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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Information

Breed Group: Working
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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.

Does your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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
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Member Since: February 2005
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Anonymous asked:
Does the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog get too hot if she lives in Florida?

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The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog would do fine in Florida as long as the basic precautions were taken. Fresh, cool water should always be available, the dog should be indoors in an air-conditioned area during the hottest parts of the day and the dog should be walked in the early morning or late evening when the sun is not at its peak.

Anonymous asked:
Where did the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog originate from?

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs originate from Switzerland. They were bred for pulling carts, guarding, and droving.

Anonymous asked:
What is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs shedding like?

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It's about average, I take care to brush him down every other day to avoid too much shedding

Anonymous asked:
What is the Great Swiss Mountain Dog's standard life expectancy?

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Their life expectancy is around 10 to 12 years.

Anonymous asked:
I have read that Swiss Mountain Dogs are prone to epilepsy. Is that true?

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Yes it is true - Swiss Mountain Dogs are prone to epilepsy.

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Updated: 8/31/2015