Berger Blanc Suisse Description
The Berger Blanc Suisse has an appearance that is similar to the German Shepherd, though it has a white coat. This breed originates in Switzerland and has only recently been categorized as being a separate breed. These dogs should have ears with a triangular shape, and their tails should be held over their backs in a curve. The Berger Blanc Suisse has a powerful body that is muscular, and a tuck should be present in the belly.
As of this writing, the breed is only recognized by the UKC and FCI, but an effort has been made for the breed to be accepted worldwide. Compared to the German Shepherd, the Berger Blanc Suisse is not well known.
Also Known As
American White Shepherd Dog
Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund
White German Shepherd
White Swiss Shepherd Dog
The Berger Blanc Suisse shares a number of characteristics with the German Shepherd. It is a loyal dog that is quick to obey the commands that are given to it by its owner. The Berger Blanc Suisse can be trained as a guard dog, but if it is not trained properly, it can be too aggressive.
When these dogs are properly trained, they can make great pets for the family. The Berger Blanc Suisse can build a powerful bond with its owner. They may have large amounts of energy, and owners will want to make sure they are kept occupied. Overall, the Berger Blanc Suisse makes a fine pet.
The Berger Blanc Suisse is susceptible to developing hip or elbow dysplasia. In addition to this, they may develop allergies or bloat. The Berger Blanc Suisse has a maximum life expectancy of 12 years. These dogs should not be overfed by their owners. They may also develop von Willebrand’s disease.
This is a healthy breed of dog that needs extensive amounts of exercise. Owners will want to take them on long walks, and they should be allowed to run free in an area that is secure. These dogs are fairly large, and may not be suitable for people who live in apartments or small homes. They should be given a sizeable yard where they are able to run and play.
Special Grooming Needs
The Berger Blanc Suisse has a coat that will need moderate amounts of grooming. Owners will want to make sure the coat is combed or brushed consistently, and these dogs should only be bathed when they need it. Little is known about their shedding patterns, though it may be similar to the German Shepherd.