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Old 11-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #41 (permalink)
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GSP = German Shorthair Pointer
Yeah, so apparently that wouldn't be accurate.. haha
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i was aware that bulldogs etc end in "dog" i was confining my question to the herders, dutch and belgian...

i know the DS owners use dutchy but germy and belgy would not work as well? but then you get the mally. ok should replace the "y" with "ie" but germie looks and sounds more ridiculous than germy and the "g" goes from a "geee" sound to a "guh" sound which "sounds" just wrong.

as for the german shepherd = human, german shepherd dog = breed of dog then when refering to the breed of german shepherds shouldn't you being saying my breed of dog is a german shepherd dog dog??

what about a female german shepherd dog.....?????

as for the gsd pups german shepherd dog pup or german shepherd dog dog puppy, and the female pups?

GSP = should be GSPD so as not to confuse it with a german guy with a mullet hair-do that just points at things.

some may have to google the mullet hair style - you may become scarred tho

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Its a German Shepherd Dog Puppy GSDP. It should be a dog-pup or a bitch-pup if you must differentiate, but for both dogs and bitches, German Shepherd Dog is correct for the breed name. If you want to discuss a female, it would be a German Shepherd Dog bitch. Or just a female German Shepherd Dog.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #45 (permalink)
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X11: in german we call them Schaefie.
As for english, generally people say Shepherd. I don't really use the full name when I talk to other shepherd people. In German I generally talk about schaefies (plural) or Schaeferhunde.

As for the general public, everyone knows what a German Shepherd is and I have yet to meet someone that would think about a human instead of the dog. Usually you get "I love German Shepherds."

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #46 (permalink)
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OT, but this thread got me thinking that it's curious that Americans/Brits didn't translate "Dachshund" to rename that breed "Badger Dogs."
I am going to call them that from now on! hahaha!
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Uhm, I wasn't talking about working dogs in particular, I was talking about shepherd dogs, kind of in response to the badger dog.

Look, we have enough trouble getting people to spell shepherd properly. No way are they going to spell it in German properly.
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GSP = should be GSPD so as not to confuse it with a german guy with a mullet hair-do that just points at things
"GSP" is "German Shorthaired Pointer", btw...not even the same breed.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #49 (permalink)
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i know the DS owners use dutchy but germy and belgy would not work as well? but then you get the mally.
I've also heard American owners of a Malinois call it a "mal."

Given the French implications of mal, something about that one always makes me smile (= trouble, difficulty, pain or even evil).
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Mal, Malinette, Maligator, Malinator...
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