A bi-color German shepherd is black with tan legs. The toes have very thin black stripes called pencil markings. Most German shepherds are a mixture of black and tan, but bi-colors have a distinct pattern from these two-... More »

A silver German shepherd is a purebred German shepherd that has a silver or gray color to its coat. Silver is considered an acceptable coat color by the American Kennel Club. More »

A Shiloh shepherd is a mixed-breed dog. It is similar in appearance to the German shepherd, but it is smaller and has much smaller ears. More »

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East German shepherds, a variation of the German shepherd, were bred in East Germany during the separation of the country from 1945 to 1990. The dogs are distinctive in body type, range of color and general temperament. More »

There is no such thing as a miniature German shepherd. Dogs that appear to be small German shepherds are probably mixed-breed dogs. Dwarf German shepherds are occasionally born. More »

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A brindle German shepherd is a German shepherd dog with a brindle coat. Brindle is a coat pattern in dogs that's made up of light streaks of color on a darker background of the same hue. Brindle is a very rare coat patte... More »

According to Oborge, the world's largest German shepherd, as of September 2014, is named Duke, standing at almost 32 inches tall and weighing 131 pounds. Duke has a male offspring that is almost as large as him. More »