The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a loyal pet. Here is your informative A-list of Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is also known as Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund or Grand Bouvier Suisse. This dog breed was originated from Swiss Alps, Switzerland. It was descended from Roman Mastiffs. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was belonging to the Sennenhund breeds, one of the largest Swiss herding breed. Sennenhund breeds are also including Bernese Mountain Dog, Appenzell Cattle Dog and the Entlebuch Cattle Dog. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog serves multiple tasks, such as guarding, carting and tracking. Today, this dog breed also becomes family dog for everyone. This dog breed prefer cold climate.

Facts about Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

  • Temperament – The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is active, sociable, calm, courage, loyal and protective. They are friendly to everyone including children. They are eager to please their owner. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is good watchdog, they will bark at stranger. They have tendency to chase small animals. It is good to give Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies’ early socialization if you raise them with other pets together. They can be train for weight pulling competition.
  • Appearance – The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has well-built and large sized body. They have a round head and come with a pair of almond shaped brown eyes. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a broad skull and come with a pair of large ears which hang close to the head. The chest is deep and the front legs are straight. Their neck is strong and muscular. They have short double coat. The outer coat is dense whereas the under coat is thick. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a wise and gentle expression.









Greater Swiss Mountain Breed Information

Size Large
Height 60 – 72cm (male and female)
Weight 59 – 61kg (male and female)
Colour Black and rust with white markings on the chest, tail tip, feet, muzzle and blaze. There may be white collar on the neck
Group Working Breed Dog
Life Span 10 – 11 years
Exercise Ability Daily long walks is needed, let them run and roam around at large fenced yard.
Grooming Requirements Brush twice a week with bristle, use dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is average shedder
Environment Small or large fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, FCI, NKC, AKC, DRA, APRI, ACR


Some common health issue for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is Eyelash issues, epilepsy, digestive disorders and hip dysplasia. Here is a list of cute dog names for your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog adoption from Greater Swiss Mountain Dog rescue or look for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog for sale from Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breeders.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog