Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Swiss Run Swissys

Our breeding program is devoted to improve the breed through selective breeding practices and in the education of new puppy owners. Our goal is to produce structurally sound, correct, and healthy puppies that meet the breed standards. We are also striving to produce good temperaments, longevity, and willingness to work.

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Greater Swiss

Breed Information

Breed Standards

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a Draft and Drover breed and should structurally appear as such. It is a striking, tri-colored, large, powerful, confident dog of sturdy appearance. It is a heavy boned and well muscled dog which, in spite of its size and weight, is agile enough to perform the all-purpose farm duties of the mountainous regions of its origin….

History of the Breed

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, or Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, is a dog of great strength and strong-will. It was an originally a herding dog, but was later used for drafting. They are also known as the “poor-man’s horse”. They are believed to be descended from large mastiff type dogs brought over with the Roman soldiers in the first century B.C.,…

Temperament and Personality

As a leader a Swiss must have confidence. He shouldn’t be nervous or aggressive. They are very alert, good work ethic, responsible, and attentive. They must be calm, intelligent, and gentle…

Swissy Heath Concerns

It is important to understand there is the potential for these conditions or problems to develop in any Swissy, regardless of the line, pedigree or breeder.  These health concerns have been identified in the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (Swissy)…

What we do

Our Services

Breeding Program

We are devoted to improving the breed through selective breeding practices and in the education of new puppy owners. Our goal is to produce structurally sound, correct, and healthy puppies that meet the breed standards.

Credentials

I am a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. We are currently active members of SCONE, Patriot Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club, GSMDCA, and Champlain Valley Kennel Club.

Finding Swissys a Home

Our puppies are raised in a family setting with a lot of love and care. A Swissy is not for everyone so care is taken in placing them in a suitable and loving home.

Evaluated & Vaccinated

We take special care to socialize each and every puppy.  All puppies are temperament tested, micro-chipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.

What Drives Us

Who We Are

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Swiss Run Swissys. We are located in Georgia Vermont, just 30 minutes North of Burlington, Vermont. Here at Swiss Run we strive to produce quality Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs that excel as a working dog, show dog, and being a great family pet. Our breeding program is devoted to improve the breed through selective breeding practices and in the education of new puppy owners. Our goal is to produce structurally sound, correct, and healthy puppies that meet the breed standards. We are also striving to produce good temperaments, longevity, and willingness to work. Our puppies are raised in a family setting with a lot of love and care. All our dogs live in the house with us and are our family pets…READ MORE >>

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News – January 2021

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Is The Swissy Right For Me?

is the swissy right for me?

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a fun and entertaining breed to have around, but please consider some of the following facts when deciding if a Swissy is right for you.

To properly train a Swissy it takes time and patience. Does your lifestyle properly allow you to train and raise a working dog? A working dog is bold, faithful, hard working breed…

Cost of a Swissy?

This is my least favorite question, but because it’s often an uncomfortable question for many potential puppy buyers to ask, I believe it’s worth addressing some of these concerns up front.

I often wonder whether someone should own a large breed dog if…