German shepherd, gsd, alsation dog breed guide, Common name(s) german shepherd dog, alsation, gsd, deutscher schaferhund. breed type. this breed is a member of the herding dogs. these dogs were bred for herding. German shepherd dog breeder in north carolina / nc, German shepherd dog. akc. solid black, black and tan/red. short and long coats. mount gilead, north carolina . puppies born january 27th 2010. large solid black. German shepherd dog breed information & pictures (alsatian), History. the german shepherd dog breed is an adaptation of the mountain sheepdog of germany, altered for work as a military dog around 1880. three regions of germany.