The White German Shepherd is a rare breed that is often misunderstood. I’m here to set a few things clear, and I think the best way to do that is by putting forward questions that I often hear about this dog and give you detailed answers! Please keep reading to learn more about this lovely white dog!
How different is the White German Shepherd from the Regular Breed?
The color is the only major difference between the White German Shepherd and the regular. Let’s look at what’s the same thing and what’s different:
What are the same things?
- Wide, muscular structure
- Height up to 65 cm (26 inches)
- Weight is up to 40 kg (88 lbs)
- High shedding
- Loyal, wise, compassionate and energetic
What are the different things?
- Color white or cream
- They usually have longer fur, which can be stiff to the touch
- Most do not have a double coat
- Not recognized as part of the breed standard
What Makes White German Shepherd White?
Like the Black German Shepherd, the White German Shepherd is a product of the coat’s recessive gene. However, unlike the Black German Shepherd, whose true color is solid black, the recessive white gene acts as a mask that blocks the true color and pattern of the dog and makes it look white.
Are There Genetic Disorders in The White German Shepherd?
The answer is NO!
In fact, as a recognized breed, the founder of the German Shepherd, Max Von Stephanitz himself rebuked this assertion. He states in his 1923 book The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture: “The dog’s coloring has no significance whatsoever for service.”
Unfortunately, the story was not unpleasant for this breed, and today people still think that it is genetically defective.
Thank you for staying with me to find out the truth about this wonderful breed. Let’s look at what we discovered:
1. It is recognized as a separate breed from the standard.
2. Genetic differences include a white coat that appears to be longer and may not be double.
3. A recessive ‘ masking ‘ gene that masks its true color and pattern induces its white color.
4. In terms of personality, lifespan or fitness, they are no different from the standard German Shepherds.
5. She can produce colored babies of the German Shepherd.
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