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    Alsatian

    breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind [syn: German shepherd, German shepherd dog, German police dog]
    LDCE says 'Alsatian' is BrE. I wonder what is the American equivalent. German Shepherd?
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    Re: Alsatian

    In BrE, German Shepherd is more common nowadays- when I was a child, we used 'Alsation', but you don't hear it so much.


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    Re: Alsatian

    I see. Thank you very much for the valuable information.

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    Re: Alsatian

    I've no idea why we changed, though.

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