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.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


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.

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.

White Shepherds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share White Shepherd ancestry.

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    Great Northern Bela Littlemoon

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    Tinkabell

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    Dreamworks Return Of The King

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    Chaos

    Chaos

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  • Oscar

    Oscar

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    Ronan

    Ronan

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    Elorah Sapphire Lad

    Elorah Sapphire Lad

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    Loar

    Loar

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  • Apollo

    Apollo

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    Dreamworks Roman Shepherd

    Dreamworks Roman Shepherd

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    Bjorn Bako Lord of North

    Bjorn Bako Lord of North

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    Fargo

    Fargo

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Ghost
  2. King
  3. Apollo
  4. Atlas
  5. Best Kept Secret de la Azzurra
  6. B'Jo of the Angelspirit
  7. Braitas Baltasis Slenis
  8. Bjorn Bako Lord of North
  9. Bruce
  10. ARAGORN VON WHITE NOBLESS

For Females

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

Common Locations

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

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