Greater Swiss Mountain

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog or Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund or Grand Bouvier Suisse is a breed of dog, the largest of the traditional Swiss Sennenhunds, a dog type that includes four regional breeds. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn or Senner, dairymen and herders in the Swiss Alps.

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a large, muscular dog with a tricolour coat. Males should weigh around 110 - 140 lbs and females 90 - 120 lbs. Height at the withers is 66.8 - 74.4 cm (26.3 - 29.3 in) for males and 64.6 - 70.6 cm (24.6 - 27.8 in) for females. The length to height ratio is around ten to nine. There is black on top of the dog's back, ears, tail and the majority of the legs. There should be rust on the cheeks, a thumb print above the eyes and also rust should appear on the legs between the white and black. There should be white on the muzzle, the feet, the tip of the tail, on the chest down and some that comes up from the muzzle to pass between the eyes. The fur is a double coat, the top coat being around 5 cm long, the bottom coat being thick and a type of gray which must be on the neck, but can be all over the body; with such an thick coat, most Sennenhund moult twice a year.


Greater Swiss Mountain



Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club Directory

- Membership is primarily in the greater Seattle area, but includes other parts of the country as well. Features breed information, membership application and calendar of events. Washington, United States.
- The organization encompasses Ohio, Michigan and western Pennsylvania. Contains newsletter, club officers list, events, and merchandise. Columbus, Ohio, United States.
- Serving western Wisconsin and Minnesota. Contains membership application form, events, and photos. West St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.
- Organization centered around northern California, mainly the San Francisco Bay area. Features upcoming events list, frequently asked questions, membership application and member guidelines. Sonoma, California, United States.
- Breed history and standard, frequently asked questions, show results, articles, events and rescue contacts. Littleton, Colorado, United States.
- Dedicated to the advancement and protection of the breed, and serving the greater Washington DC area. Includes code of ethics and contact information. Oakton, Virginia, United States.
- A specialty breed club for northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. Membership application, events, and pictures of members' dogs. Kingston, Illinois, United States.
- Membership ranges across Southern California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Provides upcoming events, membership application, and frequently asked questions. United States.


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