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PatchonGSD 11-24-2012 07:33 PM

What "lines" are WGSDs from?
Are they American lines or??:confused:

bethany.cole2013 11-24-2012 07:34 PM

I don't know the answer to your question, but it would be nice to know where they came from. :)

Wild Wolf 11-24-2012 07:42 PM

Working German Shepherd dogs?

Lines... East German/DDR, West German, Czech Republic are the main three.

Freestep 11-24-2012 07:47 PM

Yeah, what does "WGSD" stand for? White?

Sunflowers 11-24-2012 07:47 PM

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PatchonGSD 11-24-2012 07:52 PM

LOL yes, WGSD = White German Shepherd Dog.

Freestep 11-24-2012 08:06 PM

Whites were among the very first GSDs, so they have always been around. But in Germany they were selected against after a certain point.

Americans, however, continued breeding whites. I am not sure if there were many breeders in Germany who bred whites, so I want to say that Whites are an American line GSD... but distinct from American show lines.

Wild Wolf 11-24-2012 08:08 PM

Good question! (Ignore my previous answer... LOL)

I always thought the white German Shepherds didn't look like GSDs in structure, unless you had one born of two coloured parents with correct conformation. It is indeed true that there are white dogs amongst the oldest shepherd dogs (among other colours such as brindle) - Greif von Sparwasser was white!

onyx'girl 11-24-2012 08:13 PM

White Shepherd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
take the info from wiki as "fact" for what it's worth....but interesting information nonetheless!

lhczth 11-24-2012 09:42 PM

There are whites coming out of Europe (though they have a new name) so they are not all American lines. I have not paid attention to the lines of the ones coming out of Europe so don't know if they have been separate for many generations or if there are some familiar names there.

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