White Swiss Shepherd Dog
the White Swiss Shepherd is a "powerful, well-muscled, medium-sized" dog with erect, pointed ears. Their coat is a "double coat which is either of medium length or long", and is always white, with dark skin. They have a "elegant, harmonious outline". Their eyes range from light to dark brown and are almond-shaped.
White Swiss Shepherds are, similar to their German Shepherd forebears, lively and alert dogs. They are friendlier with strangers than German Shepherds tend to be. They are very intelligent and adaptable, easy to train and loyal dogs.
White-coloured German Shepherds were once banned from registration in their native Germany, but in the United States and Canada the colouration gained a following and a breed club was formed specifically for white-coloured German Shepherds, calling their variety the White Shepherd. The first stud dog of what became the White Swiss Shepherd Dog was an American dog born in 1966 that was imported to Switzerland. The variety was provisionally accepted as a breed by the FCI in 2002, and received full acceptance in 2011. The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom officially recognized it in 2017.