Swiss white shepherd
The Berger Blanc Suisse is physically similar to the German Shepherd if we exclude the color: medium size but robust, elegant and well muscled.
The Berger Blanc Suisse story began in Germany around 1890.
A man named Max Von Stephanitz had in mind to create the ideal sheepdog.
He succeeded in creating German Shepherds, but the white color was no longer allowed once the standard was established.
It was not uncommon to obtain an immaculate puppy, but the breeders kept their existence silent.
The Berger Blanc Suisse only officially appeared in Germany in 1980.
Breeders’ clubs are gradually appearing throughout the world, but this breed is not officially standardized until January 2003. Switzerland then asked this that we grant him the « paternity » of this race.
- hair: double, it can be long or of medium length.
- color: completely white. Its head: slightly domed skull, slightly marked stop and medium-sized nose.
- ears: set high and parallel, they are well erect.
- points go forward. His eyes: medium-sized and almond-shaped.
- color is more or less dark brown.
- body: the musculature is impressive although the whole is perfectly harmonious. The back is horizontal.
- tail: tied low, it can go down below the hock.
- It is very bushy and comes in the form of a sword.
Behavior with others
- The Berger Blanc Suisse is a dog that becomes very attached to its masters.
- Very gentle, curious by nature, he can be very attentive to DIY and gardening activities as he likes to experiment with new games.
- Very intelligent, aggressiveness is not part of its character, which makes it a very good pet for young children.
- His only weak point is that he can’t stand loneliness.
- It therefore needs a lot of affection and human presence. He can also make a good watchdog.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is moderately docile.
It must be educated firmly but gently because of its extreme sensitivity.
The sooner he gets used to a situation, the faster he adapts to it. He must therefore familiarize himself with the habits of the household (rhythm of life, meal times, etc.)
very early on so as not to feel neglected.
He certainly needs affection, but it is best not to show him excessive interest.
He would risk becoming too attached and would find it very difficult to bear the absences (even short) of his masters. Adapted to work, the Berger Blanc Suisse can perform many useful functions (patrol dog, anti-drug, anti-explosive, etc.)
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