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Old 05-07-2005, 04:17 AM
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:25 AM
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ok, i just found pics


anyone got any info on them imparticular?>?? are they albinos or just white, do they suffer more from skin diseases or not?

anyone got any personal experiences, please share
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:30 AM
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what i have read and been told white german shepards have more health problems then the normale german shepards.People have also said to keep away from them as they don't live as long as german shepards should.Aslo they tend to go blind at an early age.
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:33 AM
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They are not albino. In the UK, they are not a recognised colour under breed standard (like white Boxers) so any reputable breeders should not be breeding them, but as far as I know they have no more health problems than any other colour GSD.
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:37 AM
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that was quick, thanks
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:08 AM
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Yup, you can get white GSDs. They aren't rare or albino, and aren't accepted by some breed clubs (including the AKC).
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They do tend to be more vulnerable to genetic disorders - or they did - before the standard GSDs became so carelessly overbred. You have to guard against things like their ears getting sunburned, which can turn to skin cancer rather easily.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:22 AM
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Back in the 50s they were considered a no-no and breeders put them down. Then there were rescues for the white GS and unfortunately people started to breed them. Maybe the negatives have been out bred, but maybe not. The pictured WGS seems to have good pigment and is beautiful.
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:53 PM
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Nope, White Shepherds aren't albino. I have a problem with people breeding for albino dogs, but these aren't albino and so I don't have a problem with them. I think I read somewhere that they are calmer than most GSDs, and they are more barky.
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:32 PM
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They are pretty much the same!! http://www.germanshepherds.com/thegsd/whitegsd/

Gus is 1/2 White GSD and he is just lovely! I have a real soft spot for them!
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