Jim and Mary Jo Rasmussen
Falls Church, VA 22042
Members of Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America (GSMDCA) since 2002
Members of American Greater Swiss Breeders Association (AGSBA)
Jim: Treasurer, Chesapeake and Potomac Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club (C & P GSMDC)
Mary Jo: GSMDCA AKC Delegate and board member; Secretary, C & P GSMDC;
GSMDCA Member Approved Draft Judge; e-SENNtinel editor GSMDCA, Swissy Licks editor
We live twenty minutes from Washington National Airport (DCA) and thirty minutes from Dulles (IAD). Our home is located on over an acre--a wooded, fenced setting where deer and fox frequently roam. We welcome additional visitors to walk and play among the game trails in our back yard.
Recently transplanted to Northern Virginia, we have lived in the Western and Midwestern parts of the country. Jim is a Materials Science Engineer and Mary Jo works in the education accreditation field. In addition to our dogs, we have two grown children who live in Oakland, California and Fairplay, Colorado. They enjoy climbing, hiking, backpacking, swimming, biking and skiing. Our daughter is owned and loved by a Portugese Water Dog (Cassidy), and our son enjoys, Chili, a Sophia/Donald son.
We educate ourselves and stay current with what is happening in the canine world to the best of our ability. We subscribe to several canine publications and attend conferences and seminars. To date, we have attended: