German Shepherd is the dog of medium-large dog. It is very intelligent, smart and obedient. They are the protector and have the ability to work. It is also known as a police dog or detective dog. They are very active dogs.
Alsatian is a German Shepherd dog. The British didn’t want to call their dogs German so they decided on the name Alsatian. Later, after the war, the British changed the name back to German Shepherd Dog. He is versatile and excellent at anything he is trained to do.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||An Alsatian.||A large dog of a breed typically used as guard dogs or for police work. Also called German shepherd.|
|Synonyms||German police dog||German police dog, large dog, breed of dog, European, spaniel|
|History||The German Shepherd breed appeared late at the end of the 19th century in Germany and they were first exhibited at a show in Hanover in 1882. They were not like German Shepherds as we know them today though being rough coated, short tailed and rather resembling mongrels. The German Shepherd Dog as we now know it didn’t really appear until after the Second World War.||The Alsatian Dog comes from Germany and was bred originally for herding and guarding sheep. Its origins can be dated back to the 1700’s.|
|Word origin||The word German shepherd was originated in between 1930-35; shepherd probably as translation of German Schäferhund.||The word Alsatian was originated in between 1685-95; < Medieval Latin Alsati (a) Alsace + -an.|
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