Are there any health problems with white shepherds?

Are there any health problems with white shepherds?

You should be especially cautious with this breed because there are a good number of them with inherited temperament problems such as nervousness and timidity. Serious health problems. White Shepherds share a number of health problems with German Shepherds of all colors.

What kind of job can a White Shepherd do?

White Shepherds are often bred to have a softer, more mellow, more sensitive personality. Because of this sweeter temperament, White Shepherds are seldom used as police dogs, guard dogs, or to participate in protection dog sports such as schutzhund.

Is there such a thing as a White Shepherd Dog?

The UKC, however, officially recognized the White Shepherd as a breed separate from the German Shepherd Dog in 1999 and published a separate breed standard that same year.

Is it legal to own a White Shepherd?

Legal liabilities. White Shepherds may be lumped in with other German Shepherds for purposes of “banning” in certain areas, or refusal of homeowner insurance policies. In this day and age, the legal liabilities of owning any breed that looks intimidating and has a history as a guardian dog should be considered.

When did the first White Shepherd come out?

The first white Shepherd was named Greif. Only in 1969, white shepherd fanciers in the US and Canada formed a special White German Shepherd breed club. This dog breed is a direct descendant of the German Shepherd dog.

What kind of temperament does a White Shepherd have?

In fact, if a White Shepherd is going to have any temperament fault, it’s more likely to be timidity or skittishness. White Shepherds need a great deal of early socialization to build a confident attitude toward strangers and strange situations. White Shepherds do need plenty of physical and mental exercise.

Can a White Shepherd be a good watchdog?

A White Shepherd can certainly be a very good watchdog, but his “watching” is usually limited to alerting you that someone is coming. White Shepherds are not typically aggressive.