Mintern's Apache Von Snowcloud
AKC, DNA-Panda Tested, DM, Microchip
Male Panda German Shepherd
D.O.B. September 19, 2018
He is KINDEST, most gentle and sweetest pup! He will turn 5 this year and
that is crazy as he is still the PUPPY around the house LOL
He is so soft and his coat is just beautiful! He is always happy and
always willing to help me with the pups...
He is a BIG boy....and we are extremely happy with our APACHE :)
Apache is growing up and we could not be
happier with this fun and happy boy!
He is so loyal to me and just a kind and gentle soul!
Here he is at 17 months old.....still a baby .......
Playing with Bugs, our sweet Puppy Trainer :)
Apache is learning NOT to chase the Turkeys, Guineas and Chickens :) and doing
INCREDIBLE!! and there is always play time on the big dirt pile we have
I just love his sweetness
5 months and I am so enjoying sweet Pache!!
Working on those EARS :)
A mutation in the KIT gene has been found to be the source of the dominant
white spotting pattern known as Panda that occurs in a line of German Shepherd
dogs. This mutation is very recent as it appeared spontaneously in a female born
in 2000. The Panda pattern is characterized by symmetrical markings of white
forelock, muzzle, chest, ventral abdomen, collar and tip of the tail. The amount
of white can vary from dog to dog. In the homozygous state, the Panda mutation
is considered an early embryonic lethal as no live dogs with the pattern and
with 2 copies of the mutation have been observed. Heterozygous (1 copy of the
mutation) dogs do not have any health defects associated with this pattern.
A study published by UCDavis in 2016 found that the panda marking is the
result of dominant mutation of the KIT gene, or the CD117 gene.
DNA tested conducted by the American Kennel Club proved her lineage to be, for a
fact, a pure German Shepherd Dog.
The first ever recorded Panda was a result of breeding two German Shepherd
dogs by Cindy Whitaker
Brain vom Wölper Löwen SCHH III, the sire, was registered with the German
Shepherd Club Of Germany.
The dam, Cynthia Madchen Alspach, was registered with the American Kennel Club.
Lewcinka's Franka von Phenom was born with white markings, and was the sole
puppy in the litter to have such markings.
Repeat breedings did not create any more panda puppies