Mar 5, 2018 - 5:43 PM
I will be travelling to Switzerland for 3 weeks in late June-mid July with my husband and a dog, which will always be on a lead. We plan to do lots of hiking, mainly in the Berner Oberland and Valais cantons, so I expect to see many cows, presumably with calves at foot.
My question is - do Swiss cows FREE RANGE in the meadows that popular hiking trails pass through, or are they generally contained behind electric fences? I have read about a few fatal cow versus hiker attacks in Switzerland, and since protective female cows and dogs are not a good mix, it helps to be informed.