They are very intimidating. Their coloration being mostly black does give a psychological scare to most people. However, their size and build would give even the most experienced dog people a moment of pause. My swissy is 125 lbs, and his chest measures over 40 inches. When he sees strangers, he will run up to them at full speed--- growling, howling and barking, and all his hair stands on edge. For that not to scare someone, they would have to have a death wish.
Answered by Anonymous - 1/15/2012 4:33:35 PM