All types of German Shepherds can be loveable, loyal, and playful companions when raised by gentle, patient, and loving humans. While they may tend to get a tad aggressive at times (then again, all dogs can, depending on the situation), and often can have a bit of a temper, they are still great companions who will be loyal to you and respect you as long as you respect him or her. They are active and love attention (and to play with you!). Also, German Shepherds tend to have such lovely coat colors!
Speaking of lovely coat colors on dogs of the German Shepherd breed, have you ever seen a White German Shepherd? White German Shepherds and German Shepherds are actually the same type of dog completely – except for the variance of their coat colors. The United Kennel Club recognized White German Shepherds as their own dog breed in 1999.
While German Shepherds and White German Shepherds are technically the same dog breed, just with different coat colors, there are other differences as well, including the breed’s coat – White German Shepherds tend to have a longer, fluffier type of coat compared to German Shepherds, and they also do not always have an undercoat, unlike German Shepherds do. Also, they differ slightly in appearance, as they have a more squared type look on top as opposed to their cousin, the German Shepherd.
It’s also said that the temperament of the German Shepherd is another thing that differs between the breeds. White German Shepherds have been bred over the years to have a sweeter, mellower temperament – they tend to be sweeter and gentler dogs than German Shepherds. While they make a great companion for just about anyone, it makes them even more suited for families with children, who require a dog with a more understanding and playful demeanor.
White German Shepherds have been known to get quite vocal – by barking and whining, so that they can get your attention. They love affection and will do plenty to make sure you are paying attention to them! Also, the breed is very intelligent and requires plenty of space to run, so if you are considering getting one of these attractive dogs, make sure that you have a large yard, or plans to take it out, in order to allow it to get exercise!
White German Shepherds as with all color, not only need plenty of exercise – their coats require plenty of attention as well to keep their coats clean and well groomed. They shed often, and require frequent brushing in order to contain the large amounts of fur that comes off of their coats. Also, it is important to keep in mind that this breed, like the German Shepherd, still has a predisposition for several health problems, including heart problems, hip and joint issues, and stomach disorders.
That being said, a White German Shepherd is a nice choice for a home with children or those who are looking for a calm, mellow companion. If that’s what you are also seeking out, then a White German Shepherd might make the ideal new family member for you!