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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Info

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed Information

Learn all about Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 23-29" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Working Weight: 85-140 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 85 lbs that can reach 140 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, NKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler no
Size XL Guard Dog no
Origin Switzerland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Temperament

watchful and protective, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is not aggressive. This dog gets along well with other pets but must be taught not to chase them. Puppyhood including both physical and mental maturity may last from 2 to 3 years. Greater swiss mountain dogs make good watchdogs and will only accept those accepted by their families. This breed prefers to be around people at all times.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, bloat and epilepsy

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Coat

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Colors

Tri-color black with bronze markings on cheeks, above the eyes and on all four legs, a white blaze on the face and chest, and white feet and tail tip

Recognized By

CKC, FCI, AKC, NKC, APRI, ACR

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