Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breeders Jerome ID

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Companion Animal Clinic
(208) 536-5285
17 N Idaho St
Wendell, ID

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Rhett, Misty, Dvm - Roche Equine Veterinary Svc Pa
(208) 731-0661
3477 N 2900 E
Twin Falls, ID

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Valley View Veterinary Clinic
(208) 734-7966
2355 Beryl Ave
Twin Falls, ID

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My Darling Dogs
(208) 739-2093
7353 Cloud Ct
Caldwell, ID
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Bolognese

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Silver Sage Danes
(208) 431-6203
Rupert, ID
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Great Dane

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Maendl, Art, DVM - West End Veterinary Clinic
(208) 543-6000
4194 N 1380 E
Buhl, ID

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Morgan, Jared, Dvm - Green Acres Pet Ctr
(208) 734-2711
868 Green Acres Dr
Twin Falls, ID

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Rockin Heart Ranch
(208) 875-0187
1340 Rock Creek Rd
Potlatch, ID
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Cirneco Dell'Etna

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Oliver Tree Kennels
(208) 756-8477
31 E Foothill Rd
Salmon, ID
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Lhasa Apso

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DJ's Chihuahuas
(208) 529-6543
826 Singletree Ln
Idaho Falls, ID
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Chihuahua

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - Guide to Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

Description: Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are large, well-muscled, and heavy boned. Their coat is tri-colored, chest is deep and head is large and broad. The true origin of these ancient Alpine dogs is not known for certain, however, the most popular theory is that Swissys are descendants of Mastiff-type dogs the Romans left behind in Switzerland as they traveled north some 2,000 years ago.

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, recognized as Switzerland's oldest breed, is one of four types of Sennenhund breeds. The others are the Appenzell Cattle Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog and the Entlebuch Cattle Dog. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are largest of these types of dogs.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are working farm dogs and were used for herding and guarding. They were also particularly used for pulling heavy carts (drafting). However, by the late 19th century, much of the work carried out by Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs were replaced either by other breeds or by machines. As a result, the numbers of these dogs significantly decreased to the point of believing the breed had become extinct. Dr. Albert Heim of Zurich was a famous dog expert and is credited for reviving the the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed in the early 1900s.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs were imported to the United States in 1967. This breed was fully recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 becoming their 137th breed. Today Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are mainly used for companion, guard and family dogs.

Height: The height of a Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs is 25.5 to 28.5 inches (63 - 71cm) and for females 23.5 to 27 inches (58 - 68cm)

Weight:
The weight of a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog can be up 130 lbs (58kg) and females can weigh up to 110 lbs (49kg). Note: There is no actual standard for weight.

Coat Type:
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a heavy double coat, short in length. This breed sheds year round, especially during the spring and fall. Easy to care for coat.

Color:
The color of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog's coat is tri-color. Short black coat with white and red markings which is the standard. However, this breed can also come in other colors such as blue, white, and tan tri-color and red and white bi-color.

Temperament: Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are happy, protective and very alert. This breed makes a great family dog; they're excellent with children and generally get along with other pets. Swissys love attention and thoroughly enjoy being part of their family. This breed must have a good, strong leader. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs can be quite boisterous when young, therefore proper training is necessary. Swissys make excellent watch dogs as they note any little thing which may be out of the norm and will bark to alert. Although Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs stand their ground in a threatening situation, they are not aggressive or guard dogs. Swissys are willing workers and happy to please. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog...

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