The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of dog in Nintendogs and its 3DS sequel. It is, like the Great Dane, incredibly good at disk catching. It has a very high jump that takes very little training to perfect. Many believe it is more intelligent than other breeds because of the description, but nobody knows if this is true.


DS: "This herder hails from Germany. Its high intelligence makes it a good rescue dog, among other things."

3DS: "This herder hails from Germany. Its high intelligence makes it a good rescue dog."

The German Shepherd is a very brave and determined breed that can run at high speeds and leap amazing heights, making it an excellent Disc Competition competitor. These features, along with its sharp sense of smell, have allowed it to be a favored breed in taking on a variety of life-saving jobs such as bomb detection and search-and-rescue. Now, the German Shepherd is known for its use in military and police settings as well as a caring pet. Unfortunately, on America's national bite list, the German Shepherd ranks number 1, perhaps because of its common position as a guard dog, with the Chow Chow ranked 2nd and the Golden Retriever ranked 3rd. The German Shepherd has its own signature pose, most commonly seen in the show-strain pedigree of the breed. However, some studies have shown that this position may actually be painful for the dog. Once the favored dog of the notorious Adolf Hitler, the German Shepherd has been through a lot.

Unlocking the BreedEdit

Nintendogs + CatsEdit

In Nintendogs + Cats, the German Shepherd comes in Black & Tan and Sable. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a pure black German Shepherd, a blue German Shepherd, or a pure white German Shepherd. The white German Shepherd resembles the Berger Blanc Suisse or the German White Shepherd.



  • Trouble, owned by Arnie
  • Logan, owned by David