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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officers responded to Green Street after receiving reports of a vicious German Shepard chasing a woman.
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Lakeview Avenue, a black German shepard wearing a black and orange Harley Davidson collar with tags got loose an hour ago; the owner called back to say that it was located and is back home.
Mo heads to the American Kennel Club dog show where he pits a Scottish Terrier (Bush's breed of dog) against a German Shepard (Kerry's) in a "Canine Good Citizen Test" to determine which breed is better suited for the White House and which one belongs in the dog house.
Redemption Rock Trail, loose German Shepard in the middle of the road, keeps running away from the officer.
West Street and Allen Road, German shepard behaving viciously.
Previous winners have included Keisha, a German Shepard transformed from a frightened and abused dog to a lovable, playful companion following her rescue from a Texas animal shelter, and Bob, an Old English Sheepdog who became his owner's "best friend" when she found him on her doorstep after an earthquake.
George Hill Road, animal complaint, German shepard in a neighbor's yard.
Lenny enjoyed working around his house, visiting with family and friends and spending time with his special German Shepard "Rosie".