“No good dog can be a bad color” – Capt. Max von Stephanitz. The father of the German Shepherd breed. The color of a German Shepherd of course has no effect on the character of the dog or it’s ability to work, but it’s still something to consider before adopting your new pet. German Shepherds come not only in a variety of colors, but coat’s and patterns. Unlike color, the coat of a German Shepherd CAN effect their ability to do certain jobs, such as being able to work in cold climates longer. The most common and natural colors include Black, Silver, Blue, Cream, Tan, Red and the more rare White.

Coat patterns of combinations of these colors are Bi-Color, Black & Cream, Black & Red, Black & Silver, and the most common, Black & Tan.

Common Colors

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Short Vs Long Haired

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Image Credits: 


PictureClara – Flickr

JanTruter – Flickr 

SamTheShapherd88 – Flickr

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