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White Shepherd

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
White Shepherd
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
22-26” (55-66 cm) 60-85 lb (27-39 kg) Medium-length outercoat is dense, straight and flat-lying. Undercoat is fine but dense. White or white with cream markings.
Photo courtesy of Armstrong CKC Reg'd White Shepherds
History

German Shepherd Dogs with white coats started appearing in the late 1800s. These puppies were sought out by farmers and shepherds to protect their flocks, as their white hair made it easier to tell them apart from predators – particularly wolves. By the early 1990s, White Shepherds were bred by selection for this purpose. Soon after, the White Shepherd became a popular choice in North American households. Today, he is recognized as a rare herding breed that makes a great companion and protector.

Personality

The White Shepherd is known for being intelligent and hard working. He is best suited for an active household, especially one where he can spend a lot of time outdoors in the company of his family. Due to his protective qualities, the White Shepherd can be hesitant around strangers. Slow introductions and early socialization will help him let his guard down. Constant stimulation through tasks and training is also important, as he prefer to stay busy. While he makes a great companion for all members of the family, including children and other dogs, the White Shepherd tends to favour one master. Positive training will help guide his behaviour in the direction you choose.

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White Shepherd Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: Armstrong’s CKC Reg’d White Shepherds
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Armstrong’s CKC registered White Shepherds. A uniquely holistic health-focused (kennel-free) breeder who specializes in even-tempered, short and plush coated spectacular looking White Shepherd Puppies for sharing with families who are looking for a superior, above average intelligence, human-focused working type canine for a pet. 5 generations of rare Whites with stunning looks and great temperaments. We are all about our puppies!  Healthy, Loving + Devoted fur babies that promise to turn into GREAT DOGS. London, ON (519) 644-1385; momstudy@execulink.com; www.awhiteshepherd.weebly.com

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