Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, "Scientific name for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a dog breed which was developed in the Swiss Alps from the mating of the indigenous dogs and large mastiffs, which were introduced by the foreign settlers. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is large, has heavy bones and immense physical strength, but still has enough agility to perform the all-round farm duties that it was initially used for.Average body temperature for a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The male Greater Swiss Mountain Dog can weight between 110 to 140 pounds (49.8 to 63.5cm) while the females usually weigh between 105 to 120 pounds (47.6 to 54.4kg). The male Greater Swiss Mountain Dog can reach a height of 28 inches (71.1cm) while the female can be 27 inches (68.5cm) tall. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have short, double coats and they are tricolor-ed, with a coat of black, tan or rust and white. The female can have up to 18 puppies in a litter and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have a lifespan of around 11 years.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Greater Swiss Mountain Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs they have 42 teeth. When puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Greater Swiss Mountain Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a social, active, calm and dignified dog that loves belonging to the family. If you’re looking for an all-round family or working dog, this is the perfect companion for you. Large, sturdy and confident, this dog is a draft and drover breed, which is robust and sprightly enough for doing farm work and other tasks in mountainous regions.
For its size, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog relatively healthy and does not seem to have problems associated with more popular dog breeds of its size. If you are looking for a family dog, you should be patient when it comes to house training. Even though the Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs may understand the concept within weeks, it may take months before they can become reliable.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is willing and eager to please. It’s excellent with the children, sweet, devoted and easy-going. It is also good with the other pets in the family and quickly warms up to invited newcomers. You should not confine the dog to its kennel because it loves being around the family. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog needs lots of room to run and exercise. This is a good dog for having a big back yard or a farm, or a big country home with lots of land.
The number one heath problems amongst Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. These are some of the diseases that the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Swissy Lick, Panosteitis, Entropion, Distichiasis, Cataracts, Splenic Torsion, Gastric Torsion, Patellar Luxation, Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD), Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia.
At the end of the 1960s the first Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs were brought to the United States. Following coming to the U.S, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club in America formed. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in 1995 was recognized by the American Kennel Club, as a Working Group classification.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.