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04-22-2014 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by Chris Wild View Post
As far as "only 4 toes" on the back feet, this is the norm for all dogs. 4 on the back feet, 4 regular toes plus 1 dew claw on the front feet. Occasionally pups are born with dewclaws on the rear feet as well but these are typically removed if they are present.

My female comes from a litter of all blacks. The sire has some tan bleed through on his lower legs, looks like a dusty boot.

All the puppies had a white blaze when they were under 3 months. Some had a larger white spot than others. I keep up with the whole litter via facebook. None of them have the white spot anymore. My girl is the only one who doesn't have the tan boot bleedthrough but she does have tan between her toes.

Random pieces of white fur show up here or there, some under her tail, some across her nose where she's taken a few good scratches from the cat.
04-22-2014 12:54 PM
Doc There is such a thing as a white spotting gene on German shepherds that is usually associated with white on the chest.
04-22-2014 09:52 AM
Chris Wild White spotting on the chest and toes is not uncommon in GSDs.

As far as "only 4 toes" on the back feet, this is the norm for all dogs. 4 on the back feet, 4 regular toes plus 1 dew claw on the front feet. Occasionally pups are born with dewclaws on the rear feet as well but these are typically removed if they are present.
04-22-2014 09:25 AM
K9POPPY White spots, whether on chest or toes is quite common on some purebred GSD"s, our male had a tiny white spot on his chest, our female had a tiny white spot on her toe- both from imports, and yes, the spots stayed-
04-22-2014 06:41 AM
Harry and Lola Harry has a white blaze on his chest too, it will blend in as he grows
04-21-2014 11:19 PM
Diesel7602 My boy had a white spot on his Chin, it is slowly growing away. =)

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04-18-2014 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Saber_Diego View Post
Ok but does the white spot means its not pure bread or up in her line some sort of mix occured? Will it affect her scores if I showed her? Should I be concerned?

It could mean cinnamon or rye, or possibly 12 grain.

In all seriousness, it has to do with how the pigment travels as the pup is developing- doesn't have much to so do with whether or not they're purebred. There's a very good chance she'll outgrow it as she gets older.

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04-18-2014 02:48 PM
Cunningham GSDs Small white spots on the chest and even a tiny bit of white on the toes is normal. A lot of my pups are born with a little splash of white. In every single pup, that I have had the pleasure of keeping in contact with, the white all disappears as the puppy matures. Nothing to worry about.
04-18-2014 01:36 PM
Saber_Diego The parents dont have any white spots in them could her white spot still stay on her when she grows?
04-18-2014 01:21 PM
Galathiel My black pup had a small white spot on his chest. It went away when his adult coat came in.
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