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White Swiss Shepherd Dog

    Brief Description 

    The Berger Blanc Suisse (English: White Swiss Shepherd, German: Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund, Italian: Pastore Svizzero Bianco) is a breed of dog from Switzerland. It is of the same origins as the White Shepherd and the German Shepherd Dog, and has been recognized as a separate breed by the FCI.


    Other Names for Breed 
    • Berger Blanc Suisse
    • Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund
    • Pastore Svizzero Bianco
    • Vit Herdehund
    • valkoinenpaimenkoira

    Health and Well-Being 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys

    Breed Standards 

    There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

     of the major international standards:

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)

    The Kennel Club

    Breed-Specific Statistics 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.

    • This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
      White Swiss Shepherd Dog: 2006-2011 2011-2016

    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:150046985_s.jpg

    Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary

    Finland: Koiranet:



    Breed-Specific DNA Tests:

    Breed Clubs 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Sweden: Vit Herdehundklubb:

    US: White Swiss Shepherd Club of America:

    Finland: Suomen Seurakoirayhdistys ry:

    Suomen Valkoinenpaimenkoira ry:


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