The White German Shepherd is a separate breed of herding dog recognized by the United Kennel Club. They are medium to large sized dogs that can grow up to 25 inches tall and weigh around 40 pounds.
White German Shepherds are highly intelligent and very energetic dogs. They love the mental and physical stimulation that comes from their origins as working dogs.
What are the characteristics of the White German Shepherd
White German Shepherds are a wonderful breed with four key characteristics.
- Loyalty: German Shepherds are an extremely loyal breed. The White Shepherd is a family dog and builds close bonds with their household.
- Intelligence: White German Shepherds are very intelligent dogs and like to be mentally stimulated. The entire German Shepherd breed is renowned for excelling in obedience training.
- Protection: The White Shepherd is very protective of his family and his surroundings. Excellent watchdogs; they bark and warn you whenever they sense a threat.
- Hard working: German Shepherds are hardworking which, combined with their intelligence, protective nature and loyalty, makes them perfect for jobs that require attention and dedication.
Appearance of the White German Shepherd
White German Shepherds are medium to large sized dogs with a muscular build and white coat color. While most white German shepherds have short coats, some do have long coats.
The average height of white German Shepherds is 25 inches for males. I’m not the best dog for you if you live in a small apartment.
White German Shepherds in Canada
Following the American decision, in 1980, the German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada asked the Canadian Kennel Club to disqualify white dogs from conformation shows. However, the Canadian Kennel Club has refused to do this, and for years, white German Shepherds have been shown in conformation rings. In 1998, however, the Canadian Kennel Club finally banned white German Shepherds from conformation shows altogether.
In both America and Canada, white-coated shepherds began to be highly valued, although they were rejected as having an unacceptable color as part of the breed standard. Over time, breeders began breeding for white coats, but never used dogs other than German Shepherds since their arrival in North America. These animals were often less aggressive than their traditionally colored counterparts, making them highly prized as family pet dogs. They continued to display all the intelligence, trainability and strength of the traditional breed standard. They have a slightly less angled line from shoulder to hip and a softer nature. They are significantly different from the standard GS breed.
What is the average size of a white German shepherd?
The average size of a white German shepherd is 60-65 cm for a male and 55-60 for a female. German Shepherd Dogs are generally classified as medium to large sized dogs.
The average weight of a white shepherd is around 35 kg for females and up to 40 kg for males. A muscular dog, the White German Shepherd needs plenty of exercise.