by D.H. on 05 November 2004 - 22:11
A little off subject: The white shepherd has recently been officially recognized by the FCI as a separate breed, since late 2002. It is called the White Swiss Shepherd Dog. FCI Standard No. 347. For those interested, the standard is posted here: www.fci.be/uploaded_files/347a2002_en.doc Basis for accepting the whites as a separate breed by the FCI was that in the early years of the GSD there had been whites that contributed to the foundation of the breed. Grandsire Greif of the GSD foundation sire Hektor Linksrhein - also called Horand von Grafrath, was white. A Horand son, Champion Hektor von Schwaben also came from a white line. Berno von der Seewiese, also a Horand progeny, born 1913, was the first white GSD registered with the SV. (source: http://www.hundezeitung.de/editorial/editorial65.html)
by Brittany on 06 November 2004 - 14:11
aint Canto vom Neumis Flucht a red sable? He looksw to have some red in him.
by sunshine on 08 November 2004 - 02:11
D.H. I really appreciate the information. Wonder how things are going for the White Dogs as their own breed classification. Assume the AKC White GSD group is still trying to get their dogs a separate color classification under the GSD standard. At one point I recall in Europe, their referring to this dog as the American Canadian Shepherd dog. That is why I find it really interesting to see they are now "Swiss". Well atleast Switzerland is a neutral country. LOL. Thanks for the info. I don't have whites but try to keep up on all of the discussions relating to standard etc. I personally am glad they have their own breed standard. I wonder if they are going to also select more for working or if only for color which in my estimation would be a real shame. Sunny