white was one od the early colors
I read a while back that the white coated GSD emerged very erly in the development of the breed. It was not preferred but it was not considered to be bad. It didn't fit with what they wanted in that it made the dog overly visable. The author may have been wrong, but as an owner of a white one, I can say she is the better behaved and more alert of my two.
"Dogs were put on Earth to demonstrate unconditional love, cats are here to teach us we aren't that **** important"