Grand Bouvier Suisse

Other names: Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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The Grand Bouvier Suisse is a dog whose physical constitution is characterized by great robustness. It is particularly recognizable by its tricolor coat similar to that of the Bernese Mountain Dog (with a shorter coat). The paces of the Grand Bouvier Suisse are defined by extended and regular movements.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Swiss
Template Big
Head shape Square
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 35 kg to 45 kg From 60 cm to 68 cm
Male From 40 kg to 50 kg From 65 cm to 72 cm
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History of the breed

the   Grand Bouvier Suisse   is the heir of the great butchers’ masters or the great herdsmen of Swiss tradition . He was once used as a draft dog or to guard herds of cattle . Its recognition as a full-fledged breed took place in 1909, when it was listed in volume 12 of the Swiss Book of Origins (LOS). The Swiss Club of Grand Bouvier Suisse was founded 3 years later. The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) published a first standard in 1939. This same FCI recognized the breed of the Grand Bouvier Suisse definitively on August 13, 1954.

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Physical features

His coat: tight, of medium length and double. The outer coat is associated with a dense undercoat.
Its color: black background, tan red-brown markings and white markings.
His head: powerful, without the impression of heaviness, stronger in males than in females. The skull is broad and flat, the stop little marked, the nose black, the muzzle strong, the lips well joined and black in color, the jaws powerful and articulated in scissors.
Its ears: triangular in shape, set high, medium in size, contiguous to the cheeks at rest, facing forward when the dog is awake.
His eyes: medium-sized, almond-shaped, hazelnut to brown in color, displaying a look that is both lively and kind.
Its body: writable in a rectangle, the length being slightly greater than the height at the withers. The neck is strong and muscular, the back is moderately long, robust and straight, the croup long and wide. The belly and the flank are only slightly raised.
Its tail: thick, harmoniously extending the croup, hanging down at rest, carried higher and slightly curved upwards when the dog is awake, but never curled on the back.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Grand Bouvier Suisse is a dog with a balanced temperament . He is self -confident , yet calm and never fearful. Very alert, the Grand Bouvier Suisse knows perfectly well how to stand guard and protect his family , to which he is very attached. This dog is a very pleasant companion .

It is important to know how to manage this dog from an early age to prevent it from gaining the upper hand in adulthood. He is not aggressive , but can be obnoxious if he does not receive the education he needs. In other words, you have to be firm towards it, but never be brutal. It is about appealing to his intelligence by a work of positive reinforcement and his desire to please his master.

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Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

By its size and its need for activity, the   Grand Bouvier Suisse   is not made to live in an apartment . He needs space as much as he needs proximity to his family. The ideal living environment for this dog would therefore be a house with a large fenced garden .


Ease of gaining weight

the   Grand Bouvier Suisse   is a robust dog and which, thanks to its double coat, dense and tight, withstands difficult climatic conditions (but not extreme). The breed has a predisposition to a few diseases, mainly mastocytoma or adenoma type tumors.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Grand Bouvier Suisse dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

The life expectancy of a Grand Bouvier Suisse is, on average, less than 0 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Grand Bouvier Suisse   is subject to 2 moults per year , occurring mainly in spring and fall. Hair loss can be significant during these periods. It therefore requires regular maintenance and special attention must be paid to its diet , especially during its growth, with balanced intake and without excess.

the   Grand Bouvier Suisse   is admittedly a rather calm dog, but he still needs long daily walks to exercise himself. He must also be able to indulge in exercises that stimulate him and call on his intelligence.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week . During the moult, brushing becomes daily to remove all the dead hairs and ventilate her dress.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 1,100
1600 €

The purchase price of a Grand Bouvier Suisse is between € 1,100 and € 1,600.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Grand Bouvier Suisse is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play


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