Welcome to our website!

Main ImageWelcome 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 are invited to our YAHOO Group email list.

Mark your calendars now for the following events!


  • April 23 - 24, 2016 Primitive Pack Hike at The Hollows, Cary, IL. Click for more info.

  • June 18, 2016 Lake Shore Specialties in Grayslake, IL. Click for more info.

  • September 26 - 29, 2016 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America National Specialty show hosted by Lake Shore, St. Charles, IL.


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!