Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Other Common Names:
Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is strong and muscular with a deep broad chest whose breastbone extends slightly ahead of its legs. Its strong straight legs end in compact feet. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a broad flat skull and triangular ears.
Country of Origin:
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog originated in the Swiss Alps.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs range from 23.5 to 28.5 inches (60 to 72cm).
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs range from 130 to 135 pounds (59 to 61kg).
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a beautiful tri-color double coat that is black with rich rust and white markings.
The Swissy is an average shedder and requires regular brushing.
Watchful and protective, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is not aggressive. This dog gets along well with other pets but must be taught not to chase them. Puppyhood including both physical and mental maturity may last from 2 to 3 years. Greater swiss mountain dogs make good watchdogs and will only accept those accepted by their families. This breed prefers to be around people at all times.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are susceptible to hip dysplasia, bloat and epilepsy.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs can be expected to live about 10 to 11 years.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs prefer cooler climates. They can do well in an apartment but require a small yard and ample exercise.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are in the Working Group.