1. The White German Shepherd Is No Different, Other Than color, to Other German Shepherds
Despite the historical assumptions, White German Shepherds are the same as the other colors of the breed. Even so, the American Kennel Club will disqualify a White German Shepherd in terms of the breed standard.
2. The White coloring is Caused by a Recessive Gene
The reason that the white coloring appears in some dogs is due to a recessive gene that can be present that causes the hair color to be “hidden” and it produces a white dog instead.