Additionally, the members of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America also changed their name to the "Shepherd Dog Club of America". In England, Ireland and many other European countries the name of the GSD breed was also changed to the name "Alsatian" (from the Alsace-Lorraine area).
Berger Blanc Suisse is recognized by FCI in Europe, the White German Shepherd is recognized by the AKC (although the color is disqualified for show) and the White Shepherd is recognized by UKC. Having said that, there is a lot of overlap in the history and characteristics of the dogs.
East-European Shepherd. The East European Shepherd (VEO) (in Russian: восточно-европейская овчарка (вео)) —is a breed of dog that was developed in the 1930-1950s based on German Shepherd Dogs to create a larger cold-resistant breed for military use, police work and border guard duties in the Soviet Union.
The German shepherd is a pure breed that is recognized by the American Kennel Club; the king shepherd is only recognized by some rare breed associations. King shepherds result from breeding a German shepherd and a Shiloh shepherd. The Shiloh is part German shepherd, Alaskan malamute and Great Pyrenees.
The Kunming wolfdog (Chinese: 昆明狼狗; pinyin: Kūnmíng lánggǒu), also commonly known as the Kunming dog (Chinese: 昆明犬; pinyin: Kūnmíng quǎn) is an established breed of wolfdog originated in China. They have been trained as military assistant dogs to perform a variety of tasks such as detecting mines.
• German shepherd is larger and heavier than Belgian Tervuren. • Tervuren has a square shape body with a flat back, whereas German shepherd has a rectangular shape with a sloping back. • Tervuren has a mane, but the German shepherd does not have. • German shepherds are available in a range of colours, but Belgian Tervurens come in mahogany with a blackish overlay.