Answers to common questions
This article covers the differences between the American German Shepherd and the West European (Show Line) German Shepherd. There are also Czech, DDR, "East" or "Working Line" German Shepherds which will not be covered here.
Kennel Clubs recognize the different lines of German Shepherds as one and the same. There is no difference in their registrations; however, the breed standards differ greatly.
But regardless of American or German lines, both standards for the German Shepherd focus slightly more on temperament and working ability than appearance.
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