Kasmada: There is no Physical Difference between Alsatian and German Shepherd Dog.
I will repeat my previous blog here:
I have orally cleared this confusion many times to the dog lovers and general public aas well.
You will find people telling that there is difference in color between alsatian and german shepherd. Some people act further intelligent to tell structural differences. Few say it is the size difference.
There is NO difference between a German Shepherd Dog and an Alsatian.
The original name is German shepherd Dog. During the world war britishers named it Alsatian, after the German French border area of Alsace-Lorraine.
In 1977, post numerous campaigns by breeders the name of the breed was changed back to German Shepherd Dog; known as GSD in the short form.
On which there is a comment
There is no such breed as an Alsatian, there never was and still is not as of today. The breed 'German Shepherd Dog' is the correct name of the American German Shepherds that are registered here in America. The Breed 'German Shepherd' was accepted as a breed in the british shows.
The name Alsatian was only a nick name that was used to identify dogs who resembled the mixed wolf/dog which was a disgust (or suppose to be) as a slang or 'bad name'. This nick name or name calling of the German sheep herding dog was used to spit in the face of the german people and country. Alsatian was never a breed of dog and still is not today. An Alsatian is a person who was born in the town of Alsace.
All dictionaries and encyclopedias or other so called informative information sites are wrong in calling the gsd the same as the alsatian dog. there is no such thing as an alsatian dog breed and i really wish it would be stricken from the books. no where is the word Alsatian registered..... or RECORDED to be that of the German Sheepherding dog.
Link: http://www.dogspot.in/differen ce-between-alsatian-and-german -shepherd-dog-gsd/