White Swiss Shepherd

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Size

Large

Life span

14 Years

Weight

40 Kg

Group

Hybrid Dogs

White Swiss Shepherd Overview

The White Swiss Shepherd is medium sized dog breed with a moderately sized body. Their typical height at the withers is in the region of :Females 55-61cm and Males 60 - 66 cm.

Their ears are erect and elongated and their coat either comes in medium length or long. This dog breed has a rectangular shaped body and weighs in the region of: Females 25-35 kg and Males 30-40 kg.

They’re known for being very elegant by nature with a well-balanced temperament and friendly demour. This dog breed loves to play and enjoy plenty of action. If trained correctly they have the ability to complete most commands given to them. Given plenty of love the White Swiss Shepherd will be extremely devoted to their owner.

They’re very easy to train and need an owner that's willing to put the hours in with their continuous behavioural and agility training.

White Swiss Shepherd Characteristics

Size InformationIntelligence
  • 5
Size InformationExercise Needs
  • 5
Size InformationDogs Health
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Size InformationChild Friendly
  • 5
Size InformationApartment
  • 2
Size InformationShedding
  • 5
Size InformationGrooming Needs
  • 3
Size InformationBarking
  • 3
Size InformationAlone
  • 3
Size InformationTrainability
  • 4
Size InformationEnergy Levels
  • 4
Size InformationDog friendly
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History & Origin

The White Swiss Shepherd is also known as the Berger Blanc Suisse and were first recognised as a unique breed in Switzerland back in 1991 as they were rewarded for the strikingly good looks. 

White Swiss Shepherd Temperament

The White Swiss Shepherd has a kind temperament and very well-balanced, making them an excellent addition to a family with children. This lively dog breed is very intelligent and friendly. With the correct training, they are renowned for making a great family pet. They are completely devoted to their family and will be your best friend for life. Thye love nothing more than to be involved in all the family activities.

Training

The White Swiss Shepherd is highly intelligent and able to learn new tricks and commands straight away. Training must start early and any bad habits must be nipped in the bud instantly before they become a habit. Training must be consistent throughout their life to prevent any bad habits and so they understand what is expected from them by their owners. 

This dog breed loves to be busy and excels in most tasks given.

Grooming

The White Swiss Shepherd coats don't tend to mangle or become matted too much but do require moderate brushing up to 4-5 times a week. This dog breed tends to shed a lot and more so during the twice a year shedding cycle. They require a bath once every 3-4 months unless they're dirty of smelly. Washing this dog breed too much will remove the oils from their fur which helps protect their coat.  

As with all dog breeds, they need regular checks of their ears, teeth and paws and necessary check-ups at the vets to help keep their health in optimum condition. 

Health

This dog breed is prone to suffering from a few hereditary health conditions such as:

  • Bloat
  • Skin issues and allergies
  • Joint pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia

Exercise

The White Swiss Shepherd is very energetic and intelligent and requires plenty of exercises and mental stimulation to be happy and well-balanced. They require 2 walks a day for a minimum of 30 minutes per walk, with plenty of time off their lead. If their not given the correct amount of exercise and mental stimulation, they are prone to displaying destructive behaviours.

Children and other pets

The White Swiss Shepherd is known to be very good around children and other pets. They're gentle and have a placid nature. Due to their size, they do need to be supervised when playing with small children and pets. 

This dog breed gets on well with most other dog breeds and cats, as long as they're introduced correctly.