German shepherds belong to the guard group. AKC All-Breed Dog Shows are sponsored and operated by AKC affiliated local kennel clubs.
The Pastoral Breed Group
The Pastoral group consists of herding dogs associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven-hoofed animals. Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect them from the elements when working in tough conditions.
These breeds, which include dogs like the Border Collie and German Shepherd, are great for those who get plenty of time to exercise.
As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs originally developed for herding and guarding sheep.
River the German Shepherd gewinnt die Herding Group I Westminster Kennel Club.
German shepherds are bad as they shed a lot, are high energy and can become aggressive if not socialized. They are prone to separation anxiety, do not do well in apartments, may try to dominate you, and are expensive. Most notably, they can develop diseases such as hip dysplasia and arthritis.
AKC-Gruppen: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, Hüten.
If the German Shepherd is SV-registered, you will receive a 4-generation pedigree as part of the SV registration certificate, complete with the most comprehensive information about the dog, including: Breeding report, color, hip health certificate, title, and details about her littermates.
The Kennel Club’s registration system divides dogs into seven breed groups. The Kennel Club groups are: Hound Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Gundog Group, Pastoral Group, Utility Group and Toy Group. As of 2021, the Kennel Club has recognized 222 dog breeds.
Herding breeds are typically the dogs bred for herding and working with livestock on farms. They are hardy dogs that enjoy being outside in all weathers and do best when they get a job. Key Traits: Pastoral breeds have high energy and need to keep busy.
The name Alsatian comes from the German-French border region of Alsace-Lorraine; However, the original name of the dog is German Shepherd Dog. These two names have caused some confusion over the years as some people think they are a different breed of dog. But in reality the Alsatian and the German shepherd are the same dog breed.
The breed has been officially renamed the “Alsatian Wolf Dog” by the UK Kennel Club, after the French region of Alsace, which borders Germany.