Who We Are

We are breeders, trainers, exhibitors, pet owners, and general enthusiasts united and dedicated to the preservation, development, and promotion of the white shepherd dog. Our members are scattered throughout the USA and Canada. We subscribe to the United Kennel Club (UKC) “Total Dog” concept and encourage participation in all UKC events. Our breed shows their diversity in utility by often being titled in the following types of events: conformation, obedience, rally, agility, nosework, herding, flyball, dock diving, precision coursing, barn hunt, protection, pet therapy, police work, and search & rescue.

Our Mission

The purpose of the United White Shepherd Club is to protect, promote, and advance the best interests and welfare of purebred white shepherds. The UWSC is the breed’s official parent club for the registry United Kennel Club, Inc. The United Kennel Club (UKC) recognized the white shepherd as a separate breed on January 1st, 2000. Since that time, white shepherds have been competing in all UKC events, including obedience, agility, conformation, precision coursing, and dock diving.

What are white shepherds?

White shepherds are a breed of herding dog directly related to the German Shepherd dog. In fact, with the exception of the coat color allele (a gene marker) that produces the white color, white shepherds are genetically the same as the GSD. However, the history of the white shepherd produced a separation in Europe and the United States in the 19th century that allowed, for the most part, the white shepherd to develop into a distinct type of dog that is different from the original colored shepherds.

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