White Shepherd

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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
The White Shepherd is a direct descendant of the German Shepherd Dog. In the first half of the twentieth century, German cavalry officer Max von Stephanitz, created the German Shepherd Dog using a variety of German sheepdogs as his foundation stock. Initially, color was not considered as long as the dog demonstrated working ability. During the late 30's, however, the white color fell into disfavor. There were, however, always breeders who appreciated the beauty of the white dogs and who continued to breed them. Because of their exclusion from most German Shepherd Dog breeding programs, the whites rather quickly evolved into a distinct type, and eventually into a separate breed. The White Shepherd was recognized by the United Kennel Club on April 14, 1999.
Character
The White Shepherd has a distinct personality marked by self-confidence. The White Shepherd is poised, but when the situation demands, is eager and alert, ready to serve in any capacity. The White Shepherd is highly intelligent, energetic, hard working, curious, and loyal. The character of the White Shepherd is gentler and mellower than that of the German Shepherd Dog, but when necessary, he is very willing and capable to protect his family.
Temperament
White Shepherds demonstrate both herding and protective instincts. The White Shepherd will attempt to perform the task of herding on anything and everything that moves. With those he knows, the White Shepherd is open and friendly. With strangers, he is observant and cautious but not apprehensive. The White Shepherd thrives on human interaction from their family and does not like to be left alone for extended periods of time. They are playful, enthusiastic and eager to please. Because of their intense loyalty and love of children they make outstanding family dogs.
Care
The White Shepherd sheds bits of hair constantly with seasonal heavy shedding. They require daily brushing to minimize loose hair. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary; over bathing can cause skin irritation from oil depletion. Check ears and trim nails regularly. White Shepherds may be prone to such health issues as elbow and hip dysplasia, bloat, allergies, and digestive problems.
Coat
The White Shepherd has a weather-resistant double coat. The outer coat can be short or long and is dense and straight. The undercoat is short, thick, and fine in texture. At the neck, the coat may be slightly longer and heavier, particularly in males. The hair on the back of the legs is slightly longer than on the front. The coat on the rump and underside of the tail is longer and thicker than the body coat. The head and ears are covered with a smooth, somewhat softer hair while the hair covering the legs and paws has a harsher texture. This breed continuously sheds with seasonal heavy shedding.
Training
The White Shepherd requires early socialization and obedience training. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. This breed is obedient, eager to please and quick to learn. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, reward, and consistency. Because they are very athletic and like to work, they are ideally suited for many activities like herding, obedience, agility, tracking & protection. They are suited for use as guide, search & rescue, service, therapy, medical alert and guard dog.
Activity
This breed is happiest when given a job to do. They require daily exercise and enjoy leashed walks, family play sessions, and a large safely fenced area to romp and run freely in. Some may do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, stimulation, and attention.
Weight
60-85 lbs lbs
Height
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches inches
Color(s)
Ideal coat color is a pure white. Colors ranging from a very light cream to a light biscuit tan are acceptable.
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How much do White Shepherd puppies cost?

The cost to buy a White Shepherd varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much White Shepherd puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all White Shepherds sold is $900.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a White Shepherd with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,600 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a White Shepherd with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all White Shepherds sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $900.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $3,600.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 177 White Shepherd puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a White Shepherd puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a White Shepherds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular White Shepherd Names for 2021

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 177 White Shepherd dogs.
  • 1. Cookie Ln
  • 2. Brown
  • 3. Bruno
  • 4. Pink
  • 5. Bear
  • 6. Carlos
  • 7. Green
  • 8. Bruno Ln
  • 9. Daisey Mae
  • 10. Jemma
  • 11. King
  • 12. Scout
  • 13. Tisha Ln
  • 14. Jase
  • 15. Isis
  • 16. Fern
  • 17. Ducati
  • 18. Dark Purple
  • 19. Dark Blue
  • 20. California

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Wild Spirit White Shepherds
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We are Kristi and Ben Springer and we fell in love with white shepherds while traveling the world in 2013. We met our first white shepherd while camping at a beautiful point break named Mdumbi, along the Wild Coast of S Africa. The boy Ecco was by our side the entire stay, and would paw at our tent after sunrise and sleep by our tent, even through the rain. We never knew a dog could be so attentive, affectionate and fun to be around. We spent all our time with Ecco, hiking and playing in the water. When we left, Kristi cried for Ecco, and I knew we needed to find a white shepherd of our own. Since then, we have spent the last 5 years raising white shepherds and started Wild Spirit White Shepherds. We are now committed to finding loving homes for lucky families to raise and love a white shepherd of their own, and feel that magic that we felt when we first discovered this truly incredible breed.

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Anonymous asked:
I have a white Shepherd female dog stud to brown German Shepherd male. How many weeks to wait for my white Shepherd to deliver her puppies & are they compatible for a breeding? We are in Bicol Region Philippines.

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The White Shepherd and the German Shepherd are considered separate breeds. If you decide to breed your female to the stud, then that is your business. However, there are so many dogs in need of loving and forever homes, I would suggest not putting your female through something that is not going to better her or the studs breed. If you love and admire your girl and her breed, then you will not breed her to a dog that is not of her own breed. At the end of the day, it is up to you, but I hope you decide to have your female spayed so that you can enjoy a long and healthy life with her. A female will be pregnant for between 58 - 65 days, with the puppies being born normally on day 62. However, they can be born anytime after day 58 after she become pregnant. At day 52 - 55, you should have her X-rayed to see how many puppies she has so that you can be sure she is finished with her birthing process and not retaining a puppy; which would endanger not only the puppy, but the life of your dam.

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Updated: 10/22/2021