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    Red face Hello I'm new here!

    Hello everyone!

    I'm new here and I have a big White Swiss Shepherd boy named Astro. Yeah, I know that for some people the Berger Blank Suisse is not officially registered with the ANKC and therefore is not technically a breed, but for me I believe that these dogs deserve to be recognized, they have lovely temperaments. Astro, my boy, is just over a year old and he is pretty big and energetic. He so far has learnt the tricks "Sit" "Drop" "Shake" "Wait" "Here/Come" "Dig-in/Eat" "Fetch" "Bed" and "Catch". His training was halted for a few months but now I want to teach him more because he may have a rather vacant expression, but he does have the will to please. I really want to train him to put his toys into the toy box.

    I joined so I could learn more about handling dogs, although I have been with dogs of all sizes for my whole life. Astro is my "first" dog where I have searched for/viewed/payed for/feed/trained all by myself. There is so much more to learn and I want my dog to reach his full potential of being a great companion. There's so many questions that I wish to ask like "Does feeding a dog a high quality diet reduce shedding?" "What really is a high quality diet?" and many more.

    I hope this place is friendly and very knowledgeable. I'm sure it is!

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    The White Swiss Shepherd is recognised by the ANKC and has been since 2009. You just cant register a white German shepherd as a white swiss. If you did not get ANKC papers with your dog your breeder should have provided them because the dogs can be registered.
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    Hi 'Tatsuyoshi' - and to the forum !

    Further from the post above from 'Nekhbet' - Have you seen this from the ANKC ?

    (not) Registering White Swiss Shepherds - Australian National Kennel Council

    White Shepherd Breed Standard - Australian National Kennel Council


    Hope you enjoy being a member here – so here are some links to start you off:

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...-calendar.html

    Knowledge Base | Steve Courtney Dog Training

    English | Dogmantics Dog Training

    Free Video List | Dogmantics Dog Training

    kikopup - YouTube

    Would love to see a photo of your pup !
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    Last edited by Hyacinth; 03-07-2014 at 11:39 AM. Reason: clarified the ANKC link titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    The White Swiss Shepherd is recognised by the ANKC and has been since 2009. You just cant register a white German shepherd as a white swiss. If you did not get ANKC papers with your dog your breeder should have provided them because the dogs can be registered.
    I didn't know that they were recognized with the ANKC. I got Astro last year and he wasn't registered with the ANKC, but rather the WSSDCA. That's a bit confusing...

    EDIT: Thank you for the welcome and useful links RileyJ! Here's a few photos of him if I can get this to work...

    IMG_4288.JPG This is Astro a few weeks ago.

    553819_109889352495150_796871004_n - Copy.jpg When he was a puppy.
    Last edited by Tatsuyoshi; 03-06-2014 at 06:53 PM.

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    It's because the WSSDCA used white german shepherds in the breeding that were not recognised or papered as either breed (white german shepherds were immediately never issued with breeding papers by the ANKC). The White Swiss technically is a separate breed to the GSD, on paper, but was started from white shepherds a few decades ago. Astro cannot be registered with the ANKC now as either breed he will have to just be white shepherd club registered. If your breeder told you the breed is not ANKC registered that's not right.

    Another good website to look at is Leerburg Dog Training | 17,500 pages of dog training information, 750 free dog training streaming videos, free eBooks, podcasts, by Ed Frawley and Michael Ellis and also Michael Ellis on Youtube
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