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Yes this is the "is my dog purebred" post.. This is Mercury (lovingly known as merk the jerk) She is 13 months old. 70lbs and probably the most energetic, food motivated, intelligent, pup that has ever owned me.. She also has an insanely high prey drive... But she is just not built like any female sheps I have encountered.. She is just.. Solid? Idk her frame is just stronger or more masculine I guess lol for instance I have a 15 month old blk and tan female who is smaller framed (shorter and only about 2lbs lighter) but she seems completely filled out where as merks paws still seem like she is wearing her dad's work boots lol. (Yes there is a scar on her head 3 vets, scrapings, cultures and the best i have heard is ''rough play'' and " reoccurring cysts")
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Also worth noting that none of these photos capture how red she is or how un shep like she looks lol I mean she is just so goofy I call her the Labrador of gsds
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Looks like a GSD to me as well.. What is it that doesn't look like a GSD to you?
I honestly dont know. Her weird white nose stripe for one.. And her nose seems shorter lol but mainly its her build. I know she came from not the best place and was taken from mom at 5 weeks old and that her mom was wgsd stock coat dad was black and tan plush but there was a husky/shep/wolf male in the pen next to mom... It just seems that if the owner/breeder (byb) was irresponsible enough to pull her away so early and keep a litter of 5 week old pups outside 24/7 without vaccines or wormer that the possibility of the other male being with mom is pretty high. The pup in the back next to mercury is her littermate. She was the runt I took her as well because she could barely stand was covered in sores dehydrated and riddled with parasites. She is my brothers pup and is only 40 lbs and roughly the height of a 4 month old pup at 13 months.. She just doesn't grow. But this is a puppy pic for cuteness lol
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I have spotted some differences. I guess it is a Swiss Shepherd (Berger Blanc Suisse )?

I know one here in the neighbourhood and god she has energy also a female and a lot more energy than a W.GSD.

See picture edited for the differences.

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Photo from Wikipedia a White German Shepherd:



Berger Suisse Blanc:

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I have spotted some differences. I guess it is a Swiss Shepherd (Berger Blanc Suisse )?

See picture edited for the differences.

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Photo from Wikipedia a White German Shepherd:



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I see the points!! We will eventually embark just for curiosity but she is just a family pet so im not in a big hurry to do so. Just after being around so many gsds she is sooo different frame and personality. I just wish it would show in pics ??? going to research the Swiss shep now lol thanks!
 

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Maybe its a mix between a Swiss shep and a WGSD?!

Have a read at this article:




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


 

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I see more differences.

Have a look at the hips. I see a straight hip in your picture. Most gsd these days are sloped due their overbreeding.


 
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