He was of average height for a male Swissy, 27 ½ inches. A fit weight for him in his youth would have been about 125-130 lbs. He was heavy boned with a thick coat, a true draft dog. Structurally he was most known for his beautiful movement and well developed, powerful rear. But, he is remembered for his wonderful temperament, beautiful spirit and complete love of life.
In typical Swissy fashion, he too was a talker! Sometimes it was a soft woo-woo. But, his bark could also rattle the windows!
He loved to go for car rides – he loved road trips! He loved babies, was good with cats. He was great with all other dogs, big or
small – male or female. But, he did love a good squirrel chase too. He had unlimited energy and sometimes it seemed as if he had the energy level of 2 or 3 dogs! Every day was an adventure for him, and me. He was a “free spirit”and he loved his life and his family.
He had such a sweet, lovable disposition and was such a happy, confident dog. He was the dog I could take everywhere and into any situation and I knew he would take it all in stride. He was very affectionate. He would give kisses to me - to anyone who didn’t mind this large, bouncy happy 125 lb. boy giving nose nibbles and chin chews! He never met a stranger and was always a perfect gentleman.
As a puppy he was into everything - was he hard to house break, did he chew up a lot…yes of course! When he got in trouble with me, he would make nice and do something really silly – he had a great sense of humor! I seriously believe that he knew if he made me laugh, he would not be in the “dog house” with me. I definitely earned my Swissy stripes raising him!
He was my big, sweet, handsome boy and he is deeply missed.