"No good dog is a bad color"

-Max von Stephanitz



Here is just a bit of  information I have put together about the different colors of German shepherds, we do offer most of these colors here at Wolfgang Haus but not all, although temperament and health is first and foremost in our breeding program, and we strive to put together the ultimate package in Health, temperament, brains, and last but not least beauty.  This page is a working progress so please bare with me, there is much more I can add and hopefully will get it all on here eventually.

At the bottom of this page there is a chart of the colors of  a German Shepherd however it does not show all the variations within each color and or marking.  There are different patterns along with the different color variations within that pattern.

I have used as many of my own pictures as possible, there are some pictures that belong to other breeders and or owners and I have tried to add all their websites,  but I have also borrowed some off of the internet for informational purposes only, If you see your picture and are not happy with me using it please let me know, I will be happy to take it off, and if you hava any pictures or information you would like me to use feel free to email me at becsgsd@hotmail.com This page is for everyone to enjoy and maybe learn something from

Saddle back and blanket back German Shepherd and variations, black and red, black and tan, black and cream and black and silver
This is the best known color or pattern of the German shepherd, the saddle pattern comes in variations of black and red, black and cream, black and silver. All are variations of this well known marking. See the difference in the colors in the slideshow 
the rock extra large german shepherd
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Atalia, long coat black and red european import german shepherd in tx
black and red extra large big boned german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherds tx.jpg
Atalia black and red long coat import german shepherd
Storm and hailock black and tan german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherds
extra large old fashioned black and red german shepherd, wolfgang haus german sh
giant black and silver cream german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherd.jpg
black and cream extra large german shepherd in Texas, san antonio tx german shepherds
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P-Storm topolovnicki dads brother, black and deep red long coat german shepherd
Balck and cream German Shepherd
Wolf mask German Shepherd
Also known as reverse mask
     The wolf mask (reverse mask) German shepherd is not a mix or hybrid german shepherd, but a somewhat rare marking that comes up on occasion when both parents carry this gene. In our first breeding of our Ziva and Duke they produced 3 wolf mask puppies in there first litter.  Kitara stayed  with us for future breeding.  Then we got our Chanel from Kitara's brother Klondike.  We also kept our Parisia from Roma who is Kitara's daughter.  This masking goes back to some of the very first German Shepherds and has been carried down in the lines for centuries. The littlest Hobo was a great example
     The reverse mask can come with or without the wolf stripe down the nose, there are many shepherds like this.  Rin Tin Tin was a great example of a maskless  (without the stripe). Sometimes they can be born with the wolf like strip but then it fades as they get older
 
silver sable hobo wolf mask german sheph
extra large sable long coat german sheph
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kitara dirty face, wolf mask german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherds
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silver sable wolf mask german shepherd, hobo german shepherd, large silver german shepherd
wolf mask german shepherd, wolfgang haus texas german shepherds
wolf mask black and silver large german shepherd Royalair german shepherds
wolf looking akc german shepherd
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akc wolf mask full german shepherd dog
Wolf mask tri color german shepherds, Royalair german shepherds
AM CH Schatz of Edgetowne wolf mask german shepherd, hobo mask german shepherd.jpg
wolf mask silver sable german shepherd texas iced Chanel.jpg
wolf mask german shepherd, hobo mask german shepherd, reverse mask german shepherd.jpg
chanel wolf mask silver sable hobo german shepherd
wolf mask silver sable chanel german shepherd
black and silver wolf mask german shepherd
Wolf mask german shepherd puppy
black and silver akc wolf mask german shepherd
black silver sable wolf mask hobo german shepherd
silver sable wolf mask german shepherd
rin tin tin girlfriend
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wolf mask sable german shepherd, Kitara von Wolfgang Haus run.jpg
extra large wolf mask silver sable german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepher
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Baron von Der Krone
Luchs vom Kalsmunt Wetzlar 1908
The littles Hobo
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White German Shepherd

The white German Shepherd is another color that has been around since the beginning of the breed. The are considered a fault by the AKC and cannot be shown, but fanciers have now made their own shows for them and they can still be shown in AKC sporting events.
     The white is a masking gene, it masks the true color of a GSD so if bred to a black and tan the true color may show up in the puppies, but to get a white both parents must carry the gene, as it is recessive. 
    The white is also a color that has been in the breed since the very beginning, there is a photo below of one of the first white shepherds to help start the breed. 
 When a white has red in it's background it shows up as a cream or champagne color, which is another absolutly stunning versian of the color
shannara and steel large white long coat
shannara and steel male giant white long
white long haired coated german shepherd
shannara and steel white long coat germa
shannara and steel white long coat germa
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White long coat german shepherd
Savannah Ruger, white large german shepherd in texas
white german shepherd stud in tx
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large white female german shepherd for sale san antonio texas.jpg
giant white german shepherd for sale texas.jpg
extra large white german shepherd puppy for sale in tx.jpg
White extra large german shepherd.jpg
giant white german shepherd puppy, wolfgang haus german shepherds.jpg
Greif von Sparwasser
Hailocks Havoc Von Wolfgang Haus, large white german shepherd.jpg
old fashioned white Rin Tin Tin German shepherd Tx. wolfgang haus german shepher
white german shepherd puppy
White German Shepherd puppy
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white giant german shepherd TX, wolfgang haus old fashioned german shepherds.jpg

Champagne German Shepherd (a version of the white)

1 Champagne white german shepherd in tx.
1 Tzarina white champagne german shepher
1 Tzarina big bone akc old fashioned ger
1 champagne white akc german shepherd do
champagne white extra large  german shepherd puppy.jpg
extra large champagne white Tzarina german shepherd
Tzarina champagne white large german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherds in tx
white champagne long coat german shepherd puppy for sale in tx
champagne white long coat german shepherd puppy tx, san antonio texas german shepherds
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Champagne white german shepherd puppy.jpg
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Solid black german shepherds

     Also referred to as Lacquer black in Germany, the solid black has been around for a long time, but is a lot less known then the black and tan saddle.  Solid black is usually a recessive gene in the German shepherd therefore to get a black both parents must carry the gene.  There are, on some occasions a dominant black, which only one parent has to be solid black. It is uncommon, but we have fortunately have 2 our Abraham and Storm
Black Drak z Dragon solid black extra la
wolfgang haus solid black long coat germ
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solid black long coat german shepherd
large solid black long coat german sheph
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solid black long coat german shepherd br
long coat solid black german shepherd Ze
Storm blk white.jpg
solid black long coat german shepherd pu
Storm, solid black long coat german shepherd in texas
Brahm and Storm female pup 2017 litter almost 1 year old, solid black long coat german shepherd
Tx large solid black german shepherd, wolfgang haus's Cobalt.jpg
Solid black long coat large german shepherd
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z cobalt, old fashioned solid black german shepherd.jpg
extra large solid black long coat german shepherd.jpg
Extra large long coat solid black german shepherd in tx
large solid black german shepherd long coat german shepherd
extra large german shepherd solid black  german shepherd in Texas.jpg
Buffalo-Bill-von-Tjärnshaget----- Solid black german shepherd
extra large solid black long coat german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherd
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Roland von Starkenburg

Blue German Shepherd

The blue German Shepherd is a dilute to the black, it shows as a steel grey color, sometimes it can be a lighter powder grey, but I have never seen it myself. It is also a recessive gene so both parents must carry the gene to produce it. Some people may say that blue is a bad color, but there is no bad color in the German Shepherd, the color does not change there personalities or health in any way
blue sable german shepherd
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blue long coat german shepherd
solid blue german shepherd puppy
powder blue and cream large german shepherd Royalair German Shepherds
blue sable german shepherd-owner and breeder Fiona Gierus
blue sable  Fiona Gierus
solid blue german shepherd
blue sable german shepherd-owner Catherine Clark
solid blue german shepherd Ruskin house of shepherds
Solid blue long coat german shepherd-owner Fiona Gierus
solid blue long coat german shepherd
long coat solid blue german shepherd
ay sable blue long coat german shepherd
blue ay sable long coat german shepherd
blue bicolored german shepherd in Texas, wolfgang haus german shepherds san antonio TX.jpg
long coat blue and tan german shepherd in san antonio tx
blue long coat german shepherd in texas, wolfgang haus german shepherd
blue sable german shepherd puppy
large blue german shepherd dog tx
solid blue german shepherd puppy 2 weeks old, wolfgang haus german shepherds in TX
solid blue german shepherd wolfgang haus german shepherds
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The Sable German Shepherd

     Sable is not actually a color, but a pattern in the German Shepherd like a saddle back and one of the most popular in the German working lines. Sable is caused by black tipped hairs usually covering the back of the dog, but sometimes the whole shepherd, it comes in many variation, from the dark red undercoat to the very light silver.  Sable GSD usually have a very dark face, some with tan or red eye circles.

 

to your right are some pictures of  the different variations.

 

 Some sable shepherds grow to look like saddle backs but are still genetically sable.

 

Dark black sable long coat german shephe
silver sable extra large german shepherd
salem large black silver sable long coat
King dark sable long coat german shepherd wolfgang haus german shepherds
salem large black silver sable long coat
silver sable wolf mask german shepherd
Lyra and Brahm silver sable long coat ge
silver sable large german shepherd in sa
dark sable german shepherd puppy for sal
Silver sable extra large german shepherd, Royalair german shepherds
dark black sable long coat german shepherd in Texas
silver sable long coat german shepherd in texas - frame
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red sable long coat german shepherd tx, maskless german shepherd in texas, wolfgang haus german shep
liver sable german shepherd Ruskin house of shepherds
Liver sable long coat german shepherd -owner Fiona Gierus
blue silver sable  long coat german shepherd puppy
blue sable german shepherd-owner and breeder Fiona Gierus
Liver sable german shepherd-owner breeder Rhonda Moyer
sable extra large german shepherd puppy in tx
Zenzi and king silver sable german shepherd in texas
sable wolf mask german shepherd. Wolfgang Haus.jpg
Shannara, wolf mask sable german shepherd
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Bi colored German Shepherd

Bi color is another pattern, similar to the saddle back, but with much more black and less tan, red, cream, or silver. One of my personal favorites

extra large giant bicolor german shepher
Veda bicolor almost all black german she
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veda lay bicolor german shepherd in texa
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Veda, bicolor large german shepherd
roma, bicolor long coat german shepherd
veda lay bicolor german shepherd in texa
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wolfgang haus bicolor dark german shepherd in tx
large bicolored german shepherd san antonio tx
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bicolor german shepherd in tx
bicolor black and red long coat german shepherd, wolfgang haus german shepherds.jpg
bi colored long coat german shepherd for sale in texas.jpg
bi color german shepherd long coat german shepherd in Tx.jpg
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Liver German Shepherd
chocolate liver and tan extra large male
chocolate liver and tan girl large germa
Solid chocolate liver german shepherd pu
extra large liver and tan german shepher
dark chocolate liver and tan german shep
dark liver and tan chocolate german shep
liver chocolate sable german shepherd
solid dark chocolate liver german shephe
liver chocolate and tan long coat german
liver chocolate german shepherd puppy
rosey liver and tan german shepherd pupp
liver and tan large german shepherd
coco large liver and tan german shepherd
extra large liver german shepherd puppy
chocolate liver german shepherd puppy fo
dark liver german shepherd puppy for sal
large liver and tan german shepherd dog
chocolate liver and tan german shepherd
dark chocolate german shepherd in texas
silver liver sable Ruskin house of shepherds
liver german shepherd
timberwolf_orig silver liver sable german shepherd, Ruskin house of shepherds
liver and tan extra large old fashioned
Coco liver chocolate german shepherd dog
liver and tan german shepherd Royalair german shepherds
solid liver or chocolate long coat german shepherd-owner unknown
liver and tan german shepherd mom with liver sable puppies-Owner and breeder Fiona Gierus
liver sable german shepherd Ruskin house of shepherds
liver and red german shepherd ruskin house of shepherds
Liver and Tan german shepherd-Owner Fiona Gierus
Liver sable long coat german shepherd -owner Fiona Gierus
Liver sable german shepherd-owner breeder Rhonda Moyer
Solid liver german shepherd-owner Kelsey Indish
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liver long coat german shepherd
liver and red long coat german shepherd
Isabella German Shepherd
The Isabella color is produced when both parents carry both the blue and liver gene at the same time. This color is often seen in the weimeraner, also seen in dachshunds, doberman, pitbulls and many others
Isabela and tan german shepherd 5 months
Isabella and tan german shepherd
Isabella female german shepherd puppy in
Isabella bicolor giant german shepherd p
Isabella and tan extra large german shep
Isabella bicolor giant german shepherd p
extra large giant german shepherd isabel
Isabella and tan large german shepherd p
Isabella german shepherd
extra large giant german shepherd isabel
Isabella german shepherd both blue and l
Isabella german shepherd with light blue
isabella german shepherd
isabella christmas puppy german shepherd
Isabella and tan 3 month german shepherd
Isabella and tan large german shepherd p
Isabella german shepherd puppy for sale
Isabella and tan german shepherd puppy f
Isabella german shepherd puppy for sale
Isabella german shepherd blue eyes wolfg
Isabella german shepherd with blue eyes.
Isabella german shepherd puppy in texas.
Southern bell isabella german shepherd
isabella german shepherd with blue puppy
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wolfgang haus Southern bell the Isabella
Isabella german shepherd puppy
isabella german shepherd for sale in tx.
Isabella german shepherd-breeder Rhonda Moyer
Isabella german shepherd puppy in texas
Isabella and tan german shepherd dog, german shepherd puppy for sale in texas
Isabella Short coat german shepherd-belongs to Shepherds Rose Garden
Isabella Long coat german shepherd
Isabella Short coat german shepherds-owned by Rhonda Moyer

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