Family: livestock dog, mastiff (draft/cattle)
Area of origin: Switzerland
Original function: draft dog, guardian
Average size of male: Ht: 25.5-28.5, Wt: 105-140
Average size of female: Ht: 23.5-27, Wt: 85-110
Other names: grosser Schweizer sennenhund, Great Swiss cattle dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Temperament
The Greater Swiss mountain dog is a sensitive, loyal and extremely devoted family companion. He is calm and easygoing, very gentle with children as well as other pets. He is protective, alert, bold and vigilant.