Color Variation Of A German Shepherd Dog

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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