15 Historical Facts About Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs You Might Not Know

#7 The Great Swiss Mountain Dog breed has its own creator. The name of this man is Dr. Jacob Albert Heim (1849 – 1937).

Thanks to this intelligent and persistent man, the Swiss cynology has been enriched by four breeds: Bernese Mountain Dog, Appenzeller, Entlebucher, and Great Swiss Mountain Dog (abbreviated as “Gross”).

#8 In 1914, Albert Heim wrote the first work on the Swiss Mountain Dogs, which were little known outside Switzerland at that time. In this book, he spoke about the history of the breed and its distinctive features.

#9 It was Albert Heim who wrote the name of the breed and its first description, which is easily the basis of the standard.

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