Old German herding dogs

Summary

The old German herding dogs (German: altdeutsche Hütehunde), including old German sheep-dogs or old German shepherd dogs (altdeutsche Schäferhunde) are a group of traditional types of working, herding dogs from Germany. They are landraces consisting of working strains of dog, and some of them are the types from which the modern German Shepherd Dog was developed as a standardised breed. The landraces are not recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, but some have their own standards which are for working ability, not appearance traits.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Altdeutsche Hütehunde, Altdeutsche Schäferhunde, Altdeutscher Hütehund, Fuchs, Gelbbacke, Harzer Fuchs, Kuhhund, Old German Cattle Dog, Schafpudel, Schwarzer, Strobel as well as Tiger.

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