A Draft and Drover breed and should structurally appear as such. It is a striking, tri-colored, large, powerful, confident dog of sturdy appearance. It is a heavy boned and well muscled dog which, in spite of its size and weight, is agile enough to perform the all-purpose farm duties of the mountainous regions of its origin.
Only the proven healthiest and correct dogs should be used in a breeding program
Health ClearancesPublished, easy to find and honest
All dogs should have final health clearances before they are considered for breeding. A dog must be a MINIMUM of two years of age to have these done. Thus, all our breeding dogs are two years of age or older.
We link to each of our breeding dogs' health clearances on their pages so you can easily find that information. All dogs can and do have health problems. We strive to minimize these health issues and are honest with homes about what issues we have seen in our breeding program.
Conformation AND PerformanceProven mentally & physically stable
Our goal as breeders is to have Swissies that meet the breed standard - the way to prove this is by showing in conformation and earning a dog's championship.
We also strongly believe that a Swissy should be mentally and physically sound enough to earn working titles and most of our breeding dogs have titles at the end of their name to prove this.
As not just a breeder, but also an owner and trainer, we value the time we spend with our dogs training and pursuing working titles with them and thus can offer you valuable advice as well.
Raised RightPuppies With the Best Start
Studies have shown that the first 12 weeks of a puppy's life is vitally important to how they will be as an adult.
All of our puppies are raised in the main area of our home and are accustomed to household noises, objects and people. We also take our puppies for socialization trips outside our house before they leave for their new homes.
We believe it is very important that both adult dogs and puppies are raised as part of the family so that as breeders we know the ins and outs of what it's like to live with each individual dog. All our dogs live in our home (not a kennel, garage, etc.) as part of our family.
Bold, faithful, willing worker
2015 was a great year for us...here are a few highlights
#1 Agility Greater Swiss Mountain DogSara Lee
For the 2nd year in a row - Sara Lee wins #1 Swissy at the Agility Invitational.
Sara Lee also earned her PACH in 2015 - she is only the 2nd swissy EVER to earn this title - and first female GSMD. So very proud of her and Jan!
2015 GSMDCA National SpecialtyWinners Bitch (IS), Best Bred By (NS), & Grand Futurity Winner (NS)
At the 2015 GSMDCA National Specialty we were honored to win Grand Futurity Winner with our girl, Gander. Gander also won Winners Bitch at the IS and Best of Opp in Sweeps at the IS. For the 2nd year in a row, Wally, won a top award at the NS - this year he took home Best Bred By.
Top Producing DamDolly
Each year one male and one female swissy is recognized as the 'Top Producer of Working Titles' for having their offpsring earn the most working titles in a given year.
Our girl, Betty, was awarded 'Top Producer of Working Titles' for 2014! This is the 2nd year in a row that a Cherished Swissy has taken home the award...last year Dolly won it.