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History/Origin:

You will find these dogs registered under THE RARE BREED DOG ASSOCIATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA as AKC did the right thing here and refused to register them as a rare breed or under a German name.

 CooDou's to you AKC.

 This is not to say that I do not like the White Shepherds of America, my opinions do not have anything to do with the dog itself as I rather like the dogs, but to use the German name is in my opinion wrong.  If I were a German I think I would sue the club for the use of the German name within the breeds name and identity. I also think that the Rare Breed Dog Association should be held accountable for allowing the club to have such a name.

   Lois Schwarz

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My Comments: 

The White German Shepherd Dog began its origins here in America after the influx of the German Shepherd Dog.

   The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) standards specifically states that no German Shepherd Dog shall be White. This is an Abomination to the Germans and I am sure they do not approve of the use of the German name within this dogs title. Actually I do not think it is really legal in its use since it was not the Germans who kept or bred these dogs. These are really American White Shepherds.

   Since this dog was an off shoot of the German Shepherd Dog it use to fit the German Shepherd Dog standards, or at least it started out that way.  The AKC registers German Shepherd Dogs here in America. How they were able to register German Dogs is a bit of a mystery in itself.  This gal doesn't think that should be legal either, but they did and the America public bought pups that were registered under the AMERICAN Kennel Club. As most of you know I believe that any so called German Shepherds that were registered with the American KC should have been called 'American Shepherds' but that is another story.

   Breeders who bred these German Shepherd Dogs would sometimes get a white pup and AKC had to register them.  Though these pups were not able to be shown and were abominations which were put to sleep, many were sold and or kept. They all had AKC register papers on them and were supposedly 'pure'.  (ok, so now you want to know why I continue to use the word 'supposedly'. The reason is that anyone could go to the pound and pick up dogs who resembled their dogs and get AKC papers placed on the dogs. Yes, I am sure this has happened, so I will never say that a dog is pure because there are too many folks who would do such a thing.)

   The folks who were fascinated by these White dogs got together and formed a club. Since they all had AKC registration papers almost any registry would pick them up as a 'rare' breed (rather the correct wording would be a 'rare' color).  This group of people wanted the name White German Sheperd Dog and so they went to a registry that would declare them such.

 

I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO CALL THEM THE 'WHITE AMERICAN SHEPHERD DOGS'.

 


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