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x11 11-12-2012 07:43 PM

why the D in GSD
 
there is no Dutch Shepherd Dog or Belgium Shepherd Dog.....?

GsdLoverr729 11-12-2012 07:49 PM

G- German
S- Shepherd
D- Dog

There are Dutch shepherd dogs, as well as Belgian/Belgium shepherds (malinois, groenendael, etc). But those are seperate breeds.

Liesje 11-12-2012 07:52 PM

Probably carried over from the actual German word, which includes "dog".

x11 11-12-2012 07:52 PM

eh, almost everyone refers to their german shepherd as a gsd, dutchie owners write ds belgian shepherds i guess don't write i own a "BS" dog for good reason. but still are gsd owners confusing their gs with something other than a dog and have to make that clear to everyone?

Ken Clean-Air System 11-12-2012 07:52 PM

The literal English translation of the German name for the breed is 'German Shepherd Dog'.

x11 11-12-2012 07:53 PM

my eh was meant to go before Liesje's post.

x11 11-12-2012 07:54 PM

fair enough - still seems weird or at lest redundant information.

GsdLoverr729 11-12-2012 07:57 PM

I don't like the look of "GS" personally, either. In my eyes, "GSD" looks more correct simply because it's the full/correct translation. I've never thought it redundant.

x11 11-12-2012 08:02 PM

well i will bet you never say it that way.

Liesje 11-12-2012 08:04 PM

Why so argumentative? lol

It's Deutsche Schaeferhund, so the translation to GSD is accurate. Who knows why it caught on? But that's what it's always been called.


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