Why is it called a german shepherd “dog”?

Question by Joylynn: Why is it a “dog”?
Why is the breed called a instead of just ? After all, No one says or .

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just cos

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    • December 22, 2013

    Because that is the literal translation from german to english

    Deutscher Schäferhund = German Shepherd Dog

    • rosemary151
    • December 22, 2013

    Because there are human shepherds who are German.

    • Spunkiee
    • December 22, 2013

    Originated from Germany, this breed is mainly used for herding and guarding sheep. In Germany, is called “Deutscher Schäfer Hund” where the word Hund means dog in German (direct translation).

    • Daryl W
    • December 22, 2013

    Because a German Shepherd is a guy that herds sheep. No lie!

    • JOSE
    • December 22, 2013

    idk why but its supposed to be german shepard not german shepherd “dog”

    • Rupay
    • December 22, 2013

    I am myself listening this first time, i have always called it German Shepherd and never had problem with it.

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