Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

  • Size

    Large/Giant
  • Height

    Males – 25.5 to 28.5 inches at the shoulders, Females – 23.5 to 27 inches at the shoulders
  • Weight

    Males – 115 to 140 pounds, Females – 85 to 110 pounds
  • Coat

    Short
  • Color

    Black with rust and white markings
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Rally, Drafting, Herding, Pack Hike, Weight Pulling, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

The strong, muscular Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was originally bred to herd and guard livestock in the mountainous regions of Switzerland. A multipurpose working dog, this bold, social, loyal breed thrives on having a job and enjoys being included in everyday household activities. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog requires moderate exercise daily, and his short, dense coat needs minimal grooming.

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