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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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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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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?

~Kristin
 

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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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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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First post, be easy on me.... I'm about to purchase my 4th shepherd, a male, who will be shipped to me in a couple of weeks. I got an email from the breeder today asking me if "a little white on the foot" would be ok. Isn't this a flaw?

Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted By: onyx'girlI remember a thread awhile back about a breeder that colored the feet of a pup because of white toes, anyone remember this?
My bi-color had a white toenail - not pinkish, not light brown, it was glaring white. I used to color it in with a sharpie
 

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Onyx is bi-color and her some of her toe penciling is interrupted by her white markings, I am always tempted to sharpie it. Love the penciling!
Welcome to the site Fred. I think white spotting is common, sometimes it fades, sometimes it stays(it stayed w/ Onyx).
It is a fault w/AKC. If you aren't showing don't worry about it.
 

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Thanks! I've asked the breeder for a pic. There are two sable males in the litter, and I have the pick. I've been clear from day 1 that I'm looking for drive, since I will once again be active in my Schutzhund club. A year ago I had to put my male down. He was 11, hips fading, and starting to show signs of dimentia. The pup is an import so it's tough doing this from such a distance. You have to place a lot of trust in the breeder!
 

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Here is the pic. breeder says spot of white on the chest and rear toes will go away.


Xeph, you're speaking a language I'm not familiar with!
 
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