Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed originated in Switzerland.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have large, muscular frames—slightly longer than tall—that are covered in short, dense coats. They usually come in black with rust and white markings. Swissys have large, broad heads with dark eyes and triangular ears that hang close. Their thick, tapered tails are carried low. Overall, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs look sturdy but nimble.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs can live as long as 12 years. Common health problems include hip dysplasia, eye problems and epilepsy. They are fairly easy to groom, needing only regular brushing. They shed every spring and fall.

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