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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Christine Bennett and partner Steve Fordham were walking their 12-year-old pet Jake on Coatham Marsh when he was attacked by an Alsatian dog.
Claire Murray and George Bagnall, of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, allowed their four-year-old white male Alsatian dog Max to drop to less than half its normal body weight.
Drug Shocked residents in Edinburgh's Wester Hailes area said Martin loved taking his Alsatian dog Chomp for daily walks.
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.
I am sure he said a few things he regrets, but he was at the end of his tether and this neighbour threatened him with his Alsatian dog and then called the police.
The Dutchman is living alone on Inchkeith Island, in the Firth of Forth, with his Alsatian dog.
All he could vaguely recall was going from club to club, and of sharing a huge pizza with a stray Alsatian dog by St Luke's as his mates had a fight - and then they had brought him here.
An Alsatian dog comes running across from the workshop.
A MAN was bitten by an Alsatian dog which escaped from a house in Bagillt.