The White Swiss Shepherd (international name: Berger Bland Suisse) is an FCI acknowledged breed since 2003 (intermediate) respectively 2011 when it got written down officially. So, it is a rather young breed. The WSS is considered a shepherd which is found in FCI group 1.
It has its origins at the German shepherds where a white dog wasn’t allowed. The first fully white shepherds lived in Canada, moving to Switzerland around 1970, making that male dog “Lobo” father of our breed. Shortly after the breed was first acknowledged by the FCI, making it the White “Swiss” Shepherd.
A powerful, well-muscled, mediumsized, White Shepherd dog with erect ears, double coat which is either of medium length or long; elongated shape; medium sized bone and elegant, harmonious outline.
Moderately long rectangular shape: body length (from the point of shoulder to point of buttock) to height at withers = 12 : 10. The distance from the stop to the tip of the nose is slightly more than the distance from the stop to the occipital protuberance.
Lively and balanced temperament, enjoys action, attentive with good ability to be trained. Friendly and discreet. High social competence and devoted to his owner. Never afraid or aggressive without provocation. A joyful and easy to teach working and sporting dog with capability for all round education. High social competence allows for a marked ability to adapt and integrate to all kinds of social events and situations.