Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog


Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Profile

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Lifespan: 8-11 Years

Avg height: 60-72cm

Avg weight: 36-60kg

Coat type: Smooth, double coated

Coat colours: Black with tan and white markings

Originally bred for: Working farm dog- cattle herding, hauling dairy produce

Breed traitsConfident, fearless, amiable, alert, devoted


A little about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

A rare breed, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a strong, agreeable and sociable working dog. Though they require a large amount of space and exercise, they are endlessly faithful to their families. 



Health concerns that affect the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog include: Canine Hip Dysplasia, shoulder Osteochondritis Dissecans and Panosteitis. Less commonly they can have seizures, splenic or gastric torsion (bloat) and female urinary incontinence.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.