White Swiss Shepherd Dog

Breed stats

Breed group Pastoral Size Large Life span Over 10 Years Exercise More than an hour per day Grooming More than once a week Coat length Medium Coat sheds? Yes
The White Swiss Shepherd Dog or "Berger Blanc Suisse" has only been officially recognised by the Kennel Club in the UK since 2017.

The breed was initially a herding dog developed in Switzerland in the twentieth century.

They can be medium or long haired and (as the name suggests) they always have a white coat. They usually have a great temperament, and are loyal family pets that are friendly towards children. They are also lively and intelligent, and require plenty of exercise, stimulation and company if they are not to get bored. They can be very good at agility, obedience, flyball, tracking, herding and more.

They shed their hair throughout the year, with heavy shedding in response to temperature changes.

As with many working breeds, it's worth considering hip and elbow dysplasia tests with this breed, along with a number of other standard health tests.

Watch our videos about some of the dog breeds in the Pastoral group.