|Date of News||Club News|
|Note: Please forward any new items of club interest to Rob Blits|
|July 6, 2015||The GGGSMDC will participate in the July 26, 2015 18th Annual Swiss Dog Day Afternoon at the Upper Fort Mason Parade Grounds, San Francisco, CA. Click here for the two page flyer and check and check our Events page.|
|May 2, 2015||Pictures from GGGSMDC Concurrent Specialty at the Gavilan Kennel Club's show in Bolado Park, Hollister, CA can be found at this link: Gavilan Concurrent Specialty|
|December 7, 2014||
A good time was had at our Club's 2014 holiday party and gift swap in Pleasanton
|October 19, 2014||The GGGSMDC Supported Entry results for Sunday:
|October 18, 2014||
The Club hosted the GSMDCA Western Regionals in Pleasanton. We had 55 dogs showing over the weekend. What a wonderful turnout.The Saturday results:
SweepstakesJudge: Christine Mann
Western RegionalJudge: Mardee Ward
|October 17, 2014||Friday's results at the show in Pleasanton:
Judge: Robert Slay
|October 10, 2014||Each year, the GSMDCA honors certain dogs and owners that exhibit an outstanding representation of both the
breed, the breeders, and the owners. Our club is very proud to have one of our own receive the national
Ambassodor of the Breed award from the GSMDCA:
Ambassador of the Breed: "Petra" WTCH CH. Whispering Pine Petra HSAdsc HIAs OTDd ATDs ATDc HRDIIs RLFIs
Congratulations Tom and Grace Easterly...Handled exclusively by Tom Easterly
Petra has won more herding titles than any other Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in this country and has proved herself to be one of the best herding dogs, regardless of breed. Petra is a working dog for her owner handler, Tom Easterly on his ranch and is versatile enough to also be a show dog. Wow! See the May 5th news item below.
|September 27, 2014||Nancy Glenn, after a leave of abscence this spring and summer, officialy resigned as President of
the Club. During Nancy's Presidency over the past few years the Club came from near extinction to being
the only Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club in California with a very healthy and active membership. Nancy will continue
to participate in Club activities as much as her health allows.
Effective immediately, the Vice President, Toni Killpatrick, will continue as acting President until a new board takes office on January 1, 2015.
|June 14, 2014||
Ft Funston Walk and Talk
What a gorgeous day to be walking in the dunes and beach of Ft. Funston. Please look at our photo gallery and enjoy the day we had on this casual stroll. Here is the link:
June 14, 2014 Ft Funston Walk
|May 5, 2014||
Petra - Working Trial Champion - WTCH CH Petra of Whispering Pine HSAdsc HIAs OTDd ATDs ATDc HRDIIs RLFIs
Tom and Petra - Working Trial ChampionPetra finished her Championship with the Working Australian Shepherd Club of Nevada at the Sage and Sand Stock Dog Trial (Judge Russ Ford) in Gardnerville, Nevada on May 3rd and 4th and is now the first Swissy in North America to obtain a title of "Working Trial Champion"
|May 4, 2014||
Sunday Results from Gavilan Kennel Club's show
|May 3, 2014||
Luna, new Grand Champion Some results from Saturday's Gavilan Kennel Club's show;
|April 13, 2014||
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Thank you! for stepping up, walking, and participating in this K-9 Cancer Walk. Our small club raised $2,645 to help the Morris Animal Foundation find a solution for fighting this terrible disease.
K-9 Cancer Walk Photo Gallery
|April 6, 2014||
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The GGGSMD Club's Specialty in Merced was a blast. Here are the links to the photo galleries of this event:
Saturday Evening GGGSMDC Specialty
April's GGGSMDC Specialty Winners
Sunday Afternoon Yosemite Kennel Club
|April 5-6, 2014||Yosemite Kennel Club Results:
|March 20-22, 2014||Swissies at the Vallejo Dog Show - Everyone is a winner.
Click here for photo gallery.
|March 3, 2014||On our Interesting Links page, we've added a link to a service that provides Reviews of Health Insurance for Pets. If you're struggling in deciding which health insurance to obtain for your pet, this link may help you gather the information you need.|
|February 1-2, 2014||
Swissy winners in Fresno's Sun Maid Kennel Club Dog Show:
|February 1, 2014||
Mileage Logged in January 2014 or what Trekker and I did during January. Because Trekker is a neutered Swissy and thus had no dog show to prepare for, we took advantage of the very mild January weather by logging 25 hikes, for a total of 93 miles containing 9,795 vertical feet gain.
Most of these hikes were off-leash over the East Bay Regional Parks and Walnut Creek/Shell Ridge Open Space. My guess is that Trekker, since he roams around when hiking off-leash, probably hiked 1.5 times the miles that I logged on my phone's hiking app.