German shepherds are confident, courageous, and smart dogs that are categorized in the herding group. The colors that are common for this breed include black, grey, black and tan, red and black, and black and silver. German shepherds are a breed of dog that are known to constantly shed. They are considered large dogs with their height ranging from 24-26 inches for males and 22-24 inches for females. The average weight for the dogs is 65-90 pounds for males and 50-70 pounds for females. Their life expectancy is 7-10 years.