The Berger Blanc Suisse - White Swiss Shepherd Dog is a breed of dog from Switzerland. It is of the same origins as the White Shepherd Dog and the German Shepherd Dog, but has been recognized as a separate breed by the FCI.
On 3 April 1899, the first German Shepherd Dog as we know the breed today was officially registered.
The first ever registered German Shepherd was Horand Von Grafrath. Neither he nor any of his documented progeny were white, although his great-grand sire on his mother's side was white.
After the creation of the German Shepherd breed, all colours were accepted. It was in the first decades of the 20th century, when the white exemplars were excluded, persecuted, and almost wiped out in Europe.
The first White Shepherd club was founded during the 1970s in America. Meanwhile, the breed appeared again in Europe. At first in Switzerland,Denmark and Germany came next. Slowly, the European cynological societies began to open their stud books to the White Shepherd.
The dog Lobo, born in the U.S. in 1966, was the first White Shepherd to be registered in Europe, specifically in Switzerland. The breed was recognized in Switzerland 1991, the Netherlands following in 1992. The Czech Republic, Austria and Denmark also recognized the breed.