Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Puppy For Sale in MYERSTOWN, PA

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Date Listed: 10/18/2016
Date Expires: 11/17/2016


Breed: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Price: $950
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Baby swissy

Age: 15 Weeks Old
Color/Markings: White, black and brown
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 10/11/2016
Shipping Area: Pick Up Only
Payment Method: Cash
Tags: gentlegiant

Description:

These Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies were born Aug. 16th, 2016. Family raised with our children, they are very friendly and very playful. They come with health papers, they are up to date on all vaccinations and have been dewormed. Ready for a loving home Oct. 11th, 2016

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

A.K.A. : Great Swiss Mountain Dog, Swissy, Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, Great Swiss Cattle Dog
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

More About Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed

Before getting a new puppy, make sure you are prepared to share your life with a new family member for the next 15 or more years! Owning a dog is a big responsibility!

Questions You Should Ask the Breeder

1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free. 

2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want? 

3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted? 

4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog. 

5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?

6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended. 

7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment? 

8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications? 

9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later. 

10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled. 

11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it? 

12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy. 

13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older. 

14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually. 

15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.

16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.

Get your questions answered and feel very comfortable with your new puppy.