German Shepherd Dog! AKA: GSD, Deutscher Schäferhund, German Shepherd or Alsatian

I love the German Shepherd - plain and simple. And I'll be the first to admit that I'm very biased about the breed. And no matter how you spell it - German Shepherd, German Shepard, German Shephard, German Sheperd or German Shepperd, this is indeed my favorite dog breed.

(BTW, "Shepherd" is the correct spelling).



And if you see the letters "GSD", don't be confused as this is simply another name for this dog breed and one that you may see a lot in this site. You might also see Alsatian, too, or Alsatian Wolf Dog or maybe even Deutscher Schäferhund - other names often used for this dog breed.

If you've come here to see great GSD pictures, or if you're trying to learn more about this super intelligent breed of dog because you're thinking of getting one for yourself, then you've come to the right place.

The GSD has a long history of working, even though the dog breed itself is only just over 100 years old. This dog breeds superior intelligence and trainability combined with a rock solid temperament also makes the GSD a perfect family pet and companion.

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Alsatian Dog Breed? Then you're in just the right place

Max von Stephanitz, developer of this breed, envisioned a dog breed of tremendous character, great working ability, utter loyalty as well as high intelligence. He thought that above all "Utility is the true criterion of beauty" and developed the breed with this in mind. Just so you'll know, this is a natural dog breed, unchanged with no additional need of surgical "enhancements" of any type such as ear or tail docking or excessive grooming requirements.

And that's just the beginning of this dog breeds brave and historic background. And just keep reading - because in the many pages of this site you'll also find loads of health information, training tips and so much more.


Here Are Our GSDs of the Month - October 2014!

GSD of the Month - October 2014 - German Shepherds Kolten Lee, Schultz and Meika.

Meet our new GSDs of the Month - German Shepherds Kolten Lee, Schultz and Meika! Congratulations on becoming our October 2014 German Shepherd of the Month winner!



Jack of all trades, this dog breed can do it all, and do it all well. It is often said that no other dog can do so many different things as well as a GSD. Several other dog breeds may do one specific task better, but no single dog breed can perform such a wide variety of tasks overall as well as the GSD.

Inside this site you'll find some of the best and most detailed information there is available covering all aspects of the GSD - GSD pictures, facts, articles, historical research, news, detailed info on training your GSD, health resources, GSD breed information and more. You'll find it all here.

The goal of this Alsatian dog breed site is to provide you the best information available online about all aspects of this fantastic dog breed, frequently called the Alsatian. Additionally, I want to offer you the best tips, dog breed gifts, GSD trivia, articles and health and diet information available online.

Having been owned by, lived with, and, at one time, bred these dogs (for well over 35 years) I can honestly tell you that the GSD is the perfect breed of dog for me - however, they are not the perfect dog breedfor everyone.

Read on, enjoy your visit, and please feel free to contact us any time with any questions that you may have about these wonderful dogs or to share stories and photos with us of your own Alsatian.



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Thank you for this web site. Very informative and well written. I often advise my shepherd people to visit here for information. Again GREAT JOB. Laura Page Warden, DVM


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