Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

A.K.A. : Great Swiss Mountain Dog, Swissy, Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, Great Swiss Cattle Dog
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Overview: The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a great addition to any family. He is loving and gentle with kids and his strong muscular body makes him a sturdy playful companion.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male:105-140, female:85-110
Height (in): male: 25-28, female: 23-27
Colors: Black and rust, with white feet, chest, tail tip, muzzle, blaze, and possibly collar; rust color present on legs between white and black.
Coat: Topcoat is dense, 1 to 2" in length with thick under - coat.
Character: Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are eager to work, friendly, intelligent, and protective. They are known for being very social and quite obedient. They make reliable watch dogs, though bark rarely.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with dogs and most household animals. They make a great companion for children. This breed is very protective and will warn your family of any dangers.
Care: The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog requires occasional grooming with a rubber brush to remove dead or loose hairs.
Training: This breed is very strong-willed, so training must use a strong and consistent approach.
Activity: The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog needs plenty of outdoor exercise, though he will not misbehave if your schedule interferes with daily outings.
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Health Issue: This breed is prone to bloat, hip dysplasia, and eyelash growth problems (distichiasis).
Life Expectancy: 10-11

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