Name : Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 
    Origin : Switzerland
        Size : 68cm (27in)

    Weight : 59kg (130lbs)
Life Span : 12 years
     Group : Sennenhund
  1. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are large sized dogs, that are native to Switzerland.
  2. They belong to the Sennehund family of dogs and are one of the oldest Sennenhund breeds.
  3. They were initially used for pulling carts, general farm work and also as mountain rescue dogs.
  4. The modern day Greater Swiss Mountain Dog can be trained for weight pulling competitions and pack hikes.
  5. They have exceptionally strong pack instincts and are known to get distressed if a member of the pack wanders off.
  6. They need to be trained to learn their place their extreme protectiveness towards the family can get difficult.
  7. They are very gentle with their family, especially children and they need a lot of their time and attention.
  8. Surprisingly, for a mountain dog, they do not drool much.
  9. They are large dogs often growing to be around 70 cm tall and weighing around 59 kg.
  10. On an average, they live to be around 12 years old.
  11. They have a short thick coat and interesting markings in Black, white and tan color.
  12. Interestingly, they were almost extinct at the start of the 20th century but the breed was saved.
  13. They are believed to be very closely related to the St. Bernard and are known to have lot of similarities with them.

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