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I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!

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Nov 9, 2002, 6:37 AM

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I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!

No, I am not a current dog owner. But in eight days and counting, I will be the proud new mother of a White German Shepherd female pup. I came upon this website via a Yahoo! search. I am very excited to read the advice on puppy training. Hopefully I won't be posting too many training 'boo-boos' and problems of my own!!! I guess we'll see!

My name is Martha and I live in Lapeer, Michigan, USA. I already posted my first question regarding the standards of the show-ring and which factors are most important in a show-dog. Is the quality and coloring of the dog's coat more important than the coloring/pigment of the dog's paw-pads/toenails?
White German Shepherd, born 10/3/2002, Vysee


Nov 10, 2002, 6:10 AM

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Re: [Martha] I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!

hi Martha,

Welcome to the forum!

Can't help u much on the white GSD .. Unsure

There r some GSD experts in this forum, hopefully will come to the rescue Wink

Have fun!


CD Moo


Nov 10, 2002, 11:35 AM

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Re: [Martha] I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!


Welcome to the forum, my best bet will be "throw" back your Q to the breeder and confirm. www.akc.org will also provide sufficient info the each recognize breeed.

Check it out.

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Nov 10, 2002, 11:23 PM

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Re: [Martha] I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!

hi martha...firstly a warm welcome to you...abt white german shep..we happen to have a real good expert on that breed here...he is a breeder as well...maybe he can help you ya...
anyway...enjoy this site ya...

New User

Nov 11, 2002, 7:43 AM

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Re: [kaerb] I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!

Thank you for welcoming me! I would definitely love to hear from the WGSD breeder. I am so excited to bring our girl home. My husband has been researching the breed for 3 years and he is finally getting his puppy. I have read quite a few different puppy training sources from books, to pamphlets, and of course the internet. But I have not found the answer to one of my questions. My husband and I will have Vysee (our puppy) sleeping with us in our bedroom. I have read that it is good for the pup to sleep with humans (not in the same bed - just the same room) in order to get them accustomed to a sleeping schedule. My question is, how often do pups need to go out to go potty during the night. I am sure that it is different for every pup. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to teach her to sleep through the night. I understand that pups don't have complete control over their bodies until they are 10-weeks-old. What is the best way for me to start potty-training through the night? Any and all advice is much appreciated!!! Thanks.
White German Shepherd, born 10/3/2002, Vysee

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Nov 11, 2002, 8:56 PM

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Re: [Martha] I'm Expecting a White German Shepherd Puppy!

Welcome to the forum! Smile Here's what I did with Mocca when she was younger (8 weeks old or so). Stop giving water to your pup after dinnertime (Around 7pm or so). Take her out to relieve herself right before bedtime (For me, it was around 10-11pm). With Mocca, she barked or whined to wake me up when she needed to go in the middle of the night. However, if your pup doesn't do that, then you'll have to set your alarm clock to around 1-2am. Take her out to relieve herself at that time. At 6am, take her out again. I wake up at 6am cuz I'm still a student. Perhaps for you, you can take her out a bit later, say around 7-8am.

That was the schedule my pup and I established. Don't worry about sleeping habits, as they will definitely go to sleep at night. They may wake up once or twice in the middle of the night, but not to worry - they'll usually find ways to amuse themselves until they get sleepy again (puppies sleep a LOT Wink). I suggest "puppy-proofing" your room, i.e. keep all chewable items out of reach!

-= Tisha =-