he is a black german shepard if he have white on the chest???

Asked by Member 663259 on Jul 29th 2008 Tagged germanshepardblackor in Breeds
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Yes, absolutely possible.

There is a white spotting gene in the German Shepherd dog that generally causes white spots on the chest and paws. It's very common to find purebred German Shepherds that have a little bit of white on one or several paws, as well as on the chest. In most dogs, these spots get smaller as they grow up, but some retain a fair amount of white into their adult lives. It's not a disqualifier at shows, although it's not preferred.

I recently evaluated a purebred black German Shepherd female at a local shelter, which had three white paws. This was an unusual amount of white for a Shepherd, but there was no question that she was purebred.

Abby answered on Jul 30th.

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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

No, I have seen purebred German Shepherd that are completely black with no white whatsoever.

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 7/29/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer