There are many different mutations, diluted coloration, and masking genes within the German Shepherd Dog breed that don’t adhere to the typical coloration options you see. Though I can say that you should never breed a dog just for coloration, there’s so much more that goes into that than just a pretty coat.
1. Tan & Black – Most of the German Shepherd are tan & black in color. The different patterns can either have a lighter tan or a black tan sable.
2. Solid White – The white german shepherds are not albinos and does not have pink nose leather common in albino dogs. The white color is caused by a masking gene which literally masks the colors of the dog with white. To produce a white shepherd, the white gene has to be pass on by both parents.
3. Brown Color – The brown color is called “the liver” is caused by a dilution of pigment turning the black color into brown. Liver colored dogs have brown nose leather instead of black.
4. Panda Color – Panda Shepherd’s color is caused by a rare genetic mutation. There are currently only a few pandas since the coloring is considered a fault. Breeders are trying to create a separate panda breed.
5. Blue Color – Blue colored shepherds have grey color leather nose instead of black. They can be dark “steel” blue or light blue powder. They are also considered as fault.
Which one was your favorite?
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