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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Osgood Road, German shepard puppy found; returned to owner.
The face of the German Shepard "Lady" was Nora's father best friend and protector.
The scene, leaked earlier in the week, showed a trainer forcing a terrified-looking German Shepard into violent waters.
Rugg Road, German shepard running loose, gone on arrival.
Malvern Hill Road, German shepard reported missing, contacted animal control; owner reports dog found.
officers responded to Green Street after receiving reports of a vicious German Shepard chasing a woman.
Redstone Place, a very large German shepard is trying to break through a storm door into the house; the owner got the dog.
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.
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.
George Hill Road, animal complaint, German shepard in a neighbor's yard.