Breeds



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WEST GERMAN SHOW LINES

The most popular type in Germany,

Traits: uniform, colors are usually black and red saddle back.



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AMERICAN / CANADIAN SHOW LINES

Popular in North America since the 1970s

American and Canadian show lines dominate the national kennel clubs



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WEST GERMAN WORKING LINES

"The closest of all types to the original dogs produced under Max von Stephanitz."

Traits: working structure, solid temperament which is easily corrected, strong working drives and ability. They excel in many different sports, real working jobs and positions of service, such as K9 officers. They also make great family pets.



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DDR / EAST GERMAN WORKING LINES

Developed after World War 2 from the remaining war dogs

Maintained strictly by the government of East Germany.

Has a very distinct look

Traits: working structure, large heads, large bone and dark pigment.



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CZECH WORKING LINES

Originating in the communist Czechoslovakia

Working dogs-- primarily for patrol work

The original breeding revolved around the Czechoslovakian Army’s Pohranicni Straze kennel

Traits: great working drives and tend to be intense, agile working dogs.