White Swiss Shepherd Dog

Breed Details

Size:

Exercise Requirements:

Grooming Requirements:

Weight:

25-40 kg (approx)

Life Span:

12-13 years (approx)

Appearance

A powerful, well-muscled, medium-sized, White Shepherd dog with erect ears, a double coat which is either of medium length or long; elongated shape; medium-sized bone and elegant, harmonious outline.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:
Moderately long rectangular shape: body length (from the point of shoulder to point of buttock) to height at withers = 12:10.

The distance from the stop to the tip of the nose is slightly more than the distance from the stop to the occipital protuberance.

History

In the USA and Canada White Shepherd dogs have gradually become to be accepted as a distinct breed. The first dogs of this breed were imported to Switzerland in the early 70s. The American male "Lobo", whelped on the 5th of March 1966, can be considered as the progenitor of the breed in Switzerland. The descendants of this male registered with the Swiss Stud Book (LOS) and other White Shepherd dogs imported from the USA and Canada, gradually multiplied. There now exists a big number of purebred over several generations White Shepherd dogs throughout Europe. These dogs have been registered as a new breed in the appendix of the Swiss Stud Book (LOS) since June 1991.

Temperament

Lively and balanced temperament enjoys action, attentive with good ability to be trained. Friendly and discreet. High social competence and devoted to his owner. Never afraid or aggressive without provocation. A joyful and easy to teach working and sporting dog with capability for all-round education. High social competence allows for a marked ability to adapt and integrate to all kinds of social events and situations.

Care/Grooming

Brush them at least 2-3 times a week, if not daily. Bathing them is an infrequent task, as over bathing is unhealthy for both their skin and coat.

Coat Type: Thick white coat suitable for cold weather.
Moulting: They are known to shed quite often.
Exercise Needs: They love a challenge and need the exercise in doing so. Regular exercise is essential to maintaining their energy as well, as otherwise, they may take it out on your house or your front yard.

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