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Old 07-13-2008, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering how common white toes are in an otherwise solid black German Shepherd?

I went to evaluate a young female at the shelter yesterday that looks all Shepherd and acts all Shepherd (she is *so* smart and so toy focused!) but has white toes on three out of four paws.
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Here's a picture of the pretty girl and her white toes.

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Old 07-13-2008, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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she's PB - GORGEOUS ears!!!

in my observation, maybe 1 out of 5 (adult) BGSD have either a white toe or white on their chest. this is my first time seeing multiple white feet. i admit it looks a little odd, but she's still adorable!
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I have no doubt she's purebred (and gorgeous!), I've never seen one with that many white toes, though.
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Default Re: How common are white toes?

It's also interesting to see because in addition to the white hair, she also looks to have a few white toe nails.

Pretty dog!
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My Elsa is a black/tan with a saddle and definitely purebred but also DEFINITELY with a few white toes and white toenails.

BTW, those white toenails are alot easier to cut (hint hint for that black dog!!! )
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What a cute dog! I posted this on the other thread about white feet, the breeder I got Onyx from had a 2nd litter(different sire) and one pup had three white feet, as much as the one pictured. She is b&r and the sire is red dk sable.
I remember a thread awhile back about a breeder that colored the feet of a pup because of white toes, anyone remember this?
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Aw, she is is pretty--her head reminds me of my India. But yikes, she needs a toenail trim!

Historian, is a rescue going to take her?

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Originally Posted By: balakaiBut yikes, she needs a toenail trim!
Ha! I thought the same thing! I don't have anything to comment on the white toes, but I couldn't resist telling you she IS absolutely gorgeous... ohhhh those eaaars!
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Default Re: How common are white toes?

Kristin - I evaluated her and another girl in the same shelter for VGSR. We're currently looking to find a foster home to take her so she can be pulled from the shelter. I haven't heard yet whether anyone is open, but I heard that there was a lot of interest in both girls and that they will hopefully be pulled soon.

I should cross-post her to the board, just in case.

And yeah ... definitely needs a toenail trim. Her and the other girl were both picked up as strays and have huge nails. The other one gave me a good scratch jumping up on me to say "hello".
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