Our kennel is currently located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our dogs are family pets as well as being stock for our breeding program.
Our goal is to produce dogs of sound temperament, health and body; conforming to the United Kennel Club and the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) breed standard for the Berger Blanc Suisse, aka White Swiss Shepherd and White Shepherd (the two standards are nearly identical). Our domestic stock is registered with UKC as White Shepherds.
All of our breed stock are OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and/or PennHip evaluated for hip joint formation are backed our strict guarantee with respect to health. We have a lifetime guarantee with regards to life threatening genetic illnesses, and genetically test for appropriate and testable health issues whenever possible. We will only breed our ladies and studs to another White Swiss Shepherd with the appropriate testing. Meaning, if the stud or lady does not have an OFA and/or PennHip test, we will not breed to them.
Berger Blanc Suisse/White Shepherds make great companion, service, and working dogs, and they have the natural physical and mental ability to be used for home protection, agility, obedience, herding, therapy, tracking disciplines, and make a great all around farm dog. Most of our dogs have either high play drives, medium to high prey drives, and a strong natural tracking instincts. Most of our litters will produce puppies ranging in drive to be able to provide a variety of requests for companion homes up to drives necessary to meet the needs of a show/therapy/SAR puppy buyer. Our conformation quality is high across all litters. As our breeding program gets closer and closer to reaching its goal for the perfect dog. All puppies get written evaluations by a outside judge at 8 weeks of age; evaluated for temperament, soundness, and structural quality. These evaluations are what determine the price for individual pups. We often sell show quality stock into companion and working homes.
Our breeding program strives for: strong, confident, happy, protective and trainable temperaments, longevity, beauty, and sound structure for a quality 'total' dog. Please understand that we strive for producing working dogs and they will need to have their minds and bodies kept active for the best relationship with a Calabrese dog. All of our puppies are whelped in our home, and are constantly handled and subjected to countless noises, people and circumstances to ensure a well rounded puppy. We litter box train our puppies (we use pellets and wood shavings), and they are often times potty trained by the time they go to their new homes at 9 weeks of age.
We feed Fromm Gold Holistic Large Breed Adult and Puppy, which is an all life stages kibble. Fromm Gold Holistic Large Breed Adult Formula is loaded with the perfect ratio of protein, fat, and carbs to keep your large-breed buddy operating at peak performance. Chicken cartilage is added to the duck, lamb, and egg kibble to give extra protection and comfort to overworked joints, and alfalfa provides calcium that helps keep bones dense and strong. The benefits of Fromm Gold Holistic Large Breed Adult and Puppy food are:
Formulated specifically for large breeds, Made without wheat, a common allergy trigger for dogs, Chicory root reduces risk of worms, Taurine protects the heart and eyes, Multiple sources of protein increase nutrient absorption, and Made with USDA-inspected ingredients delivered fresh daily. This food can be ordered from www.chewy.com. Always free shipping! Our health contracts require buyers to feed a 3 star rated or better feed as rated by www.dogfoodanalysis.com, or www.dogfoodadvisor.com.