Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Question

How good of a protection dog are greater swiss mountain dogs? Are they as good as a rottweiler...


How good of a protection dog are greater swiss mountain dogs? Are they as good as a rottweiler or doberman?

    In Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - Asked by Anonymous - 3/21/2011 9:20:23 AM
My swissy appears to everyone as a loving goofy nerd. But she is extremely good at picking up on my emotions. If she notices that I'm on edge she would put herself in front of a bull if it came down to it. She has never bitten anyone but there have been a few times out on jogs when I got scared seeing someone at random and she growled and stood in front of me.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/23/2011 11:06:51 PM


We have two female greater swiss mountain dogs and our house is set back from the road and they bark when people walk by, so if people are at the door they can sound very ferocious to people who don't know them. Their size is also intimidating to strangers approaching our house.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 5:10:31 PM


They are not as naturally aggressive as a rott or dobermann, but they put on a great show. They WILL bark at strangers, and their size and demeanor---though not aggressive---is VERY intimidating. Just ask our local UPS drivers and door-to-door salesmen.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/15/2012 4:26:25 PM