About The Breed

Berger Blanc Suisse shepherds are gentle, very intelligent and learn easily. They are loyal to their family and may be aloof around strangers, but are not prone to show shy or fearful behavior. The Berger Blanc Suisse breed derived from decades of evolution to a distinct breed type from the German Shepherd Dog.

At the creation of the German Shepherd Dog breed, all colors were accepted. It was in the first decades of the 20th century that the white exemplars began to be excluded in Europe. They were nearly extinct until the Swiss decided to start breeding them.  They are still very new to the United States today, and are officially recognized by the UKC, FCI and KC. 

They are suited for a variety of services to man such as, search and rescue, medical alert, therapy, obedience, agility, protection sports, dock diving, and scent/tracking oriented training.

They are natural herders. The character of the Berger Blanc Suisse is gentler and mellower than that of the working lines of German Shepherd Dogs, and are much easier to handle, but are still very protective of their people and dog pack. 

Characteristics:

The Berger Blanc Suisse is a medium-sized, well-balanced and muscular dog. It has become one of the most versatile working dogs serving mankind due to its high degree of intelligence and sense of loyalty. Commonly known as a Berger Blanc Suisse, Snowy Shepherd, Polar Bear Shepherd, or White Swiss Shepherd, the dog is of the same origin as the White Shepherd Dog and German Shepherd Dog; however, it is its own Breed.

The snow white color makes the dog distinctive and easily recognizable. This dog is NOT an albino, because it has dark eyes, nose and skin pigment. It is a breed with an exceptionally friendly nature with kids as well as being cheerful and quick to learn.

The breed is a naturally fit and agile. They have lot of stamina, energy and endurance and can travel long distances. It can be used in disciplines like herding, obedience, agility, tracking & protection.

Origin: Switzerland

Group: Herding

Coat: Pure white, short or long with a dense double coat

 

Size:

  • Height: Male 24-26 In

  • Height Female 22-24 In

  • Weight Male 66-88 lbs

  • Weight Female 55-77 lbs

 

They are still very rare, and for the shepherd lovers of the world, until you own one of these amazing animals, you cannot truly appreciate just how special they are!

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