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Haoke has always loved dogs. At five years old, his first dog was a German Shepherd. Of the many dog

varieties in the world, the Shepherd is one of the most popular and well recognised of all breeds. With its

origins in Germany, the breed was first introduced in 1899 and has since been accepted by dog associations

and clubs worldwide.

White Shepherds and German Shepherds share near-identical genes, but as recognised breeds, they don’t

share the same story. Presently, the number of associations and clubs that will not register purebred White

Shepherds outnumber those in the few countries that do.

All Shepherds are very intelligent with direct and bold personalities, but unlike its German cousin, the White

Shepherd is not aggressive. Haoke says this gentle temperament as well as their elegant appearance and

graceful movement are what make the White Shepherd his favourite dog.

The first registered German Shepherd was named Horand von Grafrath. His grandfather, Greif, was actually

an all-white collie. In the early twentieth century, all Shepherd dogs, whatever their coat colour, fell under the

same category of German Shepherd. That was until 1933 when the Nazis gained control of germany, and that

of course included the German Shepherd Dog Club. From then, White Shepherds were no longer accepted

under the stringent categorisation.

It was not until the 1970s that the first White Shepherd club was established in the United States. Meanwhile,

the White Shepherd began to appear in Europe. Beginning with Switzerland, other countries such as Denmark

and Germany began to recognise White Shepherds too, but as neither the American Kennel Club (AKC) nor

the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) recognised the dog as a German Shepherd, the Swiss Kennel Club (SKG)

called it the Berger Blanc Suisse, or White Swiss Shepherd, and considered it a breed of its own.

Despite formal recognition of the White Swiss Shepherd growing in many countries, it was not until 2002

that the SKG finally convinced the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) to approve the White Swiss

Shepherd as its own breed.

It was 2014 when Haoke came to Australia where he met his first White Swiss Shepherd. It was love at first

sight, but it would be another three years before Karin, the breeder and owner of Soverenpark in country

Victoria, would introduce Haoke to Echo.

我一直很喜欢狗。五岁的时候,我养了第一只宠物。一只德国牧羊犬。德牧是所有品种中最

受欢迎和最受欢迎的品种之一,白色瑞士牧羊犬和他们有着相同的起源。

这两个来自同一个祖先的狗种,却有完全不同的故事。目前,还有很多国家的组织不承认白

色瑞士牧羊犬这个品种。

所有的白色瑞士牧羊犬都非常聪明,而且不像他们的德牧表亲,白色瑞士牧羊犬不具侵略

性。 这种温和的气质以及他们优雅的外表让我为他们着迷。

第一只注册的德国牧羊犬叫 Horand von Grafrath。他的祖父 Greif 实际上是一只全白色的

牧羊犬。在二十世纪初,所有德国牧羊犬,无论他们的毛色如何,都属于同一个品种。直到

1933年纳粹开始控制德国以及德国牧羊犬俱乐部。从那时开始,白色的德国牧羊犬就不再

被德国人所接受了。

直到20世纪70年代,第一个白色牧羊犬俱乐部在美国成立。同时,白色牧羊犬开始出现在

欧洲。从瑞士开始,其他像丹麦和德国这样的国家也开始承认白色牧羊犬,但美国养犬俱乐

部(AKC)和加拿大养犬俱乐部(CKC)仍然不承认他是单独的一个品种,瑞士养犬俱乐部

(SKG)称之为Berger Blanc Suisse或白色瑞士牧羊犬,认为它是瑞士自己的品种。

尽管白色瑞士牧羊犬得到了许多国家的正式认可,但直到2002年,SKG才终于说服Fyn批准

白瑞士牧羊犬作为独立的品种。

2014年,我来到澳大利亚,遇到了这个品种。但当我从Soverenpark的育种者Karin那里把

她接回来 是三年以后的事了。

我们的故事就从这里开始…