MY COMMENTS: The LONG COATED
German Shepherd is NOT A GERMAN SHEPHERD.
Let me repeat my self... the
L. C. is not a GERMAN sheepherding dog (actually the GSD of Germany is not a German Sheep herding dog either). How can
I say that? When the character and temperament of the 'WAR DOG' replaced the "sheep herding dogs" the real
gsd ceased to exist.
A GERMAN Shepherd is a dog
that was founded in Germany and who has GERMAN standards that are set in stone by the founding club the SUV AFTER
Before the war the Captain was breeding dogs for sheepherding.
During the war a new dog emerged, this was the German WAR DOG.
Here in lies the problem...
BREED REGISTRATION CLUBS
Breed registration clubs sign
up a whole bunch of folks who own a particular breed. Say that this breed of dog came from another country and say 300 people
went to that country and brought back that countries dogs...
Now say these 300 people want
to start a club so that they can meet together, show off thier dogs, talk about their dogs and what ever else they wish to
Now, say that since these
folks are seperated from the MOTHER LAND... and they have no one over here to guide them, say they agree to register these
300 dogs through the country that they themselves reside in.... AKC.
This registration club says,
"sure , we will register you guys! And you guys must follow our rules!"
Boy what a
So the first thing that AKC
tells this group is that they have to have a club and charter and meetings and 2 shows a year... plus they have to present
a BREED STANDARD...
Now these 300 folks do all
that is required, they MAKE UP A BREED STANDARD !!!
Oh they try to get it pretty close to the Founders Breed Standards, but as humans we are, they dont get it quiet right...
What they have just done is
created a NEW BREED OF DOG (by evolution). But instead of calling this breed the AMERICAN German Shepherd Dog, they call it
the (police dog) and later the German Sheep herding Dog. No one contests this and everything runs
smoothly for all concerned?
That was the begining
of the 'AMERICAN GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG' and the LONG COATED so called German Shepherd Dogs cause they came right after them.
oh, so you say "we want a
choice" "we want a different look to the same dog, another VARIETY".
With AKC it is possible because
as long as the PARENT dogs are registered then the pup can be registered, who cares what it looks like if it is not going
to enter the show ring? Heck if it brings the money in and we clear 10.5 billion dollars in one year, we are not going
to say anything!"
So this is
the begining of the L/C 's...
Today there is CAOS with-in
the GSD breed. So what is the solution? Change the Breed standards of course! (evolution happens faster
Only those gsd's that are registered and recognized by the mother land and carry the PINK registration papers stating such
can claim to be GERMAN SHEPHERD war DOGS! (actually that use to be, but now, the integration has begun and this will
spread like a virus throughout all pedigrees. With the long coats being DOMINATE, the GSD will go the way of the Am. Cocker
Spaniel, go ahead, I dare you, research the AM. Cocker spaniel if they still have the photos and have not HIDDEN it from you.)
Just because a couple of words
or sentences were changed in a breed standard;
Just because an un-official
registration took over the breed club and began doing what ever it is they felt like;
Just because the American GSD
show breeders, handlers and judges did what ever they decided that was best for (themselves)... The breed has all but evolved
into what is now the AMERICAN SHEPHERD DOG.
Long coat, wiry coat, short coat, plush coat, short dogs, tall dogs, you name it.... America has it...
So back to the begining of
this thread (and i say once again)
THE LONG COATED GERMAN SHEPHERD
DOG IS NOT A GSD ! (the REAL German Sheep herding dog has left the planet!)