|| Not many dog breeds have as unique and proud a heritage as the white German shepherd.
The breed had its beginnings in Austria in the 19th century when the Queen of Hapsburg reputedly wanted white dogs - to match both the white dresses and the white horses used by the family.
Contrary to popular belief, white German shepherd dogs are not albinos. The white color comes from a distinctive gene that both parents would carry. A common feature of many white German shepherd dogs is the “snow nose” – caused by a pigment that makes the nose turn lighter during the colder months.
It’s no wonder that white German shepherds are so popular – apart from their distinctive appearance, they are among the easiest breed of dog to train. Many breeders consider them to be one of the top three most trainable breeds, along with the Australian sheep dog and the Labrador retriever.
Today, white German shepherds are understandably popular with dog lovers and dog breeders all over the world – they are beautiful to look at, well behaved, and a delight to train and own. White German shepherds are also well known for their loyalty and devotion – German shepherds can be protective and alert if necessary. They are also good with strangers as they are not usually nervous or apprehensive, but tend to be observant and watchful. White German shepherds are a little bit easier going than other German shepherd dogs – and are suitable for small children and other pets