Ch. Rippling Waters Justus (Our Big Boy) Is the 2008 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog National Champion
Why is a dog being a Champion important if you are looking for a pet or companion dog? In a nut shell, dogs that become Champions compete in the confirmation ring. In the confirmation ring, dogs (male and female) are judge against the standard (in our case the perfect Greater Swiss Mountain Dog). The dog determined closest to the standard wins. It is not a beauty contest. In Swissies markings are purely secondary, the underlying structure, temperament, movement etc. of the dog is what is being judged primarily. A Swissy that is put together well should have fewer muscle skeletal issues in it's lifetime thus attributing to a longer, healthier life. Of course the care and feeding of a well put together dog is also pinnacle to it's health and longevity.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, is one of four mountain dogs that come out of the same region, which also includes the Bernese Mountain Dog, sometimes incorrectly spelled Burmese Mountain Dog. The Swissie also known as a Swissy, GSMD, Swiss Mountain Dog or just Mountain Dog is a large breed dog and member of the Working Group. Swissies originally were used as the "ultimate farm dog". They are large enough to pull a great amount of weight or a farmer's cart. They are also athletic enough to herd the livestock and protect the flock, farm and family. Michigan Swissies are gaining in popularity for these reasons. They are used for many purposes today, but mostly as an excellent companion to the family. Swissies love their people and prefers to be with them, always. They also compete in the agility ring, weight pulling, herding, tracking, back packing and obedience venues. A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a strong instinct to guard and protect. Always make informed decisions concerning the adoption of a dog. All breeds have their special qualities and health concerns. Sadly for the Bernese Mountain Dog a major health concern is cancer. For a Swissy it might be bloat, a disease that effects many deep chested dogs. It is said that a Swissie is not a "cookie cutter" breed, which means; that all Swissies are not alike. So where you get your dog is very important. As a breeder it is our goal to produce, in every litter, that "ultimate family dog" that you read about. Which is why all of our dogs live with us, in our home, as family members. As a breeder you can't produce what you don't own. Come visit us at Wildest Dream Swissies here in Southern Michigan, just 12 miles North of Ohio, 50 miles NE of Indiana, 4 hours from Chicago, IL and 50 miles from Windsor Canada. See you soon
Wildest Dream Swissies is located in Southern Michigan (not a single puppy in the Upper Peninsula), near Ohio and Indiana. We are also a short drive from Canada, Illinois, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. In fact you can get to us from anywhere. As breeders our puppies are loved by their families all across the country, from California (several but none in Holleywood, CA), Arizona, kind of hot there like Texas (Jerry Jeff you are on the website, And Willie and John M. they are a farmer's dog), Alabama, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, Minnesota, Las Vegas (Nevada that is), and Kentucky (waiting on Tennessee) to Illinois (few in Chicago), Missouri, Pennsylvania (PA), come on New England states (tough to spell Masachusetts, Bruce you need a Swissie in New Jersey) and New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, Main. Oh yea we are in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia waiting on North Dakota and South Dakota. Hey Midwest: Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma and Utah (Louie is from Utah). We are members of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America (GSMDCA) and AKC Breeders of Merit. Our dogs are AKC (American Kennel Club) registered some are CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) as well. We also have many puppies who are loved by their Canadian families in; Toronto, Onatario, Winnepeg, Newfoundland just to name a few areas. It is no problem taking a puppy over the border. We also have a puppy in Denmark but we do not ship. If you have any questions about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Puppies of Wildest Dream Farm, e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org For additional contact information click here.