Just like his Bernese Mountain Dog cousin, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a gentle giant that makes a great family companion. Weighing in around 100-155lbs., this breed gets his size from his original purpose as an all-duty farm dog.
The Caucasian Mountain Dog was developed in medieval Russia for guarding livestock. It is a powerful, robust breed, popular at Russian dog shows. Its temperament remains cautious with strangers & difficult to obedience train. It is not recommended with children nor other dogs, nor in urban spaces. The thick, dense coat provides good protection against cold weather.