We are breeders of AKC Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs located in Elizabethtown, PA.
Our journey with Swissies began in 2003 when we got our first Swissy puppy. Since then, we've spent many years showing dogs, raising puppies, training dogs, and studying all aspects of our fur-children.
Our Breeding Program
We don't operate a kennel; our dogs are first and foremost treasured family members who live with us, sleep with us, and travel everywhere with us. We don't produce a lot of puppies; we only have one or two litters a year. But we strive to produce very special puppies.
We are very selective in our breeding program and breed only males and females that have a sound temperament, have achieved their AKC Championship, and have passed health clearances based on OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) evaluations.
We take raising puppies VERY SERIOUSLY! Our puppies meet at least 100 people before they go to their forever homes. They receive Early Neurological Stimulation. They are exposed to every imaginable sight, sound, surface, and smell, they meet other animals, they have many outdoor adventures, and they learn several basic commands. All of these experiences are packed into their first 8 weeks of life while they are with us.
Our puppy raising protocol is intense and requires much time and effort, but is well worth it for the reward of raising puppies who are....
Sound in Body, Mind, and Spirit!
Katie & Randy Markley
All About Oliver!
We were proud and privileged to own Oliver, a once in a lifetime dog who is the cornerstone of our breeding program.
GCHP Painted Mtn Oliver Twist of Fate
18 Month Old Male
18 month old boy is looking for his perfect forever home. More info...
The Adventures of MEL!
Meet Mel, a beautiful puppy from the Oliver x Layla litter born on April 16, 2021. We're raising Mel for 2 months while his new owners are vacationing. Follow the Adventures of Mel...
Before deciding to bring a Swissy into your home, meeting and interacting with adult Swissies is an important first step. You're welcome to come to visit us and meet our dogs. If you don't live in our area, we can refer you to Swissy breeders or owners near you. Contact Us.
Nov. 21, 2018
We have a litter of puppies born on November 21, 2018: Nine healthy, beautiful babies: 5 males and 4 females.
Applications are currently being accepted. Learn more about this litter....
If you're thinking about adding a Swissy to your family but have never met one in person, you're welcome to come to meet our dogs. If you don't live in our area, we can refer you to Swissy breeders or owners near you.
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Katie & Randy Markley