AKC Registered White German Shepherd Breeder1>
I have been a white German shepherd breeder for many years, raising these amazing dogs. I am there from conception until they are adopted. and often beyond.
I socialize them with other animals both large and small, as well as people as soon as possible. So that both you, the forever home and they are unafraid and happy.
I will likely ask you questions about your expectations and about your home circumstances. I do this to be certain that my puppies will have a safe and happy life. If you are not prepared for a large breed puppy, you will not have a happy experience.
All of my dogs are AKC registered, vet checked and up to date on all vaccinations and de-wormings.
I have the Dames(mothers) on the premises and the Studs (fathers). As well as documentation for all. My pups are socialized starting the moment they are born. They are whelped (born) inside my home and stay there until they are old enough to not need their mothers anymore (weaned) usually at about 4 weeks. I love each and every one of them and play with them daily. My goal is to have them feel comfortable with humans and adjust quickly to their forever homes.
I have several Beautiful,White German Shepherd Dogs and usually have litters of puppies 2-3 times a year. I do offer delivery via air or auto however, that is a separate fee not included in the adoption.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I can be reached by phone or email.
Lisa T Williams
A little History for you:
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 – it isn’t unusual for them to form a strong bond with a trainer or handler. And not surprisingly, the breed also enjoys more than their fair share of wins at dog shows and obedience competitions.
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 families with small children and other pets.
Many German shepherd owners firmly maintain that their dog only barks when absolutely necessary!
Puppies that are bred to be pets or companions will usually cost less than puppies that are bred as show-quality. According to the website Dogs and Puppies Central (dogs-central.com/dog-breeds/white-german-shepherd/), the average price for white German shepherds in 2010 ranged from $900 to $1,500. When purchasing a puppy, first consider the conditions the puppy was bred in and the price second. Buying puppies from puppy mills, or poorly kept kennels, for a cheaper price increases the chance that your dog will have poor health, a bad temperament and behavioral problems. It's best to buy from reputable breeders to avoid these problems.
The recessive gene that produces the white fur on this breed was introduced into the gene pool in Germany during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A dog named Geif, a white German herding dog, was the grandfather of Horand von Grafrath, the dog recognized as the foundation of all contemporary German shepherd breeds. The gene for white fur passed down from the grandfather continued through the bloodline, causing the recessive gene to randomly produce white German shepherds.
White German shepherds have the same personality and temperament as regular German shepherds. They are loyal, protective dogs that display confidence. They are fearless and attentive, but not aggressive. They exhibit playfulness and curiosity in most situations. They adapt to whatever is needed in a situation, such as guarding, guiding or herding. Some of them can be very vocal and may whine, moan or howl often. This breed is very athletic, so they need regular walks and a designated place to run. These canines can be good companions if raised in the right atmosphere. They are great family dogs, and they tend to be very good with kids.
White German shepherds have strong, muscular builds without any bulk. The ears are pointed and erect. The tail hangs low and stays in a slightly curved position. The silhouette of the white German shepherd is curvy rather than angled. The outer coat is dense, short, straight and water-resistant. The coat may appear slightly longer at the neck, especially in males. The undercoat is short, thick and finely textured. An ideal coat color is pure white, though the colors range from a very light cream color to a less desirable light tan color. The nose is usually black.
Though not as high-maintenance as some other long-haired dogs, white German shepherds still shed heavily, especially during warmer seasons. It is best to brush them at least two times a week, or more, when the shedding is excessive. Bathing will depend on the dog and his activities. Dogs that are outside more often may need bathing on a regular basis, whereas less active dogs can be bathed once a month or as needed. Aside from maintaining the coat, you'll also need to keep the dog's nails trimmed and teeth cleaned.
More Info to consider:
German Shepherd Adoption What do you need to know before you adopt a German Shepherd? We asked the experts!
German Shepherd Hope Rescue says: We would like all potential adopters of this noble breed, the German Shepherd, to do research on these great dogs. German Shepherd dogs are not for everyone.
If you are not willing to vacuum your house several times a week, a German Shepherd is not for you. They shed and they shed a lot! That being said, we cannot think of a more loyal, smart and loving breed of dog. They return so much more than we, as their human counterparts, could ever give them. Show them love and respect and they love and respect you twice as much!
German Shepherd dogs are very family oriented and need plenty of exercise.
More about German Shepherds: Those who share their home with German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes frequently describe them as loving and loyal family companions. These dogs can be energetic and tranquil, playful and serious, courageous and protective. It is important that your German Shepherd is socialized with people and other animals at a young age and that he understands that the human is the pack leader.
The German Shepherd has long been considered one the smartest and most highly trainable breeds of dog. They are frequently used as police dogs, military dogs, service dogs and search and rescue dogs. That is because they truly excel at activities such as obedience, tracking and agility. These dogs often have a strong willingness to learn, a drive to have a job to do and a desire to perform their tasks to conclusion. Scent work and searching activities can be used as part of your dog's daily activity to satisfy their need for both physical and mental stimulation.
Dog breeds like German Shepherds that have a thick double coat will shed heavily at certain times of the year due to changing weather. This normally occurs in the spring and fall. German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes that that have inherited this coat require frequent brushing to minimize shedding.
More about the German Shepherd Thinking about adopting a German Shepherd puppy? Here are three reasons to adopt an adult instead:
1. You have kids. Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt a German Shepherd puppy (or, gasp! find a German Shepherd puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adopting a German Shepherd puppy is safer. Actually, the opposite is closer to the truth. Puppies are not usually a great choice with kids; they have very limited control over their biting/mouthing impulses, and when you mix that with lots of energy and unbelievably sharp little teeth, it’s a recipe for your small fry to be in tears. Puppies are tiny chewing machines and can destroy a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket in short order. Adult dogs, on the other hand, are generally calmer, and their personalities are already fully developed and on display. When you meet an adult dog, you can see how they are with kids and with other animals. This takes the guesswork out of wondering how a puppy will turn out as a full-grown dog.
2. You value your possessions. Puppies teethe. They have a biological need to chew, they want to play constantly, and they can’t discriminate between appropriate chew toys and, say, your favorite pair of Manolos. Puppies eventually can be trained out of this behavior, of course, and there are exceptions to every rule, but generally speaking, an adult German Shepherd (or any adult dog) is much less likely to shred your drapes like coleslaw or function as a “helpful” canine document shredder.
3. You work, or otherwise leave the house. Pop quiz: how often does a two-month-old puppy need to be taken out to do his business during the day? A) every six hours; B) every eight hours; or C) every two hours?
If you answered B, or even A, you’re an eternal optimist! The correct answer, though, is C: every two hours. When you’re housetraining a puppy, the general rule of thumb is that they can hold their bladder one hour for each month they’ve been alive (up to a max of about eight to ten hours). So a three-month-old German Shepherd puppy needs to go outside every three hours, a four-month-old needs to go every four hours, and so on. If you’re retired, or you work from home, or you’re taking the puppy to work with you or to a doggy daycare (make sure your puppy is up-to-date on all vaccines before considering that last option), great! But if you’re planning on leaving your dog alone during your workday, you’ll definitely want to adopt a full-grown dog, ideally from a German Shepherd rescue that can help you find the right dog for your lifestyle.