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In 1996 we bought our first white shepherd. A dog named Aiwak of Sida's Paradise, which at that time his show career won numerous awards: Res. CAC, CAC, BOB... and also became a father of many beautiful and healthy puppies that boast both exhibition and the successful results of the tests during the training. Unfortunately, we left on Aiwak 27.12. 2008 to dog heaven, and we never forget. Information about some of the puppies from Aiwak you can find here: www.kimsdream.cz.

In the autumn of 2007 we bought a female Meggie Jane of Kim's dream that she makes us happy and she has already passed the exam ZOP, ZZO, BH and going to the next. She is proud of her title Res.CAC. From our litter in 30 of April 2010 we had a female ARNI of Aiwak's paradise, which has participated in several exhibitions at home and in Poland, where she won in the category of young 2 times first place and the National Ostrava title CAC. Now we are expecting the birth her first puppies. Good luck to all.

 

 Arnie a Meggie

 

 

History of the breed abroad

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Suddenly appeared...

first white shepherd, almost in the form we know it today, was presented at the exhibition in Hanover, already in 1882. Of course he was in a band together with a German shepherd because it was a German shepherd. The most famous of them was a male born in 1879 and named Greif. For his quality, including uprigth ears, which at that time certainly was not a matter of course, was used much in breeding. In 1888 at the exhibition German Shepherd named Greif was presented in Hamburg as the first white colored female. The owner of two White Shepherds and less well-known dog Greif II.was Baron von Knigge.

In 1899, Arthur Meyer saw at the show interesting dog named Hektor Linksrhein and pointed at this dog to his friend Max von Stephanitz. When Stephanitz went to see this dog he was excited and he bought it without hesitation. At that time it was common to rename the original names of dogs, including kennels, and so Hector Linksrhein became Horand von Grafrath. Horand was stained dark sable like his mother Lene. But Lene was the daughter of white Greif. Horand´s grandfather was then Greif. Horand, born 1th of January 1895, has as a hereditary basis gene for the white color. Hereditary talent for white coloration in the early breeding was strongly enhanced. But even if the ratio of white colored shepherd to other colors was reportedly 3-2 in favor of white shepherds, Berno von der Seewiese born in 1913 was written like firet white-colored in studbook.

As Europe has decided to forget him

German Shepherd´s creator, cavalry officer Max von Stephanitz first had nothing against colored German shepherds, but under pressure from many large breeders gradually changed his opinion. Fortunately, the Habsburgs and the imperial family Hohenzollerm found love for white German shepherds . So, white shepherds had little time at least through advocacy and thanks to following circumstances man could not destroy them so quickly and for the base, as some breeders of German shepherds had wished at that time.

White color with German Shepherds went out quietly and in particular the war period was very bad for them. Because of its distinctive coloring were not at war at all office use and then some people began to spread fiction about them. Contempt for the white colored German Shepherd of large breeders and prominent was so bad that after World War II man began to blame them from the cause of the occurrence of various diseases and "wicked" nature. As well as today, even if occasionally occurred in white individuals with faded color nose and bright nails, were all white colored German Shepherds wrongly considered albinos. They are generally associated with a source of endless series of ailments. However, white-colored German Shepherd or White Swiss Shepherd is not an albino! It only has white hair, like many other breeds. White individuals have occurred "always" and the white color shepherd dogs were particularly popular with the herds of sheep. For their color were unmistakable with wolves and shepherds were very satisfied with them. They could not afford to subsidize the sick or weak individuals.

Resentment and slander of some breeders of German Shepherds to white individuals have led so far that the breeders started to be ashamed for a white-colored German Shepherds and mostly secretly all white puppies put to death after the birth . Thus, although not all behaved like that, breeding had the bad luck. Those who were not spending, were finally disqualified at the shows eventually because in 1968 white coat was deleted as allowable standard colors appearing in the German Shepherd. And so for a very short time a white German shepherd coloration virtually disappeared from the public eye.

Migration Europe - America and back

At the turn of the 19th and 20 century, Anne Tracy imported several differently colored subjects and white German shepherd to America after visit of the Habsburgs and she was excited of their nature and decided to breed. The popularity of white colored German Shepherds posted in American film called The White Shadow, whose main character was white colored German Shepherd.

Senseless mania also came to America to phase out white colored German shepherds from breeding. Fortunately, they found a better solution there . They bred all color varieties of German Shepherd, with the white-colored individuals treated separately from other colors. In America and Canada white colored German Shepherds found many supporters.

Perhaps only Canadian Kennel Club did not connected to contempt for the white colored German Shepherd. In 1964, Sacramento, California, the first club for white colored German Shepherd was established. Since 1968, none of the club and the association, excet above mentioned Canadian Kennel Club, have registered colored white German shepherds in studbooks. In Europe, people have not spoken about the white colored German Shepherds for a long time and it was considered that, after the decommissioning of all white shepherds they were lost in the river of time.

Finally, they came back to Europe in 1970. Swiss lady, Agata Burch, who lived in the USA and knew white shepherds very well, imported from USA dog named Lobo White Burch, born in March 5, 1966 . Lobo was not only a beautiful representative of the breed, but also an excellent working dog. Moreover, he composed such SchH3 trial. And „A“ in the following year. Mrs. Burch imported one female dog more from England , Blinkbonny of White Lilac. From the connection of two mentioned white shepherds three dogs and one female were born in April 19, 1973. This litter was entered in the additional registry SHSB (the Swiss stud book). Later she brought another female, White Beauty, from California to Switzerland, and bred two litters. But after that she returned to America. Fortunately, after moving out to the U.S. another entusiast Korn Kurt took the white dog breed. White Shepherd is slowly getting to other breeders who began to devote to his breed, despite considerable bureaucratic problems. In the eighties of the 20th century, another great enthusiast for white shepherds appeared - Swiss J. Epprecht. Above all, he took care of quite a big boom, this time not a German shepherd, but the US-Canadian white shepherd in Europe. Who invented for the white German shepherd this name, we probably may not know. Certainly it is not taken from American name, because it is known as "white German shepherd“ there.

And just because they still recognized in Canada and America (Kennel Club) the German shepherd of all color varieties, so white colored shepherd is still a German shepherd there. (It also explains why in some atlases and encyclopedias occur in breed "German Shepherd dogs white, cream or ... the longhaired, but you will not find " Swiss white shepherd, " there.) Nevertheless, the Americas club for owners and fans of white colored German Shepherds were based, and some breeders focus on breeding only white colored dogs. It should be noted that there are also several kennels focusing exclusively on all black colored German Shepherd.

 

Standard

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White Swiss Shepherd (Berger Blanc Suisse)

Standard No. 347/18 12th 2002

Standard valid from: 26 11th 2002

Country of origin: Switzerland

Usage: family and companion dog, loves children, attentive watchdog, friendly and teachable dog work.

Classification FCI: Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Herding breeds, Section 1 - Sheepdogs (without trial)

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: In America and Canada white shepherd could evolve to a separate race. In early 70-ies first dogs were imported into Switzerland. The American male "Lobo", born in March 5, 1966, can be considered the forefather of this race in Switzerland. The merging of a dog registered in Switzerland and other dogs imported from USA and Canada, caused gradually spreading of this breed throughout Europe, where they live for generations now in large numbers. These dogs are presented as a new race in Appendix Swiss stud book (LOS)from June 1991.

General appearance: Strong, well muscled, medium sized, upright ears, short or long-haired white sheepdog rectangular format with moderate bone and elegant, harmonious outline.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Moderately long size, ratio of body length (from withers to point of buttock) to height at withers is 12:10, from stop to tip of nose (muzzle fungus) is slightly greater than that from stop to occiput bulge.

Temperament: Lively, without nervousness, attentive and alert, sometimes reserved with strangers and maintaining a distance, never timid or aggressive.

HEAD: Strong, dry and finely modeled, in proportion to the body. When viewed from above and from the side it is wedge-shaped. Topline of skull and muzzle are parallel.

Skull:

Front: little arched, with the central furrow

Stop: Slightly marked, but distinct

FACIAL:

Snout: (muzzle fungus) medium-large, desirable black pigment. Lighter muzzle nose is permissible.

Muzzle: Strong and in proportion to the forehead slightly longer. The muzzle and lower jaw are straight, the nose is slightly tapered.

Lips: Dry, closing tightly, as much as black.

Jaws / Teeth: Strong, forming a complete scissor bite. The teeth in the jaw must be upright.

Eyes: Medium size, almond shaped, slightly obliquely inserted. Color brown to dark brown. Eye lids well fitting with black edges are advantages.

Ears: Set high, carried upright and parallel. Ear lobe pointing forward, triangular in shape, slightly rounded at the top.

Neck: Medium length, well muscled and harmoniously connected to the head, without dewlap. Elegant neck line runs without disruption from the amount carried head to the withers.

Body: Strong, well muscled, moderately long.

Withers: Pronounced.

Back: Straight, firm.

Loins: Strongly muscled.

Croup: Long, medium broad, gently sloping to tail.

Chest: Not too broad, deep (about half the height at the withers), reaching to the elbows, oval, reaching far back of the chest, strong chest.

Belly and flanks: taut, lean flanks. Belly slightly overcast.

Tail: Bushy saber shaped, tapering to the tip. Rather deep set, reaching at least to the hock joint. In repose, hanging or in the lower third slightly curved. In movement carried higher, but never above the topline.

Legs: Strong, sinewy, moderate.

Forequarters: Seen from the front straight, slightly broader based, viewed from the side with adequate angulation.

Shoulder: Long with a laid back, well angulated. The whole shoulder is well muscled.

Forearm: Sufficiently long, strong muscles.

Elbows: Close to the body.

Forearm: Long, straight, sinewy.

Pastern: Firm and only slightly curved.

Hindquarters: Viewed from behind straight and parallel, standing not too wide from side well bent.

Upper thigh: Medium length, well muscled.

Lower thigh: Moderately long, oblique, with solid bone and well muscled.

Hocks: Strong, well angulated.

Hocks: Moderately long, straight, wiry, dewclaws must be removed (except in countries where prohibited by law dewclaws).

Feet: oval, slightly longer back than front. Toes well arched and tight, solid, stable. Black padded, dark nails are deletes advantages.

Movement: rhythmic movement, regular, smooth and steady, brisk pace, the trot.

SKIN: Without folds and wrinkles, dark pigmentation.

Coat: Medium length, dense, well fitting with short hair or long hair with a rich undercoat. Muzzle, the face, ears and front part is shorter. The neck and back of the legs is longer. Slightly wavy, hard hair is permitted.

Color: White

SIZE AND WEIGHT:

Height at withers: Dogs 60-66 cm, females 55 to 61 cm

Weight: approx. Dogs 30-40 kg, approx. bitches 25 to 35 kg

Type-correct dog can not be excluded a small deviation of the height.

Faults: Any departure from the norm is considered a defect. The assessment takes into account the degree of violation in relation to the severity of the error.

The dog should be as close as possible standard.

MINOR FAULTS: Slight deer color (light yellow color on the tips of ears, back and tail), loss of pigment on nose, lips and eyelids

SERIOUS FAULTS: apparent character flaws, too short (square, square format)

poorly expressed sexual expression

more than two missing PM1. M3 are not taken into account

drooping, drooping, bend an ear

strongly sloping croup

curled tail, kink, hook, deviated

soft (silky) outer coat, woolly, curly (open coat), distinctly long coat with no undercoat

Distinct deer color (clear, yellow or other color) on the ears, back, top of the tail

ELIMINATING FAULTS: shyness, aggressiveness

one or both eyes blue, protruding eyes

entropion, ectropion

Overshot, undershot, uneven bite

depigmentation of the nose, lips and / or eyelids

depigmentation of the skin and paws (pads)

Albinism

Males must have two descended into the scrotum, ordinarily matured testicles

 

History of the breed in the Czech Republic

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Start of white shepherds in the Czech Republic

White Swiss shepherd's breeding spred quickly almost all over the Europe. Mrs. V. Hes from Libne brought the first white shepherd - Banja von Wolfsgehege from the bann of breeding the white shepherd in the SV (German Shepherd Kennel Club) to Czech Republic. Then Banja was sold to the Slovak territory, where she got lost. The first white shepherds for the breeding came to the Czech Republic in 1991. The paradox was that the first white shepherd puppies born in Czech Republic has been registered on Hungarian kennel, and thus also had Hungarian pedigrees. It was for this reason that none of the Czech owners / breeders of white shepherd was organized in any canine office. There was mainly the kennel resting CS (later Resting Nivalis) Polak's couple. These breeders also lent two brood females from abroad - from the kennel Savaria from Croatia, and thus they care of rapid development of white shepherd in the Czech Republic. The first litter of pups (five males and three females) "with the Czech firm" was born from the merger of female named Anna von Hainal and dog Alf von Tiroler Land in the kennel "ACABO CS" (now Czech ACABO)of Mrs. Vera Pecko.

In April 24, 1993 Club AKBO (American-Canadian White Shepherd) was fouded at the instigation of Polak's couple and with the support of Mrs. Libuse Ubr . Relatively strict criterion for breeding was introduced from the start whether it was a full dentition, hip dysplasia, but also a good character, etc.

Despite the existence of myths type, that it is a breed that originated from the Canadian wolf, or even that it is a breed not recognized and must not participate in any exhibition, White Swiss Shepherd found in a relatively short time a large numbers of fans, owners and breeders. Since 1995 the annual number of registered puppies is around 100 individuals. Club Show in Septembe 12, 1999 was marked by the beginning of the assessment of long-and short-haired White Swiss Shepherd separately. This step rendered many advantages.

For many breeders has been a huge surprise when in January 1, in 2003 was an internationally recognized pre-FCI American-Canadian White Shepherd as "White Swiss Shepherd." It's name on an interim basis, that is why they left him in Czech Republic a acronym ACO. White Swiss Shepherd is already not a "national race", but the FCI group I, Section 1 - Shepherds, with the subtitle: two varieties of coat, without working trial. This report, on one hand , pleased breeders and owners of these white dogs, on the other hand , brought some disappointment. For Czech "Canadians", respectively, for the Czech white shepherd owner, this meant a step back. White Swiss Shepherd will again be assessed again without a breakdown by length of hair (except for special exhibitions and club) and also at international dog shows the working class will be not open for this breed . Which is absolutely a pity.

In April 6, 2003 the Club of the American-Canadian White Shepherd Club was renamed The white shepherd club, in whose ranks there are still about 280 members. Every year it holds not only for members but for all owners and fans of white shepherd two young leads, and two breeding, club weekend , training camp at Rýzmburk, family camp, the unofficial championship in performance, trips, a special club show - last year 113 individuals were registered on the tenth club show.

The nature of the white shepherd

It is very difficult to capture the true nature of white shepherd. It is one of the few breeds where you can see both spirited and exceedingly calm individuals, as timid, so confident, friendly and distrustful, easily leasing and with several trials and typical "Companion dogs" ... So creating a concise picture of the nature of this breed is really difficult.

He is very calm in the walks, and you can manage him very well. It is a very perceptive and teachable dog. But sometimes he is so cunning. He is not aggressive and dominance of white shepherd is downright exceptional phenomenon. He usually behaves friendly to the pets and other dogs if the puppy is in contact with them at least occasionally. Some individuals may be too sensitive and suspicious, but mostly this is due to the limited socialization. In any case, a breed is very easy-going after sufficient of socializing.

His socialization is necessary

His typically nice and balanced behavior can thus be only under the proper daily socialization in puppy age. His sensitivity and sensibility makes him at a young age rather problematic puppy. Often the young male is hiding or running away as all that is unknown to him (whether sounds and things). It is important to focus on different sounds, urban tourism, unusual situations and objects, touching human hands.

The breeder should pay close attention to the phase of imprinting or early stage of socialization and owner should continuously build on it. Proper socialization can not be a matter of days, not even weeks. Certainly it is necessary to devote fully to this so that the absence of these suggestions will not reflect negatively on the character in his adulthood. I stress that positive experience is necessary, because any negative experience even it may seem trifling, can leave the puppy with dire consequences for the rest of his life. Walking is in busy places fundamentally on a leash. It must not happen that the dog escapes from something uncontrollably! Patience, consistency and fairness is required in the education and training of white shepherd.

White Shepherd in the family

He is very kind and he will do anything for his family. It is an ideal family dog, great friend for kids. He will be also a pleasant companion to seniors who are looking for a large dog and have enough vitality to educate him and go with him for walks. White Shepherd is very devoted to all family members and we could say in good conscience that he is uncomplicated in the family. He tries to move to the end of family hierarchy and does not tend to conform to any member of his family. His good nature, however, appear only if he lives in close contact with his people.

Training

Swiss White Shepherd usually likes to play and cooperate with his master. He is very dedicated and tries to fulfill every wish. This makes him ideal for easy training in obedience. White shepherd obedience training usually does not make any smallest problems. The same could be said of smell works. White Shepherds are usually very careful, therefore rashness marred the results only rarely. Training must be fundamentally playful and with calm repetition. But the stereotype does not make them fun .

White Shepherd desperately needs praise for practice. As mentioned earlier, he learns quickly, so obedience training and training on the tracks is good and easy-going with good handler and the results will come relatively soon. In any case it does not fit into the hands of "harder" handler, which is disconcerted with every little thing.

Also, this dog is not suitable for a man with too big ambitions as defensive works are often stumbling block . White shepherds are mostly no aggressive defender. Grips on the sleeve are not generally fixed and infrequently happens that grab the sleeve. On the contrary, letting on the command for them is no problem. In defense they need help rather than tame. It is better to learn through play, using a hunting instinct, not to aggressive stimulation. Training should not rush and you must keep the time to the dog - let him decide alone when to begin work with helper. In no event helper should not pull him behind the ear or other similar rip off balance, "to evoke a defensive reflex." The dog would withdraw into himself and probably never would have learned to bite the sleeve.It is very necessary for white shepherd to select carefully an experienced, balanced and calm heart helper, who will be well acquainted with the nature of this breed and will patiently and calmly trail path to his sensitive soul.

But why white shepherd does not excel his fearlessness and quality grips as many German shepherds, if this is actually the same breed? The explanation is simple. When, decades ago,breeders and clubs gave up white colored German Shepherd, they were taken mostly by people without breeding and training ambitions. Thus, they were kept only as a purely family dogs, whose gentle nature and maximum maneuverability was required. Efforts to versatile training began fairly recently, but work is not significan yet.

Up to now in our country white shepherds are rarely trained. It's a pity, because some individuals with good leadership have a great chance to succeed in training. It should be noted that training of white shepherd abroad is relatively common and we can see them also considerably more often at the performance of tests and various competitions. For example, in Austria there is no exception seeing White Swiss Shepherds with an examination SchH3. Even in our country we can find several individuals with composite tests, even in versatility. You can also find an individual with such a demanding test, as is recognized ZVV3.

The White Shepherd Club organizes holiday training camps that can be finished with the exam ZOP or ZPU1-2. Club definitely counts with leadership of the white wards and is lookig forward to the event that a relatively new project which is the unofficial championship, will take over and will still have greater participation and excellent spot results. It is encouraging that the number of successfully passed exams of dogs of this breed is still increasing.

White Swiss Shepherd and his use

He is very popular for canine therapy, in which he really excels. Not only nature but also his color is ideal for this difficult task. By the way, it is shown that disabled people accept better light color dog than dark color. White Shepherd, however, thanks to his maneuverability and good sense of smell can excel in the rescue work of all kinds. He proved as a helper for disabled people in different ways. His white color is suitable for people with the rest of the eye. It is interesting that the first white shepherd trained for a blind man was trained in the Czech Republic and was handed over to Mimon in 1996. Even, though rather rarely, he is used in sledge sports, bikejoring, etc. Agility is not excluded . But he is not fast enough (temperament), in the track compared for example to collie border. Therefore, agility yes, but rather for more variety and joy of movement.

Is he suitable as a guard?

White Swiss Shepherd does not hesitate to bark at anything suspicious, which makes him an excellent guardian. However, he does not bark unnecessarily, he is not too noisy. But also he is not large "ripper" and therefore there is no need to fear that someone would be accidentally bitten. He is mostly reserved to the strangers or he overlooks them. Rarely he is downright friendly.

Caring for a white shepherd

It should be noted that his hair is white, so keep it completely clear in chilly or rainy weather is quite impossible . On the other hand, it is almost unbelievable that in a good weather, even without taking a bath, his hair will be pretty white again. There is no need to bathe him often. Frequent shampooing is definitely not recommended. If the dog does not roll in something really not very fragrant, he does not swimm in the green pond or play in a swamp, bathing with using shampoo is sufficient only 1 - 3 times a year.

White Shepherd needs only routine care like other shorthaired breeds. Occasionally he needs to brush or comb the hair (during molting more often), keep ear canals clean and short claws. So,certainly this is not a demanding breed.

A few words in conclusion...

Leaving out white color, we can see in Swiss shepherd an "old type" of German Shepherd. He boasts the straight back, only slightly sloping stern, adequate leg angle and good pigmentation.

Therefore it is quite possible that who misses Gerrman shepherd of the past, finally finds pleasure in this breed. White Swiss Shepherd is definitely worth noticing..