Frequently Asked Questions
ARE WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS THE SAME AS WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERDS?
No. This is a complicated question to answer becasue the White Swiss Shepherd/WSS was derived from the German Shepherd (GSD). German Shepherds are able to produce white colored puppies however, they are not the same as a WSS. How is this possible if the WSS was once a GSD in the past? The answer to that is that the WSS has been strictly breed to a different "standard" or set of traits than the GSD for many generations. After time passes, the dogs begin to take on different appearances. Although they can be very subtle, the differences between the two breeds are there. Please contact me or a WSS club for more information regarding the differences in the breeds. I have provided a link to the WSS standard on my "Useful links" page.
Are White Swiss Shepherds a recognized breed in the USA?
YES! Thanks to the hard work and diligence of many amazing people, the WSS is able to be registered in the United States with the Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico (FCPR) as well as the International All Breed Canine Association (IACBA). WSS are also allowed to be registered with the United Kennel Club (UKC) as "White Shepherds" and still maintain their status as White Swiss Shepherd dogs.
Will you ship NASHA COMANDA puppies domestic or abroad?
Yes! We are happy to accomodate new puppy owners in both the USA and abroad. All our puppies will have their pedigrees registered with the FCPR and may be exported to any FCI member country. Our first choice is to have the new owners come to us to pick up their puppy however, this is not always possible. We are more than happy to work with you to help you get your new puppy home.
Can White Swiss Shepherds participate in conformation dog shows in the US?
YES! In the United States, WSS are able to participate in conformation shows in multiple venues including the International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA), United Kennel Club (UKC), American Rare Breed Association (ARBA), and International Canine Kennel Club (ICKC). Unfortunately they cannot compete in the American Kennel Club (AKC) show events at this time. Abroad, WSS are able to compete in all FCI shows.
Do NASHA COMANDA puppies come with breeding rights?
Yes and no. It will depend on the contract that the puppy is purchased with...either "show/breeding potential" OR "companion/pet."
Where are you located?
NASHA COMANDA is located in USA in the northernmost part of Indiana.
How much do NASHA puppies cost?
Prices for puppies will fluctuate based on multiple factors. A typical price for a puppy from us can be between $4500.00-$5500.00USD. **This price includes a non-refundable deposit of $500.00USD to reserve your puppy.**
Is the White Swiss Shepherd a good breed for hiking?
YES!!! This breed makes an excellent hiking or adventure partner. When properly trained of course (as with any dog!). Our dogs all enjoy hiking and exploring with us and we promote curiosity of nature in our puppies as they grow and are raised on our home next to a lake.
Do White Swiss Shepherds shed?
Yes! All dogs shed (even the ones that are advertised as "hypoallergenic!"). They typically have 2-3 major annual "blow outs" as we call them, where a large amount of the downy undercoat is shed out. For the times between the blow outs, sheding is fairly minimal especially for the long coated dogs (if regularly brushed!). For tips on grooming a WSS or any other questions about their coats, please feel free to contact me!
Do NASHA PUPPIES get AKC registrations?
NO. Unfortunately the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the White Swiss Shepherd as a breed yet. At this time, puppies from our kennel have their pedigrees registered with the Federacion Canofila de Puerto Rico (FCPR), which is the FCI registry for American bred dogs. Until the AKC recognizes the White Swiss Shepherd as a breed seperate from the GSD, we will not allow the registration of our puppies/dogs with their kennel club under *any* circumstances.