The German shepherd dog has always been widely known as one of the world’s most beautiful and unique looking dogs. In the words of Max von Stephanitz, a.k.a. The Father of the German Shepherds, “No good dog can be a bad color.”
And it’s true!
German Shepherds are beautiful regardless of their shade, and they have many. There’s all black, all white, silver, red, cream ‒ the possibilities are endless through cross breeding of coats. Qualities like color and length of fur can be determined by these puppies’ genes.
Genes are either dominant, co-dominant or recessive. Dominant genes take over recessive genes if both dominant genes present, and certain colors are more common in German Shepherds because of the dominance of a particular color.
This is also true of the Shepherd’s length of coat. It can either be short or long. A factor like the dog’s location plays apart in coat length. German Shepherds that live in colder locations do better with longer coats, and ones that live where its warmer, benefit from having shorter hairs.
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