German Shepherd Dog (Deutsche Schaferhund) belongs to the family German Herding Dog and as name depicting originated in Germany. German Shepherd became popular in the United States in the early 1900s. AKC recognized the German Shepherd in 1908 as the 60th Breed. It was the preferred dog for military and police all over the world. Because of the German Shepherd’s body built, it has a strong body longer than taller that helps him to reach a great speed.