German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Year of the Dog 2018
Unique shape coin

The German Shepherd  is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. They were bred specifically for their intelligence,a trait for which they are now famous. In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, author Stanley Coren ranked the breed third for intelligence, behind Border Collies and Poodles. He found that they had the ability to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions and obeyed the first command given 95% of the time.Coupled with their strength, this trait makes the breed desirable as police, guard and search and rescue dogs, as they are able to quickly learn various tasks and interpret instructions better than other breeds. German Shepherds have also been trained by military groups to parachute from aircraft or as anti-tank weapons. They were used in World War II as messenger dogs, rescue dogs and personal guard dogs.
German Shepherds are still used for herding and tending sheep grazing in meadows next to gardens and crop fields. They are expected to patrol the boundaries to keep sheep from trespassing and damaging the crops, that´s the reason for the German name Schäferhund.

 

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Niue
2018
1 Dollar
Ag.999, pure Silver
25 x 20 mm
5 grams
Satined
only 500 coins
Unique Dog Head shaped coin

Obverse

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