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Berger Blanc Suisse vs. White Shepherds

Berger Blanc Suisse vs. White Shepherds

So, you’re having a hard time choosing between a Berger Blanc Suisse VS White Shepherd? Perhaps this article can help ease your mind and help you make a clear decision…

First of all, it’s not uncommon to wonder what the difference between a Berger Blanc Suisse and a White Shepherd are- I get asked this question all the time!

Although both dog breeds look very much alike, they are actually very different dogs both with their own standards, characteristics, and requirements. When it comes to recognition, the Berger Blanc Suisse is acknowledged in Europe by the FCI and the White Shepherd is acknowledged by the UKC. Given this information, it becomes evident that these two breeds are in fact different due to the overlapping of their breeding history and of course, their characteristics.

When it comes to the Berger Blanc Suisse, they are well-known to be very mellow dogs. In fact, they are the perfect companions to have especially if you have children as they are generally very good around them. The BBS dog loves having a role and because of these two factors, they instantly make great therapy or service dogs. These are very distinct characteristics of the Berger Blanc Suisse that a White Shepherd may or may not even possess. While BBS’s have very distinct personalities as what I have just mentioned, the White Shepherd, on the other hand, is very dependent on their breeder and their breeder’s standards. Although they do have the abilities to possess these traits, it is completely dependent on whether or not it is included in their breeder’s goals and programs.

At first glance, the Berger Blanc Suisse and the White Shepherd may look very much alike but with a closer inspection, you will eventually be able to tell that they are not so alike, after all. Berger Blanc Suisse dogs’ stance is very different and can be easily distinguished by a familiar eye. Their stance is very much upright while the White Shepherd’s display severe angulation. BBS’s noses are also much darker as compared to a White Shepherd, who does not possess a standard pigmentation on their noses.

One important thing you should know is that White Shepherds were bred to be built stronger which means that their cardiovascular systems are stronger which is also true for the Berger Blanc Suisse’s. White Shepherds are more of working dogs. This implies that a White Shepherd will require much more exercise and open areas to run around. White Shepherds are also known to run in packs and are more difficult to mix with other dogs. Because Berger Blanc Suisse’s are known as the mellower breed, mixing them with other dogs is hardly ever a problem.

We hope that this article has helped you identify the differences between the two breeds. They are very different.

Generally, both dogs are great companions based on what requirements you are looking for in a dog. Should you have any more questions, or would like to know more about our Berger Blanc Suisse’s feel free to contact us! You can reach Berger Blanc Suisse US

@ 407-245-7350 or visit our website @


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