Fewer dog breeds appear as similar as the Alsatian (officially knows as the Alsatian shepalute or American Alsatian) and the German shepherd, and fewer breeds are so radically different. Matching only in appearance, these two breeds derive from different places and are bred for different purposes.
The Belgian Shepherd/Groenendael is the most popular of the four Belgian sheepdogs. It is a very bright and obedient dog, determined and observant with strong protective and territorial instincts. This breed needs extensive socialization, preferably from an early age, to prevent it from becoming shy or sensitive.
The East-European Shepherd was created from German Shepherds that were mixed with local northern breeds, molossers and some other breeds. The first standard that has formed the breed type of East-European Shepherd was approved in 1964 by the Cynologic Council of the Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR.
German Shepherd. GSDs are medium to large sized dogs, with strong jaws and a black nose. The dog breed has more triangular eyes with tan colored fur and a black saddle. German Shepherds have long and straight hair that lies close to the body. Sometimes, the hair may be wavy and wiry.
Belgian Tervuren vs German Shepherd Of the two, the Belgian Tervuren and German shepherd, one is a dog breed while the other is a variety of a breed. In addition, there are interesting differences between Belgian Tervuren and German shepherd such as the countries of origin, body shape, coat colours, standing poses, and temperaments mainly.