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white shepherd history

The founding dog of the GSD breed, Horand von Grafrath, SZ1's maternal grandfather was a white German sheepdog named Greif born around 1879. Horand was bred to 35 different bitches, producing 53 litters of which, 140 progeny were registered with the SV. He was also mated three times with his daughters, thus fixing the genetic code into the development of this breed. This genetic code was handed down through his progeny and thus remains with us today. more>>

WHITE SHEPHERD breed standard (united kennel club october 1,2008)


The White Shepherd is a medium-sized, well-balanced, muscular dog, slightly longer than tall, with a medium length, pure white coat, erect ears, and a low-set natural tail that normally reaches to the hock and is carried in a slight curve like a saber. The outline of the White Shepherd is made up of smooth curves rather than angles. Gender differences are readily apparent. more>>


A long time ago, it was thought that shepherds of white coat color were albinos. white shepherds are not albinos, but instead have a gene pattern that indicates a lack of pigment in the coat, but not the skin or eyes. white shepherds have dark eyes, and also pigment on the skin. There is no link to deafness in the white shepherd due to coat color either, as that trait is linked to albinism. more>>


as a breed, the white shepherd is a very healthy and athletic dog. our members are to use conservative breeding practices and are encouraged to test for any genetic anomalie that they are able to use, in order to make the best decisions in planning a breeding. health and temperament are to be held at as high of standards as that of conformation. more>>

WHITE SHEPHERDs in conformation competition

white shepherds can compete in conformation competition in the usa through the united kennel club. The following is a list of various Members' wins in Top Ten and Speciality competitions. more>>

WHITE SHEPHERDs in performance events

White Shepherds compete in several performance events throught UKC. Agility, obedience, lure coursing, weight pull, and dock diving. The following are various winners and title holders in these types of performance events. more>>

WHITE SHEPHERDs as companions

white shepherds are a breed that, to us, define the epitome of mans best friend. shepherds are known for their tight bonds with their people pack, and their protective nature serves to intensify these tight relationships with their pack. They strive to please in any way possible, and are great problem solvers and have an inuitive nature about them when it comes to their animal and people packs. white shepherds are typically excellent with children and ... more>>