My passion for the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog began while watching an episode
of the programme ‘Breed all about it’ on Animal Planet.
I was instantly impressed by these big, robust dogs.
It was my first encounter with this breed.
The internet proved to be a great source of information.
To admire them in real life, I went to the Winner-show in
There I came in contact with Margrit Burri of kennel Von der Dorfquelle.
She was at the show with her champion dog Hanibald von der Point.
After seeing him I knew for certain: the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was the breed for me.
A year later I had the opportunity to move to the country.
From that moment on I started looking for a Swissy of my own.
In September 2004 my dog Dogan, a male pup, arrived from
One and a half years later, in December 2005, I got ´Bindi´ Gwendolin,
a gorgeous female pup, from
´Bindi´ Gwendolin is the start of my own breeding programme.
The objective of my breeding programme is to produce healthy, good-natured dogs that are as
close to the standard as possible.
As a hobbyist breeder, my kennel will remain small-scaled with a litter every now and then.
This way I can keep a close eye on health and quality and give my full attention to the puppies.
My dogs are tested on HD, ED, OCD and eye faults. They also take a character test.