These German Shepherd Calendars feature this strong, agile, well-muscled dog, alert and full of life. They are extremely intelligent and make a wonderful companion, show or obedience dog. The German Shepherd is exceptionally trainable and works well as a police, guide, or search and rescue dog. German Shepherds are one breed that becomes truly bonded to their family and may suffer from separation anxiety when apart from their people. They are lively, intelligent and very strong. They are excellent in agility and obedience tests. They excel in serving their masters, and they are continually responsive. Well-mannered German Shepherds should be calm, consistent in attitude, obedient and alert. Some lines of of the Alsatian have become nervous and aggressive due to poor breeding tactics and the popularity of the breed. Overall and generally though, the German Shepherd Calendars show this ideal breed. They are large and alert enough to protect, and are loving and friendly towards friends and family. Knowledgeable training and handling are required, however, due to the German Shepherd's natural instinct to protect their owners. They have a handsome look, with prick ears and an evenly dispersed weight. They have perpendicular hocks when they stand, rather than angled, which makes them look as if they are posing for a photo. Some have long hair and some have short, and either can be black, gray, tan, gold or white, although whites and golds are not accepted by some associations. German Shepherd Calendars make great gifts.