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The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is part of the Working (Molossor) group. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Herding, Watch Dog The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog lifestyle is Can adapt to outdoor or indoor, is very happy anywhere he can be with his family

It is important that when contacting a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog from a petstore which commonly are known to support Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Greater Swiss Mountain Dog health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed standard.

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Group:  Working (Molossor)
Shoulder Height: 23.50 in - 28.50 in
Weight: Approximately 130 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: Above Average
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, SKC, WWKC, FIC

 



Country of Origin: Switzerland - Largest and probably oldest of the four Swiss Sennenhunds - Originally used as a draft dog, pulling produce to market. Direct descendents of the Tibetan Mastiff. They drove cattle, protected their masters and even fought in battle. Accepted by Swiss registry in 1910. Introduced to USA in 1968. AKC recognized in 1985.

Character: Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are eager to work, friendly, intelligent, reliable, and protective. They are known for their sociability and obedience. Although they make good watchdogs, their barking is infrequent.

Temperment: This dog gets along well with dogs and other household animals. It makes a wonderful friend for children. It will protect you and your family from any potential wrongdoers.

Coat: Has a thick undercoat, and is straight-haired.

Care Occasional grooming with a rubber brush to remove dead hairs is all that is required.

Colour: Black/tan w/white at toes, tail tip, chest, and blaze

Comments: A peace loving, calm, even-tempered and sturdy dog - Not a roamer, but hates to be tied or confined. Happiest with family. .

Purposes: Family Pet, Herding, Watch Dog

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