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The German Shepherd Dog in many ways

The German shepherd dog, which magnificent dog's breed ! Certainly, but because of his evolution, there are now several types of German shepherd dog. We can speak about the standard German shepherd dog CKC/AKC/UKC, about the German shepherd King, the Panda Shepherd, the German shepherd of white color, the White Swiss Shepherd dog, Altdeutsche Schäferhund, etc. Let us seeing these by-products closer now ...

The CKC-AKC-UKC standard

We can quote, among these types, the German Shepherd Dog of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Indeed, in this race, there are two standards : the FCI standard (the official Germany) and the
standard come from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom
(CKC-AKC-UKC).

Click this link to read the official
SV (FCI) standard :
http://www.deutsche-schaeferhund.com/en/the_breed/standard.html

Click this link to read the CKC-AKC-UKC standard  :
http://www.ckc.ca/en/Portals/0/pdf/breeds/GSD.pdf

German Shepherd from AKC-CKC-UKC
standard find themselves in the lineages said about "show", about beauty. These dogs were created to correspond to the requirements of the Canadian / American / UK standard. They are not made for work, not possessing the necessary capacities. They have neither the morphology, not the character and not the origins of the real German Shepherd Dog of Germany. The Canadian / American / UK standard does not represent the real German Shepherd Dog. It's totally another breed ! The creator of the breed would have very badly seen this kind of dog.

On the other hand, the real German Shepherd Dog of Germany is the fruit of a rigorous selection. Due to the efforts of his creator, the Capitaine von Stephanitz, the German Shepherd Dog is the most present breed in the world ! The Capitaine von Stephanitz and his friend Arthur Meyer established the standard of the breed and the SV (Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde) in 1899. Horand von Grafrath was the first dog registered on the book of the origins (Schäferhunde Zuchtbuch - SZ).

Today, this breed excels at almost all the disciplines. It's not a coincidence that this breed is used in the Police, in the army and in the airports to detect drugs, as mountain rescue dog, of tracking, as dog guides of blind person, etc. The German Shepherd Dog is a general-purpose breed and without the efforts of his creator and Hermann Martin, the breed would not be what it is today.


The German Shepherd Dog white color and diluated colors

In Canada, in the USA and in the United Kingdom, the American
White Shepherd, is not recognized as being a full breed. He is registered under the race of : German Shepherd of white color. This is the consequence of new colors which were especially born in Canada and in the USA, such as : Liver, Blue, Black and Silver, Cream, the Sable Silver and several other by-products. To obtain these colors, we must to reproduce a full white color. Except these new colors (including the white), naturally, aren't in accordance with the German standard. They are eliminated by the way, of course !

Pamella Villeneuve

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