My Greater Swiss Mountain dog was wonderful with my children - we got him when he was 10 months old and my son was about 18 months old. They grew up together and Angus was a wonderful member of our family until his death at age 9. So, yes, in general they are excellent family dogs. If not brushed regularly, they will shed a fair amount and I would certainly not consider them any more hypoallergenic than other dogs. Dogs considered good with allergies generally are limited to poodles and a few other breeds.
Answered by Anonymous - 12/15/2010 10:17:27 PM