German Shepherds originated from Karlsruhe (In Germany). This fearless working dog would give up their lives for their human pack without hesitation. German Shepherds are courageous, alert, confident, serious and very clever. They have a very high learning ability and they need their family close by. Often used as police dogs, this breed has a very strong protective instinct and is extremely loyal to their handler. German Shepherds became very popular when they were discovered in some well-known movies, like “Rin-Tin-Tin” and “Strongheart”. This brought a lot of attention to this breed.