German Sheperd

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  • Standardise Breed

    Standardise Breed
    During the 1800s, attempts were being made to standardise breeds.
  • Formed in Germany

    Formed in Germany
    Germany started to try and form different breeds.
  • Finding Mr. Right

    Finding Mr. Right
    Von Stephanitz was attending a dog show when he was shown a dog named Hektor Linksrhein.
  • Registered

    When the UK Kennel Club first accepted registrations for the breed in 1919, fifty-four dogs were registered
  • Birth defects

    Birth defects
    The first German Shepherd Dog registered in the United States was Queen of Switzerland; however, her offspring suffered from defects as the result of poor breeding, which caused the breed to suffer a decline in popularity during the late 1920s.
  • By 1926

    By 1926
    by 1926 this number had grown to over 8,000.
  • More popularity

    More popularity
    As time progressed, their popularity increased gradually until 1993
  • Popularity

    Popularity increased again after the German Shepherd Sieger Pfeffer von Bern became the 1937 and 1938 Grand Victor in American Kennel club dog shows, only to suffer another decline at the conclusion of World War II, due to anti-German sentiment of the time.
  • Second best

    Second best
    As of 2009, the breed was the second most popular in the US.
  • Name me

    Name me
    The word "Alsatian" still appeared in parentheses as part of the formal breed name and was only removed in 2010.