Allergies Bloat Cancer Cataract Canine Hip Dysplasia Elbow Dysplasia Entropion and Distichiasis
Ostechondrosis Dissecans Panosteitis Patella Epilepsy Splenic Torsion The "Swissy Lick"



Although the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog does not have any "breed specific" health problems we do encounter all of the health problems of any of the large breeds. At Shadetree we screen for Hips, Elbows, Eyes, Patellas and now support the GSMDCA Shoulder Study. Since breeding superior dogs is a combination of science and "art" we use the scientific data available to us while using an artistic eye in our attempt to achieve the impossible, the perfect GSMD. It is the quest for perfection that keeps us passionate about our Swissys and our breeding program.

The summary descriptions provided are some of the Health Problems
in the breed and are provided courtesy of Brigitte Rhinehart at Brush Creek Farms.

Canine Health Information Center
Orthopedic Foundation For Animals

Through the Judge's Eye