White Swiss Shepherd Dog

Other names : Berger Blanc Suisse, White Canadian Shepherd, White American Shepherd, Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund

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Life expectancy

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog has a life expectancy of between 10 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 24 in
Male Between 23 and 26 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 77 lb
Male Between 66 and 88 lb
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Purchase price

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog costs approximately 920£

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More details about the White Swiss Shepherd Dog

White Swiss Shepherd Dog: Origins and history

The colour white being excluded from the German Shepherd breed, this breed was raised and selected as a completely separate breed (first under the name: White Canadian Shepherd). The first traces of White Shepherd dog-breeding before the 1900s are to be found in the Alsace-Lorraine region: pure-bred White Shepherds were raised at the royal Habsburg court.
In 2002, Switzerland, which imported its first units in the 1970s, claimed ‘paternity’ over the breed, which was officially recognised by the FCI under its current name.

FCI classification of the White Swiss Shepherd Dog

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a White Swiss Shepherd Dog

This shepherd dog is particularly docile, as she is so receptive given her undying devotion to her owner. She wants to spend time with him or her and please them above all else, which facilitates training sessions. 

What’s more, her intelligence allows her to quickly understand what is expected of her.

Be careful nonetheless, this sensitive dog will not tolerate any kind of brutality or injustice! Firm yet delicate training will be necessary, in accordance with the principles of positive reinforcement (rewarding good behaviours).

Rules of conduct will have to be introduced bit by bit as soon as the Shepherd puppy integrates the home, in order to avoid her from picking up bad habits.

White Swiss Shepherd Dog: Purchase price

The price of a Swiss White Shepherd varies depending on its origins, age, and gender. You have to count an average of £920 for dogs subscribed to the Kennel Club. 

The required monthly budget wavers in between £45 and £55 to cater to the needs of this big white dog, including food and basic care.

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