beauty . function . health . character . teamwork
"Always striving for perfection."
What is "Nasha Comanda?"
NASHA COMANDA TRANSLATES TO "OUR TEAM" IN RUSSIAN. OUR BREEDING PROGRAM'S FOUNDATION COMES FROM OUR RUSSIAN IMPORT, MATRYOSHKA IZ BELOY BRIGADY (IZBB) WHO WAS BRED TO A RUSSIAN STUD TO PRODUCE OUR FIRST LITTER. SO OUR FIRST TEAM FROM RUSSIA IS A BIG INSPIRATION FOR OUR NAME. OUR NAME WAS ALSO INSPIRED BY THE RELATIONSHIP BUILT ON INTERNATIONAL TEAMWORK BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY MENTOR IN RUSSIA. WITHOUT HER COMARADERIE AND TEACHING, NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE. FROM THIS POINT ON, ANYONE WHO RECEIVES A PUPPY FROM US WILL FOREVER BE A MEMBER OF "NASHA COMANDA"/"OUR TEAM."
WE ARE A SMALL KENNEL LOCATED IN NORTHERN INDIANA, USA STRIVING TO PRODUCE THE "TOTAL DOG." OUR GOAL IS TO BRING INTO THE WORLD WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS WITH EXCEPTIONAL BEAUTY, STRUCTURE, CHARACTER, AND HEALTH. I HAD THE PRIVILAGE TO MEET AND TALK WITH FRED LANTING (FAMOUS GSD BREEDER, HANDLER, EXPERT, AND BIOLOGIST) IN 2019 AT A SHOW HE WAS JUDGING IN NEW YORK. HIS ADVICE TO ME WAS, "ALWAYS STRIVE FOR PERFECTION." THAT IS WHAT I INTEND TO DO!
About the Breeder
MY NAME IS TAYLOR GRACIE AND MY GREAT PASSIONS IN LIFE ARE DOGS, ART AND SCIENCE. I HOLD A BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY AS WELL AS MINORS IN CHEMISTRY AND PSYCHOLOGY (FOCUSING HEAVILY ON ANIMAL BEHAVIOR). ALL OF MY EXPERIENCES STUDYING GENETICS, BEHAVIOR, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY ARE NOW BEING PUT 100% TOWARD IN DEPTH STUDY OF PEDIGREES, GENETICS, TRAIT CLASSIFICATION, AND TRAINING.
IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE AND GRATITUDE THAT I CAN SAY THAT I GO INTO THIS NEW CHAPTER WITH THE BEST TEAM I COULD EVER IMAGINE! INCLUDING MY DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE, MARIA GURYEVA (IZ BELOY BRIGADY-RUSSIA). MARIA'S VISION PRODUCED OUR DOLL, MATRYOSHKA AND I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER AS A MENTOR TO LOOK TO FOR GUIDANCE. ALONG WITH OUR IZBB FAMILY, I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF LEARNING FROM SOME OF THE GREAT HISTORIC CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR BREED IN THE STATES!
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS AMAZING BREED HAS TAKEN ME ALL OVER THE WORLD AND ACROSS OUR COUNTRY. MY DOGS ARE SHOWN IN FCI, IABCA, AND UKC VENUES AND ARE ONLY REGISTERED AS WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF UKC THAT INCLUDES WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS WITH WHITE SHEPHERDS). OUR DOGS TRAIN AND PARTICIPATE IN CONFORMATION SHOWS, AGILITY, OBEDIENCE, RALLY OBEDIENCE, NOSEWORK, PRECISION LURE COURSING, AND WE HAVE RECENTLY BEGAN TRAINING IN IGP/SCHUTZHUND.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN NASHA COMANDA WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS. WE HOPE YOU WILL WANT TO BE A PART OF OUR TEAM TOO!
BREEDER, TRAINER, HANDLER AT NASHA COMANDA WSS
NASHA COMANDA puppies will all start their lives near water.
Each day they will see, hear, and experience something new at our home on the lake!
Our dogs are active in show and sport! When they are not training, we enjoy hiking, swimming, boat rides, and trips to our cabin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
All of our dogs participate and/or train in conformation shows, rally obedience, nosework, agility, traditional obedience, precision lure coursing, and now protection sports!
starting off life strong!
Developed by Jane Messineo Killion, Puppy Culture is a program based heavily on science and years of experience as a breeder of Bull Terriers in the USA.
Along with weekly outlined activities (based on the development of the litter), each pup receives EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION which helps to build a more stress resistant nervous system! Each pup receives daily "challenges" or learning opportunities focused on helping them to develop healthy associations and interactions with the world around them. Once the pups have exceeded the first 12 weeks and/or have determined their next "job" (show dog, sport dog, companion), we use other various specified programs offered by Puppy Culture!
Nasha Comanda is a proud partner/affiliate Puppy Culture breeder! Please follow our links to their website for more information and products or feel free to ask us all about it.
White Swiss Shepherd
FCI N° 347
A "breed standard" is like an official blueprint for the ideal version of any specific breed. Breeders of FCI White Swiss Shepherds/Berger Blanc Suisse use the FCI Standard No.347 as a tool or guide when striving for WSS perfection! Click below to see the complete standard we utilize at NASHA COMANDA when we choose our dogs for breeding and for life long companions.
"High social competence allows for a marked ability to adapt and integrate to all kinds of social events and situations."
"A joyful and easy to teach working and sporting dog with capability for all round education."
"A powerful, well-muscled, medium- sized, White Shepherd dog with erect ears, double coat which is either of medium length or long; elongated shape; medium sized bone and elegant, harmonious outline."