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White Shepherd

White Shepherd

An offshoot of German Shepherds, White Shepherds and White Swiss Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with the same strong work ethic of their black and tan cousins.

About this Breed

The White Shepherd is a variety of the German Shepherd Dog, the second most popular dog breed in the United States, and the fourth most popular in the United Kingdom (where it is known as the Alsatian). The German Shepherd breed was standardized in Germany at the end of the 19th century from local dogs used for herding and livestock guarding. White Shepherds were developed from white-coated German Shepherds in the United States and Canada, and both display the same confidence, courageousness, keen sense of smell and notable intelligence that make them well suited to police work, military roles, and search and rescue. White Shepherds require regular physical and mental exercise and have a heavy shedding coat.

Height

Male: 24-26in

Female: 22-24in

Weight

Male: 66-88lb

Female: 49-71lb

Fun Fact

Despite being sometimes called the “Alsatian wolf dog”, German Shepherds are not true wolf dogs, they are 100% dog. Nevertheless, German Shepherds were crossed with wolves in the past to form the Czechoslovakian and Saarloos wolfdog breeds. German Shepherds, along with other breeds and sled dogs, were also used in the creation of the Chinook breed.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. A New Star is Born Las Kornas
  2. ARAGORN VON WHITE NOBLESS
  3. Atlas
  4. Best Kept Secret de la Azzurra ID 972270000262074
  5. Bjorn Bako Lord of North
  6. Braitas Baltasis Slenis
  7. Bruce
  8. Chief
  9. Conan
  10. Andiamo

For Females

  1. Nala
  2. Anya
  3. BeeBee
  4. Aspen
  5. Back to Cashmere fan 't Casmolân
  6. Baylor
  7. Arya
  8. Bellevue's Astrid Mi Amore von Ocean
  9. Bellevues Aurora Boreale
  10. ALPINE VON WHITE NOBLESS

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Tennessee, United States
  4. Hawaii, United States
  5. Washington, United States
  6. Virginia, United States
  7. Friesland, Nederland
  8. Pennsylvania, United States
  9. Limburg, Nederland
  10. 日本

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