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White Swiss Shepherd Dog

A naturalized Swiss with American roots

Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Original Name : Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund

Type : Lupoid

Male size : 23½-26 inches

Male weight : 66-88 lbs

Female size : 21½ -24 inches

Female weight : 55- 77 lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Switzerland


These medium-sized sheepdogs are powerful and muscular, with erect ears, a double coat of medium to long hair and elongated body. Their bones are of medium size, producing an elegant, harmonious form.White Swiss Shepherd Dogs are gentle family and companion dogs that most of all adore children. They are also attentive watchdogs and hard workers with lots of get up and go.


The skull is powerful, dry and finely chiseled, properly in proportion with the body. It is wedge-shaped viewed from above and from the side.



Of medium length, powerful and muscular, with very perceptible withers and a solid, level back and very muscular loins.






The large ears are set high and carried perfectly upright, parallel and pointing forward in the shape of an elongated triangle slightly rounded at the tip.



Bushy throughout, the saber tail tapers to the tip.



Double coat of dense medium to long hair, which lies close to the body. The undercoat is abundant, while the topcoat is smooth and thick.


White shepherd dogs have become increasingly rare in the United States and Canada. The first specimens were imported by the Swiss in the early 1970’s and there are now a large number of purebreds with lineages going back several generations throughout Europe. The White Swiss Shepherd Dog was formally registered as a new breed in a supplement to the Swiss studbook (LOS) in June 1991.Attentive and vigilant, White Swiss Shepherd Dogs are even tempered and not at all nervous. While occasionally a little reserved with strangers, they are never anxious or aggressive.

Did you know ?

The American male Lobo, born March 5th, 1966, is considered to be the father of the breed in Switzerland. Its descendants registered in the Swiss studbook (LOS), together with other specimens imported from North America, slowly but surely founded a line in Europe.


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