Constitution and Bylaws

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America Constitution

Section 1. Club Name. The name of the Club shall be the “Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America, Inc”, hereafter referred to as “GSMDCA” or “Club”.

Section 2. Object. The objects of the Club shall be:

(a) to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (GSMD).

(b) to encourage and promote quality breeding of purebred GSMD and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.

(c) to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog events.

(d) to conduct sanctioned matches and specialty events under the Rules and Regulations of the American Kennel Club.

(e) to encourage the organization of independent local Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club.

(f) to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs shall be judged.

Section 3 Bylaws. The members of the Club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such bylaws by a 2/3 (two-thirds) vote as may be required to carry out these objects.

Section 4. The GSMDCA shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profits or remainder or residue from dues or donations to the Club shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.

Last Modified: 07/24/2005

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