Switzerland is known for its majestic mountains, picturesque landscapes, and of course, its famous Swiss cheese and chocolate.
8 Swiss Dog Breeds
However, the country is also home to some unique and fascinating dog breeds.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at eight Swiss dog breeds and what makes them special.
1. Swiss Hound
This breed is a medium-sized scenthound that was originally bred for hunting. They have a short, dense coat and are known for their tracking abilities.
2. Bernese Mountain Dog
This breed is known for its thick coat and friendly personality. Bernese Mountain Dogs were originally bred as working dogs for farmers in the Swiss Alps.
3. Appenzeller Sennenhund
This medium-sized breed is known for its tricolored coat and alert personality. Appenzellers were originally bred as herding dogs and make great family pets.
4. Entlebucher Mountain Dog
This breed is the smallest of the Swiss mountain dogs and has a short, tricolored coat. They are known for their high energy and make great working dogs or active family pets.
5. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
This breed is the largest of the Swiss mountain dogs and has a short, thick coat. They were originally bred as draft and herding dogs and make great family pets.
6. St. Bernard
This breed is famous for its role as a rescue dog in the Swiss Alps. St. Bernards have a thick coat and a friendly personality, making them great family pets.
7. White Swiss Shepherd
The White Swiss Shepherd is a close relative of the White German Shepherd. Breeders imported these dogs to Switzerland in 1966.
8. Small Swiss Hound
As you might have guessed from the name, the Small Swiss Hound is a little bit smaller than the ordinary Swiss Hound. It is a quick-moving dog with a keen sense of smell, and when it detects a scent, it frequently forgets what it is doing.