Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and want to know if a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is suitable for your household?

Use the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and more.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Facts

  • Name: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Other Names: Great Swiss Mountain Dog, Swissy
  • Origin: Switzerland
  • Breed Group: Working (AKC:1995)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Facts

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Information

This is a strong draft breed. It is large and powerful, slightly longer than tall. Its movement displays good reach and drive. Its double coat consists of a thick undercoat and dense outer coat, about 1 to 1¾ inches long. Its expression is gentle and animated.

The Greater Swiss mountain dog is a sensitive, loyal and extremely devoted family companion. It is calm and easygoing, very gentle with children as well as other pets. It is territorial, alert, bold and vigilant.

What to do if you lose your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

If your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Call the local vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

If you find a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.