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My father in law is a police dog trainer which means over the years, I have been introduced to a lot of German Shepherd puppies. My daughter Lauren loves animals, especially dogs so when I spotted this is John Lewis, I knew she would love it.
For anyone that doesn’t know the range, Schleich are a German company that have been around for years, they are known for quality figures which are all hand painted. The Schleich figurine ranges from small animals, to magical fairies, horses, chariots etc. Whenever we go out shopping, Lauren is fascinated by the extensive range available and I am sure if I let her, she would spend all day picking up the different animals going “Mummy, look, aren’t these cute”.
Whenever we buy anything new from the range, I always have a look online at www.schleich-s.com, they always have a little description about the animal and some interesting facts which I like to talk to Lauren about. I was amazed the first time I did this as Lauren had obviously been talking to her granddad about the dog and knew why the police used this breed.
This cost me less than £3 which I though was really reasonable, especially considering the size and the quality.
The dog measures around 7.5cm in length and stand around 4cm tall, the colouring and markings replicate a true German Shepherd and despite being hand painted, the finish of the painting is excellent. The one thing that always stands out for me about the range is the attention to detail, as I said earlier, the markings are perfect and make is easy to identify what animal it is.
I was quite surprised at the weight of the animal, this is quite heavy when compared to some cheaper versions of animals we have, which I think just demonstrates the quality of the item and in no way does this hinder Lauren when playing with it.
It is recommended for children over the age of three.
Lauren not only loves to play with the animal in her farm but also loves to play dog walking with her Barbies, just like granddad does. She re-enacts scenarios such as fetch, go and lie down and playing with this really sets her imagination going which is wonderful to watch and listen to.
I am really impressed with the quality of the dog, the attention to detail is amazing and it really does replicate the animal perfectly, that, combined with the excellent price means that it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me and I recommend.
German shepherds are beautiful in any season in black and tan.One of the most versatile dogs ever bred, much effort was put forth to make this dog what it is today. Sought for herding but also intelligence, German Shepherds are popular police dogs, guardians, companions, war sentries, and guide dogs. Dedicated to their purpose, the diligence of these talented canines is unsurpassed. A very loyal and faithful dog, German Shepherds protect their home and generally do not have any problems with other pets. In need of daily challenges, shepherds enjoy learning and exercising. Equipped with a double coat of fur, these dogs can live outside but also enjoy living with a family.Fun Facts: German Shepherds are among the very smartest breeds of dogs. Item size in cm (L x W x H): 9 x 4 x 7Age 3+