|Barked: Sat Jan 19, '13 9:32am PST |
|Arkane said it, they are genetically white GSDs, with temperament and conformation being most similar to the Am lines of the breed, a bit softer on average.
Personally I think its a miserable idea to separate. Whites are already pretty genetically tight... by shutting off the VAST amount of blood they have available to them in the breed, they are shooting themselves in the foot. Its a pride move, on both ends. What they NEED to be fighting for, is popper recognition from the various KCs.
ETA- Haha, perhaps you wont like my answer much then Squem!
But to clarify, the major difference between whites and colored dogs of this breed is politics. SOME temperament differences, again they tend to be softer and on average a little lacking in overall nerve, but nothing you wont see in plenty of American showlines anyway.
Whites were split largely because they are white, which at the time there was a notion that it linked them to health concerns like it does in other breeds such as Boxers... which simply isn't the case. Different lines bred in different things, the whites as a whole are not geared strongly towards work like some of his cousins, but its a fine OB and sport dog... again, very similar to his American pedigree brethren.
Edited by author Sat Jan 19, '13 9:36am PST
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