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05-10-2014 03:26 AM
Harry and Lola I would say doberman's are similar in a way and maybe corgi's (a smaller version of GSDs).
05-09-2014 10:43 PM
Rangers_mom
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Look at what the dogs were originally bred for:

Working dogs, herding dogs, both will be breeds that have some suspicion, guarding, protection. Corgis, various shepherds and collies, cattle dogs, Rottweilers.

By looking at what the dogs were originally bred for, you can match those traits with what you are looking for. Then you just have to figure on how much the popularity of the breed has changed the breed.
I was thinking the same thing. I have had Australian Shepherds and Border Collies that had the guarding/alerting personality. I would say that the Aussies were closer to the GSD. The BC was much more instense. She was always on duty - day and night. My kids were very safe from any stranger with her around.
05-09-2014 10:16 PM
Mary Beth I think the closest to the gsd is the Malinois
05-09-2014 09:14 AM
SBS I can't speak up for all dobermans, but can compare the personality of this one to the shepherd's that I have owned.



This Doberman does share many qualities to my Shepherd. Both dogs train very easily, and in my opinion are comparable in this aspect. The doberman is more jumpy, possibly a little more aware, while the German Shepherd I found is more calm and laid back. Allot of people say German Shepherds are velcro dogs. After now having three of them, all of mine have liked being around me, but would still give me 5 -15 feet. It seemed that where ever I would be in the house, they were happy as long as they could see me. The doberman is a true velcro dog, as it is not happy just seeing you, it wants to be so close that its actually touching you most the time.

Both dogs give off the aura of intelligence, and are about the same in there desire to please.
05-09-2014 05:18 AM
volcano id say the closest to a gsd is a street mutt like in foreign countries, an all around good dog, skinny, athletic, aloof, very loyal with the pack.
05-08-2014 01:35 AM
selzer Look at what the dogs were originally bred for:

Northern breeds are bred to work together in a pack pulling sleds, not as guard dogs.

Hounds, are bred to hunt small game, alone or in packs.

Retrievers and bird dogs are trained to hunt birds, on water and on land -- not to guard.

Working dogs, herding dogs, both will be breeds that have some suspicion, guarding, protection. Corgis, various shepherds and collies, cattle dogs, Rottweilers.

By looking at what the dogs were originally bred for, you can match those traits with what you are looking for. Then you just have to figure on how much the popularity of the breed has changed the breed.
05-08-2014 01:21 AM
David Winners I second corgis and beauceron

David Winners
05-07-2014 11:38 PM
vicky2200 My toy poodle actually is a better guarder/alerter than my GSD. He doesn't know that he isn't scary. In my opinion, each GSD is going to be a little different.
05-07-2014 11:12 PM
DaniFani Corgis, they are mini GSDs, I swear. Fearless, fighters, loyal, super smart, super spunky, they are the Robin to my GSD Batman (avatar) plus they are just adorable. I'm a little partial though. :-) I'll always have one of each.
05-07-2014 09:20 PM
HarleyTheGSD I have heard that Beaucerons are very GSD-like. Pretty too, but not as much as our GSDs!
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