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East German GSD versus West German GSD

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Our MP unit actually has a few K9 teams assigned to it. I've noted one Malinois and one GSD. The GSD though is huge. It's about 100 lbs of muscle, which leads me to believe it's a European line GSD. I don't have pictures, yet, but the dog has the straight as opposed to the sloped back of an American line GSD, it's got the black and brown and grayish coloration in its fur, and it's larger than the 80-85 lbs by the breed standard. I doubt it's a Shiloh because it's fur isn't shaggy enough. If I were to guess I'd say it was an East German GSD. Does that breed still exist or is it crossbred into other GSD lines?
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Yes, I meant crossbreeding them with another, healthier breed of shepherd, like the Belgian or Dutch shepherds. Is it not true that the Belgian, Dutch, and German Shepherds were descended from a likely extinct shepherd ancestor anyway?

Also the Russians have created the East European Shepherds for military use, taking DDR bloodlines and crossing them with Russian dogs for military use.
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