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Dog:GERMAN SHEPHERD is a german shepherd a wolf but domestic

Post by naruto10482 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:54 pm

hey listen please is a german shepherd a smaller version of a wolf and does there
blood are the same like did do they have the same bloodline like ahh i cant...
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Re: Dog:GERMAN SHEPHERD is a german shepherd a wolf but domestic

Post by Alpha Female » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:01 pm

A German Shepherd is a domesticated breed of dog, it is not a wolf. They are seperated by tons of years of domestication.
This topic can give you some interesting information on ancient dog breeds, however the German Shepherd is not one of them.
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Re: Dog:GERMAN SHEPHERD is a german shepherd a wolf but domestic

Post by Faite » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:04 pm

No. German Shepherds are large dogs and many people do see them resembling wolves because of their pointed ears, and all dogs are technically related to the wolf, but out of any dog... The Alaskan Malamute would be my first guess of having bloodlines the closest to the wolf, and the Siberian Husky would be the second, in my opinion. I don't know for sure, seeing I am just a Middle School student obsessed with researching wolves. ^^ Despite that, though, I can definitely tell you that a German Shepherd is not a wolf. Also, domesticating a wolf right away would not change the characteristics so drastically as changing the size, fur length and color, and behavior. German Shepherds and wolves are very different.
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Re: Dog:GERMAN SHEPHERD is a german shepherd a wolf but domestic

Post by Jayness » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:25 pm

Although german shepherd is related to a wolf (All dogs are), that does not mean it is a wolf.
The closest domestic dog is a malamute, though.
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Post by SolitaryHowl » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:33 pm

I always thought the closest dog (genetically) to the wolf is the poodle.
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Re: Dog:GERMAN SHEPHERD is a german shepherd a wolf but domestic

Post by naruto10482 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:51 pm

thanks alot that help me alot on my research with(GSD)German Shepherd Dog and wolves
but ya know scienctist did cross the GSD and Wolf bloodline before but the didnt match but still
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Re: Dog:GERMAN SHEPHERD is a german shepherd a wolf but domestic

Post by Masika » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Hello naruto10482,

Since your question has been answered, I'll be locking this. Thanks for helping everyone, glad the question could be answered! ^^

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