October 2010

White German Shepherds

A lot of people don't know that German shepherds come in a color other than the standard "brown with black saddle."  Many a white German shepherd has been dismissed as a shepherd/husky cross, or some other mongrel. 

But it's true: German shepherds come in white.  Despite Adolf Hitler's best efforts!

In fact, the first registered German shepherd was a white dog, a working dog named Greif.  The white coat was seen as a superior color by the sheep herders who originally brought the breed to market.  A white dog is easier to see against a grassy, hedgy background.