Join the Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario

Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog

The Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario serves the entire southern portion of the province of Ontario, Canada. Club members work constantly to encourage and maintain the highest standards for the breed. The Great Pyrenees Club is dedicated to assisting breeders, owners and the general public in furthering their knowledge and appreciation of this magnificent dog. In addition, the club is actively involved in the rescue of Great Pyrs in need. You too, can be a member of our club.

If you own a Great Pyr or you have fallen in love with this magnificent breed, why not show your support by joining our club today? Our club is an all-volunteer organization, so every dollar you contribute goes a very long way to help the breed. Costing less than $1.00 a week, it is so affordable and the benefits to you and to the breed are so great!

For the paper Application. You'll be so glad you did when you give a little back to the breed you love. See below for the online membership form. Payment is now with e-transfer or cheque.


Membership Application

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Membership Benefits - What are the benefits of joining?

“So,” you may be asking, “apart from helping the breed (as if that weren't enough) what’s in it for me?”

We're so happy you asked! You get to share the company of a whole bunch of really nice people, folks just like you who love dogs in general and Great Pyrs in particular. You get to participate in club activities… and there are many.

The Club promotes and occasionally holds Specialty Shows, Boosters, Sanction Matches, Fun Matches and Canine Good Neighbour testing. And for more relaxing times, outside of more formal events, the Club promotes and encourages social activities with owners and their dogs including picnics, parades and walks. ONE Great Pyr is impressive… TWO are amazing… but a whole pack of them? Now that is unforgettable!!!

Let’s get started with your paper Application. See below for online application. Then you too can enjoy all of the benefits of the club including:

  • Affiliation with those who share a passion and love for Great Pyrs
  • Access to hundreds of years of collective experience regarding Great Pyrs
  • Opportunity to “pay it forward” to the breed you love
  • Opportunity for involvement in formal and informal Club events including: Grooming, Shows, Walks and Social functions
  • Opportunity for involvement in Pyr Rescue
  • Access to Great Pyr resources
  • Bi-monthly Newsletter
  • Opportunity to help grow the Club and benefit the breed



How Do I join The Club? - What is the Process?

Joining our club is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3. It starts with your Application followed by a short approval process and then acceptance into the club. Of course you have to adhere to our code of ethics as a condition of membership, but as a dog lover, you will find that you're already doing that anyway. So let’s get started with your Application.


Who is eligible?

  • What Dog Breeds are in the Great Pyrenees Club? - Although some of our members are owners of other breeds of dogs, or no longer have a dog, the Club is for current and former Pyr owners. We do not discourage membership if you have other dogs, but it is unlikely that you would want to join if you are interested in other breeds.
  • Do we provide worldwide memberships? - Yes. No matter where you live, we have an Associate membership for persons living outside our geographic area. You get all of the Club benefits. The only difference is that Associate Members cannot run for Office.
  • Is there a minimum age? - No, although you must be 18 years of age to be a Regular member, we do have junior membership for those under 18. Junior members cannot vote or run for office but can participate in meetings.
  • What are the Membership Types?
    • Active (over 18)
    • Associate (outside our geographic area),
    • Seniors or Disabled Members,
    • Family membership (2 adults and their children under 18),
    • Life Member (must be a member of the Club for a min of 20 years – that is why Life membership is not listed on New Member Application Forms)
    • Junior (under 18.)

  • Do we provide Corporate memberships? – No, we do not provide corporate memberships.


What does membership cost?

We have a membership structure to fit most needs and fees to fit most budgets.

  • ACTIVE - 18 years of age or older, full voting privileges $30.00
  • ASSOCIATE - reside outside of GPCSO's geographic boundaries $25.00
  • FAMILY- two or more members of a family two voting members $43.00
  • SENIOR/DISABLED - Over 65 years or on a fixed income $15.00
  • JUNIOR - Under 18 yrs of age $15.00

Whether we are in economic good times or bad, we know you are always happy to find opportunities to get great value for your money. The Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario provides exactly that!

Our membership funds are used for general activities and expenses for the club including newsletters and our web site to share information, membership in the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) and the Great Pyrenees Club of Canada (GPCC), prizes for Specialty and Booster Shows, social events, etc.

Every member benefits and the breed benefits as well. Imagine, for less than a dollar a week… YES, that's LESS than a dollar a WEEK… you get to share your love and passion for the Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog with a group of like-minded, friendly folks. It's a club where you can learn and you can contribute. So let's get started with your application to join the Great Pyrenees Club today.


What area does the Club represent?

The Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario serves all of Ontario, Canada below the 46th degree of latitude. The 46th degree of latitude extends from the east at the Quebec border near Chalk River and travels west just north of Manitoulin Island to the United States border. The area includes Southern Ontario, South Western Ontario as well as Eastern Ontario, extending west to the United States border, east to the Quebec border, north to the 46th degree of latitude and south to the Great Lakes.

In addition, our rescue services extend into the neighbouring province of Quebec, Canada.

And of course, you don't have to live in Ontario or even Canada. We hope to serve you with useful information and interesting accounts of the club's activities, no matter where you live. We would love to have you as an Associate Member.

Join our club today. We would love to have you. Less than a dollar a week! When did you last see a deal like this?!!









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