The German Shepherd Dog, A Grand Champion Breed. A Show Dog, Police Dog, Grard Dog, Military & Private, Sled Dog, Seeing Eye, Hunting & tracking among other skills and an excelent family pet. Ave size males stands at 26" at shoulder and 85 lbs. Some shepherd can grow as tall as 27-28" and weight 100 lbs. My Shepherd was 27" and 96 lbs.