PUPPIES

We do our breedings with the goal of preserving the breed and improving upon our own breeding stock. As a small home-based breeder, we do not always have puppies every year and we usually only have one breeding girl at a time. We do not maintain a waiting list between litters, but we answer questions and meet interested owners, at events we offer (see schedule here), and keep interested families updated on breeding plan by means of our newsletter. We only provide an application when a litter is at hand, and only for that litter.

Breeders with upcoming breedings tend to get a long list of potential buyers built up. 

Meet SWISSIES and breeders and apply as early as you are able. We place puppies with people who have MET and gotten to know Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs in the real world (not just on the internet). Doing so is easy. Need help figuring out meetups? Get in touch.

We are increasingly receiving applications from people who have not yet invested the time to come out and meet the breed. We personally offer over 40 days of opportunities every year, and usually a least once a month. There are also Swissy Clubs in the area that have a dozen or more more opportunities annually to interact with the breed, as well as other breeders and fanciers like us happy to meet with people and introduce their dogs.

Without any time invested to come to an event, we have to consider that the applicant's interest in the breed must be very new, not serious, and/or a passing fancy. 

Choosing a breed is a serious decision and a commitment to a dog is for ten or more years. We look for families who have taken the steps to be sure this is a match for them. 

We cannot be comfortable with placing our puppies with families who haven't taken the time to really get to know the breed before taking them home. Applicants must put time in to be considered. The Swissy is not the easiest dog to raise or to manage, and typically not suitable for first time owners, so dedication to the breed is important to possess when taking on this rewarding challenge.

We recommend you read some of our tips on getting to know breeders. Blog post HERE. This post is essential reading to be a successful applicant. We will be happy to discuss the breed in person and introduce our dogs with any prospective families attending events on our schedule.

CURRENT PUPPY

We have one exceptional male puppy, born March 13, 2024, available to an experienced Swissy home.

This boy is of the highest quality and is only available to someone willing to partner with us on showing this dog and keeping him available to the breed as a future potential stud dog. 

Qualifying homes will have Swissy experience and live within approximately 3 hours of Oakhurst CA, generally in the Northern Ca area. Show experience is not required but proven ability to raise a powerful large breed dog and socialize the dog as a pet, family member, and canine good citizen in public are all required. If interested, contact us about “Kermie” and ask for an application.

UPCOMING LITTERS

We have bred one of our females, in June 2024. If successful, we expect a very small litter in August 2024. We will not be advertising this litter until/unless ultrasound confirms a pregnancy with more than 1 puppy. If so, Application will be made available at the Upcoming Breeding page.

In addition, Geordi has been breed to a colleague's female. If successful, puppies will be born mid to late July 2024. We may offer one puppy for purchase by one of our families. If so, this will be advertised after puppies are born.

PREVIOUS LITTERS bred or co-bred by RODEO