Puppy Training and Socializing Adult Dog Obedience Training
Welcome to the Reading Branch of the British Association for German Shepherd Dogs
Owning a German Shepherd Dog is a responsible decision and
one that should not be taken lightly.
GSDs are extremely intelligent dogs and were originally bred
in Alsace which is on the border between Germany and France, hence the name Alsatian.
The purpose of the breed was to combine intelligence, strength and obedience in
order to look after herds of sheep alone against predators.
GSDs first came to Britain after the First World War, when
the Germans used them to carry messages along the trenches. After the war, some
who were captured were brought back to Britain and were bred from, giving us
the wonderful companions we have today.