We first learned about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in 2000 from a special on "Animal Planet". We started looking for a breeder, but didn't find anyone locally at that time. We then filled the pet spot in our family with a Lowchen. Darby shared our home and our love for 11 years. When she passed away, we began looking again to find our Swissy. In 2011, we found several breeders here in Colorado. We applied for a "companion" puppy. Somehow in the process between application and realizing our dream, we committed to a "show" puppy, and our lives haven't been the same since! We've got Swiss!