What is dm in german shepherd dogs?

Asked By: Malcolm Gottlieb
Date created: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 9:25 AM
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Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a fatal, chronic, progressive, degenerative disease of the spinal cord of several breeds of dog, including the German Shepherd dog (GSD).

Answered By: Daniella Dach
Date created: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 11:28 AM

Despite its primitive, wolf-like appearance the German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep.

  • Alsatian.
  • Deutscher Schäferhund.
  • DSH.
  • GSD.
  • Shepherd.
  • Schäferhund.

The History of the Czech German Shepherd.

The dogs were mainly bred from DDR German Shepherds (also known as East German Shepherds) with characteristics of strong nerves, masculinity, working potential, loyalty, intelligence, and dark coloration.


The popularity of DDR German Shepherds, also known as Deutsches Demokratische Republik German Shepherds, has been growing for many years now.

The DDR dogs were trained to out-perform the West German Shepherd dogs by scaling straight six-foot walls, endure long patrols in harsh weather conditions and much more.


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The breed was actually created by the cross breeding of working sheep dogs from rural Germany by an ex cavalry officer called Max von Stephanitz whose aim was to create a working dog for herding which could trot for long periods.

herding sheep

Despite its wolf-like appearance, the German Shepherd is a relatively modern breed of dog, with its origin dating to 1899. As a herding dog, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep.
King Shepherds are the largest of the shepherd class of dogs. German Shepherds stand 22 to 26 inches (55 to 65 cm) tall, while King Shepherd males tower at 27 – 31 inches (67 -79 cm) tall. Not only are King Shepherds bigger than German Shepherds but they are also more heavily muscled and stronger.
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