The Small Swiss Hound is the reduced format of the medium-size Swiss Hound.
With a powerful build, perfect for work, this dog has a prompt, lively and very agile gait.
Very enduring, this little dog is both fragile and resistant, creating a real four-legged paradox. His general appearance shows a certain elegance.
Between 33 and 41 cm (12.99 to 16.14 inches) for the male
Between 33 and 41 cm (12.99 to 16.14 inches) for the female
Between 9 and 15 kg (19.84 to 33.07 pounds) for the male
Between 9 and 15 kg (19.84 to 33.07 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat varies according to the category, as does the coat:
The Little Bernese Hound:
The coat exists in the varieties of smooth and rough hair. He is always tricoloured, i.e. with a white background with large black patches, and with a few black flecks accompanied by tan markings on the cheeks, above the eyes, on the ears and around the anus. Some specimens may have a black mantle instead of large black spots.
The Little Jura Hound:
Smooth-coated only, the coat is on a very dark black background, with tan, reddish-brown markings on the cheeks, above the eyes, limbs and chest. It can also be fawn-coloured with a black saddle or mantle. A white patch is allowed on the chest.
The Little Hound of Lucerne:
Smooth-coated only, the coat is on a grey and white background or completely black, with more or less very dark patches. There are tan spots on the cheeks, above the eyes, on the legs, on the chest and at the base of the tail. Sometimes, the coat is also furnished with a black mantle.
The Little Schwyz Hound:
Smooth-haired, it is on a white background, with more or less extensive yellow-red to orange-red patches accompanied by orange-red flecks. There are also specimens with a red-orange mantle.
His head is medium size and has a slightly domed skull without any folds on the forehead. His dark eyes are oval-shaped.
His ears are rather set back and low. His nose is black.
His tail is of medium length, extending to the hock and set low.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #60