The Black German Shepherd is a pure German Shepherd and doesn't qualify as a separate breed, but it stands out because of its color 100% black. The Black German Shepherds are very rare, and for that reason, their price is much higher, you can expect to find a Black Shepherd puppy around $700 to $2000.
As a breed that was originally created for working ability, the working line GSD adheres most closely to von Stephanitz’ vision of what the breed should represent. Working line GSDs are usually smaller and less angulated than their show line counterparts. Their coloration can vary considerably, from solid black, to sable, to black and tan, which is closest to what most people envision when they think of a GSD. Of course the reason for the variance in appearance is because working line GSDs have been bred first and foremost for their temperament, nerve, and working ability as opposed to their looks. These dogs tend to be very high in energy and drive, which leads to an incredible willingness to work for rewards. They are expected to have a confident, thought out, and appropriate response to any situation in which they find themselves and should never be reactive to loud noises, crowds of people or unfamiliar places. Working line GSDs make very good dogs for police and military work, however with appropriate training and leadership, these same attributes (courage, mental stability, trainability, loyalty) make working line GSDs a fantastic option for active households.
They are stealth-like in the dark and often can be seen easier in the light. To some, an all black German Shepherd is perceived to be more scary and intimidating, They can be from Show and Working Lines from different lines types from their different respective countries. As a plus, they often win in Conformation because of the intensity of their sharp silhouette outlines. However, in Conformation, even the slightest imperfection can be a negative because even the slightest minor imperfections are easy to notice and appear to stand out on a completely black German Shepherd.
We are planning an all black working line with possible sable. Their cost will be $2,500. Get on our list early as we’ve already started our list. You can use the customer questionnaire and litter reservations form on the downloads page. No deposit required until the pregnancy is confirmed.