Facts & Origin
Greater Swiss Mountain Dane (Swiss Mountain Dog and Great Dane Mix)
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dane is the impressive result of the cross between a Swiss Mountain Dog and a Great Dane. The Swiss Mountain Dog, one of the oldest Swiss dog breeds, was originally a working dog, while the Great Dane is known for its impressive size and noble character. The combination of these two breeds results in a large, robust dog with a hearty character.
Suitability and Husbandry
Due to their size, Greater Swiss Mountain Danes require a lot of space, making them better suited for homes with large backyards than apartments. They need daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. This breed is ideal for active families who enjoy spending time outdoors. Despite their size, they are also very gentle and patient with children, which makes them excellent family dogs.
|Origin||Germany - Switzerland|
|Life expectancy||6 - 9 years|
|Activity level||average to high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Greater Swiss Mountain Danes are known for their amiable and even-tempered character. They are intelligent, eager to learn and love to be involved in family activities. Their loving and loyal nature coupled with their patience makes them excellent family dogs.
All in all, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dane is an impressive and loving breed that lives up to its name in terms of both physical size and great personality. With proper care, exercise and love, this gentle giant will undoubtedly be a wonderful member of any family.
Care and health
Grooming the Greater Swiss Mountain Dane is relatively straightforward. Their short, dense coats require regular brushing to remove dead hair and keep their skin healthy. Like all large breeds, Greater Swiss Mountain Danes can be prone to certain health problems. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, heart disease and bloat. A healthy diet, regular exercise and routine veterinary visits are critical to their health and longevity.
What does this mixed breed look like?
When it comes to size and appearance, Greater Swiss Mountain Danes can vary greatly, however, they tend to inherit the impressive size of both parent breeds. Their weight can range from 50 to 90 kg and their height can reach up to 80 cm. Their coats are usually short and dense, often with the distinctive tri-colored (black, white, brown) coat color of the Swiss Mountain Dog. Their eyes are often dark and expressive, and they have a strong, robust build.
Gastric torsion is a disease in which the stomach rotates around its own longitudinal axis. The cause of the disease is not known.
May be common in older dogs.
May occur with age.
Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which it becomes enlarged (dilated) and shows poor contraction (poor pumping ability).
Especially due to overweight, joint problems can occur in dogs.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
A Greater Swiss Mountain Dane is a cross between a Great Dane and a Swiss Mountain Dog, which is characterized by its high intelligence and energy.
A Greater Swiss Mountain Dane can reach a height of up to 80 cm.
Their coat is usually short and dense, often with the distinctive tri-color (black, white, brown) coat of the Swiss Mountain Dog.
He usually lives between 8 and 10 years, with optimal care and nutrition.
This mix is a friendly and affectionate animal, which is usually very playful and energetic. They like other animals and are very loyal companions that have a high level of endurance and intelligence.