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7 Dog Breeds Developed From the German Shepherd's Bloodline

Updated on August 31, 2017
German Shepherds
German Shepherds | Source

German Shepherds are extremely intelligent and multitalented dogs that are also known as GSD, DSH, Alsatian, Alsatian wolf dog and Berger Allemand Deutscher. They are courageous and protective dogs from which are highly appreciated for personal protection, drug detection and police and military services and search and rescue operations and make a good house pet too. Their extraordinary talent and worldwide popularity makes them the world’s most demanded dogs. And they are the top choice for breeders, to develop a hybrid dog. German Shepherds are ancestors for many other dog breeds,

1. Belgian Shepherd

Belgian Shepherd
Belgian Shepherd | Source

Belgian Shepherds are Medium or Medium-to-large sized dogs, which were originated in Belgium. The breed development of Belgian Shepherds was started by Professor A. Reul, in the year 1800. And after 50 years of systematic breeding and development, the first Belgian Shepherd dog was presented in 1850s. Initially, they were developed to herd sheep, but nowadays they are one of the most demanded dogs for search and rescue operation and police work.

Belgian Shepherd breed development

Ansestors of of Belgian Shepherds
Ansestors of of Belgian Shepherds

Belgian shepherds are intelligent, quick learner, strong and energetic dogs that perform excellently in obedience, search operations, and tracking. Initially, they were developed to herd sheep, but nowadays they are one of the most demanded dogs for search and rescue operation and police work. Belgian Shepherds were created by mixing between a couple of shepherd type dogs with a German shepherd and the Briard. Belgian Shepherd dogs have five different bloodlines and categorized to 5 sub-categories,

• Belgian Shepherd Groenendael
• Belgian Shepherd Laekenois
• Belgian Shepherd Malinois
• Belgian Shepherd Tervuren
• Schipperke

German Shepherd Vs Belgian Malinois

German Shepherd Vs Belgian Malinois
German Shepherd Vs Belgian Malinois | Source
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German Shepherd
Belgian Malinois
Origin
Germany
Belgium
Height
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30 -40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
Male: 64-75 lbs (29-34 kg), Female: 55-66 lbs (25=30 kg)
Life Span
9 - 13 years
12 - 14 years

2. Saarloos Wolf Dog

Saarloos Wolfdogs are the only dogs that have ~75% wolf ancestry and reflect the most wolf-like expression. They are tall, powerful, energetic and sturdy dogs which are aloof and strong willed. They have powerful neck, broad head, and long legs like wolves. Also, they have inherited the sturdiness and stamina of wolf and need a lot of exercise and discipline, and need an owner, who should be capable of providing them, necessary exercise and discipline.

The Sarloos Wolf Dog Breed Development

Sarloos Wolf Dog Breed Development
Sarloos Wolf Dog Breed Development

The Sarloose wolf dog breed was developed by the Dutch breeder Leendert Saarloos. He started his wolf-dog breed development project, in Year 1910 – 1920 and the first dog of this breed was created in early 1932s. He created this dog by mixing between a male German shepherd and a female European Wolf, for the seven generations. After his death in 1960, the foundation members continued the breeding program as per his instruction. The first Saarloos wolf-dog breed was recognised by the Dutch Kennel Club, in the year 1975. And till the year 1981, most of Major kennels recognised them as a separate breed.

The German Shepherds Vs Saarloos Wolf Dog

German Shepherds Vs Sarloos Wolf
German Shepherds Vs Sarloos Wolf | Source
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German Shepherd
Sarloose WolfDog
Origin
Germany
Germany, Netherlands
Height
Male: 24 - 26 inches (60 -65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Male: 26 -30 inches (65-75 cm), Female: 24-28 inches (60-70 cm)
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
Male: 79-90 lbs (36-41 kg), Female: 66-77 lbs (30-35 kg)
Life Span
9 -13 years
10 - 12 years

3. Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog | Source

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is wolf hybrid dog, which was created to have a healthy, strong, fearless, working dog for Czechoslovakian army and police services. They does well for what they were bred, also they have the strength and stamina of a wolf and temperament and intelligence of the German shepherd.

The Czechoslovakian Wolf-dog breed Development

Ansestors of Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Ansestors of Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are created by mixing between Carpathian wolves with German Shepherd dog. They have inherited the physical traits and characteristics from their parents, which looks like a wolf but they make a good working dog. But they are aloof and reserved that do not easily welcome strangers and other pets and have dominant behavior and need early training and socialization.

German Shepherd Dog Vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

German Shepherd vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
German Shepherd vs Czechoslovakian Wolfdog | Source
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German Shepherd
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Origin
Germany
Czechoslovakia
Height
Male: 24 - 26 inches (60 -65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Female: Min 44 pounds (20 kg), upto 30 Kg. Male: Min. 54 pounds (26 kg), , upto 38 Kg. Max Height for Male and Female, can be MIn + 4 to 6 inch
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
Female: Min 44 pounds (20 kg), upto 30 Kg. Male: Min. 54 pounds (26 kg), Upto 38 Kg.
Life Span
9 - 13 years
10 - 12 years

4. Utonagan (Northern Inuit Dog)

Northern Inuit Dog
Northern Inuit Dog | Source

The Utonagan is an intelligent, friendly and intelligent dogs and tend to get along well with people, including children, as well with other pets. Also, they are strong, energetic and hardy dogs that need significant exercise. But they carry wolf bloodline and reflect some wolf like behaviour and are not reliable with strangers, other dogs and also not recommended for apartment living, they do well in houses with a high-fenced yard.

The Development of Utonagan Dog Breed

The Utonagan Dog Breed Development
The Utonagan Dog Breed Development

Utanogans are an enhanced and modified form of the naturally developed native Inuit wolf-dogs of United Kingdom, which were identified in the year 1980s. The native dogs are known as Native, Inuit dogs, which were semi domesticated by native people for herding and guarding purposes. The modern Utonagan dogs are the mix of Native, Inuit dogs with three other dog breeds, German Shepherd, Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute. They look like a wolf but they are well domesticated and doesn’t have wolf bloodline.

German Shepherd Vs Utonagan (Northern Inuit Dog)

German Shepherd Vs Utonagan (Northern Inuit Dog)
German Shepherd Vs Utonagan (Northern Inuit Dog) | Source
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German Shepherd
Utonagan
Origin
Germany
United Kingdom
Height
Male: 24 - 26 inches (60 -65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Males 63- 84 cm. Females 61 -71 cm
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
25 to 41kg (55 to 90 Pound)
Life Span
9 - 13 years
11 - 14 years

5. American Alsatian

American Alsatian
American Alsatian | Source

The American Alsatians are the recently developed dog breeds, originated from the USA and created by, Lois Denny (now Lois Schwarz). American Alsatians are a giant dog that looks like the extinct dire wolf. But contrary to their appearance, they are very friendly and great companion dogs which are appreciated for their calm, friendly, bold and courageous attitude. Lois Denny started a breeding program in 1967 and in the first dog of this breed was presented in year 2000, and after 10 years they got their name American Alsatian.

The American Alsatian dog breed Development

Ansestors of American Alsatian
Ansestors of American Alsatian

American Alsatian dogs are created by systematic breeding by mixing between, 6 different dog breeds,

- Anatolian Shepherd
- Great Pyrenees
- German Shepherd
- Siberian Husky
- English Mastiff
- Alaskan Malamute

German Shepherd vs American Alsatian

German Shepherd vs American Alsatian
German Shepherd vs American Alsatian | Source
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German Shepherd
American Alsatian
Origin
Germany
United Kingdom
Height
Male: 24 - 26 inches (60 -65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
24 to 28 inches
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
30-40 k (?90 and 120 pounds)
Life Span
9 - 13 years
10 - 14 years

6. The King Shepherd

King Shepherd
King Shepherd | Source

King Shepherd is a giant dog that looks like a bigger form of German Shepherds. King Shepherds are talented dogs which are highly appreciated for working guarding responsibilities. Also, they are excellent dogs to help for police, service and rescue operations and also make good house and family pets.

The Development of King Shepherd Dog breed

Ansestors of King Shepherd
Ansestors of King Shepherd

They were developed by American dog breeders Shelley Watts-Cross and David Turkheimer. They created this breed by mixing between Newfoundland, Shiloh Shepherd with long-coated European lines of a German shepherd dog. The aim to found this breed was to create a superior companion and guard dog

KIng Shepherds were developed by mixing between these four dog breeds,

  • Great Pyrenees
  • German Shepherds
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • ewfoundland Dog

The German Shepherd Dog Vs King Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Vs King Shepherd
German Shepherd Vs King Shepherd | Source
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German Shepherd
King Shepherd
Origin
Germany
United States
Height
Male: 24 - 26 inches (60 -65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
25 - 29 inches (64 - 74 Cm)
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
90-150 pounds (41-69 kg)
Life Span
9 - 13 years
~10 years

7. The Lupo Italiano (Italian Wolf Dog)

Lupo Italiano
Lupo Italiano | Source

The Lupo Italiano is a wolf hybrid dog created in Italia under the supervision of the Italian government in the year 1966. The aim to create this breed was to find a superior native dog to work for search and rescue operations. As this dog was bred for, it has athletic, sturdy built, strong jaws, wide muzzle and scissors bite. Also, Lupo Italiano is an intelligent and courageous dog. This dog is created by mixing between wild wolves of northern Lazio and German Shepherd Dogs. They are well adapted to work in extreme climate and in an elevated location. This dog is mostly used by Italians police and army for search and rescue operations as a sniffer dog.

The Development of Lupo Italiano dogs

Ansestors of Lupo Italiano
Ansestors of Lupo Italiano

The Lupo Italiano dogs are the hybrid of wolf hybrid dogs, developed from Italia, which are the mix between,

  • Italian wolf
  • German Shepherd

Lupo Italiano dogs were developed for protection and guarding purpose, which are used by Italians police and army for search and rescue operations as a sniffer dogs.

German Shepherd vs The Lupo Italiano
German Shepherd vs The Lupo Italiano | Source
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German Shepherd
Lupo Italiano (Italian Wolf)
Origin
Germany
Italy
Height
Male: 24 - 26 inches (60 -65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
60 to 70 centimetres (24-28 in)
Weight
Male: 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 lbs (22-32 kg)
upto 50+ Kgs
Life Span
9 - 13 years
NA

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      I have a german shepherd. His is so cute I love dogs.

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