7th April 2014 - Wishing 'E' litter a Very Happy Birthday.  3 years today.  Elsa is spending the day playing with her puppies.

30 March 2014 - Wishing 'C' Litter a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 4 years old today.  Also remembering Willett, Hagrid, Maia and Lacey who are gone but not forgotten.

19th March 2014 - Wishing 'G' Litter a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  2yrs old today. 
20th January 2014 - Wishing 'H' litter a Very Happy Birthday - 1yr old today.

19th January 2014 - Wishing 'F' litter a Very Happy Birthday.  2 years old today.

18th January 2014 - Manchester Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo 1st PB + BP.  Springhaze Inspiration at Alpencrest 2nd PB and Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo 3rd PGD and Res LD.

14 January 2014 - We are pleased to announce that Springhaze has won the Our Dogs/Arden Grange Top Breeder Competition for 2013 in the AV Import Register Working Group.

26th November 2013 - Lukas has the results of his first health test - P2Y12 - CLEAR.

3rd November 2013 - We are delighted to welcome our new import Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) into our Swissy family.  Lukas comes from the well known Swiss Star Kennel in the Czech Republic.  He is fifteen weeks old.  Thank you to his breeder Ivana Lipenska for entrusting us with him. 

2nd November  2013 - W&P Breeds Association Show Scotland - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 1st OD + BD + BOB and Springhaze Glacier at Mallacaboo (Yogi) 1st PGD/B + Res BD.  Well done to you both.

20th October 2013 - Bree, Dottie and Gem attend the Swissy Walk in Oxford.  14 Swissies were present, 10 from Springhaze.  It was lovely for litter mates to catch up with each other and for Dottie and Bree to meet some of their puppies.

12th October 2013 - South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show - Springhaze Global Charm (Gem)  1st PGB + BB + BOB  Spinghaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st OB + ResBB.  AV Import Register.

1st October 2013 - We would like to wish Dottie (Jenuine High Hopes) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  7 years old today.

24th September 2013 -  Happy Birthday to 'D' litter  (Anya x Taylor) - 3 years old today.

25th August 2013 - The puppies (I litter) have now all gone to their new homes. We wish them all good luck.

24th August 2013 - Scottish Kennel Club championship show - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 1st OD + BD + BOB (Av Import Register). Springhaze Glacier (Yogi) 1st JD + Res BD (Av Import Register).

13th July 2013 - Jenuine High Hopes (Dottie) - National Working & Pastoral Championship Show - 2nd in OB. 

2nd July 2013 - We lost our beloved Cimba.  He was taken from us suddenly and we are devastated by his loss.  Cimba was the best Swissy we have ever seen and we are very grateful that we had the pleasure of his company even for such a short time.  He will be deeply missed but will live on in our hearts forever and through his 14 offspring. 

2nd July 2013 - Bree gave birth to 7 puppies sadly one little girl did not make it.  She has four boys and two girls all doing well.  Alpencrest Donatus (Donnie) is the father. 

30th June 2013 - Windsor Championship Show - Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) - 1st ID + BD + BOB.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st OB + BB + BOS.   Springhaze Glacier (Yogi) owned by Sandra Dunn, Best Import at Hawick Open Show.

29th June 2013 - Springhaze Glacier (Yogi) Best Import at Larkhall & District Canine Club Open Show. 

23rd June 2013 - Cimba & Elsa achieve their Working Aptitude Test. 

22nd June 2013 - Cimba is a Daddy again - Ruby gave birth to 6 puppies, 5 boys and 1 girl.  Congratulations to Ruby and her family.

July 2013 - Bree has been mated with Donnie and the puppies are due 4th July.  Ruby x Cimba puppies due 24th June. 

8th June 2013 - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st Open Bitch - Three Counties Championship Show.  Springhaze Charisma (Jura) comes 8th in a grade 1 agility competition.  This is a fantastic achievement for a GSMD.

May 2013 - Bree has been mated with Alpencrest Donatus.  We now wait to see if she is in pup.  Bree's sister, Ruby, has been mated with Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) and the puppies are due in June.

26th May 2013 - Bath Championship Show - Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) 2nd OD + Res BD.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st OB + BB + BOB  and Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) 1st PGB - AV Import Register Working & Pastoral. 

20th May 2013 - Happy Birthday to our lovely boy Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) who is two today. 

18th May 2013 - Six Springhaze Swissies attend the club AGM and carting day at Overseal in Derbyshire.

17th May 2013 - Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show - Springhaze Charisma  - 1st OD + BD + BOB. 

11th May 2013 - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa)  - 1st OB + BB + Best of Breed (AV Import Register) at The National Show Birmingham. 

24th March - 'H' litter have all gone to their new homes apart from Yellow girl who is staying for 1 month whilst her new owners are on holiday.  We wish them all good luck.

10th March 2013 - Crufts - Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) 1st Open Dog + Best Dog + Best of Breed (AV Import Register Working).  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st Open Bitch + 1st Good Citizen + Reserve Best Bitch.  Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 2nd Post Graduate Dog.  Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) 2nd Good Citizen.  Well done to all of you.

18th February 2013 - We have had the results of the blood test for the  platelet P2Y12 ADP receptor disorder in GSMD's.  Cimba, Anya, Elsa and Bree were all tested and all are clear.  This means all our current litter of puppies will be clear as both parents are clear. 

12th February 2013 -   Happy Birthday to the 'B' Litter 4 years old today.

20th January 2013 - Anya gives birth to 12 puppies, sadly 4 did not survive, so she has 3 boys and 5 girls all doing well.  Cimba is the proud father of his first litter. 

19th January 2013 -  Happy Birthday to the 'F' Litter 1 year old today. 

19th January 2013 - Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) owned by Lucy and Colin wins 1st Open Bitch and Best Bitch at Manchester Championship Show. 
January 2013 - Anya has been mated with Cimba and the puppies are due 23rd January 2013.

December 2012 - Great News.... Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) has won the AV Import Working category TOP DOG OF 2012 in the Dog World/Arden Grange Top Dog competition. This is a wonderful achievement in just 5 shows. Points were awarded for gaining Best Dog and BOB at Championship shows throughout 2012.

17th November 2012 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan at Pendower - Best Import Register at Plymouth & District Kennel Association Open Show.

3rd November 2012 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) - 1st OD + BD at Scottish W&P Championship Show.
17th October 2012 - Cimba, Elsa and Anya all have their eye tests.  All three are completely clear, no defects.

14th  October 2012 - Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) passed her Silver Good Citizen Award.  Congratulations to her owners Lucy and Colin.

13th-14th October 2012 - We took Cimba to the International and National shows in Dortmund Germany.  On Saturday in the International Show he was awarded Excellent and 2nd place.  On Sunday in the National Show he was awarded Excellent and 1st place + Reserve Best Dog.  Over the weekend Cimba managed to collect 2 points towards being a German Champion and 1 point towards being an SSV Club Champion.  We are very pleased with his results.

7th October 2012 - Cimba, Anya, Bree and Elsa all attend the Swissy Walk at Durley Chine, Bournemouth.  Eleven GSMD's were present, photo's can be seen on facebook.

30th September 2012 - Springhaze Better by Far (Bree) passes her Gold Good Citizen Award.

24th September 2012 - We would like to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 'D' Litter. 2 years old today.

23rd September 2012 - Springhaze Eco Warrior (McKinley) 2nd OD - Selkirk Open Show

8th September 2012 - Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) - 2nd JD -  Richmond Championship Show.

1st September 2012 - Birmingham Championship Show - 1st JD + BD + BOB Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba).  1st JB + BB + BOS Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa),  Elsa also passed her Silver Good Citizen Award at the show.

26th August 2012 - Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show - 2nd PGD Springhaze Charisma (Jura)

13th August 2012 - Bournemouth Champ Show - 1st JD + BD + BOB Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba).  1st JB + Res BB Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) and 1st NB Loader-Hughes' Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi).

6th August 2012 - Paignton & District Fanciers Assocaition Champ Show - 1st PGB Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) and 2nd PGD Springhaze Cosmopolitan (Willett).  Well done both of you.

14th July 2012 - National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show - Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba)  - 1st Junior Dog + Best Dog  + Best Of Breed.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) - 2nd Junior Bitch.  Springhaze Charisma (Jura) - 2nd Post Graduate Dog.

12th July 2012 - Springhaze Global Charm (Gem) passes her Puppy Foundation Course.

8th July 2012 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) takes 7th place in his second Agility Competition.  We believe Jura is the first Swissy to get placed in an agility competition in the UK.  Very well done.

28th June 2012 - Four Springhaze Swissies competed in the AV Import Register classes at Windsor Championship Show their results are as follows:  Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) 1st JD + BD + BOB.  Springhaze Cosmopolitan (Willett) 1st PGD.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st JB + Res BB.  Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) 2nd PGB.  These are all excellent results for Springhaze.

16th June 2012 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 1st  PGD Border Union Champ Show.

7th June 2012 -  Three Counties Championship Show - Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) 1st Junior Bitch + Reserve Best Bitch.  Congratulations to her owners Lucy and Colin. 

6th June 2012 - Springhaze Fairytale (Lexi) passes her Bronze Good Citizen Award at 4 1/2 months of age.  We think Lexi is the youngest Swissy so far to pass this award.  Congratulations to Carl and Kim. 

3rd Jun 2012 - Southern Counties Championship Show - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st JB + BB + Best of Breed (AV Import Reg).

27th May 2012 - Three Springhaze Swissies attend the Bath Championship Dog Show.  Their results were:  Springhaze Cosmopolitan (Willett) 1st PGD + Reserve Best Dog.  Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) 1st PGB, 1st OB + Res Best Bitch.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st JB + Best Bitch + Best of Sex -  AV Import register.  Congratulations to all of you.

20th May 2012 -SKC Championship Show - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 1st AV Imported Register Working/Pastoral PGD and also Reserve Best Dog.

20th May 2012 - Happy Birthday to Cimba  - 1 year old today.

19th May 2012 - Elsa and Cimba attend the GSMD Club Carting and Control day at Roade, Nr Northampton.  Elsa passed her control test and achieved 'Excellent'.  Cimba had his first attempt at carting and was awarded his First Draft certificate.

6th May 2012 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) - 1st Open Dog + BOB AV Import - Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland Open Show

28th April 2012 - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st JB + Res BB at WELKS Championship Show.  Another very good result for Elsa.

21st April 2012 - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) - 1st Junior Bitch - AV Import Working Breeds Assoc of Wales Championship show.  She also won Best Bitch and then went on to get Best of Breed.  Elsa was exceptionally well behaved and we are delighted with her win.

17th April 2012 - We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) our new American Import.  His breeders, Amber & Mike Rusk, travelled over with him and we would like to thank them for allowing us to have such a lovely dog.  We hope Cimba settles in well and enjoys life here in England

15th April 2012 - Springhaze Charisma -  2nd AV Import -  Perthshire Canine Club Open Show.

7th April - Happy 1st Birthday to all of 'E' Litter

30th March 2012 -  Happy 2nd Birthday to all of 'C' litter

24th March 2012 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan - 2nd Open Dog at Exeter open Show

17th March 2012 - Springhaze Charisma -1st Open Dog at Clydebank & District Open Show

19th March 2012 - We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Anya's puppies.  Anya gave birth naturally to 6 puppies - 4 boys and 2 girls.  Unfortunately two of the boys did not survive.  The two boys and two girls are doing well.

March 2012 - Bree's puppies have all gone to their new homes.  We wish them and their new owners Good Luck.

February 2012 - We are very pleased to announce that Anya is pregnant.  The puppies will be due 18th March.

12th February 2012 - Happy 3rd Birthday to all of 'B' litter

January 2012  -  Anya has been mated with Springhaze Blazing Glory (Taylor) we wait to see if she is in pup.

21st January 2012 - Manchester Championship Show - 1st Puppy Bitch(AV Import) - Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) owned by Lucy Denman.  1st PGD/B  + Reserve Best Dog (AV Import) - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) owned by Jean McGlashen.  Congratulations to you both.  

19th January 2012 - We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Bree and Buddy's puppies. 4 girls and 3 boys all born naturally.

8th January 2012 - Elsa attended the 4th Swissy Walk held in Oxford.  Dottie and Anya are both in season so could not attend and Bree is pregnant so could not attend.  Ten Swissies took part and all had a lovely time playing together.

January 2012 - Bree and Buddy's puppies due on the 19th January 2012.

December 2011 - Springhaze Eternal Flame (Monty) and Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) both passed there Bronze Good Citizen Award.  Well done both of you.

24th November 2011 - Elsa passed her Bronze Good Citizen Award. 

17th November 2011 - Bree travelled to Germany and has been mated with Buddy von Duvel's Garden.  We now await to see if she is in pup.

12th November 2011 - Anya, Elsa and Robin represent the GSMD at Discover Dogs at Earls Court in London.  They all loved meeting the public and having lots of fuss and attention.

5th November 2011 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) won PGD and Best Import at Scottish Working & Pastoral Championship Show.

23rd October 2011 - Six Springhaze Swissies attended the first GSMD Companion Show held at Overseal in Derbyshire.  The main prizewinners on the day were Springhaze Charisma (Jura) - 1st AV Working and Best Adult GSMD.  Springhaze Blazing Glory (Taylor) - Reserve Best Adult GSMD.  Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) - 2nd AV Working + Best Junior GSMD.  Springhaze Eternal Flame (Monty) - 4th AV Puppy.  Springhaze Better By Far (Bree) - 5th AV Working.  There were 13 GSMD's and over 50 other dogs entered at the show which was held in aid of Swissy Welfare. 

15th October 2011  Springhaze Cosmopolitan - 1st (AV Import) Oakhampton & District Open Show.

8th October 2011 - Elsa attends her first Championship Show.  She was 2nd in the Puppy Bitch class (AV Import Reg).  Dottie also attended and was 1st PGB + Best Bitch (AV Import Reg).  Elsa enjoyed the show and was not fazed by anything. 

19th September 2011 - Springhaze Better By Far - 2nd PGB - Richmond Championship Show. 
Jenuine High Hopes - 3rd OB- Richmond Championship Show.

17th September 2011 -  Springhaze Charisma - 1st JD + Res Best Dog - Darlington Championship Show

4th September 2011 -  13 Swissies attended the 3rd Swissy Walk at Frenshan Little Pond, Nr Farnham in Surrey. Dottie, Anya, Bree and Elsa all enjoyed the walk even though we all got soaked!  A big thank you for all who took part.  A full report of the walk can be found on the club website. 

23rd August 2011 - Springhaze Daddy's Girl (Tess) passed her Bronze Good Citizen Award.  Well done to Tess and her owners.

18th August 2011 - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) passes her Puppy Foundation course.

14th August 2011  - Jenuine High Hopes (Dottie) - 1st PGB + Best Bitch - AV Import - Bournemouth Canine Association Championship Show and at the same show on his debut to showing - Springhaze Crimson Glory (Hagrid) 1st PGD.

1st August 2011 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan - 1st PGD - Paignton & District Championship Show.

24th July 11 - Five Springhaze Swissies  (Bree, Elsa, Monty, Robin & Tess) attend the Bernese Carting Club Fun day at Billingshurst.  All of them had a go at carting.  Springhaze Eternal Flame (Monty) was 3rd in best non-Bernese class.  Springhaze Cool Cascade (Robin) passed his Bronze Good Citizen award.

16 Jul 11- Springhaze Cosmopolitan - 1st JD + Res Best Dog at the National Working & Pastoral Show at Malvern.

10 Jul 11 - Dottie, Bree and Elsa attend the Springhaze reunion held in conjunction with the Fun Dog Show at Wadswick.  Anya could not attend as she was in season.  12 Swissies were present from all over the country.  This was the largest gathering of GSMD's in the UK to date.  Bree and Theo (our Grandson) won Best Junior handler.

25 Jun 11 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan - 1st PD + Best of Breed (AV Import Register) Exeter & County Canine Society Open Show.

Jun 11 Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) passes her Silver Good Citizen Award at 9 months old.  Congratulations to Roxi & her owners. 

19 Jun 11 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 1st JD + Res Best Dog - AV Import Reg - Border Union Championship Show
Jun 11 Dottie's puppies have all gone to their new homes.  We wish them and their new owners Good Luck.

29 May 11 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan takes 1st JD + Res Best Dog - AV Import Register at Bath Championship Show. 

25 May 11 - Springhaze Dazzling Gem (Roxi) passes her Bronze Good Citizen Award.  This is an excellent achievement considering Roxi is only 8 months old.  Congratulations to Roxi and her owners. 

May 11 - We are deeply upset to announce the loss of both Lacey and Darcy in a tragic accident.

29 Apr 11 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan 1st JD + Res BOB AV Import Register at West of England Ladies Kennel Society Show in Malvern.

7 Apr 11  -  Dottie and Helge's puppies arrive.  Dottie gave birth naturally to 12 puppies.  Sadly 2 did not survive.  There are 8 boys and 2 girls.  Dottie and the puppies are all doing well.

2 Apr 11 - Anya and Bree attend the first GSMD carting day held at Roade Nr Northampton.  Anya achieved her 'First Draft Certificate.

Mar 11 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) wins the Springhaze Challenge Cup for the Swissy who competed in the most activities in 2010.  Congratulations to Jura and Jean.

27 Feb 11 - Anya, Bree and Darcy all attend the Swissy Walk held at Alum Chine, Bournemouth. They all had a wonderful time meeting the other Swissies and playing on the beach and paddling in the water. 

6 Feb 11 - Springhaze Charisma - 1st OD AV Import Register Caledonian Canine Open Show

Feb 11 - Darcy passes her puppy foundation course. 

Feb 11 - Dottie travelled to Germany.  She has been mated with Helge von Dachsborn and we await to see if she is in pup.

22 Jan 11 - Springhaze Charisma - 1st PB + Res BOB AV Import Register Manchester Championship Show

22 Jan 11 - Springhaze Cosmopolitan - 1st PD + Res BOB AV Import Register Exeter Open Show

Jan 11 - Bree passed her Silver Good Citizen Award.

Dec 10 - Anya's puppies have all gone to their new homes and we wish them all good luck.

24 Sep 10 - Anya's puppies arrive.  She gave birth naturally to 11 puppies but sadly 2 girls did not survive.  She has 3 boys and 6 girls all doing well.  See pictures on puppies page.

Sep 10 - Dottie and Bree have their ECVO eye tests - results - all clear.

Sep 10 - Anya's first litter is due 25th September 2010.  See puppies page for more information.

12 Sep 10 - Dottie and Bree attend the Richmond Championship show.  Dottie is 1st in PGB Import Register and Bree is 3rd in the same class. 

5 Sep 10 - Bree and Lacey attend the Swissy Walk held at Frensham Little Pond in Surrey.  They enjoyed meeting all the other dogs and paddling in the water.  A full report of the walk can be found on the club website on the news/events page. 

Aug 10 - Lacey passes her Puppy Foundation Course.

Aug 10 - Bree's health results are in - all excellent.

31 Jul 10 - Bree attains her Bronze Good Citizen Award. 

17 Jul 10 - Dottie and Bree attended the National Working and Pastoral Championship show in Malvern.  Dottie won AV Imported Post Graduate Bitch and Bree came second in AV Imported Junior Bitch.  This was Dottie and Bree's first outing at a UK show and we are extremely pleased with their results. 

Jun 10 - The puppies have now all settled in well to their new homes.  We wish them and their owners good luck. 

29 May 10 -  We spent the weekend in the Netherlands to attend the Dutch Club match held in Heteren.  We took the opportunity to view potential future stud dogs.  It was a pleasure to see over 50 Swissies from all parts of Europe and to meet members of the Dutch club who have been so helpful with our previous matings.  Bree travelled with us and was impeccably behaved at all times, making her a pleasure to be with.

1 Apr 10 - The KC publish the Interim Breed Standard for the Great Swiss Mountain Dog.  This now allows GSMD's to be shown in Import classes.

30 Mar 10 - Dottie's 2nd litter arrived - 7 boys 3 girls.

Mar 10 - Dottie's 2nd litter is due 29 Mar 2010

Feb 10 - Dottie's American uncle, CH Derby's Academy Award wins best of breed at Westminster Dog Show for the second time.   Congratulations to his owners and breeders.

Jan 10 - Dottie has once again travelled to the Netherlands and has been mated with Karhunkierros Corail.  We await to see if she is in pup.

Nov 09 - Dottie and Anya at Discover Dogs - Earls Court London

Oct 09 - Dottie, Anya and Bree all attended the GSMDClub fun day at Overseal

Jul 09 - Dottie, Anya and Bree all attended the Bernese Club show at Overseal village hall in Derbyshire

Jul 09 - UK Kennel Club are currently reviewing the breed standard.

May 09 - We have now formed a breed club. For more details please contact us.

Mar 09 - Anya at Discover Dogs at Crufts.

Apr 09 - Six puppies have now gone to their new homes. Bree has been retained by us.

Feb 09 - Dottie gave birth to 7 puppies (5 girls 2 boys)

Jan 09 - We are now a UK Kennel Club accredited breeder

Dec 08 - Dottie in season, we are travelling to the Netherlands to mate her

Oct 08 - Dottie and Anya eye tests, no defects

Oct 08 - Dottie and Anya heart test, all clear

Oct 08 - The Kennel Club accept the Great Swiss Mountain Dog onto the Import Register

Sep 08 - Dottie and Anya - character assessment results - both excellent!

Sep 08 - Website goes live.

Sep 08 - Xray results received.

Jul 08 - Dottie and Anya, xrays taken.

Mar 08 - Dottie arrives from USA

Oct 06 - Dottie born in the USA

May 06 - Rita's puppies born. 3 dogs, 1 bitch (Anya) who has been retained.

Mar 06 - Rita arrives from France.




12th March 2014 - We are delighted to announce the arrival of Elsa x Jarod's puppies.  10 puppies, 5 girls and 5 boys.  Sadly one girl did not make it.  Elsa and her nine puppies are all doing well.
13th March 2014 - Well what a surprise!  After a trip to the vets to be told 'No more puppies' we settled down for the night when suddenly, 29 hours after the first puppy arrived, another delightful girl decided to join us. This is truly amazing and we are absolutely delighted.  10 puppies, 5 girls and 5 boys.
4th May - We would like to wish a Very Happy Birthday to 'A' litter.  Anya and her brothers, Hugo, Hamish and Benson are 8 years old today.  This was the first litter of GSMD puppies to be born in the UK so we are very proud of them. 
19th May 2014 - The 'J' litter puppies have now all gone to their new homes.  We would like to wish them Good Luck and look forward to seeing them again soon.  Red girl is staying here and her name is Joules.
17th May 2014 - Elsa and Bree attend the GSMD Club's Carting and Fun day.  Both complete the carting obstacle course and obtain their 'First Draft' certificates.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) then goes on to win Best Overall in the Fun Match that was held in the afternoon.  Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo) was Best Junior and Springhaze Inspiration (Hannah) was Best Puppy.
1st June 2014 - Southern Counties Championship Show - 1st Puppy Bitch Springhaze High Definition (Lola).  1st Open Bitch + Best Bitch + Best Opposite Sex Spinghaze Elusive Dream (Elsa).
14th June 2014 - Border Union Championship Show - Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo (Yogi) 1st PGD + Best Dog + Best of Breed. Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba), 1st PB + Best Puppy + Best Bitch.  Congratulations to their owner Sandra Dunn. 
22nd June 2014 -  Anya, Elsa and Lukas met up with nine Swissies and two other dogs for a fantastic walk at Frensham Little Pond in Surrey.  It was a glorious summer day, warm and sunny.  The walk took us to the top of the ridge where we had a view of both the ponds.  We then walked around Little pond stopping twice for the dogs to enjoy the cool water. All the Swissies except one paddled and one, Anya, even swam, although it was by accident as she did not realise how deep the water was.  Shortly after the walk started we realised Lukas was missing.  The search party soon recovered him going in the opposite direction with a rather attractive Poodle. After the walk we made our way to a local pub with a wonderful outdoor seating area which welcomed the dogs.  Luckily we managed to sit under the shade of the trees where the dogs relaxed whilst we ate lunch. Anya met up with five of her offspring Tess, Holly, Gem, Jazz and Luna.  Elsa met up with her daughter Buckley.  Thank you to everyone for coming we look forward to the next Swissy walk.
22nd June 2014 - Springhaze Charisma (Jura) becomes the first ever GSMD in the UK to win out of Grade 1 Agility competition. Huge congratulations to Jura and Jean for this achievement.  We are very proud of you both.
22nd June 2014 - Springhaze Excalibur (Thor) takes part in his first GSMD Club of the Rockies Herding Assessment day in Colorado, USA.  He was a natural and did extremely well. 
22nd June 2014 - Blackpool Championship Show - Springhaze Inspiration at Alpencrest (Hannah) owned by Sheila Tickle and Cynthia Bailey -  1st PB + Best Bitch.
2nd July 2014 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'I' Litter.  1 year old today.
12th July 2014 - NWPB Assoc Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice) owned by Anne Barry, 1st JD + BD and wins Best of Breed and Springhaze Enchanted Lady at Valmasque (Anka) owned by Lucy Denman 1st OB and Best Bitch.  A great day for Springhaze.  Well done to both of you. 
17th July 2014 - Wishing Lukas a very Happy Birthday, 1yr old today.  He is spending it playing with his gang in the garden and cooling off in the stream.
20th July 2014  -  Lukas takes his Character Assessment, the assessor wrote 'An excellent ambassador for the breed'.
4th August 2014 - Paignton Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice), 1st JD + Best Dog + Best of Breed.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st OB + Best Bitch.
10th August 2014 - Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze wins Best of Breed at Bournemouth Championship Show, qualifying him for Crufts 2015.  This was his first show and we are thrilled with this results. 
August 2014 -  We travelled to France in July to mate Bree.  We are now very pleased to announce that Springhaze Better by Far (Bree) is in pup. The father is the lovely Mark Tremonti Quarterworld, who was bred in the Czech Republic and lives in France with Laetitia & Deborah from Cimes de Caras Galadhon. The puppies are due 3rd September 2014. Here at Springhaze we believe in travelling for suitable stud dogs to increase the gene pool in the UK. We do not 'Line Breed (in breed) as the breed is too young and we do not take deposits until after the puppies are born. All our puppies are KC registered and comply with the KC Assured Breeder Code of Ethics.
September 2014 - After a busy few days that involved births, deaths and even a marriage we are delighted to announce the arrival of the 'K' litter. Bree and Mark Tremonti Quarterworld's puppies arrived on 5th September. 7 puppies were born but sadly three did not make it. We have 2 boys and 2 girls. One of the girls has been touch and go but now seems to be doing fine. Bree is a very loving and gentle Mum.

4th September 2014 - Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) passes her Bronze Good Citizen test. 
6th September 2014 - Richmond Championship Show - Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) 1st Junior Dog + Reserve Best Dog.  Springhaze High Definition (Lola) 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.
24 September 2014 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'D' litter.  4 years old today.  Remembering our lovely Darcy who we still think of every day.

1st October 2015  -  Happy Birthday Dottie 8 years old today.  Dottie is spending the day with her two daughters Bree and Elsa and her granddaughter Joules. 
12th October 2014 - SWKA Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice) Owned by Anne Barry 1st JD + BD + BOB.  Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) 1st PB + BP + Res BB.  Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) 2nd PB.  The two puppies have now qualified for Crufts 2015.
8th November 2014 - Lukas represented the GSMD's at Discover Dogs at Earls Court, London.  He enjoyed all the attention and cuddles he received and was a perfect ambassador for the breed.












3rd November 2014 - Bree x Marko's puppies have now all gone to their new homes.  We wish them all good luck.
15th November 2014 - Lukas and Joules attend the GSMD Club Match and Fun Day.  Lukas was Reserve Best in Match and Joules was Best Puppy in Match. Joules also beat her brother, Loki, in the final heat to win the sausage race.  There were over 20 Swissies present. 
13th December 2014 - LKA Championship Show - Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze wins 1st JD + BD + Best Of Breed.   Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba) was 1st JB + BB + BOS. Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) was 2nd in JB and 2nd in GCA. Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) was 2nd in PB. Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo (Yogi) was 2nd PGD.  Another great day for Springhaze.
16th December 2015 - We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new import 'Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze'. Logan has been bred by Sandra Kaleja in Latvia. He arrived last week at 4 months old and has settled in very quickly. We chose him when he was a few weeks old and have been looking forward to his arrival ever since. Logan already has wonderful structure, movement and temperament and his parents, Giorgio Armani from Swiss Star x Korolevstvo Gornih Psov Tigra, who are both champions, have excellent health results. He has a very sweet, loveable and friendly character. We are currently looking for a family home for him on a co-ownership basis where he will live as a family dog and hopefully be shown either by us or his new family. Later, after he has undergone his health tests and if they are all good, it is hoped he will be available for stud. We are very excited about his arrival and look forward to him participating in the Swissy community here in the UK and promoting his breeder Sandra Kaleja and Springhaze . Thank you Sandra for entrusting us with him, we hope one day he makes you very proud.
26th December 2014 - We are very pleased to announce that Springhaze has won the Our Dogs/Arden Grange Top Breeder Competition for 2014 in the AV Import Register Working Group. This is the 2nd year running we have won this award which is a great achievement for our kennel.
1st January 2015 - Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year from us all at Springhaze. What better news to start the New Year than to hear that not only have we won the Our Dog/Arden Grange Top Breeder Award for 2014 but also Springhaze Better by Far (Bree) has won Dog World/Yumega Show Dog Top Brood Bitch (AV Import Register Working Group) and Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba,owned by Sandra Dunn) has won the Our Dogs Top Puppy 2014(AV Import Register Working Group) Thank you to all our owners for their part in achieving these awards. Lets hope 2015 will be as successful a year for Springhaze as 2014 was.
10 January 2015 - We are delighted to announce that Bree has found a lovely family home to spend her retirement in. Bree is a very quiet, gentle, un-demanding bitch. With this in mind we decided to look for a family home for her where she would get more attention and love than she gets here with the rest of the pack. Swissies adore attention but it is very difficult with 6 dogs to give each one the time and attention they need and deserve. Bree is now living with George and Heather in Scotland with her new best friend Riever, the Border Collie and their cat. We wish Bree a long and happy retirement living the life of luxury surrounded by beautiful countryside and beaches and being totally loved and pampered. We will miss you but we know you are happy and safe.
20th January 2015 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'H' Litter, 2 years old today. 

19th January 2015 -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'F' Litter, 3 years old today. 
6th March 2015 -  CRUFTS  -  Fantastic results for Springhaze at this years Crufts.  Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) wins 1st Puppy Bitch + Best Puppy + Reserve Best Bitch.  This is the second year running a Springhaze bred puppy has won best Puppy at Crufts so we are delighted.  Other brilliant wins on the day were Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo) owned by Ange & Paul Vandrill, 2nd PGD.  Springhaze Ice Cool (Ice) owned by Anne Barry, 3rd PGD, Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) VHC PGD.  Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) owned by Leonie Browning, 2nd PB.  Springhaze Inspiration at Alpencrest (Hannah) owned by Sheila Tickle and Cynthia Bailey, 1st PGB & 1st GCB.  Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba) owned by Sandra Dunn, 2nd PGB and 1st OB. Springhaze Enchanted Lady (Anka) owned by Lucy Denman, 3rd OB & 2nd GCB.  These are great results so congratulations to all our owners and thank you for your support.


21st February 2015 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'B' Litter.  6 years old today.
6th March 2014 - CRUFTS - Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo) owned by Ange Vandrill, wins Best Puppy (AV Import Register Working) at Crufts 2014.   Hugo was the only British bred dog in the final line-up. Hugo's father is Crown's Circle of Life at Springhaze (Cimba) who won BOB at last years Crufts. His mother is Springhaze Aspiring (Anya). HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you and all the other Springhaze bred dogs who competed this year. Other winners were Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba) owned by Sandra Dunn 2nd SPB. Springhaze Inspiration at Alpencrest (Hannah), owned by Cynthia Bailey and Sheila Tickle 3rd SPB. Springhaze Fairytale (Lexi) 3rd PGB and Jenuine High Hopes (Dottie) owned by us 2nd LB. There were 51 entries, including many champions from overseas, so the competition was very high. Thank you all for supporting us and the breed.

4th March 2014 - Anya had a day out with her daughter Lola (Anya x Cimba).  We had a nice walk around a lake followed by coffee. 



12th February 2014 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'B' litter.  5 years old today.
January 2014 - Elsa travelled to France and has been mated with the French Champion, Jarod Van't Samaika Nest.  The puppies are due 15th March.
25th May 2014 -  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) wins Open Bitch, Best Bitch and Best of Breed (AV Import Register Working and Pastoral) at Bath Championship Show.  This was just 10 weeks after the birth of her first litter.  Elsa won BOB at Bath last year. 
12th March 2015 - Happy 1st Birthday Joules (Springhaze Just Dreaming).  Joules invited her best friends, Elsa, Dottie, Anya and Lukas for a play in the paddock followed by a lunch of raw bones.  They all had a great time.
14th March 2015 - Anya had a great time at the GSMD club's AGM today meeting up with Logan, Hugo, Hannah, Loki, Buddy, Murphy and many other Swissies, over 15 in total plus other breeds. They all had a great race around. It was so nice to see so many Swissies off lead having fun.
19th March 2015 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'G' litter.  3 years old today.

30th March - Wishing 'C' litter a Very Happy Birthday.  5 years old today.  Remembering those no longer with us.
7th April 2015 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'E' litter, 4 years old today.  We are thrilled to announce that the birthday girl, Elsa, has been mated with Lukas and the puppies are due 24th April. Elsa has spent the day relaxing in the garden with her friends and cooling off in the stream.
23rd April 2015 - The 'L' litter arrives.  We are delighted to announce that Elsa gave birth to 7 puppies.  Sadly 4 did not make it so she has 2 girls and 1 boy all doing well. 
This year as promised we are holding two OPEN DAYS on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2015  2pm - 5pm. This is for families wishing to come and meet our dogs, puppies and ourselves. This will be a relaxing day to come and talk about the Swissies and see them in their own environment.  Everyone welcome but please let us know if you are planning on attending. Sorry no other dogs allowed on this occasion.
24th May 2015 - Bath Championship Show - Six Springhaze dogs attended Bath Championship Show.

  • Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) was 1st PGD, Best Dog and Best of Breed.

  • Springhaze King of Hearts (Yogi) was 1st Puppy Dog.

  • Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) was 1st Junior Bitch, Best Bitch and BOS.

  • Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie) was 1st Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy and Reserve Best Bitch.

  • Springhaze Jet Set (Siri) was 1st Junior Dog and Reserve Open Dog.

  • Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) was 2nd Junior Bitch.

Well done to all of you and thank you for supporting us.











23rd May 2015 - GSMD Carting and Character Assessment Day, Chieveley -

  • Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) takes her Character Assessment.
  • Springhaze High Spirit (Luna) owned by Louise Richardson, Springhaze High Definition (Lola) co-owned by us and Jane McGuigan, Springhaze Jet Set (Siri ) owned by Mark Damen, Springhaze Blazing Glory (Taylor) owned by Sheila Brown all achieved their 'First Draft' Certificates in carting.

  • Springhaze High Definition (Lola) and Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) owned by us and Leonie Browning both achieved their 'Primary Level 1' Control Certificates with Lola achieving Excellent.











21st May 2015 - Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) passes her Silver Good Citizen Award.

4th May 2015 -  Wishing a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Litter 'A'.  9 years old today.  This was the first litter of GSMD's to be born in the UK.  We hope Anya and her three brothers all have a great day.

25th April 2015 - WELKS -  Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) wins 1st Puppy Dog.
Springhaze held its first Open Days on 13th and 14th June 2015.  This was a relaxing day for families to come and meet our dogs, puppies and ourselves at home to see the dogs in their natural environment. Families came from all over the country some travelling 4 hours or more.  The dogs thoroughly enjoyed all the attention as there is nothing they like more than being fussed over.  We would like to thank all the families for coming and hope they enjoyed the day as much as we did.  Thank you also to our Grandson, Jake, for overseeing the gate and car parking and Jo, Amelia and Theo for helping on both days.
We plan to hold another Open day next year along with our '10 Year Anniversary Celebrations'. Keep an eye out for dates.

11th July 2015 - National Working & Pastoral Breeds Assoc Championship Show - Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) 1st PGD + BD + BOS.  Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie) 1st PB + BP.  Springhaze Enchanted Lady at Valmasque (Anka) 2nd OB + Res BB.
***STOP PRESS***  The KC have just announced that the GSMD Club's application to have the breed moved from the Import Register onto the Full Register has been successful.  As from 1st April 2016 the GSMD will be a fully recognised breed in the UK.  Well done to everyone here and abroad who have supported the breed over the past 10 years.
10th August 2015 - Bournemouth Championship Show - Lionheart form Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) 1st PGD + Res BD.  Springhaze Jet Set (Siri) owned by Mark & Holly Damen, 1st JD.

3rd August 2015 - Paignton Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice) owned by Anne Barry, 1st PGD + Best Dog + BOB.  Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 1st OB + BB + BOS.  Springhaze Jet Set (Siri) Owned by Mark & Holly Damen, 1st JD.

5th September 2015 -    Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'K' Litter (Bree x Mark Tremonti Quarterworld). 1 year old today. We hope you have all had a great day.

5th September 2015 - The City of Birmingham Championship Show -  Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) 1st JD + Res BD. Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) 1st JB + Res BB. Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) 2nd PGD. Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) 2nd OB.
3rd September 2015 - Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) passes her GOLD Good Citizen Award.
12th September 2015 - Richmond Championship Show - Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) 1st PGD/B + BB + BOB.  Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) 1st OD/B + BD + BOS.  Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie) 1st JD/B + Res BB.  Fantastic results and another great day for Springhaze.
7th November 2015 - SKA Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba, owned by Sandra Dunn) 1st OB + BB + BOB.  Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo (Yogi, owned by Sandra Dunn) 1st OD + BD + BOS.  Springhaze Charisma (Jura, owned by Jean McGlashen) 2nd OD + Res BD. 

25th October 2015 - Midland Counties Championship Show -  Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) 1st PGB + BB + BOB. Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice, owned by Anne Barry) 1st PGD + BD + BOS. Lionheart from Swiss Star at Springhaze (Lukas) 1st PGD + Res BD. Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) 3rd PGD & Res OD. Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo, owned by Ange Vandrill) Res PGD. Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba, owned by Sandra Dunn) 2nd OB. Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo (Yogi,owned by Sandra Dunn) VHC OD.








1st October 2015 -  Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Dottie who is 9 yrs old today.









24th September 2015 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'D' litter 5yrs old today.

30th January 2016  -  Springhaze have won the Our Dogs/Arden Grange TOP BREEDER in the Import Register Working Group, for the third year running. This is a wonderful achievement and makes all the hard work and dedication worthwhile.  Many thanks to our owners who helped us win this award.  Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie) wins the TOP PUPPY award and Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba) wins TOP DOG award.









20th January 2016 -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'H' litter (Anya x Cimba) who are 3 years old today.


19th January 2016 -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'F' litter  (Bree x Buddy) who are 4 years old today.


16th January 2016 - Manchester Championship Show -   Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullucaboo (Reba) Owned by Sandra Dunn, 1st LD/B and also Best Bitch and Best of Breed.  Springhaze Glacier at Mullucaboo (Yogi) also owned by Sandra was 2nd  in OD and Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze was 2nd JD/B. 


30th December 2015 - It is with great sadness that we have to report the loss of our lovely boy Lukas after a short illness.  He became ill very suddenly and after various tests we took the decision to let him go peacefully.  Lukas was the most friendly, loving Swissy we have ever met and will be a great loss.  He loved everyone and everyone loved him. RIP our wonderful friend taken far too soon.


12th December 2015 -  Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) was 1st in JD/B.  Springhaze Glacier at Mullucaboo (Yogi) was 2nd PGD.  Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba) was 2nd OB. 

12th March 2016 - What a fantastic day at Crufts for Springhaze. 
  • The day started well with Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo, owned by Ange Vandrill) winning 1st Post Graduate Dog and Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan, co-owned by Libby D'Arcy and myself) was 3rd in a very strong class of 10.
  • Next came Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice, owned by Anne Barry) who not only won his class, Limit Dog, but also went on to win Reserve Best Dog beaten by a multi champion from Norway and Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo (Yogi, owned by Sandra Dunn) was 3rd LD. 
  • Then came Springhaze Charisma (Jura, owned by Jean McGlashan & R Fleming) who came 2nd in the Open Class beating last years BOB winner.
  • Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo (Yogi, owned by Sandra Dunn was 1st Good Citizen Dog.

Then came the bitches. 

  • Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie, co-owned by Alice Lyon and ourselves) was 2nd in Post Graduate Bitch with Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly, co-owned by Leonie Browning and ourselves) was VHC.
  • Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) was 1st in Limit Bitch. 
  • Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) was 1st in Open Bitch with Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba, owned by Sandra Dunn) Res. 
  • Ice Maiden was also 1st in Good Citizen Bitch. 

This then meant Joules and Elsa competing against each other and one other bitch who won the PGB for Best Bitch. Joules was the winner with Best Bitch and Elsa took Reserve Best Bitch, an amazing result for mother and daughter. 

Joules then went in the Best of Breed judging against the male that won Best Dog who came all the way from Norway and is already a multi champion across Europe. To our great delight Joules was declared the winner (BOB AV Import Register Working). This is the first time an English bred GSMD has won BOB at Crufts.  Joules won Best puppy last year and was Reserve Best Bitch so she managed to go one further this year.

Joules, Steve and I were then marched off to the winners enclosure where we had official photo's taken and a radio interview. Joules and Steve then got to do a lap of honour in the main arena in front of all the crowds and on TV.  It was truly a magical moment and one we will not forget in a hurry. 

The year ahead looks very promising now we will be off the Import Register and onto the Full Register which means we can compete on a level playing field with all other breeds and the BOB winner will go forward for the group judging and maybe one day the Best In Show judging, although that could be a long way off.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our owners for supporting us and the breed not just at Crufts but throughout the whole year.  Springhaze is a team effort and we would not achieve this without you.











12th March 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'J' Litter who are 2 years old today.  Joules, Siri and Dolly spent the day at Crufts.

30th March 2016  - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'C' Litter.  6 years old today.  Also remembering the ones no longer with us.

26th March 2016 -  Elsa and Joules joined up with 4 other Swissies for a walk on Studland beach.  It was very windy but the dogs still enjoyed it.




















   
19th March 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'G' litter.  4 years old today. 

7th April 2016 - Wishing a very Happy Birthday to 'E' litter who are 5 years old today.

9th April 2016 - The weather failed to put the dampers on the fun and games at the Springhaze 10th Anniversary party. Everyone joined in and had a great time and the dogs had a whale of a time.  There were games, a quiz, a duck race, agility and carting, so something to suit everyone.  The proceeds from the duck race were donated to the GSMD Club welfare.  The weather was awful which meant we all ended up rather damp and muddy but nonetheless  a very successful day. There were 19 Swissies, 9 non-Swissies and 50 owners. Thank you to everyone who came along and also everyone who sent messages. You are all fantastic.  We may make this an annual event in future as it was such good fun.
24th April 2016 WELKS - Another first for Springhaze. Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) takes BOB at the first champ show in the UK with our own classes. This meant she went forward to the group judging. Joules won 1st OD/BB + BB + BOB. Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) won 1st PGD/B + BD + BOS. Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower (Ice) won 2nd in OD/B and Res BD. Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) was 2nd PGD/B + Res BB. Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo) was 3rd PGD/B. Springhaze King of Hearts (Yogi) was VHC PGD/B. Springhaze Elusive Dream (Elsa) was Res OD/B. Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie) was HC in PGD/B. This was a fantastic day for Springhaze. Well done all of you and thank you once again to our owners for supporting us.








23rd April 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'L' litter 1 year old today. 



13th May - Redditch Open Show - Joules was BOB.  This was Joules 6th consecutive BOB.  This was the first Open Show Steve and I had been to and being new to the open show scene forgot to stay to compete in the group.  It wasn't until we were nearly home that we thought of it and by then it was too late to go back. 

6th May 2016 - The National Birmingham  -  This was the second show with our own GSMD classes.  Once again Joules (Springhaze Just Dreaming) was Best of Breed.  She won 1st OB + BB + BOB. The judge commented that she was outstanding in the classes which was a wonderful compliment.   Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo) was 1st LD/B.  Springhaze Ice Maiden at Mullacaboo (Reba) was 2nd OB and Springhaze Glacier at Mullacaboo was 2nd in OD.  Well done to all of you. 


4th May 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Anya who is 10 years old today. Anya was from the first litter of GSMD's to be born in the UK.  She is a great ambassador for the breed with a fantastic temperament and excellent health.  She enjoyed a quiet day at home and then a short walk on Salisbury Plain with Dottie.  She is in good health at present and enjoying her retirement. 












2nd July 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'I' litter who are 3 years old today.

30th June 2016 - Windsor Championship Show - Springhaze Ice Cool (Ice, owned by Anne Barry) 1st OD + BD + BOB.  Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) 1st OB + BB + BOS.  Woody Quarterworld 2ndJD.





  

29th May 2016 - Bath Championship Show - Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) 1st OB + BB + BOB (AVNSC).  Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) 1st PGD + Res BD.

16 July - Another good day at NWPB Show. 

  • Springhaze Ice Cool (Ice, owned by Anne Barry) was 1st OD + BD + BOB. 
  • Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) was 1st OB + BB + BOS. 
  • Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie) was 1st PGB + Res BB. 
  • Springhaze Blazing Glory (Taylor, owned by Sheila Brown) was 2nd VD. 
  • Woody Quarterworld was 2nd JD
  • and Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan, co-owned with Libby D'Arcy) was 3rd in PGD.

W ell done all of you.


24th September 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to 'D' Litter who are 6 years old today.

13th September 2016 - Joules and I were invited to take part in the Pedigree Paws Unite sponsored dog walk in aid of the Peek a Boo trust which supports 7 different charities, some canine, some human and some both.  The idea was to get a representative from each of the 217 breeds of pedigree dogs in the UK to show that pedigree dogs are more than capable of normal everyday tasks and are not just for show.  Each representative was given the challenge of raising 150 for the charities involved and took part in one of 5 legs each day of approx 5 miles held up and down the country over 7 days.  This was the largest organised walk of its kind ever to be held in the UK and culminated on Friday at Darlington Championship show.  We were walking on day 2 at the Kennet and Avon Canal.  With the weather forecast predicting temperatures of 25 degrees plus I was worried it would be too hot to walk a Swissy.  Luckily for once the forecast was wrong and it was cloudy most of the time with perfect temperatures for walking.  There had been a heavy downpour before we started walking on the final leg of the day taking us from Trowbridge to Bradford on Avon so I was prepared with a raincoat just in case.  My Grandson, Theo, joined us for the walk and Steve met us at the end to bring us home.  The walk was along the towpath of the canal where we encountered numerous ducks, swans, cyclists, walkers and canal boats.  We managed to raise just over 150 of the expected overall total which should be in the region of 75,000. There is still time to donate if you wish to via   http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SueBrailey1  We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and were proud to represent our wonderful breed at this admirable event.

Many thanks to those of you who have already made donations.










5th September 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'K' who are 2 years old today.


30th November 2016 - Joules (Springhaze Just Dreaming) and Logan's (Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze) puppies arrive.  13 puppies were born and all survived.  We have 6 boys and 7 girls.  Joules and the puppies are all fine.
1st October 2016 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Dottie (Jenuine High
Hopes) who is 10 today.  Dottie celebrated her birthday with all her friends.  We now have two Swissies, Anya and Dottie, in double digits.  We hope they remain strong and healthy for many years to come.

31st December 2016 - Springhaze is once again TOP BREEDER in the Our Dogs/Arden Grange awards. This is the fourth year we have won this award and are very proud of this wonderful achievement.  Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) won TOP DOG in the Dog World awards and Springhaze Better By Far (Bree) wins the TOP BROOD BITCH for the 3rd time. 
30th March 2017  -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'C' who are 7 years old today.

19th March 2017  -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'G' who are 5 years old today.

12th March 2017 - Crufts -  This was the first year we had our own GSMD classes at Crufts.  There were 40 entries with some tough overseas competition, many of whom are champions and the BOB and BOS went to Russian dogs.  Springhaze dogs were well placed and achieved the following results:-

Springhaze Ice Cool (Ice, owned by Anne Barry) 3rd in OD
Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan, owned by us and E D'Arcy) Res PGD
Springhaze Hi Expectations (Hugo, owned by Ange Vandrill) VHC PGD
Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly, owned by us and Leonie Browning) Res PGB
Springhaze Kindred Spirit (Winnie, owned by us and Alice Lyon) VHC PGB
Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules, owned by us) VHC OB 















Congratulations to all of you and thank you once again for flying the flag for Springhaze.

11th March 2017 -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'J' who are 3 years old today.

13th February 2017 -Sadly we said goodbye to Dottie yesterday. She has been a great dog and we will miss her happy, smiley face. Dottie has been a wonderful role model for our other Swissies with her kind, gentle nature. Run free Dottie, always in our hearts. Jenuine High Hopes 1/10/06 - 13/2/17

12th February 2017 -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'B' who are 8 years old today.

20th January 2017  -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'H' who are 4 years old today.

19th January 2017 - Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'F' who are 5 years old today. 



8th April 2017  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anya (Springhaze Aspiring) just a few weeks short of her 11th birthday.
Anya was born in 2006 and was from the first litter of GSMD's to be born in the UK. We imported her mother, Rita Des Joyeuses Gambades, age 5, from France where she had been recently mated with Titan Du Shuunka Takan. Rita gave birth to seven puppies but sadly only 4 survived, Anya was the only bitch. Sadly we have lost touch with two of her brothers but we hear that Hamish is still alive and very well.

Right from the start Anya was very lively and affectionate. She adored everyone. Never once have we heard her growl at a human or other dog. Yes she was noisy at times and often over exuberant, but always happy and friendly. She always had a big smile for everyone. Anya was lively, energetic, affectionate, loving, attention seeking and loved everyone. She was typically everything you could ask for of a Swissy.
During her first year she suffered a nasty fall which resulted in an injured shoulder which needed surgery to fix it. The operation went well and she was soon sound and it never caused her any further problems. Apart from this she was never ill again during her whole life and remained sound right until the end. She was never sick or sorry. She developed some lumps and bumps in later years, one of which was removed in 2016, but we decided to leave the others alone as they did not seem to cause her any pain or discomfort.

We received some criticism when we decided to breed from her due to her previous shoulder injury but felt she had a lot to offer the breed and as the gene pool was so small we went ahead and bred from her. Anya produced 3 litters with a total of 21 puppies. We kept Darcy from her first litter but tragically she was killed in an accident on the railway line before she was 1 year old. This was a great loss to us and still is to this day. She was the most wonderful puppy with a huge character which has never been replaced.

The overall health of Anya's offspring has been excellent with the exception of three puppies who have had OCD in the shoulder, two have been operated on and one was diagnosed as affected in one shoulder during health tests but has never been lame, even so we decided to withdraw her from the breeding pool. There is no point having health tests done if you then disregard the results. Two others have had health issues, one has had cruciate ligament surgery and also recently been diagnosed with Addison's disease and one has had elbow surgery (who subsequently died a week later from heart failure). The remaining 15 puppies are all very healthy and sound to this day with 19 still alive. The oldest are7 this year and the youngest are now 4.

This was the last photo taken of Anya a few days before we lost her. We are so blessed to have had Anya in our lives. She has been such a good ambassador for the breed and has brought us so much love and joy in our lives. Her legacy lives on through her offspring and we look forward to seeing her grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Run free Anya, you will forever be in our hearts.
This was the last photo taken of Anya.











7th April 2017  -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'E' who are 6 years old today.

1st April 2017 - The GSMD Club held its first Single Breed Open Show on Saturday.  The show attracted an entry of 23 Swissies under judge, Mrs Helen Davenport-Willis.
  
  • Springhaze  - Just Dreaming (Joules) won 1st OB, BB and BIS.
  • Baltic Story Vision of Beauty (Viva) 1st PB.
  • Inspiration at Alpencrest (Hannah) 1st PGB.
  • Springhaze Charisma (Jura) 2nd VD.
  • Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) 3rd PGD.


28th May 2017  - It was a long, hot, wait until our classes at Bath show today. Luckily we had good company. Springhaze Ice Cool won BOB and Springhaze Just Dreaming was Res BB.

21st May 2017  -  Open Day  -  We held our second Open Day on 21st May 2017. There were lots of old friends and some new ones and the weather was perfect. Thank you so much to Leonie Browning and Rick for the catering, fantastic as usual. Sam Hughes-Williams and Mark Loader for the carting. Ewa Highland for the showing demo and all the dogs and owners who came along. Not forgetting Joanna Quimby for taking the photos. The day would not have been a success without you all. I think I counted 21 Swissies. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.





















4th May 2017  -  Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'A' who are 11 years old today.  Such a shame that Anya did not make it.

23rd April 2017  -  Wishing A Very Happy Birthday to Litter 'L' who are 2 years old today.

15th April 2017  - NWPB Assoc of Wales   -    Springhaze Ice Cool (Ice, owned by Anne Barry) was 1st OD/B and BD + BOB. Springhaze Just Dreaming (Joules) was 2nd OD/B + Res BB. Lion King Baltic Story at Springhaze (Logan) was 1st PGD + Res BD. Springhaze Jubilee Star (Dolly) was 3rd PGD/B. Baltic Saga Vision of Beauty at Springhaze (Viva) was 2nd PD/B. It was a lovely relaxing day meeting up with friends.