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Questions About ABBSC
Who is ABBSC?
America's Berger Blanc Suisse Club, Inc. (ABBSC) is the national breed club for the FCI Berger Blanc Suisse/White Swiss Shepherd Dog (BBS/WSSD) breed in North America. We are the only club in North America partnered with the FCI. We are in partnership with the Fédération Berger Blanc Suisse Internationale (FBBSI), the FCI club that governs the breed worldwide. We believe a strong national club is necessary to promote education which is easily accessible to the future homes of BBS dogs and puppies. This education should also persuade breeders to follow the breeding practices of the FCI if they want to claim they are breeding Berger Blanc Suisse/White Swiss Shepherd Dogs.
What is ABBSC doing to promote and protect the Berger Blanc Suisse/White Swiss Shepherd Dog in the United State of America and Canada?
As a fledgling breed, the imminent recognition of the BBS/WSSD here in America and Canada can be seriously delayed by loose registration practices. Certain criteria must be met to enable any breed of dog to be recognized by the AKC. The first objective is to increase the number of purebred FCI registered White Swiss Shepherd Dogs here in the USA. There must be enough bloodlines to support healthy breeding for generations to come. Next, a strong national breed club is required to keep accurate records of the registration. The club must support breeders that adhere to breeding purebred BBS/WSSD to the standard of the FCI-recognized breed. ABBSC dogs in the United States of America and Canada are registered with the FCI through the Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico (FCPR). ABBSC registers both our imports and our domestically bred FCI pedigreed dogs with FCPR, as well as keeping our own ABBSC registration database.