Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Temperament: A true working farm dog, Swissies are calm, willing and extremely strong.

Height: 25.5-28.5 inches (male), 23.7-27 inches (female)

Weight: 115-140 lbs (male), 85-110 lbs (female)

Life Span: 8-11 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.43

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.04

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.00

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Bred Gladnesss One M0.61-0.15-0.11
2 Woodland Swissie's My Fair Lady F0.51-0.10-0.06
3 Callen's Snow After Fire F0.58-0.05-0.25
4 Callen Strikes A Chord M0.47-0.090.10
5 Yovanni of Balihara Ranch M0.36-0.050.15
6 Aegis When Figs Fly M0.59-0.170.09
7 Sydney Jacwingowy Grod F0.57-0.11-0.18
8 Land's End Gotta Have It M0.49-0.170.19
9 Ridgebridge Rosella Crimson F0.290.100.01
10 Suma-Brush Creek Oddly Funny Maisel of Landhof F0.390.07-0.06

Said to descend from war dogs brought over the Alps by Roman legions, this is one of four breeds knowns as Sennenhunds, which are working dogs native to Switzerland. They are draft and drover dogs, with the strength to pull things up mountains, and earn their keep on small farms.

Gastric and splenic torsion, epilepsy, some orthopedic issues.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I101292.37%
Class I10167.63%
Class II200392.37%
Class II20667.63%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Aegis When Figs FlyM0.59-0.170.09
2Atticus Our ChampionsM0.55-0.200.14
3Au Reult SD Sun Dancer F0.37-0.090.19
4Bermuda High's Ryde Into the SunsetM0.59-0.190.22
5Big Country's Noble IvyF0.41-0.02-0.13
6Blue Hill-Redrock's Golden GirlF0.38-0.110.33
7Bred Gladnesss OneM0.61-0.15-0.11
8Bruno Mars Star Quarter WorldM0.310.14-0.17
9Callen Strikes A ChordM0.47-0.090.10
10Callen's Snow After FireF0.58-0.05-0.25
11Cherished SavvyM0.58-0.07-0.23
12Cherished Shepherd The Winter's TailM0.54-0.05-0.17
13Cherished Struck By Cupid's ArrowM0.32-0.030.31
14Cherokee Dream's Of CatherineM0.44-0.100.11
15Dahlgren's Pearl Harbor Harley Davidson F0.56-0.06-0.16
16Dahlgren's Stifler's Mom from Simply SwissiesF0.320.10-0.15
17Double Q's Spot On At Derby!M0.300.05-0.02
18Double Q's Sunrise MandlaM0.270.100.00
19Eberron Zhanar PhilipM0.47-0.04-0.13
20Fireside's Drums Of AutumnM0.36-0.020.14
21Fireside's Lighting Up Gator NightsF0.340.14-0.28
22Gideon des Joyeuses GambadesM0.57-0.12-0.15
23Grosser Family AltairM0.450.01-0.09
24Houha's Really hits the spotM0.320.13-0.03
25Kismet Captain Avery's TobyM0.51-0.01-0.30
26Land's End Gotta Have ItM0.49-0.170.19
27Lebowski the Dude v.d. DovondolinM0.410.01-0.10
28Masaryk Shadetree's from Swiss StarM0.330.09-0.12
29Matterhorn's JeseniceM0.50-0.08-0.12
30Matterhorns Harvest MoonF0.32-0.020.29
31Omar Vom RuttigerhofM0.38-0.040.08
32Painted Mtn's Jump Like A WillysF0.370.02-0.05
33Painted Mtn's ReconnaissanceM0.270.030.18
34Pine Grove's The Man You NeedM0.37-0.080.09
35Prism's Time ParadoxM0.45-0.03-0.07
36Ridgebridge Rosella CrimsonF0.290.100.01
37Royal Crown of Swiss StarM0.59-0.14-0.16
38Seneca's Conversation PeaceF0.34-0.030.13
39Seneca's Snow BootsM0.39-0.090.07
40Seneca's Stung By a Tracker JackerM0.320.030.13
41Sennenhund Estate ConanM0.48-0.080.00
42Shadetree's Place Your Bets at Swallowfield F0.47-0.100.07
43Shadetree's Poppy of SwallowfieldF0.42-0.01-0.09
44Simply Swissies' Runnin' Down a Dream at DahlgrenF0.47-0.130.08
45Stella Vom SurbachF0.41-0.070.21
46Suma-Brush Creek Oddly Funny Maisel of LandhofF0.390.07-0.06
47Swiss Run's I'll Be Your Wingman AnytimeM0.230.080.14
48Swiss Run's Magic at Hollywood StudiosF0.360.00-0.14
49Sydney Jacwingowy GrodF0.57-0.11-0.18
50Tamarackgsmd FionaF0.400.05-0.12
51Top Hat's Matilda RedF0.49-0.10-0.08
52Treensea's Ada PufnstufF0.46-0.040.05
53Trout Creek's Written Onna StarM0.56-0.16-0.07
54Wasatch Calypso's Ale To The ChiefM0.50-0.11-0.04
55Wildest Dream Hope Springs Moonlites Abiding JoyM0.280.000.23
56Wildest Dream Walk The PlankM0.52-0.110.00
57Woodland Swissie's My Fair LadyF0.51-0.10-0.06
58WTF Farms Wild Things Wild RumpasM0.40-0.040.03
59Yovanni of Balihara RanchM0.36-0.050.15

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