The World Canine Organization, formally known as The Fédération Cynologique Internationale, includes 98 members and contract partners that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI makes sure that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognized by all the FCI members. The FCI recognizes 354 breeds. Each of them is the ‘property’ of a specific country. The ‘owner’ countries of the breeds write the standard of these breeds (detailed description of the ideal type of the breed), in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI. The WSSD is owned by, and its country of origin is, Switzerland. The White Swiss Shepherd Dog has been recognized definitive basis with the FCI since July 4, 2011. The FCI has a cooperative agreement called a “letter of understanding” with three countries; the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. These countries have different relationship terms than actual FCI member countries, which is why the WSSD is was not just automatically recognized as a distinct breed in all countries affiliated with the FCI. The three other countries' organizations are: KC (The Kennel Club (England),AKC (American Kennel Club), and CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). The Kennel Club recognized the White Swiss Shepherd Dog in 2017. Only two other organizations with agreements with the FCI have not yet recognized this breed- the American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club.