While Swissys are perfectly happy to be simply family companions, there are many activities available that can be a lot of fun for owners and dogs. Some are held under the auspices of the AKC, others by the GSMDCA and/or other organizations. The rules and regulations of these events are listed on the respective web sites like and

AKC sanctioned events and activities:

  • Conformation Shows
  • Junior Showmanship
  • Obedience, Traditional and Rally style
  • Agility
  • Tracking
  • Herding

GSMDCA sponsored activities, the GSMDCA has developed its own rules, regulations and titles for these 3 performance events

  • Backpacking
  • Drafting
  • Weight pulling

Other activities

  • Pet Therapy
  • Assistance Dog
  • Search and Rescue
  • Recreational carting