Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breeders Kalispell MT

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Schnauzer Mountain Miniatures
(406) 756-7842
3333 Whitefish Stage
Kalispell, MT
Breeds
Miniature Schnauzer

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Darcy's Dog Obedience and Good Manners Classes
(406) 752-4460
265 Aspen Loop
Kalispell, MT
 
All Creatures Veterinary Clnc
(406) 756-6513
524 W Reserve Dr
Kalispell, MT

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Glacier Animal Hospital
(406) 892-4319
511 2ND Ave W
Columbia Falls, MT

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Cee Anjel Portugeuse Water Dogs
(406) 494-7717
2211 Harvard Ave
Butte, MT
Breeds
Portuguese Water Dog

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Glacier Mastiffs
(406) 752-0127
3690 Foothill Rd
Kalispell, MT
Breeds
Mastiff

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Central Valley Animal Hospital
(406) 755-8505
3650 US Hwy 2 E
Kalispell, MT

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Calm Animal Care
(406) 755-8214
PO Box 14
Kila, MT
Services
Medicine, Surgery, Acupuncture, Chiropractic
Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Alpine Animal Hospital
(406) 862-2524
5820 US Hwy 93 S
Whitefish, MT

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Big Sky Poodles
(406) 568-2336
1374 South Barber Rd
Ryegate, MT
Breeds
Poodle, Standard

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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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