We’re having a Swissy Fall Festival in November!

Please click here for the Fall Festival Information Package!

We tentatively have these activities scheduled:

  • Farm Dog Testing
  • CGC Testing
  • Draft Practice AND the Bothner Annual Draft Trial
  • Trick Dog
  • Pack Hike
  • Food Trucks

Please click here for the Event Premium!

Entries close for the C&P Specialty on April, 3. The show is April 19th in Timonium MD followed by two supported entries. We hope to see all of you there! There will be a club meeting, educational seminar and a raffle.

July 29, 2017     Swiss Embassy, Washington DC–Swiss National Day
Once again, the C & P Greater Swiss Dog Club had been invited to celebrate Swiss National Day at the beautiful Swiss Embassy. Gates open at 4 pm on Saturday, July 29th but we will plan to arrive a bit earlier. The festivities run until 8:30 pm but you can leave any time you want. Attendees will receive two free human tickets (dogs free) which includes dinner.

If you would like to attend with a dog, please email Megan Westenmeyer your name and dog(s) names–a list of our attendee’s names will be at the entrance gate.  Stephen Hewitt will be handling the coordination.  Safe and happy carting dogs are always a huge hit!

Hildegard and Kylie    Tre drafting

September 7     Pups in the Park–Nationals vs Phillies, Washington DC
September 30  Pups in the Park–Nationals vs Pirates, Washington DC
Game time is 7:05 PM. Tickets are $10 for dogs and $30 for humans.  Ticket information: Contact Jason Christy, C & P Pups in the Park organizer:

IMG_20120922_151617    Wallace at pups in the park

September 29 & 30     October 1 C & P Swissy Supported Entry and Specialty

September 30   C & P Weight Pull at our Specialty, see below for details

Events Schedule 2017 to download the .pdf version of the schedule.

Events Schedule 2017

GSMDWtPull2Weight pull information. This event will be on the grounds of the Specialty.






November 10-12    Draft Trial–Mt. Airy, Maryland
Premium List available soon.

7 thoughts on “Events

  1. Trying to learn all I can about this to train my Swiss. Would love to maybe come take pictures and watch.
    Thank You

  2. Banner and I want to thank you for holding such a wonderful trial. We had a great time getting to know the Swissies and the differences between the Swissy and the Berner draft tests. Banner earned his Draft Dog title on Sunday and is now the first Shetland Sheepdog in the USA to do so. Thank you again! Hope to see you all again soon!
    Cheryl Butchko & Banner the Carting Sheltie
    Dileas Star Spangled Banner HIC, RE, NDD, ANDD, DD

  3. I live in Charlottesville, VA. My son has a Swissy, and I would like to buy her a wagon to pull. Can you give me any advice about where I might buy one, and what brand/model is the best?

    Thank you,

    • Hi Suzanne,

      You might want to take a look at the Drafting info under the Resources section of this website. You’ll find links there to e-mail Jim and Mary Jo, who can readily tell you about wagons, carts, and drafting! There’s also a link for contacting Jim in the announcement of the draft trial (above). If you can make the trip up for the trial in November, you’ll definitely have the opportunity to learn a lot about Swissies and their carts! If you’re interested, be sure to ask Jim or Mary Jo about it!

      Best regards,

  4. Hello, I live in Reading Pa we have a GSMD 1 year old. I would love more information about getting my swissy involved in the cart pull and other activities that he would love to do. It seems like pa doesn’t offer a lot with dog clubs.

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