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White Swiss Shepherd Dog

The American male Lobo, born March 5th, 1966, is considered to be the father of the breed in Switzerland. Its descendants, together with others imported from North America, slowly founded a line in Europe.

About the White Swiss Shepherd Dog

These medium-sized sheepdogs are powerful and muscular, with erect ears, a double coat of medium to long hair and elongated body. White Swiss Shepherd Dogs are gentle family and companion dogs that most of all adore children.

They are attentive watchdogs and hard workers with lots of energy. Attentive and vigilant, White Swiss Shepherd Dogs are even tempered and not at all nervous. While occasionally a little reserved with strangers, they are never anxious.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Switzerland
Group
FCI Group 1
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Alert / Friendly / Intelligent / Sociable / Loving / Obedient

Key facts

  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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