The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland. The breed is a watch dog, draught dog, companion dog, and family dog.
Appearance & Grooming
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a large dog with a wide waist. The breed has a medium-long thick double coat in white, red, black, and tan. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is confident, alert, and fearless. They tend to play well with children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with other dogs.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. Feeding them too much can also cause digestive problems in the breed.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a stubborn breed, but rewarding them with treats is an effective training method. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.