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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, or Swissy, and finding a dog for sale.
For breed information on the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, see the breed standard.
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Affectionately Nicknamed "Swissy"


The Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund as it is called in
its native land, Switzerland, is the largest of the four Swiss
Sennenhunde which means "dog of the Alpine pastures."   It
is believed that their ancestors were brought by the Romans
when they invaded Helvetia.   They were probably Mastiff or
Molossian dogs which then interbred with native dogs and in
isolated areas, developed into separate breeds.  The names of
the four breeds being, "Appenzeller," "Entlebucher," and
the "Bernese."   Not only do they share the same coat color
pattern, but a common work ethic.   They divided their duties
guarding the livestock, and the homestead, and were visibly
delighted when required to do draft dog chores.

The Swissy is a large, even tempered dog of very good
substance.   His coat is short, but thick, and needs regular
brushing especially in the spring, and early summer, when
shedding is heaviest.   Because of its size, and eagerness to
work, the Swissy is perhaps better suited to country living,
where it can enjoy farm chores and pulling carts etc.   They
relish, and perform well in obedience training.  The Greater
Swiss Mountain Dog is great with children, and tends to
bond with the whole family.   As a watchdog, it excels.
As a family dog, he is sensitive, calm, affectionate,
easygoing and gentle, a totally devoted and
loyal companion.
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A young Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
The largest of the four Swiss Mountain Dogs


          Dogs:   25½-28½ in. (64.8-72.4 cm) at withers.
          Bitches:   23½-27 in. (59.6-68.6 cm).
          Weight of Dog:   105-140 lb (47.7-63.6 kg).
          Weight of Bitch:   85-110 lb (38.6-50 kg).
          Watchdog:  Very good.
          Life Expectancy:   10 - 12 years.
          Other Names:   Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund
                                       and Great Swiss Cattle Dog.

Want information about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and breeders who have Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies for sale, see Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breeders.   If no nearby Swissy breeders, see Canadian Club, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog rescue or American Club, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog rescue for breeders.
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