|12-14-2012 07:08 PM|
Sometimes the white spotting/markings show up even in the best of bloodlines. I knew a GSD puppy born from top working lines with white up over his pasterns, a white blaze and muzzle and bib.
The Panda gene is unique in the degree of white and that it's a dominant gene--so it's different from traditional occurrence of the white "Irish pattern" markings.
At any rate, thanks so much for sharing pics of your boy--I hope he continues to be a delight for you!
|12-14-2012 06:06 PM|
|12-14-2012 06:04 PM|
|12-13-2012 09:59 PM|
He doesn't sound like a panda from this description
Phenom Shepherds - The Panda Shepherd Standard
He has poor pigment, and his conformation is somewhat less than ideal (according to the GSD standard).
The breeder may have been trying to create pandas and this was the result. Either way, we have a Panda breeder about 40 miles from here and her dogs look quite a bit different that the OPs dog.
|12-13-2012 06:12 PM|
|Kayos and Havoc||What a cute boy!|
|12-13-2012 04:40 PM|
|robk||I disagree that he is not a panda. I think he just has minimal white and very paling pigmentation. To me the white stripe on his nose makes him a panda.|
|12-13-2012 02:09 PM|
Winston is gorgeous! He reminds me of our Jake, which we have been told is a Black and Silver GSD ... I realize they are Black and Tan and the tan is washed out.
I love Jake's unique coloring, but we get asked all the time if he is pure GSD .... we saw both the parents and the mother's tan was definitely lighter.
|12-13-2012 01:19 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||I have nothing to add....except I think Winston is gorgeous!|
|12-13-2012 01:18 PM|
(Also see the fading pigment in her muzzle, which started greying at just a little older than 1.5 yrs old.)
|12-13-2012 01:17 PM|
|msvette2u||She probably thinks he's a panda, and "rare"...|
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