can a pure bred gsd have white paws & chest

by wendy

A friend recently bought 2 "pure bred" gsds. The male has white paws & a white chest with tan legs & a black blanket. The coloring looks more like a Bermese Mountain dog. The female is a dark sable, which I know will change as she matures.

They are siblings, so I am curious, as i thought the white color was recessive & would only show if the whole dog was white (like my guy). So is this possible? or did he get taken in by a BYB?

Total German Shepherd:

Yes, it is possible for a "colored" German shepherd to have white on it's body. It is not really common but it is possible and I have seen it before in purebred German Shepherds a few times.

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