About Us

The Golden Gate Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club is made up of Swissy lovers and owners living mainly in Northern California centered around the San Francisco Bay Area.

The GGGSMDC is recognized by the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America and sanctioned by the American Kennel Club to hold AKC competition events. Our goal is to maintain the quality standards of the breed, educate the public about the breed and to enjoy our working dogs while having fun.

The Club has held several AKC specialty events dating back to 1998. The most recent AKC specialty conformation show hosted by our club was the GSMDCA Western Regional on October 19, 2013 in Pleasanton, CA. For those members who prefer not to compete in events with their dogs, the club hosts social events, picnics, workshops, pack hikes, and dog walks at the beach or on trails in parks.

The Blaze, a very informative newsletter is published giving information on club activities and articles on Swissies as well as general dog related topics.

If you have a Swissy and would like to become involved in activities with your dog, we invite you to join our club. This will also provide an opportunity to meet other Swissy owners who enjoy their dogs.

Should you wish to become a member of the Swissy Club, please fill out the Membership Application found on the Membership Information Page of this website.

News Items

Upcoming Events - Jan 24-25, 2015 Golden Gate Kennel Club Bench Show, May 2, 2015 our Concurrent Specialty in Hollister, CA. Click here for our Events Page

Results from the GSMDCA Regional are posted on our News page

Petra wins National Ambassodor of the Breed Award More information on our News page

The Fall 2014 Blaze is available - outstanding! and fun!