This large dog has a robust physique, endowed with a well-developed musculature, and a strong and solid frame.
The massive silhouette, without heaviness, of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is impressive and very well proportioned.
Between 65 and 72 cm (25.59 to 28.35 inches) for the male
Between 60 and 68 cm (23.62 to 26.77 inches) for the female
Between 60 and 70 kg (132.28 to 154.32 pounds) for the male
Between 50 and 60 kg (110.23 to 132.28 pounds) for the female
His coat is dark black, with red markings and white spots on the feet, head and chest.
His short coat is harsh and does not exceed 5 cm (2 inches).
The head of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is massive and wide and its stop is not very marked.
His almond eyes are medium size and color can range from hazelnut to brown shade.
His triangle shaped ears are also medium size and set flat against the cheeks. His truffle is black. The tail of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is quite heavy and falls naturally, thus extending to the rump.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group , section and is #