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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Puppies
Description: The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, or Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, is the largest member of the Swiss mountain dogs. There are four breeds of the Swiss mountain dogs: the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, Apenzell Mountain Dog, and the Bernese Mountain Dog. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was nearly extinct but brough back about 100 years ago. They are your typical draft dog who love farm chores, pulling carts, sleds and children, for this is what they did in the past. They are square, evenly built dogs that have smooth fur of a tricolor pattern. They are well muscled, and can easily do the work of a horse. They are gentle and enjoy children, doing well to protect them. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs enjoy being a part of a family. They are easily groomed, do well in obedience, and are sturdy and even tempered. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have been known to be protective and caring to not only their owners but to others as well. They are peaceful, calm and happiest within the family. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs hate to be tied up, as they enjoy their home and do not roam. They are alert, faithful and highly intelligent. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs favor free space to run and are best suited to suburban or country living. Faithful and true, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is ideal for the country farm family.
Other Names: Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, Great Swiss Cattle Dog, Great Swiss Mountain Dog
Type: Guardian Dog
Females: 23.5 - 25.5 inches; Males: 25.5 - 28.5 inches.
with bright, symmetrical russet and white markings. They have white at the toes,
tail tip, chest and blaze. The tan always lies between the black and white.
Red tricolors do occur but are not acceptable.
Swiss Mountain Dogs are active, calm and friendly. They are protective of their
family and territorial but never aggressive unless their human family is threatened,
in which case they are willing to fight to the death. They are gentle, faithful
and loyal. They like to be near the home and do not roam, and hate being chained
up. They are happiest when with the family, and love to be a part of it. Greater
Swiss Mountain Dogs are alert, highly intelligent and essentially a country
dog that enjoys doing a job. They are stable, confident, and devoted.
Care and Training:
They need regular grooming of their coat with a bristle brush. Regular exercise
is essential and plenty of wide open spaces to enjoy a free run.
They do not like to be chained up.
They do better in rural or suburban settings.
Health Issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, OCD, eye problems, and bloat. Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer, but Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
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