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White swiss shepherd dog


White swiss shepherd dog

The white swiss shepherd dog, Swiss white shepherd or Swiss Shepherd dog (officially: Alsatian) is a rare Swiss breed of dog, considered to be the national breed of Switzerland. It is a working dog that is used for herding cattle, sheep and horses, and guarding livestock and property. It also has been used as a military dog.

The white swiss shepherd dog was first documented in the late 18th century. It was developed in the 19th century by Swiss breeders, and was recognized in 1884. It was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1922, and by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1926. In Switzerland, it is called Schössli, and in Germany, the Alsatian. Outside of Europe, it is often referred to as the white Alsatian or the white Swiss shepherd.

Description

The Swiss white shepherd is a medium-sized dog with a broad, strong body. Its head is strong and large, with large, oval ears and a long, broad nose. It has a small tl, with black, black-tipped, or orange or yellow hr. It has large, strong limbs, and a deep chest.

In the UK, the breed's height is set at the shoulder and is from 30 to 35 cm (11 to 14 in), in Germany from 26 to 30 cm (10 to 12 in), in France from 28 to 31 cm (11 to 12 in), in Italy from 26 to 30 cm (10 to 12 in) and in Spn from 30 to 35 cm (12 to 14 in). In the United States, the height is from 29 to 33 cm (11 to 13 in), and in Germany from 26 to 30 cm (10 to 12 in). In North America, the height at the shoulder is from 28 to 32 cm (11 to 13 in) and in Mexico from 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 in).

The coat colour of the Swiss white shepherd varies depending on country. It is typically either solid white or mixed white and black. White is preferred by the AKC. In Europe, black is more commonly used, although white is still preferred by the FCI. In the UK, it is white or black, and in Germany, white, yellow or fawn with black hr on the tl. In France, it is usually white with black on the tl. In North America, it is commonly white with black, or a mix of white and fawn or black.

Temperament

The Swiss white shepherd dog is intelligent, alert and brave, with a strong instinct for protection. It is generally gentle and good with children, but it can be wary and aggressive towards strangers, which it perceives as a threat. The breed was traditionally used as a guard dog, and is protective of its home and family. It is also protective of other animals, such as livestock and property, and can be aggressive with other dogs.

History

The breed is considered to have originated in Switzerland in the 18th century. In the 19th century, it was developed as a working dog, and was used for herding cattle, sheep and horses. In the 1860s, it was also used as a military dog for border patrol. Its mn use was for guarding livestock and property.

In 1884, the first written records of the breed were published, by Alsatian breeders in Switzerland. They wrote that the dogs had a "powerful and swift build, good sense of smell and eyesight, and strong nerves and a strong will". They described the dogs as being "a powerful, fast-moving and agile dog, very protective and obedient". They were noted for their great endurance, and strong legs, and were used in heavy labour, such as for hauling and pulling.

In 1893, the Swiss White Shepherd Dog Club was formed to encourage the breed, and was later renamed the Swiss White Shepherd Dog Association. In 1900, a new breed standard was written, and the dogs were recognized as a breed by the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office in 1921.

The breed became popular in Europe in the mid-20th century, and was introduced to North America in 1963. At this time, there were about 1,000 dogs in Europe, and in North America, there were about 2,500 dogs. The breed gned more popularity in the 1970s, and there were 5,000 dogs in North America in 1984.

In Europe, the Swiss white shepherd dog has a close relationship with other Alsatian breeds. The two breeds share a common ancestry, but are distinct.

The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1926. In the UK, the breed is known as the Alsatian and in Germany, as the Swiss Alsatian. In Italy, it is known as the Alsazia and in France, the Alsatian.

Health and temperament

The Swiss white shepherd dog has a short, dense coat. The outer coat is generally flat and lies close to the body. The inner coat is longer, and the dogs shed heavily. In the UK, the coat is usually about long.

The Swiss white shepherd dog has a double coat, with a soft undercoat and hard outer coat. It sheds seasonally. The undercoat is white, and the coat can be any colour. The coat should be short and dense, and should not appear greasy. The white hr on the tl should be thick and the black hrs short and stiff. The coat should be short, smooth, glossy and dense. The dogs are prone to overheating in summer and over-exercising in winter.

The Swiss white shepherd dog has a calm temperament, and is generally good with children. It is intelligent and eager to learn. In North America, the breed is typically friendly, and is good with other dogs, cats, and livestock. In Germany, the breed is sometimes aggressive and can be aggressive with strangers. In the UK, the breed is generally good natured and calm, but can become protective and aggressive towards strangers.

Size and weight

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