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Welcome to our puppy page.
We had a litter of 8 puppies born 4-6-00. You might have
seen these Berner babies listed else where. If you find
the pedigree for Slander or Dot, you can see their pedigree.
We believe that some are potential show puppies, and we
believe we could have agility puppies, or obedience puppies
in this litter too. In fact, we would love to see every
puppy in this litter get a carting title. (Hopeful thinking!)
All of our puppies are AKC registered and purebred Bernese
Mountain Dogs. Some are show dogs, some are working dogs, and
some are family pets. We have just learned carting (also known
as drafting work) ourselves, and we will be getting our Berners
out to the AKC shows as soon as we get them trained for carting.
Incidently, you might notice that I call this breed of dogs Bernese,
Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Berners? In the country where they
originated (Switzerland), they are called berner sennenhunds. One
lady who was from Switzerland, asked me what a Berner was. I tried
to explain, but she said she didn't know the breed. I finally
explained to her that it was a berner sennenhund which she knew
immediately. She said that they had them on the farms all around
where they lived when she was growing up. I asked her if they used
the dogs for carting, and she said they did. And she added, "They
use them for herding too. In my country (Switzerland), they are
all over!" I was excited to hear from a Swiss lady about how
wonderful she thought the dogs from Switzerland actually are! We
definitely agree with her.
This is one of the puppy boys.
As you can see, he hasn't opened his eyes yet. He is only four days
old in this picture. We took these pictures so that you could see
the puppies beautiful tri-colored markings on each puppy. But if you click
on the puppy's picture, you can see how he looks at four weeks old. Try it!
This is another one of the puppy boys.
The tri-colored markings on this puppy are fairly
even. The whole litter is that way. Only one puppy has
markings that might not be good show markings and that
is only on one foot. The sire
of this litter has deep, dark red rust coloring which makes
up the same tri-colored markings that these puppies have. We
don't know yet if they will have the deep tri colored markings
of their father or the lighter tri-colored markings of their
This is another one of the puppy boys.
When I first bred my first litter of Bernese Mountain Dogs,
the breeder that I got
started with told me that all Bernese Mountain Dogs were
born white and got their tri-colored markings later. I
told her that Dalmations also do that, and I asked when they
would get them. She said a couple of weeks. I was a little
disappointed as I thought a tri-color puppy that were newborn
would be so cute.
Do you think tri-colored puppies are cute too? Do you think
Berners are born solid white?
This is a boy with very pretty markings.
This is another prospective stud dog and prospective show puppy.
We never know
which puppy will be conformation type until they get to be older
puppies. Then we can tell, but we still make mistakes
occasionally. I sent one beautiful, absolutely striking
Berner girl to a family. She is a pet only, and although I am
glad she is so loved, I would rather have kept her and gotten a champion
ship on her.
This is a boy puppy too.
This is the final boy puppy. He already has a home, and the people
who are getting him are soooo excited! He will go to his new home and
be a wonderful pet and a family dog.
This is one of the puppy girls.
This puppy has the beautiful markings that dog breeders (at least
that Bernese breeders) seek. She should be very large boned
like both of her parents. But you cannot see her large bone
now because she is only a 4 day old puppy.
This is another one of the puppy girls.
This Berner puppy is another one of the girl puppies. Did
you know that the girls don't get as big as a large male? The males
are usually as much as 50 pounds heavier than the girls. However, most
breeders strive to keep them within 30-40 pounds difference.
This is the last of the puppy girls.
Although these puppies are not closely line bred, we
normally do use line breeding as our method of breeding
because we find that it produces the most consistency. And
for a breeder, consistency of a litter is what we seek. If
we can produce a litter of consistent top quality puppies, we
as breeders are thrilled.
We are sorry to say that this little girl did not make it. She
went on to the rainbow bridge where she awaits our arrival. God
bless you baby.
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