Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breeders Rockaway Park NY

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Fazzo's Frenchies
(718) 473-2795
Rockaway Park, NY
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French Bulldog

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Doyle’s Swissies
(516) 581-1767
93 E Oxford St
Valley Stream, NY
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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Ken Yarow
(917) 981-0353
8763 Francis Lewis Blvd
Queens Village, NY
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Maltese

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Vanity Pups
(718) 224-3643
Bayside, NY
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Maltese

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Gold Hill Rottweiler Kennels
(704) 279-5743
Gold Hill, NY
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Rottweiler

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Jeff's Havanese
(917) 608-9213
8026 90th Ave
Woodhaven, NY
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Havanese

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West Highland White Terrier Club of America Rescue
208 Baldwin Pl
Oceanside, NY
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West Highland White Terrier

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Tiny Treasures Yorkies
(917) 442-3335
New York, NY
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Yorkshire Terrier

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Vanity Pups Boutique
(718) 224-3643
Bayside, NY
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Yorkshire Terrier

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D Block Kennels
(347) 984-4001
480 Adams Ave
Staten Island, NY
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American Pit Bull Terrier

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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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