Not all breeders are the same. If you are looking to purchase a new puppy and would like advice as to how to go about this, we can put you in touch with the White Shepherd Breed Club operating in Australia. This is the White Swiss Shepherd Dog Club of Australia. The pups from here are Australian Line White Shepherds.
The Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) recognized the White Swiss Shepherd Dog in 2007 and theses pups are able to compete in ANKC sanctioned Conformation Shows. Breeders of these pups can be found on Dogzonline.
If a puppy is listed in an advert, ask if they are a club registered breeder or an ANKC member. A back yard breeder may say they are registered (meaning the local council) and has papers, often means vaccination papers.
If the breeder is not club registered with an Australian club or with the ANKC, reconsider, as breeders who do not follow a code of ethics and rules on breeding practices may NOT test their dogs for debilitating disease and hip displaysia that can cost the dog its life, and you $1000's down the track. Back yard breeders and puppy farmers rarely socialise their dogs, vaccinate or microchip them. They have no rules to follow and may not keep records of disease or poor temperament in their bloodline.
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