White German Shepherd

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As of 2008, the term White German Shepherd is used to describe a member of any of several variants of domestic dog descended from German Shepherd Dogs and German Shepherd types. Usage is emotionally charged and contentious for several reasons.

This article will outline the history of the development of White Shepherds, explore the issues surrounding the naming of these variants, and list the generally-accepted variants. Readers will be referred to individual breed articles for specific discussions.

History of the White German Shepherd

The history of these dogs is of course inexorably linked with the development of the original German Shepherd, which is itself not without controversy.

Breeds commonly called "White German Shepherd"