White German Shepherd personality is perceived to be softer and gentler than the traditionally colored GSD.
But there doesn’t seem to be any evidence to support this bias.
As with any working purebred dog breed, it is important to realize right away that these dogs are not bred to be lap dogs.
They are not lap dogs. Due to the high level of work and interaction they need.
Otherwise, there is a very real risk that your German Shepherd will become bored and destructive.
Early, daily, consistent and continuous socialization is a MUST. This will help to keep that protective instinct from becoming aggression.
An even higher level of socialization is essential in those early weeks too.
From 8 to 14 weeks old, have visitors around every day, and take your puppy to at least one new busy location.
Jett 14 years old and Arctic 1 year old
I’ve seen it before. You’re out in public, something catches a dog’s interest and they bolt.
And the owner succumbs to panic.
But this isn’t ever going to happen to you.
Because this is what you’re going to do.
This is the one they rarely get to play with and only for a few minutes.
Every few days to start with, then once a week or so.
Make a big deal out of it, put your heart into it.
Speak softly about it and with reverence.
Let them know how special it truly is.
Carry it with you whenever you go out with your dog.
Then if that happens, calmly hold up the toy and calmly say:
“Maldasha, want the duck?”