Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund
Great Swiss Cattle Dog

Switzerland, 1900's

Companian, Drafting

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10 - 11 years of age

Weight & Height
130 to 132 pounds & 23 to 28 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Epilepsy, OCD

Physical Description
Large, muscular dog. It has a large head with a flat, broad skull. A broad strong muzzle and medium size triangular drop ears. The eyes are almond shaped and dark brown in color. The nose is black and the tail is long and tapered.

This breed is gentle with people, but may be troublesome with other animals. These dogs make great watchdogs


Living Conditions
This breed will not do well in an apartment.. They thrive in cooler climates and are content to sleep outdoor

Minimum Grooming Needed

Moderate amounts of exercise

Coat Texture
Double coat has a thick undercoat and short dense outer coat.

Coat Colors

Black Rust White


Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club


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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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