Welcome to our website!
Welcome to the Lake Shore Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club website. If you are investigating the breed, we welcome you to view our site, join our club and speak to our breeders. See our Breeder Classified page for breeder information. We also encourage you to meet as many Swissies as possible before selecting this breed as your next family member.
The Lake Shore Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club, Inc. (LSGSMDC) is a non-profit organization that provides a medium for Swissy owners and fanciers. Open to families and individuals who enjoy working and playing with their Swissy, we also provide plenty of fun and educational activities throughout the year including fun matches, hikes, picnics and several Swissy gatherings.
Founded in 1999, the LSGSMDC, Inc. now boasts over 100 members. While the club is a local specialty breed club, with members mainly from the Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin area, membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. We encourage members to attend bi-monthly meetings where we discuss club business and plan forthcoming events. These meetings are also a great way to meet other Swissy enthusiasts and to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge our club members have gained over their many years working, playing with, training and caring for their Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs. Members also enjoy the quarterly "Baroo" club newsletter and are invited to our YAHOO Group email list.
Mark your calendars now for the following events!
UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS:
October 26: Club meeting at the Pack Hike event, see below.
October 26 – One Day Pack Hike
October 26 & 27 – Two Day Pack Hike
Pack Hike details, click here
Saturday October 26 we will have a ONE DAY pack hike and for those who are more ambitious we will also have a TWO DAY, back-to-back option on Sat. Oct. 26 and Sun. Oct. 27. The ONE DAY pack hike will be 10 miles and the TWO DAY, back-to-back pack hike will be 8 miles per day. All of the hikes will be held in the Palos Park Forest Preserve, the Swallow Cliffs Trailhead. This park offers a lot of beautiful, natural hiking trails weaving throughout the park. Hike(s) will be held rain or shine.
Confirmation is necessary for this event. Email email@example.com BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2013 and let us know if you will be doing the one day or two day hike.This event will be cancelled if there are less than 3 registered pack hikers. All breeds are welcome.
This is a Lake Shore GSMDC sponsored event. Baroo Bucks can be used for this event.
Pack Hike Coordinator: Betsy Duke firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: One day and Two day - $15 for Lake Shore members / $20 for non-members
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Weigh-in begins: 9:00 AM (all dogs qualifying for legs must weigh in before beginning the hike)
MEET AT THE PARKING LOT AT THE END OF WOLF ROAD
Palos Park Forest Preserve
Swallow Cliffs Trailhead
95th and Wolf Road
Willow Springs, IL
UPCOMING NON-CLUB EVENTS:
Please support our club through our Ways & Means page. By shopping through our links the club will receive a percentage of the sales. This is a great, economical way to support our club.
Additionally individuals can sign up for membership through our website or renew for the upcoming year.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events!