We are the Lapp Family located in beautiful Lancaster County Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience raising puppies. All our dogs roam freely around our beautiful homesteads. They are well socialized around other animals and play tag with the children. Feel free to call or email us about any current or upcoming litters.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs or "Swissys, Swissies" as they are also known will make good family companions if properly raised and trained. Early and intensive socialization is a must to mold a rambunctious puppy into the confident, reliable and friendly adult the GSMD breed is known for. Thanks to its mellow, affectionate and protective disposition, a well socialized and trained Swissy is quite easy to take care of and will make a loyal and loving family pet. If properly brought up, they are great with children of all ages, and if introduced and accustomed to from an early age on, they will get along well with smaller pets such as cats and small dogs as well as horses and farm animals such as chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep and cattle.
Originally bred as multi purpose farm dogs used for watching over the homestead and as outstanding draft dogs and able livestock drovers, GSMD will easily take to pulling carts, wagons and sleds and carrying back packs on hiking trips. Their protective but non menacing nature makes them very effective and impressive watch dogs. Because of their short double coat, grooming requirements are minimal.