Our Polarbear Philosophy

 “Polarbear™ White Shepherds” is a kennel that is recognized in the dog world for producing exceptionally high quality German Shepherd dogs. The contraction of  "polar" and "bear" or "Polarbear™" is the name of our kennel and there is no such breed or color of dog as a "Polarbear Dog". We created the name  “Polarbear™” or “Polar Bear™” and we have had exclusive use of the name since 1999 when we developed our unique brand of dog and methods of placing them with the right owners. Our Polarbear philosophy is the secret to our most amazing “humans with fur”. Simply put…..

Polarbear White Shepherd Dog

……. we made health, temperament, and genetic diversity, our number one priority.   We decided early on that this was more important than the short-sighted aims of show breeders whose sole focus is appearance and selling to anyone.   As a result of our strategy or “scientific approach”, the longevity and popularity of our dogs is undisputed.  

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Here at Polarbear™ White Shepherd’s, we pioneered a "no cage - no kennel" philosophy in which dogs are not confined and instead are raised on a beautiful acreage with plenty of room and attention.   Since our dogs roam free, they are happier and healthier, than kenneled dogs, which  enables us to make wise decisions regarding which dogs to breed as our foundation stock.   We also developed a method of testing dogs for intelligence and temperament which has an accuracy rate of 90% over their lifetime.  To everyone's surprise, we have fewer than six adult dogs at all times and we produce a limited number of puppies each year.  We are vigilant about maintaining the integrity of our dogs which is why we protect our brand and none of our dogs are sold for breeding purposes.  Like to learn more about us?  Scroll further down this page.......

 What makes our dogs so different from any other white German shepherd dog?

Talking Dogs

 Mental Attributes

Our dogs, or “Polarbears™”, are natural empaths which makes them highly intuitive and the closest to a "human with fur" that you will ever find in a dog.  Our Polarbears™ have amazing vocabularies and only have to be told once what you want them to do.  These are the most intelligent dogs you will ever meet.   They just understand.  The temperaments of our dogs make them the  "total package" in a dog.  Most dogs, in the shepherd breeds, tend to be aloof and wary of strangers.  Our dogs, on the other hand, are friendly and sociable, as long as they are well socialized as puppies. They make ideal guard dogs and will not hesitate to put their lives on the line should the situation warrant it.   Their calm temperament makes them ideal indoor dogs and the playful, retrieval abilities make them entertaining as outdoor companions.  One other distinction our dogs are known for?  You guessed it... they love water... just like their namesake, the Polar Bear!  And is there any better dog to watch the children?  No.  Our white shepherds are completely trustworthy, making them ideal "nannies" to even the smallest child.

And what do our dogs look like? 

Physical Attributes

12 month old Polarbear Puppy

12 month old Polarbear Puppy

The appearance of our dogs is striking.  They have beautiful, superior quality, short, arctic-white coats, and dark pigmented noses and are ideal indoor dogs because they shed less than their longer coat cousins.   They are extra-large in size.  Our males average between 100-120#, and females between 70-90#.   So if you want that beautiful, large, indoor dog, that sheds less than their longer coat cousins and do well in warmer weather... its a Polarbear™ dog!

Do the Research

Polarbear Puppies with children

If you've never purchased a dog online before, remember, "the most important decision in purchasing a dog is purchasing the right dog."   In this day and age, you do not need to find one locally.  You may, however, need to do your homework, especially if you found a new breeder.  Many of these first-time breeders try to replicate our philosophy.   Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so they say.  Don't be fooled, however, there is only one Polarbear™ Dog.  Likewise, don't be fooled by "the intellectuals" or breeders who rely upon blue ribbon trophies, hips and elbow evaluations, and special certificates to sell their dogs.     Our reputation and that of our dogs comes from happy clients throughout the United States who are more than willing to speak with you. Thank you for taking the time to read about us. Please make sure and let us know if you get the chance!

Location and Prices

And where are we located? We’re in the greater Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest nearest to our trusted airlines, Alaska Airlines. Prices? We don’t give out our prices but you can assume that purchasing one of our dogs is like upgrading from a cheaply made car to a luxury car. Our dogs are at least twice as much as a standard run-of-the-mill German Shepherd dog. Twenty years of experience focusing on health and temperament does, after all, make our dogs the best of this breed.

We are recognized by the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) and our puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Parents of our puppies must pass health tests as recommended for our breed. While some dog breeders mention our name, they understand that nobody else can duplicate the success of our dogs.