Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Why are German Shepherds...?

Called German shepherd DOGS?

Just wondering.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    haha, because a german sheperd is a guy in Germany who raises and moves sheep, and a german sheperd dog is the dog in question.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hey german shepherds are called german shepherds because they originated from german and this is the dog that was in the war and this is also a sheep herding dog...

    Source(s): books....
  • g g
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    1 decade ago

    because a german shepherd is a guy from germany who raises sheep, where if you add dog then people know you mean the dog and not a person

  • 1 decade ago

    In German, they are called "Deutscher Schäferhunds."

    When you translate this to English, you literally get "German Shepherd Dog."

    GSD and German Shepherd are informal names for the breed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because the are the breed German Shepherd and they are dogs

  • 1 decade ago

    They are a breed of dog that was developed in Germany from other herding dogs by Capt. Max von Stephanitz who saw that an end was in the future for the traditional sheep hering dogs and he wanted to create a breed of dog that could still carry on the traditional role and at the same time be used for other things in the future.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here is a link that will tell you all about the German Shepard.

    http://www.germanshepherds.com/thegsd/history/

  • 1 decade ago

    Because they originated in Germany and they were/are "used" mainly by shepherds , and they were/are good at it

  • 1 decade ago

    Because they are dogs and not german guys that are shepards.

  • 1 decade ago

    I just say German Shepard too........ I think we are all aware they are dogs!

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