Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in Switzerland
  • He was used as a herding, guard and draft dog

Personality and Behavior

  • He makes an excellent watchdog and guard dog
  • He likes hiking and walking
  • He's very strong and powerful
  • He loves being apart of family activities
  • He takes a long time to housetrain
  • He's even-tempered and gets along well with people
  • He likes children

Training

  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

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