Due to increasing interest in Great Pyrenees in Ohio, the Heart of Ohio Great Pyrenees Club (HOGPC) was founded in 1973. The club is actively involved in public education, as well as conducting meetings in locations throughout Ohio. Educational programs are presented which meet the needs of the companion dog owner as well as breeders and show dog owners. The club also sponsors fun activities including the PyrNic. Great Pyrenees owners are invited to attend meetings and functions to learn what the club has to offer.
The HOGPC holds an Annual Regional Specialty. A specialty is a unique type of dog show emphasizing a particular breed. The HOGPC Specialty is the largest gathering of Great Pyrenees in Ohio, and is a wonderful opportunity to visit with other fanciers and share information, as well as to see a vast cross-section of our breed.