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Old 11-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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there is no Dutch Shepherd Dog or Belgium Shepherd Dog.....?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably carried over from the actual German word, which includes "dog".
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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?
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The literal English translation of the German name for the breed is 'German Shepherd Dog'.
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my eh was meant to go before Liesje's post.
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fair enough - still seems weird or at lest redundant information.
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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.
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well i will bet you never say it that way.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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