Grüetz! My name is Schlappi Schauss and my Mommy says that I was the inspiration for this whole company she calls Alpen Schatz. I am an 8 month old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy and due to my mommy's passion for Europe, (she spent almost half of her life living in England and Bavaria), I have been spoiled with various goodies she has brought back for me - in particular a beautiful leather and brass hand crafted collar she found in a little village tucked away in the Swiss Alps!
She brought this and other treats back for me even before I was born, in anticipation for my coming into the family! Once I grew into my "special" collar", I noticed that when I wore it, it always made me look so good and people were always coming up to pet me and compliment me as to how nice I looked…and of course they complimented my collar, too!
On outings with my doggie friends, my Mommy noticed how many dog owners admired my collar, it being so unique, durable and well made. People who had all sorts of different kinds of dogs all wanted to know if my Mommy could "bring them back one" on her next trip to Europe.
Well, one thing led to another and my Mommy went over to Switzerland to meet with the craftsmen of these special collars and learn more about their ancient crafts and traditions. She speaks their language and before you know it, she became their exclusive spokesperson and distributor of their centuries old crafts, including these unique and very regal handcrafted collars, cowbells, key fobs and wristbands.
As a result, VOILA! Schaussi's Alpen Schatz was born, with its main goal to make available unique and wonderful traditional treasures of the European Alps to all of my doggie friends around the world…not to mention their families, too!
Check out this super cool 200 year old Swiss dog collar, gifted to my Mommy by the Traditional Swiss craftsman in thanks for making these special collars more readily available to the rest of the world.
So, please enjoy our website. We hope that you will find something you like. And remember that although we started with Swiss traditional products, we have gradually expanded to other regions of Europe to bring you the very best quality European treasures for your family and your beloved four-legged furry friends.
In loving memory
Schlappi von Schauss, June 10, 2001-November 6, 2008