Typical Growth of a TYPICAL Male and Female Swissy

 

The below illustrates the growth and maturity of a Male and Female GSMD.  Swissies vary in size, and according to the AKC Breed Standard, may range in height from 25.5" to 28.5" for dogs, and 23.5" to 27" for bitches.  

While no weight ranges are specified it is important to remember "The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a Draft and Drover breed and should structurally appear as such.  It is a striking, tri-colored, LARGE, POWERFUL confident dog of STURDY APPEARANCE.  It is a HEAVY BONED and WELL-MUSCLED dog which, in spite of its size and weight, is agile enough to perform the all-purpose farm duties of the mountainous regions of its origin."  (Breed Standard: General Appearance).  

The above paragraph applies to females as well as males.  Both dogs and bitches were expected to drive the cattle and pull the carts.  Females, therefore, should possess the same powerful, heavy-boned frame, though they may be a slightly smaller version than their male counterparts.

 

 

 MALE

 

7 weeks

13 weeks

8 months

13 months

20 months

26 months 

 

2 and 1/2 years

7.5 years

  

8 weeks

3 months

8 months

13 months

17 months

4.5 years

 

 FEMALE

 

6 weeks

15 weeks

8 months

10 months

13 months

23 months

4 years

7 years

 

8 weeks

3 months

8 months

21 months

2.5 years

4.5 years

 

 

 

 

    

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