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White Swiss Shepherd Dog


General Information - White Swiss Shepherd Dog


Group:
Working

Size:
Medium

Lifespan:
-

Exercise:
-

Grooming:
-

Trainability:
Quick to learn

Watchdog Ability:
Attentive

Protection Ability:
-

Area of Origin:
Switzerland



History

In USA and Canada White Shepherd Dogs have gradually become to be accepted as a distinct breed. The first dogs of this breed were imported into Switzerland in the early 70ies. The American male 'Lobo', whelped on 5th March 1966, can be considered as the progenitor of the breed in Switzerland. The descendants of that male registered with the Swiss Stud Book (LOS) and other white shepherd dogs imported from USA and Canada, gradually multiplied. There exists now a big number of white shepherd dogs, pure-bred, over several generations, distributed throughout Europe. For that reason, since June 1991, these dogs have been registered as a new breed with the appendix of the Swiss Stud Book (LOS).

Temperament

Lively, without nervousness, attentive and watchful; towards strangers sometimes slightly aloof but never apprehensive or aggressive.