White Shepherd

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White Shepherd
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Other namesWhite German Shepherd
American-Canadian White Shepherd Dog
OriginUnited States
Foundation stockGerman Shepherd
Height Male 25 in (64 cm) ideal
Female 23 in (58 cm) ideal
Weight Male 75–80 lb (34–36 kg)
Female 60–70 lb (27–32 kg)
Coat Double coat that is straight and dense
Color White, off white
Litter size 5–10
Life span 12–14 years
Kennel club standards
United Kennel Club standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The White Shepherd is a variety of the German Shepherd bred in the United States. White coated German Shepherds have been known in Europe as early as 1882, in 1933 the breed’s standard was amended in their native Germany, banning white coated dogs from registration.[1][2] In the United States and Canada the coloration had gained a following and in 1969 a breed club was formed specifically for white coloured German Shepherds, calling their variety the White Shepherd.[1][2] The variety is recognized as a separate breed by the United Kennel Club.[2]


  1. ^ a b Morris, Desmond (2001). Dogs: the ultimate guide to over 1,000 dog breeds. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square Publishing. pp. 469–470. ISBN 1-57076-219-8.
  2. ^ a b c Pickeral, Tamsin (2014). Dogs unleashed. San Diego: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781626862739.[page needed]

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