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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.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

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.

  • Great Northern Bela Littlemoon

    Great Northern Bela Littlemoon

    Lilly

    Lilly

    ALPINE VON WHITE NOBLESS

    ALPINE VON WHITE NOBLESS

    Brynhild von White Nobless

    Brynhild von White Nobless

  • Angel

    Angel

    SKY

    SKY

    Tinkabell

    Tinkabell

    Dreamworks Return Of The King

    Dreamworks Return Of The King

  • Kosma House Ibard Forester

    Kosma House Ibard Forester

    Baxter von White Nobless

    Baxter von White Nobless

    Chaos

    Chaos

    Oscar

    Oscar

Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Ghost
  2. Koda
  3. Max
  4. Loki
  5. Maverick
  6. Odin
  7. Apollo
  8. King
  9. Shadow
  10. Zeus

For Female

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Ivy
  5. Lyra
  6. Stella
  7. Ellie
  8. Marley
  9. Tala
  10. Willow