Their country is Switzerland and their group is herding . The use for these dogs today is herding , carting , and a companion . They to about 10 to fourteen years . These dogs need brushing weekly . Plus regular nail clipping and ear cleaning . The dogs height is 16 to 20 inches and they weight is about 55 to 65 lbs. These dogs form strong bonds with their families They are great with children and other dogs . These dogs are easy to train and love to go competitions . They need some excerise .