentive, as his fighting spirit and daring, make this animal becomes suitable as a companion dog, protection, guarding and herding.The German Shepherd is one of those races is not impossible to know because it has some distinctive features. Prime among these, those relating to the mantle. The coat, very dense, is not peculiar only to the long-haired "hard and compact," but especially the color. The color is basically black "spots" (might be called regular), brown, yellow, sometimes you can get to the light gray, with hints of dark shades, alternating with light areas.The inside of the legs and chest are those that can be chiari.Tralasciando other distinctive morphological characteristics of race, it is good to keep in mind that these dogs have internal anatomy is slightly different than others, which predisposes them to a certain type diseases. This breed has a gastro-splenic ligament lax compared to other breeds and other species. This laxity makes the stomach can rotate on its axis by 90 ┐ or 180 ┐, as a result of the movements a little 'more' risky 'after the meal, more easily than in other animals (the higher the rotation, the greater the damage caused by the same).The rotation of the stomach has a number of symptoms that can worsen in a short time, so the diagnosis of "stomach turning" should be very timely. The disease is favored in puppies because they tend to always play in every moment of the day: playing favor and skip a meal after the rotation.So the first precaution to be taken against German shepherd puppy has never let them play, or at least not too much, after the meal. The second is to place the bowl in a higher position than the rest of the body, so that the animal is to keep the neck sideways with his head higher, this to allow better passage of food in the digestive system.