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is there such a thing as a short haired GSD?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Cassies-mum, Jul 24, 2009.


  1. Cassies-mum

    Cassies-mum PetForums VIP

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    my friend has a dog - they are sure he's a mutt but hes exactly a GSD but with shorter fur!!
     
  2. RowanWolf

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    There are short haired and longer haired GSDs.
     
  3. sequeena

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    I have a short haired GSD! :)

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  4. LostGirl

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    yep you can get short, long, medium :)
     
  5. Cassies-mum

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    Of course. Short Haired GSD's and Long Haired GSD's.

    The confusion probably dates back to the war when people didn't want to say the word German, so they came up with the word "Alsatian"

    Now, people think Alsatians are short haired GSD's. The breed Alsatian doesn't exist.
     
  7. RowanWolf

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    Well, it does, it is just another name for GSDs as you said. It is in wide use.
     
  8. MissG

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    But it was only meant to be a temporary measure. It confuses people into thinking they are different breeds.

    Ask anyone what's the difference between an Alsatian and a GSD and more often that not, the answer you will get is, Alsatians have short coats, GSD's have long. Which is incorrect.
     
  9. Matrix/Logan

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    Yep!! Logan is a longhaired gsd and my previous gsd was a shorthaired! Pictures enclosed.
     

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    Yep! GSDs were changed to Alsatians during WWII. The media often use Alsatian when one has bitten someone. Makes them sound more vicious :rolleyes:
     
  11. RowanWolf

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    I don't personally think it makes them sound vicious.
    I have corrected people before that think they are different breeds, but they are known as both aye.
     
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    Many people have asked me if she was Alsatian and when I said "No, the name is GSD" they relaxed and said "Oh that's good, Alsatians are nasty"
     
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    That is very odd then, never heard that from anyone.
     
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    It could be the area I live in. It's not very nice :)
     
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