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The German Shepherd is the most famous dog breed in the world, renowned for its loyalty, devotion and adaptability. As a working dog, the German Shepherd has distinguished itself with its even temperament and suitability for a wide range of tasks, especially in police and military work. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak take fans of the German Shepherd on a fascinating journey through the breed’s history and development, from its origins in the 19th century to its spread around the world as one of the top working dog breeds. They also examine the reasons for the breed's recent decline in popularity as a working dog, with many police agencies now using other breeds. Anyone who owns or works with German Shepherds and wants to improve their knowledge of this incredible breed should read this book.

Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak

Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak are world-renowned specialists in K9 training and the authors of more than 30 titles on dog training. They train search and rescue dogs for the International Red Cross and the United Nations (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), and they have trained drug and explosive detector dogs for the Dutch police and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Gerritsen and Haak also serve as judges for the International Rescue Dog Organization.