14+ Historical Facts About Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs You Might Not Know

Large Swiss Mountain Dogs have never been overly popular dogs, but it is also impossible to call them little known. The calmness and strength of these beauties always attracts people to them, who value in dogs not external glamor, but reliability and solidity

#2 According to one of them, the Sennenhunds are descendants of the Molossians who came to Sweden along with the Roman legionaries.

This is a completely justified version, since the path from Rome to Germany ran directly through the territory of modern Switzerland, and in military campaigns, the Romans were always accompanied by large fighting dogs. These dogs belonged to the group of mastiffs, and they could mingle with the local mountain shepherd dogs.

#3 However, some researchers consider the Mountain Dogs to be closer to the herding aboriginal dogs of the Balkans and Apennines.

It is in this similarity that they find an explanation for the good-natured disposition of the Sennenhund - dogs, not warriors, but shepherds.

Mary Allen

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Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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