Are there miniature german shepherd dogs?

Asked By: Ashleigh Grady
Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 2:15 PM
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Many think that it is just a smaller version of a standard GSD.

This simply is not true.

If there are any small full bred German Shepherds, it means that they suffer from dwarfism, and this is actually quite rare.

While Miniature German Shepherds do exist they are not full breed German Shepherds.

Answered By: Lilian Lubowitz
Date created: Sun, Feb 28, 2021 4:18 PM
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There is no such thing as a purebred miniature German Shepherd. A mini German Shepherd is usually the result of crossbreeding a German Shepherd with a smaller dog breed… This is why mini German Shepherds often look just like small versions of their purebred mom or dad.
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The White Shepherd is a variety of the German Shepherd bred in the United States. In the United States and Canada the coloration had gained a following and in 1969 a breed club was formed specifically for white coloured German Shepherds, calling their variety the White Shepherd…
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There is no such thing as a purebred miniature German Shepherd. A mini German Shepherd is usually the result of crossbreeding a German Shepherd with a smaller dog breed… This is why mini German Shepherds often look just like small versions of their purebred mom or dad.
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List of 5 different types of German Shepherds based on their looks and coat patterns:

  • Saddle Coat German Shepherd. The German Shepherd dogs of this type are also called Saddle Back Shepherds…
  • Black German Shepherd…
  • Panda German Shepherd…
  • Sable German Shepherd…
  • White German Shepherd.
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The truth is that The Miniature German Shepherd is indeed a crossbreed.

Small-sized standard German Shepherds do not exist unless The dog happens to have dwarfism.

To get a Miniature German Shepherd, The standard is bred with another purebred, most commonly the Collie or Poodle.

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While all dogs are lovable and loyal, their appearance, temperament, energy levels, and activity vary.

It may or may not surprise you but sometimes these factors may also vary in any breed – just like the German Shepherds.

There are 5 different types of German Shepherds.

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The White German Shepherd is a type of German Shepherd characterized by the white coat originating from Germany and later on bred in the United States. It's a large dog at about 22 to 26 inches tall, weighing between 77 to 88 pounds. The lifespan of the White Shepherd is around 12 to 14 years.
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