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I have a German shepherd puppy and she has a white patch on her chest and paws. I am not going to enter her in competitions or anything, I just wondered if it is normal and if it is anything to worry about. It has gotten bigger as she has got older. Have you ever heard of this or have this on our dog. Please show pictures if you have or show me your German shepherd's coat. :)
 

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she is gorgeous, white patch and all:)
 
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Delgado had a small white patch on his chest when he was born, it turned black and he now only has a few white hairs. Most of the time the white disappears but sometimes it's stays

It's really not that big of a deal, I wouldn't worry about it. She's gorgeous with or without the white :)
 

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Nothing wrong with it. Some GSDs have white patches on them. Some larger than others. Yes, it's considered a fault but you're not showing so it's no big deal. It's actually not that unusual at all. No it won't mean future health problems.
 

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Zelda does have some white, but more so i would say silver. She has a silver beard and some white/silver in her ears and also she has some white on the inner legs. :) Its a very beautiful "flaw" in my opinion!

Here is a photo: (note the ears, the underside that you can sort of see and her "beard" :)

 

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I seriously just asked the same question about my pup. But I rescued her and they don't know if she is pure or not. Her White is slowly fading so I'm not really to sure if that means anything. But here is mine ImageUploadedByPG Free1372288171.475442.jpg ImageUploadedByPG Free1372288189.116017.jpg ImageUploadedByPG Free1372288253.062768.jpg
She has (but it's fading) white paws
White blaze on her nose and a white tip on the tail


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I have a pure breed german shepherd puppy that had white marking on his chest and paws. The dad is an all black gsd ( next to him in the picture) and mom was a long haired black and tan.
 

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Here is a grand champion with a large white patch on his chest. It's allowed in the show ring, but white on the feet is penalized.
 

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I have a pure breed german shepherd puppy that had white marking on his chest and paws. The dad is an all black gsd ( next to him in the picture) and mom was a long haired black and tan.
It doesn't mean anything. It's called residual white. The melanin reaches the chest and paws last in utero. Personally, I think there will be a genetic connection found at some point but as of now there is no known gene that causes this in German Shepherds.
 

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I love the white in the chest I to think it may be some heriditary marker. Luna looks like she has angel wings on her chest. Max a white little spot.
 

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My girl also has white toes on her rear leg. Including one single pink nail. I find it adorable and unique.

I researched it when I saw it and found a Common Dominant White Spotting gene, common is gsd. As above that patch never made the pigment. It's nothing to worry about health wise.
 
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