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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund
Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: 23.5-28.5 (60-72cm.)
Breed Size: Giant Height Female: 23.5-28.5 (60-72cm.)
Breed Origin: Switzerland Weight: 130-135 pounds (59-61kg.)
Appearance
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is large, sturdy and muscular. The skull is flat and broad, with a slight stop. The backskull and blunt muzzle are about the same length. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The nose and lips are black. The medium sized, almond shaped eyes vary from hazel to chestnut in color. The medium sized ears are triangular in shape, slightly rounded at the tip, hanging close to the head. The topline is level. The front legs are straight. The feed are round and compact. The chest is deep and broad.
 

Temperament
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a sociable, active, yet calm and dignified dog, and loves being part of the family. These dogs are fiercely loyal and protective of their family, and make good watchdogs. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is well suited to family life, but does need plenty of room to exercise. He can be stubborn and determined, and is best suited to those with some experience of dog ownership. With a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog you will have a loyal and loving family pet that is devoted to his loved ones, and is eager to please. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is an intelligent breed and is a quick learner. However, he can be difficult to housebreak, and tends to try and eat just about anything, edible or not.

His double, weather-resistant coat is short and thick, and the typical Swiss tri-colour — deep, lustrous black with white and tan trim on the feet, face, chest and tail.

 
History
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was developed in the Swiss Alps, Switzerland, descending from the Roman Mastiffs, brought to the area more than 2000 years ago. The largest and oldest of the four Sennenhund Breeds, which include the Bernese Mountain Dog, Appenzell Cattle Dog and the Entlebuch Cattle Dog. All four of these dogs have the same colors and markings but are different sizes.
 
Health
In addition, as with many large breeds, Gastric Torsion or Bloat is a real possibility in the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. If you are not familiar with this condition, it is absolutely necessary to learn about it and know the symptoms — This is a real emergency and a life threatening condition that requires immediate Veterinary attention.
 
 
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The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America  
Verein für Schweizer Sennenhunde in Österreich (VSSÖ) (Austria)  
 
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 4
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 5
 
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