Friday, March 21, 2008

Evolution Of German Shepherd Dog Breed

Continuous researches are being in process with the German Shepherd Dog breed! If you're not in continuous touch with what's going on worldwide with this breed, you cannot get track of the evolutionary process of the breed. If you are studying seriously about German Shepherd Dogs you are probably looking for some sort of illustration of German Shepherd Dogs from past till date. Here's something of a kind you probably want to know about German shepherd Dogs.

The difference is clearly noticed -- GSD of 1940s to GSD of 2000s, the breed underwent a continuous change.

Notice the German shepherd pictures carefully. You can their's a noticeable difference in the structure of the breed. Look at the 'Top Lines' of the two shepherds. The 'Banana Back', which is also called 'Roach Back' is visible in the recent dog, while the 'Top Lines' was smooth -- called 'Level Back' is noticed in the dog of 1940s.

A couple of other differences worth noticing are:

  • Low slung placement of hip in the shepherds that we see today
  • Hock angulation are more in recent shepherds
Here are some German Shepherd Dogs pictures to illustrate how the breed evolved from 1940s to present...

Development Through out 1950s

Development Through out 1960s

Development Through out 1970s

Early 1970s

Mid to Late 70s

Development Through out 1980s

Early 1980s

Mid to Late 1980s

GSD of 1990s

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Anonymous ,  April 1, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

Interesting! Too bad we can't time travel back to the 40's and 50's to get a German Sheperd. They looked far more functional and were more pleasing in appearance!

Anonymous ,  September 1, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

Yes, indeed. Aren't these present German Sheperds sick in many ways too, because they have been selected according go outlook mutations - and with sich mutations in many other ways too and with heavy inbreeding. So sad what human want to do : (

Anonymous ,  December 25, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

yes it is sad, just saw it on the BBC program "Pedigree Dogs Exposed"...the pain that some of those "purebreds" suffer...the inbreeding the terrible!

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