White Shepherd Temperament and Lifespan

Posted by June Arland   

White Shepherd is cheerful, without too much fuss. It is an attentive and alert keeper. It is strict with strangers, but never shows excessive anxiety or aggression. This is a very responsible and reliable dog. They are usually loyal to the master and are constantly seeking to meet his requirements.

The dog is easily trained to command execution and are capable of doing all kinds of heavy tricks. They are kind and affectionate, absolutely not aggressive, easily find common language with all members of the family and the animals that live in the same house with them. This faithful protector and vigilant guard never leaves its post. The lifespan of this breed dog is about 12-14 years.

How Much Does a White Shepherd Cost and Price Range

The average price that you can find varies from $350 to $600 for the pet quality dog. You should be ready to pay the higher price for such types of the dog quality as the breed and the show quality dog if you plan to be engaged in breeding or taking part in the shows with your pet.

White Shepherd Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Athletic, white color and aristocratic features distinguish the breed among hundreds of others. Externally, a dog is similar to the standard German shepherd, about the same height, but more solid build, with straight top and not so big ears. This is a strong dog, active, with very easy and free movements. Together with the ability to move silently the dog looks amazing, all these characteristics give a feeling of kinship with the polar wolf.

Dimensions: height of females - 53 - 63 cm, males 58 - 65 cm, the weight of males is about 30 - 40 kg, females - 25-35 kg.

White Shepherd Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

Initially, White Shepherd was a kind of German Shepherd breed.

Due to its color, it has become one of the best herding dogs as easily merged with the white wool of sheep and did not stand out among the other animals, which it had to protect.

But the white color has played with this breed the cruel joke, it wasn't recognized as it was thought that color affected the physical abilities of the animal.

This dog is gaining popularity, it received a new name - the Canadian-American shepherd and puppies of this breed were acquired even by the Rockefeller family.

Already in the sixties, US scientists have shown that color cannot affect the physical and intellectual abilities.

The breed of White Shepherd achieved got official recognition from the FCI in 2003 and received the name in honor of Switzerland, as it is believed that this is the first country proved the uniqueness and usefulness of the breed.