Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Puppies & Breed Information

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Puppy Characteristics


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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed Information


Breed Group: Working

Weight: Male: 105-140; Female: 85-110 lbs

Height: Male: 25.5-28.5; Female: 23.5-27 inches

Color(s): black and rust, with white feet, chest, tail tip, muzzle, blaze, and possibly collar; rust color present on legs between white and black

Overview

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is protective, loyal, and affectionate. He is very eager to please, and makes a good watch dog. This breed is a very good worker, and is also amazingly bold.

Character

This is an alert breed, making him very good as a watchdog, however he is not aggressive so does not make a good guard dog. This dog is very courageous and will bark at the sign of intruders or odd noises.

Temperament

Dedicated, faithful, and loving, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog does make a very good companion. This breed is wonderful with children, and is usually very well mannered around other pets, however this breed likes to chase small animals, so he should be trained not to do so.

Care

Averagely shedding, a rubber brushing occasionally will suffice, or a brushing with a hard bristle brush. This will keep shedding to a minimum. Regular bathing is not needed, and a good wipe down should be enough for this easy to groom dog.

Coat

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a short double coat. The topcoat is dense and somewhat coarse, while the undercoat should be thick. The undercoat should show around the neck area.

Training

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is very intelligent and does well in many sports, including obedience. The trainer must be experienced as this is a large breed, however he is very eager to please and normal training methods keep his attention easily.

Activity

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog generally does not need much exercise, however considering he is a large breed, occasional exercise should be provided. This breed will do all right without a yard, but he does love long walks.

Ownership

If you are looking for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies for sale from reputable Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breeders or to adopt Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs from a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 10/31/2014
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