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Welcome to the German Shepherd Dog Guide

A guide for all GSD lovers and anyone who is thinking about getting one.


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Disclaimer: I don't pretend to know everything, I'm learning as I go along. Comments, ideas and nitpicks are greatly welcomed.
Also: Unless stated the images belong to me or someone on Elftown, they have not been uploaded to [Elftron] :)


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The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) quite obviously originates from Germany. The GSD was originally bred to be a working dog but over the years they have become more popular as guard/police dogs and family pets.

GSDs are not an old breed. They were first shown in 1882 but were not the types of GSD we are used to seeing today. They had mongrel-like features, were rough coated and had small tails. They were bred more and more over the years and the GSD you see today appeared around the second World War.

You may have heard of Alsatians. They are not a different breed. The GSD and Alsatian are one and the same. You won't believe how confused people get about this. During World War 1 and 2 they were named Alsatian Wolf Dog because it was believed that German Shepherd Dog would harm the breed's popularity (remember the world they lived in at the time). The official breed name in German is Deutscher Schäferhund but just stick with GSD/Alsatian if you don't speak German.



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Links


About The GSD Breed




Your GSD's Health




Accessories




Diet/Nutrition




Owning A GSD




Tips to remember




Stages In Your GSD's Life




Your GSD's Behaviour And Training




Misc




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Some fun





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2009-07-04 [your naked night]: i like this, its very good

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Thank you, I'm in the process of moving everything into seperate wikis then I will continue writing :)

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Aw no :(

2009-07-04 [Nioniel]: The German Shepherd Dog (GSD), quite obviously originates from Germany. The GSD was originally bred to be a working dog, but over the years they have become more popular as guard/police dogs and family pets.
[Neither of the commas that you have in this first paragraph are neccesary. Also, when you say "official breed name", what do you mean by that?
Are you speaking in terms of the AKC or such? 

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: GSDs are german, what do the AKC have to do with it? The name in German is their breed name.

2009-07-04 [Nioniel]: I guess it was just a bit confusing having the two different names up there...I know that the German name is obviously the one that is most correct (being a German dog and all(: ), I just thought that if you specified a bit more in the last paragraph, you do have three different names for the dog and it gets a bit confusing.
Thats all :)

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Ah okay, hang on

2009-07-04 [Nioniel]: :)
If you wanted more info on the GSD, I'll send it to you in a bit, I'm going to make lunch for my hubby and I and then I'll hook you up with some good stuff!
:)

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Thanks hun :)

2009-07-04 [Alexi Ice]: I have a german shepard and I love him!

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Aww, there must be pics! :)

2009-07-04 [Alexi Ice]: Alright...let me see what I can find.

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Put them in Show Off Your GSD! if you can find any :D

2009-07-04 [Alexi Ice]: I could find millions on my phone but it takes forever to upload. Ugh. Had to steal some from my myspace instead. Lol.

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: Haha okay :D

2009-07-04 [sequeena_rae]: I'm hoping to make a resource for bengal cats too when I have the time. I'm getting an F5 snowy rosetta, blue eyed bengal sometime next year, depending what litter I go for :D

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