White Swiss Shepherd. Owner feedback
To all who seek a faithful friend, devotee andan elegant companion, this article is addressed. Elegant and beautiful dog, possessing a strong character, will perfectly get accustomed to a country house. In the city apartment, she too will be comfortable. She gets along wonderfully with one owner, and with a big and noisy family. Meet the heroine of our article - a white Swiss dog.
From the history of the breed
For the first time, white sheep-dogs became known in 1880. The residence of the royal dynasty of the Habsburgs was inhabited by dogs of this breed of white sheep-dogs, not yet officially recognized.
In 1882, the Swiss Swiss Shepherd was first introduced at the exhibition in Hanover.
In 1899 the first German shepherd was registered. When it was created, colored and white genes were used.
The official recognition of the white sheepdogfor certain it is not known. When the first German shepherd was registered, the color of the coat was not specified. Reliable information about the white sheep-dogs became available only at the end of the last century. Over the years, the Swiss Swiss Shepherd was not recognized as a specialist and was not allowed to breed. White puppies were considered albinos and destroyed. Only in 2002 FCL officially recognized the breed.
White Swiss Shepherd Dog, breed standard No. 347(ICF) is a medium-sized animal with well-developed musculature, medium skeleton, somewhat elongated body and elegant outlines. The dog is energetic and balanced, friendly and attentive. The growth of males is 66 cm, the female is 61 cm, the maximum weight is 40 kg.
The White Swiss Shepherd (breed standard from 2011) has a wedge-shaped head, a powerful, rather long muzzle, slightly narrower to the nose.
The ears have the shape of an elongated triangle, standing, directed forward. The ends are slightly rounded.
Medium-sized almond-shaped eyes, slightly obliquely set. Color - from dark brown to brown.
Straight forelegs are strong. They are placed moderately widely.
Hind legs straight, with muscular thighs. The dog moves rhythmically, with an even thrust. The tail is saber-like, covered with fluffy hair.
The animal has a thick, snow-white "coat". Wool is of medium length or long, but certainly with a thick undercoat. A shorter coat on the front of the legs, muzzle, ears. The back surfaces of the legs and neck are longer. The color allowed by the standard is only white.
There are two types of white shepherds - longhaired and short-haired. The first species is popular in Germany, France, Austria. In the Netherlands and the United States, short-haired animals are more common.
Disqualifying factors may be aggressiveness or restless, oppressed behavior. In addition, blue eyes, undershot, undershot, lack of pigmentation on the lips, nose, skin.
Harmoniously folded white Swiss Shepherd (reviews of owners confirm this) always looks well-groomed and neat. It always has a presentable appearance.
White Swiss Shepherd: character
Representatives of this breed attract dog breedershis obedience and balanced nature. Previously, it was an excellent shepherd dog, perfectly coping with their work. Later people saw her positive qualities and began to start a snow-white beauty as a companion.
This dog is characterized by such features as sincerity, cheerfulness, friendliness, ingenuity. Aggression and anger, passivity and disobedience are not inherent in these animals.
A cheerful and sociable dog behaves cautiously and quietly with outsiders, carefully scrutinizes and controls the behavior of the guests.
When this snow-white beauty is infamiliar to the situation, she does not mind casting a voice. She will gladly and amiably bark on a walk, if something interests her, or she will want to thank her owners. Prolonged howl means resentment or discontent.
Today in Russia is not too common whiteSwiss Shepherd. Feedback from happy owners of such pets suggests that these animals feel the mood and spiritual state of their owner very subtly. Sensing a negative, your loyal friend will try to cheer you.
Loyalty and devotion to this dog does not haveborders. Despite its peace-loving nature, a white Swiss shepherd can stand up for himself and for his masters. But it will show its strength only if there is a real threat and at the last moment.
Education and training
These dogs need constant andconsecutive trainings. Do it with a puppy, or with an adult animal, gently. The nature of the white sheep dog is very different from that of the German. Hard methods of dressing are strictly forbidden. For a white shepherd, physical loads are necessary. Perhaps not as serious as for the German. Your pet will be immensely happy if you allow him to run with a stick or ball, catch a flying disk or frolic in the company of his fellows.
The dog is very smart, so it's easy to learn. She can master several "professions": a rescuer, a therapist dog, a guide. A properly trained animal is able to guard and guard. Self-training can produce good results.
Choosing a puppy
Due to the fact that this is a relatively new breed for Russia, white shepherd puppies should be bought only in nurseries or clubs.
Before purchasing an animal, it is necessary to clarify some important points:
- experience and history of breed breeding in this cattery;
- reputation and image of the breeder;
- exhibition activity of parents.
Take an interest in the state of health of the baby, canwhether it is "trapped" for any hereditary diseases. Whether vaccination was carried out, when it is necessary to spend the next inoculation. As a rule, honest breeders who value the reputation of their own enterprise, do not hide from the future owners any shortcomings and defects of their pupils.
Dog breeders who breed these animals believe that these dogs are prone to the following diseases:
- joint dysplasia;
- heart failure.
White Swiss Shepherd: Reviews
This gorgeous dog is very popular in Europe, and in Russia it is not yet very widespread. Despite this, we managed to get acquainted with the reviews of our compatriots.
It should be noted that so far we have not been able to find anyone negative feedback about this dog. In the opinion of the hosts, this is an ideal, sensitive, intelligent and benevolent companion, who generally has no shortcomings.
White Swiss Shepherd, whose price in Moscow is on average 30 thousand rubles, is very clean. Like all sheep dogs, they easily learn, get on well with children.
White shepherd puppies are charming - affectionate and cheerful white lumps. With proper upbringing, puppies grow up smart and kind animals.