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American White Shepherd

American White Shepherd

Breed Characteristics

Origin:United States
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Life Span:12-14 Years
Nicknames:White German Shepherd, WGSD

American White Shepherd Build Information

The American White Shepherd is a large dog breed, standing 22-26 inches in height and weighing ideally 77-85 pounds. Often called the White German Shepherd because of their near exact resemblance to the German shepherd aside from the coat coloring which is always white, stiff, and long.

Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

They are highly intelligent dogs and exhibit a high degree of loyalty and protection to their family, though they can be aloof or weary of strangers. American White Shepherds are great at learning tricks and enjoy work. They do need to be socialized from the time they are puppies as they are very sensitive and can even be timid.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Energy Level:Very Active
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

American White Shepherd Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

This American purebred dog breed is very talented!

Ideal for Tracking:Yes
Herding Skills:Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work:Yes