Lake Shore NEWS

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2017 Lake Shore Events

Turkey Trot Hikes: November 4 & 5, 2017 in Maple Grove, MN. These are 8 mile back to back hikes.   

Hike Information flyer and contact. Please RSVP if attending. See flyer for details. We are exited to host an event in MN for our northern members! 

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Join or Renew membership dues

Regular Membership is available to anyone that resides in the Club's area and is in good standing with the American Kennel Club. This membership has full privileges of Club membership, including one vote, and the ability to hold office. Member must own a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Application must also carry the endorsement of two LSGSMDC, Inc. members. Apply Here/Renew Dues

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Amazon Store & Ways & Means

Your Amazon purchase can support the LSGSMDC! Simply visit our page and click through the banner link and a portion of your purchase will go back to the club!

Also Visit our Ways and Means Page for Fun club logo items and Swissy items!

 
Benny's 4th Birthday Party!

Benny's 4th Birthday Party!

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benny owned by bob & tricia Fisk

We lost our first Swissy (Greta) a couple years ago. With wonderful memories it was time to bring another Swissy into our family. Thanks to Anna Hansen who knew we had been looking for a possible rescue or adult Swissy, Benny came into our lives this past December. Benny was 3 ½ years old and 140 lbs. Anna was contacted by Alison Woods (Benny’s breeder) out of Colorado about Benny needing to be re-homed. Due to personal reasons a wonderful family in Chicago was not able to keep Benny and contacted Alison. We have continued to keep in touch with the previous owner for questions and a few pictures. It was love at first sight! Benny jumped out of the car and started running with my daughter’s Lab and they haven’t stopped. Benny immediately fit into our family with his big personality (he’s a Swissy!). With Benny’s awesome personality he has been great with our grandchildren and other dogs. Even though Benny has always been a very happy dog looking back to December he did go through an adjustment period. It took a couple of months for his true personality to come out. He was very polite at first I guess you would say. After a couple of months, he started to see what he could get away with. We learned very quickly his games and have been working with him. Benny had basic obedience training so we are continuing with his training. Training has also helped Benny and our family connect. Now weighing 130 lbs. Benny is looking good. I hope in the next year to get Benny certified as a therapy dog. Again, a big thank you to Anna and Alison for bringing Benny into our family. We love Benny!

Rye

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Rye, owned by the Neal Family

Rye aka GCH. Cherished Major Drama at Rydell High, CGC, HT, NWPD.

Amy handles Rye in the show ring, and also in the performance arena. Rye does pack dog events, herding and weight pulls.  She travels in style, sleeps in comfort and is usually near her favorite human, Amy. In addition, Rye lives with her half sister, Jameson (also a Swissy). While Rye enjoys the rugged life of hiking and camping, she also enjoys the glamour life of being a show girl. Rye has participated in many of the Lake Shore events as well as the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America National Specialty Event. Look to meet Amy and Rye at Lake Shore events. 

 

Ranger Top 20

Ranger Top 20

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Ranger, owned by Alison Burns & John woods

AKA GCHB Bit-A-Swissy Mountain Ranger RN, CGC, WWD, NWPD, HIC
born 5/23/2006

Ranger turned 11 in May, and has called Bit-A-Swissy his home since the day he was born.  We are fortunate to be his breeders as well as his“humans”.

At three months of age Ranger won “Best Puppy in Match” at our breed National Specialty and has been showing ever since!  In addition to dog shows, Ranger spent his younger years working in the Rally Ring, and earning titles in working events such as weight pull and pack hiking. Ranger spent 4 years ranked in the Top 20 AKC breed points, and traveled to Eukanuba in 2009 coming home with an Award of Excellence.  In 2010 Ranger was the Top 20 People’s Choice winner at our National Specialty confirming what we already knew – since he is our #1 choice 😊

Age has settled in, as well as some neurological degeneration, that have affected his balance and movement.  Along with this also came some illness (Ranger has had a splenectomy, and an Adrenalectomy).  For the last year Ranger has been working out with a Physical Rehab team in the pool, water treadmill and floor exercises coupled with weekly laser treatment.  Along with this, he has regular acupuncture and we follow supplement, exercise and diet recommendations from his Neurologist.

Ranger continues to amaze us day in and day out.  He is aging in body, but is always eager to take a walk, (slow) run in the yard, hop (assisted) into the car, and announce himself with a big BAROOO at his weekly Physical Therapy sessions.  He sleeps more, snores more, and loves more as he gets older.

We love our Bubba Boy more than words…even with a little less flash, a little less polish – he is still the king in this house.