Prairie Winds Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

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Our Story

Over the years I gained experience with many different breeds in my life and, also considered my Labrador Retriever, Mack and my Rottweiler, Marley as two of my best buddies and loyal companions. 

In researching which breed I wanted to build my kennel around, I knew right away that I was searching for a breed with energy to spare like my lab and a temperament that was courageous and loyal like that of my Rottie. My research led me to the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, which I discovered had all the attributes I was looking for in a breed and more.

I instantly fell in love with the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed but continued my research. Along the way, I met Rita Rimler and Jenny Lind of Cornerstone Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and Rottweilers. These ladies own one of the premiere breeding kennels of Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs in the United States. I learned that Cornerstone dogs have been competing and excelling in conformation, herding, draft work, agility, rally, and pack hiking for many years. Of course, I acquired my first Swissy, Maya, from Cornerstone and also acquired two of the best mentors in the business. Jenny and Rita have been there to guide me every step of the way, from raising and training a Swissy to celebrating with me when Maya was awarded her Grand Championship.

I hope you will check back often and follow along with me as I continue my journey to establish a top-rated kennel of Greater Swiss Mountain dogs in gorgeous Southern Colorado.