German Shepherd or Shepherd?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cheyfrie26, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told there is German Shepherd's and Shepherds.
    I've raised some sort of Shepherd for years and never knew if they were German or regular Shepherds. Does anyone know?
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  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Yours look like german shepherds. The term "shepherd" just describes the type of dog and what it is typically used for. There are hundreds of different breeds of shepherd dogs. German shepherd is just one of the many breeds.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you a breeder?
     
  4. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a breeder but I raise them. Everyone in my family has some sort of shepherd. In my opinion, their the ideal breed of dog.
     
  5. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are German Shepherds. "Shepherd" refers to dogs bred to do herding work, sometimes the German Shepherd breed is called simply Shepherd but thats a common knowledge thing.

    That being said, your dogs look like more American German Shepherd genetics. Called American-lines. There are many more "lines" of German Shepherds depending on where the parentage comes from. Canada and Australia even have their own "lines".
     
  6. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see. I've had an all white shepherd also. But that was many years ago. These are just the recent ones.
     

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