The sweet, smart, and hard-working Swissy has a small but loyal following.

Vital Stats

Height: 23.5 to 28.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 85 to 140 pounds (males average 122 pounds, females average 97 pounds)
Coat: short and dense
Life span: 7 to 9 years

Summary
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was developed to be an all-around working dog, herding cattle, pulling carts, and standing guard.

These days, the Swissy enjoys life as a family pet, but because of his working heritage, he enjoys being busy. This powerful breed excels in all sorts of dog sports, from agility to weight pulling. Full Greater Swiss Mountain Dog profile on DogTime.com

Easy to groom:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)