[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: German Shepherd history?

  • From: Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx
  • To: uwish@xxxxxxxxxx, Showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:11:51 EDT

I've read that a number of times.  I do suppose The Alsatian part is  true. 
I traveled a bit BD (before dogs).
 
I noticed when I traveled to Italy, France and Great Britain, they were  
called Alsatians.  In Germany and Austria they called them GSDs.  Not  sure 
about the "wolf dog" part....
 
If you read Peter Mayles' books about Provence, he refers to them as greasy 
 Alsations.   
 
Kathy, member GSDCA, DVGSDC
Celebrating generations of Dual Titled TC'd  Champions
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In a message dated 9/15/2009 5:53:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
uwish@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

Through  the years, they have been used extensively as war and
police dogs. After  WWII, their popularity waned due to their
association with Hitler and his  reign of terror. It was during
these post WWII years that the British  changed the dog's name to
Alsatian, and then later to Alsatian Wolf Dog, to  remove the stigma
of having the word German in their  name.




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