The German Shepherd belongs to the top three smartest dog breeds, with the mental capability of a 2.5-year-old human child. Many dog experts agree that the German Shepherd isn't only the most intelligent, but also a very trainable dog. That's because they have such a fast and retentive memory, which helps them understand and remember words that are important throughout training, as well as the tricks they learn from you.
Their intelligence comes from the days of their ancestors, as intelligence was needed as working dogs in the field, specifically in shepherding. After all, a dog will require the sharpness and attentiveness, as well as the logic to watch out for their herd. While shepherding (hence, the name!) isn't a popular job as it was before, German Shepherds still have the same mind and are more focused on their owner, making them smart protectors, too.
Furthermore, these dogs were, and still, are a part of the police, and they are service workers. These K9 dogs have been a part of the police force and army as bomb sniffers, protectors, even as mercy dogs to bring first aid to soldiers. Besides being such intelligent breeds in noble professions, they are also easily trained for acting and are part of the silver screen because of their skill.
Be patient while training and also map sure that your dog feels that he's a part of the family! You're training him to be a part of your family, so love them as much as you would your kin and they'll live for long filled with loyalty and love.
German Shepherds are some of the most interesting and smartest breeds around. Considering their origins and the heavy training they go through as puppies, you can see why they're such an intelligent and protective breed that deserves recognition. It's what makes them such an excellent dog breed to own!