Pronunciation: [alsˈe͡ɪʃən wˈʊlfha͡ʊnd] (IPA)

The correct spelling of the breed of dog often referred to as the Alsatian wolfhound is actually "Alsatian" followed by "German Shepherd Dog". The misnomer of "wolfhound" likely arose because German Shepherds were originally bred as sheepdogs, but their versatility as police and military dogs has made them popular worldwide. The IPA phonetic transcription for "Alsatian" is /ælˈseɪʃən/, while "German Shepherd" is /ˈdʒɜːmən ˈʃɛpəd/. So next time you see one of these loyal and intelligent dogs, remember their true name!

ALSATIAN WOLFHOUND Meaning and Definition

  1. The term "Alsatian wolfhound" refers to a specific breed of dog that combines the traits of two distinct breeds, namely the Alsatian (German Shepherd) and the Wolfhound (such as the Irish Wolfhound). This hybridized breed is the result of carefully selecting and crossbreeding these two breeds in order to create a dog that possesses specific characteristics desired by breeders and dog enthusiasts.

    The Alsatian wolfhound typically displays a strong, muscular build, combining the endurance and athleticism of the Wolfhound with the agility and intelligence of the Alsatian. They often exhibit a wolf-like appearance, with a long, narrow muzzle, erect ears, and sharp eyes. Their coat is usually dense, thick, and medium to long in length, offering protection in various weather conditions.

    In terms of temperament, the Alsatian wolfhound tends to inherit the loyalty, protectiveness, and trainability of both parent breeds. They are often known for their intelligence, making them highly trainable and suitable for various tasks and roles, including working dogs, search and rescue, police and military work, as well as being loyal family companions.

    Due to the specific crossbreeding involved, the Alsatian wolfhound may vary in size, color, and physical characteristics from individual to individual. However, this breed is generally recognized for its striking presence, versatile nature, and ability to excel in various settings and roles.

Common Misspellings for ALSATIAN WOLFHOUND

  • zlsatian wolfhound
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  • alsarian wolfhound
  • alsafian wolfhound
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The etymology of the term "Alsatian wolfhound" can be traced back to its components: "Alsatian" and "wolfhound".

1. Alsatian: The word "Alsatian" refers to the German Shepherd dog breed, which has historically been associated with the region of Alsace, a region located in northeastern France. However, the term "Alsatian" does not have a German origin. During World War I, there was a strong anti-German sentiment in Britain, and as the German Shepherd breed's popularity grew in England, it was temporarily renamed "Alsatian" to distance it from its German roots. The name "Alsace" was chosen to represent the dog as it was believed to sound less German.

2. Wolfhound: The term "wolfhound" refers to a large dog breed that historically served as a hunting dog for wolves.



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