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I ran into Dexter last month, immediately after I ran into another Swiss dog, a Bernese mountain dog. They were like two blocks apart, and I mentioned that if the couple walking Dexter hurried they could catch up with the … Continue reading
Chief (3) just had a spinal tap. Two weeks ago he couldn’t walk or even really move his hind legs. They thought it was cancer, but it turned out to be an infection, and fully treatable. Today he’s great, and … Continue reading
There are Greater Swiss mountain dogs, and then there’s Hans. Hans is 145 pounds (that’s 66 kilograms in Switzerland) of pure happiness. I ran into him in a combination Irish pub and Indian restaurant in North Beach, where he was … Continue reading
I have never seen a Greater Swiss like Roxy (10 years old!) before. I guess according to the AKC she’s ‘disqualified’… we’ll just add this to the list of ‘disqualifications that make dogs infinitely more awesome’.
Either way, I’d say she’s pretty great.
Rose is a 4-year-old bundle of love. Just one thing that confuses me: Greater Swisses are supposed to be bigger than Berners, but I haven’t seen many full-grown Berners smaller than Rose. Maybe she’s just petite?
Pictures are from the annual Swiss Dog Day in San Francisco. I have rarely seen such a good example of the ‘play bow’ or ‘play pose’ or whatever you like to call it before. The tail is straight up in … Continue reading
Secret: Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are just Bernese Mountain Dogs who visit the barber regularly.