Swiss Bouvier

Description:
The Swiss Bouvier is a big and powerful dog that has a robust and well-balanced look. The average height of this big dog is around sixty five to seventy-one centimeters and in the case of a female around fifty-nine to sixty eight centimeters. The color of its coat is shiny black with lustrous rusted red on its cheekbones, over its eyes and on its four legs. It has a white symmetrically shaped spot on its chest and muzzle. This dog's head is flat and wide, has a light stop, and its skull and muzzle must be the same length. Its eyes are medium size, have an almond shape and should not look sunken or prominent. The ears are medium sized, triangular and are highly inserted on its head. The lips should be well adhered. The size of the neck is moderate and clean and should not form any dewlap. The back of this dog is pretty straight and reaches down to its hock. The shoulders are long, inclined and strong looking. Its front legs are straight, the wichers is straight, tall and long, and its hindquarters are long and wide. This dog's coat should feel thick and its length should be anywhere from two and a half to four centimeters. Its undercoat should feel thick.

Ideal owner:
The Swiss Bouvier is a very active and tall dog that needs a lot of outside exercise. This dog can be described as very intelligent, kind and is a good companion. It is not a very known breed, but it has become more popular in the United States and England. The great thing about this dog is that it is very obedient and can serve as a helper in training. It has very few socialization problems and it likes being around people. It has a very balanced personality, is not aggressive towards people and is not shy with strangers.

Growth:
At around seven or eight weeks of age a Swiss Bouvier will already weigh around nine or ten kilograms. When picking one out make sure it has a good personality and that it does not act shy or aggressive. The amount of exercise and training it requires are very high from the moment it is small. It really enjoys going out on long walks. As far as its nutrition is concerned, ask the breeder or your veterinarian to prescribe the appropriate diet because since it grows quickly it might need a low protein diet and smaller portions of food throughout the day. It is important this dog gets trained from a young age, the owner can start out by putting it in a basic puppy training session so it can socialize with other dogs.

General health:
Since this dog is not all that well known, it enjoys relatively good health. However, it is growing in popularity and the future owner will need to make sure to choose one carefully to guarantee its good health. This breed is susceptible to stomach torsion and this is why it will be necessary to feed it smaller portions of food two times a day, rather than one big portion a day. Adult Swiss Bouvier's eat less than you would think because of its size however this is normal. Hip dysphasia, articulation abnormalities, and osteoporosis are potential problems in this breed so make sure to verify its lineage. The life span of this dog is around eight to ten years or more if it comes from a good pedigree.

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