Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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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.
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.
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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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies.

How much do Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs sold is $1,150.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,300 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs sold is $1,500.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,150.00
Average Price: $1,500.00
Top Quality: $2,300.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 569 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 569 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog dogs.
  • 1. Bernard
  • 2. Flex
  • 3. Samson
  • 4. Darwin
  • 5. Deuce
  • 6. Ingrid
  • 7. Brigitte
  • 8. Barrett
  • 9. Dart
  • 10. Sasha
  • 11. Wishes
  • 12. Bella
  • 13. Daisy
  • 14. Dribble
  • 15. Hercules
  • 16. Willow
  • 17. Harley
  • 18. Hope
  • 19. Rocky
  • 20. Rose

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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.

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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

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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: 9/26/2017