If you are looking for a dog that is smart, fearless and hardworking, then the White Swiss Shepherd is the dog for you. It originates from the Bavaria region and breed belongs to the local shepherd dogs. The original version had the wired hair as well. The dog was first registered in 1899 and has become highly popular ever since.
The white Swiss shepherd is a huge dog and weighs about 80 pounds. It is perhaps one of the most recognized breeds these days. The shepherd usually comes in three kinds – the rough coated, the short-coated variety as well as the long-coated variety.
As compared to the other dog breeds, the white Swiss shepherd can be extremely hardworking. It takes a lot of interest in learning and considering his intellect, the dog is mostly used in police work, for search missions, to help the blind and are highly popular as guard dogs. You must always pick your shepherd from a good breeder, since not all of them get along very well with children or other pets. The dog can be extremely protective of the family that it stays with, therefore you must ensure that he is properly trained or socialized before bringing it in public.
These dogs are easy to train and contain high levels of energy. They must be involved in different family outings or jobs and these dogs are always eager to please. The shepherds do not have a lot of grooming requirements, however they are heavy shedders and need to be brushed daily. Just like all other dogs, the Swiss shepherds must be taken to a vet for proper vaccinations. If properly cared, the dog can live up to 13 years of age.