Standard of the Great Swiss Mountain Dog Appearance
- FCI - standard N 58 from 09.04.93. Origin:
originally as a watchdog and draft dog.
Today also as an accompanying family dog and guard dog.
FCI classification: group 2 (pinchers and schnauzers, Molossians and Swiss Mountain Dogs). Section 3 (Swiss Mountain Dogs) without working tests.
Supplement to the above story: Only since 1933, more than 50 dogs have been able to contribute annually to the Studbook of Swiss Dogs (Stammbuch). February 5, 1939 FCI first published the standard. Recognition and wider dissemination of the breed as a result of the test it sustained in the service of the Swiss Army during the Second World War as unpredictable and reliable draft and pack dogs. As a result, more than 100 puppies were recorded in the Tribal Book for the first time in 1945, and the livestock numbered about 350-400 animals. Currently, the breed is grown in the surrounding countries and is valued primarily as a family dog because of its calm and balanced nature.
General idea of appearance: a tricolor, stocky dog with strong bones and good musculature.
Despite its size and weight, the dog is hardy and mobile.
Important weights: Length of the trunk: height of the withers = 10: 9
Depth of the chest: height of the withers = 1: 2
Length of the upper part of the head: length of the nose bridge = 1: 1
Width of the skull: width of the muzzle = 2: 1