Congratulations to "JOEY"

Ch. Double Q N Nox's Stay Away Joe

Late fall breeding planned for Joey, accepting applications now.

Family portrait! George with Jaime Scott, daughter Windy with Brian Ullom, Joey with Hanna Fournell-Ferrall, and Robbie with Colleen! Thanks for the picture Darlene Ward!

Joey winning a major with handler Lisa Miller.

Both #4 Otis and #9 George ended the year in the Top 10! And both in very limited showing. Way to go "Irish Brothers"!

Below is George's ad for the NS. If you'd like to see it in more detail, it is here . Otis has been the proud papa to 2 champions, Eros and Tangelo, both owned by the Fralicks. George's puppies are also doing very well; Laurie Carmody's ( Matterhorn Swissys on Long Island) Pyro, and Lisa Simonsen's ( Painted Mountain in Washington Stte) Olaf are Champions,and several of his other puppies have gotten majors and are continuting towards their championships. George has also earned the Gold Grand Champion designation, and is only the 4th Swissy to earn this title.

If you are interested in having George sire a litter with your special girl, please contact Colleen . If you are near Ohio and want to use the very accomplished Otis, please contact Dawn Fralick .

George ended 2012 at #2 Breed in Canine Chronicles in very limited showing! George was #4 in Breed points and brother, Otis in Ohio , is #7-- both in limited showing! Way to go "Irish Brothers"!

The Nox "Irish Brothers" win BIG at Westminster 2012! George (NBISS GCH Nox's George Bailey's Irish Creme WDD) takes Best of Breed, and Otis ( BISS GCH Nox's Luck of the Irish, CD, HIT, RE, MDD, NWPD, WWD, VGS, CGC, TDI) takes the First Award of Merit! Otis then wins the 2013 Best in Specialty Show Winner over 40+ Swissies at the Lakeshore Specialty!

Huxford earns his Championship at Doswell! Ch. Nox's Summer Rain for Sunny has earned Luna her Register of Merit for producing 5 champions!

George ends the year as the #1 Ranked Swissy in the US (CC System)! Brother Otis ends the year at #13! Way to go, "Irish Brothers"! George has also earned the Silver Grand Championship level!

Update: George wins Best of Breed at the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba Championship in Orlando, Florida! Check out George on Charlottesville NBC29 News! Also!!! Check out George in the Culpeper Star Exponent

2011 National Best in Specialty Show for George! George is now known as
NBISS GCH Nox's George Bailey's Irish Creme!

Otis earns his MDD and VGS at the 2011 National Specialty! Otis is now known as
GCh. Nox's Luck of the Irish, CD, RE, MDD, NWPD, VGS

NBISS GCH CH Nox's George Bailey's Irish Creme

George and Jessy in the Working Group at Westminster 2012!

With Judge Charles Trotter, Handler Roxanne Sutton, and Cathy Cooper, President of the GSMDCA at the National Specialty Show in Clemmons, North Carolina

Thinking of getting a Swissy?

My thoughts and opinions below...

Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to research and inquire about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. I came to know and love this breed in high school (1984-1987). I purchased my first Swissy, Nox, from Jim and Cheri Barton in 1993 (Barton Manor Swissies), and rescued Boomer six months later. My first female, Julee, came from Kristen Kleeman (Derby Swissies). I am eternally grateful to my mentors. In twenty-one years I've experienced all the joys of Swissy ownership: potty training; puppy kindergartens; obedience classes; CGC's; carting; weight pulling; a National Specialty Best in show winner (George); multiple group placements; a VGS and other multi-work titled dog (Otis); top ranked Swissies (Nox, Julee, George, and Otis); two 3 time top 10 AKC champions (Nox and George); a two time top 5, Best in Specialty Show, and Westminster Kennel Club Best of Opposite and Award of Merit winner (Julee); Westminster Best of Breed winner (George); Westminster 1st Award of Merit winner (Otis), National Specialty Winner's Bitch (Cider); Atlantic Coast Specialty Winner's Dog (Cab); National Specialty Winner's Dog (Huxford); multiple CHIC certifed dogs; and copious amounts of money spent on what could have been a lovely vacation home on my favorite coast somewhere. I stopped counting how much Swissies can average a month, because it varies depending on their mischief. I have also experienced a friend's Swissy having aggressive tendencies that warranted euthanasia. I have Swissies I bred titled as therapy dogs working in schools, libraries, and hospitals. I have been a stud dog owner with Nox, Bear, Cab, Sirius, and George. I have bred and raised almost twenty litters from my girls: Lola, Julee, Rixey, Luna, Toulie, and Shillelagh. Through it all...I still own and LOVE this breed!! They are very addictive!

In my opinion, this is not a breed I recommend for everyone. You must have experience with dogs and more importantly with large breed dogs. Swissies need to be communicated to in a consistent way through language a dog understands. They need positive reinforcement and patience. Swissies are intelligent dogs (although there are times when you will think otherwise). Your ENTIRE family must be prepared to make this decision, as everyone's life will be impacted by this commitment and addition to your family. If you are not prepared to own a Swissy for the lifetime of the dog, then wait until you are. Health and temperament should be of utmost importance to you in your search for any breed of dog. I recommend every opportunity you have to meet a Swissy in your area. They are big, bold, confident, beautiful dogs, but they need your commitment of time, training, love, companionship, and unconditional support.

Best of luck as you search for the right breeder and puppy. If I can be of further assistance, feel free to contact me.


Colleen Murray Robson


-and don't forget to check out my blog ! I've been keeping up with some Swissy issues you may need or want to know about!

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