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Panda German Shepherd Information

I had never heard the term Panda German Shepherd much less know of their existence until my close friend got one.  “Panda” is the name of the gene that is the result of a spontaneous mutation that occurred in one puppy born to a pair of German Shepherds here in the US.  I use the term Panda to describe my AKC registered German Shepherd named Dare as he has the mutated “Panda” gene, not to be confused with the S locus that causes white spotting in the German Shepherd breed.

The original pair of German Shepherds the produced the one puppy with this white pattern and blue eyes had their DNA studied by UC Davis.  The DNA of the parents and the litter were authenticated as being from their “Pedigreed” parents.  Basically proving that the litter is from it’s documented parents and that a ’traveling salesman’ is not the culprit of the puppy with the white markings. 

The Panda Pattern puts white on the face/head, chest, feet, legs, tip of tail much like that of the Collie—however the Panda gene is not related to the gene responsible for the white on a Collie.  It is a dominant gene which means it only takes one parent to reproduce the pattern.  The pattern is secondary to the color and the original pattern of the Dog.  In other words the dog will still be either; black/tan, blue/tan, liver/tan, blue sable, liver/sable, sable, or solid blue, solid liver, solid black, etc... the dog with the Panda Pattern. 

Repeating the Panda pattern does not interfere with any basic color or pattern and is secondary to it’s color and pattern.

Finally my Dare is a direct descendant of the Original Panda Frankie (Lewcinkas Franka Vom Phenom).  Frankie is my German Shepherd Dare’s Great Great Grandmother. 

This is Dare at 4.5 wks old.
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Please do not confuse my AKC registered German Shepherds with this pattern with those that are attempting to create a new breed “Panda Shepherds” as mine are AKC registered German Shepherds that are affected by the Panda gene.

Pandamonium @ 6 wks very confident

Black/White Panda Male Pandamonium brother in a pet home now

Pandamonium's brother in a pet home now.

Pandamonium's brother in a pet home now

Pandalla Anderson as a puppy, she is a black/silver panda

Perfect black / tan Roxie x Dare male went to a pet home

Panda-Z is our first blue / crème Panda!

Panda-Z is our first blue / crème Panda!