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Great Swiss Mountain Dog

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Great Swiss Mountain Dog

Classification Working
Country of Origin Switzerland
Date of Origin Antiquity/1900s
Height 60 - 72 cm (23.5 - 28.5 inches)
Weight 59 - 61 Kgs (130 - 135 lbs)
Life Expectancy 10 - 11 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Great Swiss Mountain Dogs are large dogs that have great substance. They are strong, active and remarkably agile for their size. Their coats are thick and dense and they are tricoloured (black, tan and white).


Great Swiss Mountain Dogs have a gentle nature.


If you are considering a Great Swiss Mountain Dog as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable for urban living
They can suffer from excess heat
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They thrive in cold climates
They require a lot of grooming
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Great Swiss Mountain Dogs are also known as:
Great Swiss Cattle Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Large Swiss Mountain Dog
Grosser Schweizer


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