White German shepherd puppies are a beautiful and intelligent breed of dog that make wonderful companions. As puppies, they are energetic, playful, and eager to learn. Their snowy white coats and striking features stand out among other breeds. While similar to the classic German shepherd dog, the white coat is a recognized variation. White shepherds have gained popularity over the last few decades, but they can still be challenging to find amongst breeders.


White German shepherds look just like their more common colored counterparts except for their pure white coats. They have the same strong and muscular bodies with a domed forehead, erect ears, dark nose and eyes. Males typically weigh from 65 to 90 pounds and stand 24 to 26 inches tall while females weigh 50 to 70 pounds and stand 22 to 24 inches tall.

The white coat gene is recessive, meaning both parents must carry it to produce white puppies. Occasionally white shepherds have small patches of cream, biscuit or light tan, especially on the ears. Their coats are straight, dense, and of medium length. While some white shepherds have longer coats, this is less desirable for the breed standard. Eyes should be almond shaped and dark. Overall, the white coat should not be faulted as long as conformation and temperament meet breed standards.

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Like all German shepherds, the white variety is intelligent, eager to learn, energetic and loyal. They bond very closely with their families. White shepherds are alert watchdogs who may be wary of strangers. Early socialization and training is important to develop a calm and friendly temperament.

White shepherds need significant exercise and mental stimulation. They thrive when given a job to do. This is an energetic breed that enjoys activities like obedience, agility and hiking. Well-exercised shepherds are less likely to develop problem behaviors. They are not suited to being left alone for long periods.

White shepherds can adapt well to living in apartments if properly exercised. A house with a yard is ideal. They tend to get along well with children and other pets when raised with them, but adult supervision is still required. Their high intelligence means they need variety and challenge to prevent boredom or frustration.

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Grooming and Care

The white coat requires relatively minimal grooming to keep clean and remove dead hair. Occasional bathing and weekly brushing is typically sufficient. Their nails should be trimmed regularly. Check and clean their eyes and ears periodically as well. They are average shedders.

White shepherds should receive high quality food formulated for large energetic breeds. Feed puppies 4 meals per day then switch to 2 meals per day after 6 months of age. Provide plenty of fresh water.

These dogs need regular vet checkups, vaccinations and preventative medication for fleas, ticks and heartworms. Spaying or neutering around 6 months old is recommended. Due to their energetic nature, injuries are not uncommon, especially during the first year. Common health issues include hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies, and digestive problems. With proper care, white shepherds live 10 to 14 years.

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Finding White Shepherd Puppies

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White shepherd puppies can be challenging to find since few breeders focus on producing them. White coats occurred naturally in German shepherd lines early on. However, in the 1960s, white shepherds began to be excluded from breed standards and were discouraged.

Renewed interest developed a following of enthusiasts who appreciated the white coat variation. White shepherds are now UKC registered and can participate in many competitive and sporting events. The White German Shepherd Dog Club of America is dedicated to preservation and protection of the white shepherd.

Reputable breeders aim to breed for health, temperament and conformation to breed standards. Be very wary of those focused only on coat color.

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White German Shepherd Puppies Price

Expect to pay as little as $1000 to $1500 or more for a white shepherd puppy, or as high as $2,500 depending on the quality of the breeder and the white German Shepherd puppies he has for sale. Many breeders sell out FAST, so be sure to act quickly if you find a breeder that has some available.

Most will require you complete an application, have a phone interview, check vet references, and sign a contract. A health guarantee, return policy, and evidence of health testing are musts. Visit breeders to meet puppies and parents if possible.

White German Shepherd Puppies for Adoption

Consider adoption if hoping to add one of these marvelous dogs to your life and all of the breeders in your state are sold out and their waiting list is years long. There are white shepherd rescues that take in dogs needing new homes, but keep in mind that this rare breed is ever given up for adoption. Ultimately though, patience and research is key to find the right white shepherd puppy.