Reminder of circular 77/2007 dated 21/06/2007, which all FCI members and contract partners must follow. Pertains to the mating of White Swiss Shepherds to white German Shepherd Dogs, which is disallowed.
For North American enthusiasts of the
White Swiss Shepherd Dog.
In late 2013, a small group of people organized on behalf of the FCI papered Berger Blanc Suisse, aka the White Swiss Shepherd Dog (WSSD). The BBSCA began in 2014 as a not-for-profit corporation. It is our hope that new lines will be developed with these imported dogs, and have their offspring exported back into the rest of the world to increase adherence to breed type, while improving the breed through responsible breeding practices. Our membership has been growing steadily since our inception, correlating seemingly with the numbers of people importing this breed. Our members are to breed to the FCI White Swiss Shepherd Dog breed Standard,347 and adhere to FCI circulars and rules pertaining to breeding and registration of the WSSD.
In the USA and Canada White Shepherd dogs have gradually become to be accepted as a distinct breed. The first dogs of this breed were imported to Switzerland in the early 70ies. The American male “Lobo”, whelped on 5th of March 1966, can be considered as the progenitor of the breed in Switzerland. The descendants of this male registered with the Swiss Stud Book (LOS) and other White Shepherd dogs imported from the USA and Canada, gradually multiplied. There now exists a big number of purebred over several generations White Shepherd dogs throughout Europe. These dogs have been registered as a new breed in the appendix of the Swiss Stud Book (LOS) since June 1991.
On November 26, 2002 the FCI granted the White Swiss Shepherd Dog provisional breed status as a breed separate from the German Shepherd Dog. On July 4, 2011 The White Swiss Shepherd Dog was granted formal, final, and definitive recognition as its own breed with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, aka World Canine Organization.
White Swiss Shepherd Dogs (347) cannot be mated with white German Shepherd Dogs (GSD, standard 166) since they are two distinct breeds with different breed standards.
We are accepting membership from anyone with a Berger Blanc Suisse, with papers from any FCI recognized registry. We do not accept American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club registrations, as those registries do not recognize our breed at this time, despite our having official breed recognition with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) since 2002.
Feel free to contact us with any White Swiss Shepherd inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!