The Swissneese is a gorgeous mix of the Great Pyrenees and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. These are both considered giant dogs, so your Swissneese will be giant as well. However, these are extremely laid-back and mellow dogs with a sweet disposition so they are wonderful family pets for anyone with a lot of room. They are not great for small homes or apartments due to their size and do best in homes with large yards where they can run around without a leash. They need a lot of grooming due to their long, thick, double coat but it is worth it in the long run to have such a beautiful and loyal pet.
The Swissneese is a giant breed weighing between 100 and 130 pounds and standing about 25 to 30 inches tall. They have a thick, wavy coat that is usually very fluffy and may be long or medium because the Great Pyrenees has a long coat and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a short coat. The coloring may be all white, cream, or tricolored black, brown, and white like the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. They have floppy and pendulous ears, big brown eyes, and a black nose on a rounded muzzle. Their long, thick legs are straight and muscular with huge paws and they have a long tail that may hang down or stand up.
Because of their size, these dogs are good guard dogs but they are friendly and loving so they need to be trained to protect if that is what you want. Otherwise, the Swissneese is a great pet for any family and even enjoys playing with children and other pets. You will need to be a stern and consistent disciplinarian when training because they may be a bit hard headed. However, be sure to use positive reinforcement or they can become skittish or even aggressive. Some may like to chase cats and other small animals, you have to train your dog if you do not want her to do that.
The Swissneese is a big dog that needs a lot of room to play so it is best if you have a large, fenced yard for her to play in. However, these dogs can jump high and because of this skill, your fence will need to be at least four feet tall. They need about 45 minutes to an hour of constant activity every day. Let her play in the yard for about an hour or more when you let her out. She will want some company though, and as with all canines, it is best not to leave her outside alone. You can also take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood, visit your favorite dog park, or take her to the beach to play. This hybrid may enjoy an activity that involves a job to do. Enrol her in obedience classes and even give her a chance to attend an obedience trial or two.