German shepherd dog

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German shepherd dog

a large muscular dog with medium length, double coat of tan and black, erect ears and bushy tail. The breed has been used widely as a working dog in police and military activities and as a guide dog for the blind. It is predisposed to epilepsy, giant axonal neuropathy, pituitary dwarfism, hip dysplasia, pyoderma, anal furunculosis, pancreatic insufficiency, pannus, persistent right aortic arch, subaortic stenosis, eosinophilic myositis and von Willebrand's disease. Called also Alsatian.
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Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, told the court that police received a call to the area of Longacre Drive in Bagillt, following reports of a large Alsatian dog loose in the street which had injured two people.
Drug Shocked residents in Edinburgh's Wester Hailes area said Martin loved taking his Alsatian dog Chomp for daily walks.
Anyway, coming home on my scooter one day, an Alsatian dog leapt out at me.
The Cardiff-born writer had been out walking his Alsatian dog Daisy, and was assaulted by the owner of two Staffordshire terriers after they were involved in an altercation with his pet.
DECO, a crimebusting Alsatian dog from Wirral, has officially been named the bravest animal in Britain after winning the UK Animal Hero award.
A BOY needed 65 stitches after being savaged by an Alsatian dog in a terrifying attack.
The important guest at the wedding of Miss Joy Crutchley and Mr Charles Staite at St Agnes Church, Moseley, Birmingham, on Saturday, was Lucky, an Alsatian dog.
A girl of three may have been scarred for life after being mauled by a stray Alsatian dog.
The Alsatian dog, which belonged to a member of staff, is now recovering after being either poisoned or drugged by the gang.
THE parents of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl treated their Alsatian dog better than their daughter, a court heard yesterday.
These animals are the most remarkable of creatures, covered in hair like that found on a shaggy Alsatian dog, snouts on the way to resembling an ant eater and a personality that's a joy to have around.
At the weekend murder squad detectives made a major breakthrough when they traced Mair's missing BMW and Alsatian dog.