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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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 Is Our GSD of the Month - October 2013!
Meet our new GSD of the Month - German Shepherd Riley. Sent in by Lizzie! Congratulations on becoming our October 2013 GSD 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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- GSD History - German Shepherd history
- Read a brief GSD history covering many points about the German Shepherd Dog
- German Shepherd Facts - Facts About German Shepherd
- Looking for German Shepherd facts? So let me share some of the most important German Shepherd facts right now.
- Alsatian or German Shepherd Dog - What is the Difference?
- What is the difference between a Alsatian and a German Shepherd Dog? Let me assure you that there is no difference.
- The Best GSD FAQ - German Shepherd FAQ
- GSD FAQ : German Shepherd Frequently Asked Questions. Click here to learn more about the German Shepherd Dog.
- German Shepherd Coat Colors - GSD coat colors
- German Shepherd coat colors should be at the bottom of the list of all things to consider in a GSD.
- German Shepherd Puppy Information - German Shepherd Dog puppies - Alsatian pups
- Read all about the German Shepherd puppy in our complete information guide.
- German Shepherd Puppies to Adopt
- Are you looking for German Shepherd Puppies to Adopt? Find the best adoptable GSD puppies available for adoption right now. Now you can search for GSD puppies to adopt in your own area.
- German Shepherd Dog of the Month - GSD of the Month
- Welcome to Our German Shepherd Dog of the Month Page - featuring a wonderful picture of our favorite dog breed, the German Shepherd, chosen by a guest judge from this months entries.
- German Shepherd Names - Male or Female German Shepherd Dog Names
- German Shepherd Names - yes we have 1000's of them. German Shepherd Dog names do require some thought. Check out our GSD name suggestions by clicking here now.
- Puppy Names for Your German Shepherd
- Choosing puppy names for your new German Shepherd pup is just one of the first major decisions you will have to make. Read on to view more German Shepherd name choices.
- GSD training / German Shepherd training is an important part of dog ownership
- GSD training, German Shepherd training can begin with a young puppy and continue through adulthood. Click here to learn more.
- German Shepherd Articles - Training and Health
- Feel free to read through our collection of German Shepherd Articles, all grouped by specific subject.
- GSDs in the News: Newsworthy German Shepherd Dogs
- GSDs in the news - Stories from Around the World about German Shepherds in the News. Check this page out to get the latest stories about German Shepherds from all over the world.
- German Shepherd Dogs for Adoption
- Looking for German Shepherd Dogs for Adoption? Then you're in luck because you can now look for GSDs and many other adoptable dogs directly from out website.
- German Shepherd Rescue
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- Join Our GSD Directory - German Shepherd Breeder Directory
- Come and join our GSD Directory. Not only is this a German Shepherd Breeder Directory but this is a wonderful place to learn more about German Shepherd breeders in your area.
- German Shepherd breeder - German Shepherd Dog breeders
- If you are looking for a German Shepherd breeder in your area, please check our offerings below to see if we have any GSD breeders listed that are close to you.
- German Shepherd Health - GSD Health
- German Shepherd health information is an important thing to become familiar with in the event that your dog ever becomes ill or injured.
- German Shepherd Growth Chart
- Do you need to research a German Shepherd Growth Chart? It can be an interesting read however don't get too caught up in all the numbers - remember, these are only averages - your GSD may be different
- Grooming the GSD: German Shepherd Grooming Tips and Secrets
- Grooming the GSD: German Shepherd's DO shed... A LOT. Click here to learn how to groom a German Shepherd correctly.
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- If you're looking for Natural Dog Health Supplements, something without all the side effects of so many traditional medicines, please try these choices as a natural alternative.
- Ask the Vet - Consult a Veterinarian Online
- Got a question about the health of your own German Shepherd. Need it answered right now. Then please try our Ask the Vet service.
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- Dog insurance is really helps whenever any dog owner has to pay for their vet visit. It can help pay for regular visits, shots, surgeries, etc.
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- Any German Shepherd owner should have German Shepherd Books in their library. You can get them on care issues, training issues and the history of the GSD too.
- German Shepherd bag - German Shepherd handbag - Ardleigh Elliott dog-themed tote
- This Ardleigh Elliott German Shepherd bag features a large image of the breed of your choice accented by real leather trim and handles. 16 different breeds total to choose from.
- Dog Friendly Hotels - Pet Friendly Hotels
- Do you need to find dog friendly hotels? There are several steps that a pet owner can take in order to find pet friendly hotels in the area of their vacation destination. Read on to learn more.
- Tough Dog Toys - Indestructible Dog Toys
- German Shepherd dogs need Tough Dog Toys. Check out this page to learn about a few of our GSDs favorite dog toys.
- Quality GSD products for your own German Shepherd Dog
- Here you'll find quality GSD products, specific to the German Shepherd Dog, all in one location.
- German Shepherd Dog Art
- If you want to view some really nice pieces of German Shepherd Dog Art, then you're in the right place. Enjoy looking at each of these wonderful and affordable works of art.
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- Looking for dog apps for iphone? We have many iphone dog apps - just check for yourself and browse through all our selection of dog iphone apps.
- German Shepherd Story Page - German Shepherd Stories
- Do you know of a great German Shepherd story? Are you dying to tell it? Then welcome to our GSD Story Page! People from all over the world can share a story, truth or fiction. Your choice.
- German Shepherd Tricks
- Have you ever thought about German Shepherd Tricks? What kind of tricks does your German Shepherd know? How many tricks does it know? Did you teach them the trick?
- German Shepherd Puppy Stories
- Feel free to read German Shepherd puppy stories shared with us by our readers. Have one of your own you'd like to share? Send it to us today.
- German Shepherd Puppy Pictures
- Looking for German Shepherd puppy pictures? We have plenty. If you want to share your own German Shepherd puppy picture you can even do that here too. We'd love to see them!
- German Shepherd Mix
- Do you have a German Shepherd Mix? I'll bet you have seen a GSD mix at one time or another because they are quite common. Read on to learn more.
- My Favorite Dog ...
- Everyone has their own My Favorite Dog things. Let's share them with each other here. Who knows, you may just find some new favorites just by checking out what others have shared.
- GSD Rainbow Bridge
- If your German Shepherd has crossed the Rainbow Bridge feel free to write a memorial about your own GSD right here
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- Do you know of any German Shepherd video footage that should be on this website? Click here to submit those GSD videos now to RooTube!
- German Shepherd Rescue Stories - GSD Rescue Stories
- Would you like to read a few German Shepherd Rescue Stories sent in to us by readers? Feel free to read many of them here.
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- Do You Have Any German Shepherd questions? What about those floppy GSD ears? How do I choose a GSD puppy? If you have a GSD question, then here is the place to ask it!
- German Shepherd Movies
- Just how up are you on German Shepherd Movies or movies that have a German Shepherd as a central character. Enjoy looking through the list of German Shepherd stars that we have collected below.
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- GSD-TV, German Shepherd Dog TV. All German Shepherd, All the Time (need I say more).
- Enjoy a Few GSD videos - German Shepherd videos
- Feel free to watch all sorts of GSD videos here at Total German Shepherd.com. And if you want to see even more, visit our Youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/totalgermanshepherd
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- Click here to browse through our selection of beautiful GSD Wallpapers / German Shepherd Wallpapers to download to your own desktop and for your own personal enjoyment.
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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
What a fabulous website!!! I really enjoyed reading about the history of the dogs. There is a ton of helpful information on here and defiantly something for every reader to enjoy!!!
Recently got a GSD again. Last time had GSD no internet etc. Cant believe how much info for free. Kenneth
I love and appreciate the helpful advice I found on your website!