Well, the kids were growing up and the house was going to be too quiet in a few years...so time to look for my first Swissy! I have always had lots of animals - horses, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, even a lamb or two - but wanted to get more involved with showing and breeding. I connected with Cathy Cooper at Shadetree Kennels to get my first Swissy and then I was hooked. CH Shadetree's Last Chance for Romance "Carly" is a fun, affectionate Swissy that is not afraid to get in your face for some love and attention.
Two dogs just wasn't enough for the Charters family so Seneca's Under Heaven's Skies "Skylar", WPDN, joined the family next. She definitely has her quirks - like chasing bugs and needing to be right next to you whenever you are laying on the couch - but she is the most loyal dog you could have.
Then my son left for college so you know what that means... another Swissy! GCH Double Q's Make It A Double CGC "Riley" came into our lives and added plenty of energy to the crowd. She is an athletic and confident girl who is quite the ball retriever (better than my Lab!). She had her first litter in September 2013 and another in October 2014. She is now retired from breeding.
CH Firefly's Escape to Witch Mountain "Summit", CGC, TDN, is the spunky daughter of Riley/Mon out of the Spooktacular litter. She is full of personality and has brought new energy into the Charters household. She loves to sing and pester her mother and aunties in her free time. She finished her championship at 19 months, is a registered therapy dog, and is working on other fun activities.