Are you looking for a great family pet? The Berner will not dissapoint you.
Berners are very loyal family members, good with children, other animals, and can be used for a wide variety of working jobs. They are overall wonderful companions.
Please visit our website thoroughly to become more familiar with the breed and the possibility of (BMD) Bernese Mountain Dog ownership.
We have been richly blessed by the addition of our Berners. Having puppies is an extension of the love and care we have poured into them, and helps meet our goal of promoting the BMD as a great family pet.
Our dogs are bred for temperment and longevity, and it is our desire to find the best possible life-time home for them. We hope your family will consider choosing a Bernese Mountain Dog from us.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are strikingly beautiful with their tri-coloring, and thick, shiny coats. Their reputation for having a pleasant disposition, good temperament, and stable character are the primary reasons BMDs are fast becoming America's favorite pet, and ideal companion.
Bernese Mountain Dogs (Berner Sennenhund) are from Switzerland and named for the Canton of Bern. Their Swiss name, Berner Sennenhund, references the breed's working traditions. A "Senn" or "Senner" is the stockman who takes the cattle to the Alps for the summer. The Sennenhund is the dog accompanying the Senner on his Alpine journeys, from farm, to field, and to town often carting and droving to aid the Senner. Bernese Mountain Dogs are often referred to as Berners.
Historically, Berners were used as a multi-purposeful farm dog; pulling carts to markets, watching the farm, and a loyal, trustworthy companion.
Berners are good natured, not shy, and think everyone wants to be their companion. They are generally gentle, easy going, and tolerant with children and other animals. They prefer to be close to their family members, doing what they are doing.
These dogs should be exposed to a wide variety of people, places, and other animals, especially in their first year of life. A well-mannered large breed dog is a pleasure to all, and the responsibility of the owner. Positive training methods work well for BMDs; however, they are slow to mature and will require consistent training.
Basic grooming should provide care for the ears, nails, coat and teeth. Since Berners have a double coat, the require regular brushing. They are shedders, but frequent brushing brings out the beauty of their coats, nice, thick and shiny! Some Berners are skin sensitive, so we prefer to give our dogs high quality dog providing the perfect balanced diet for Berners; low to moderate in protein and low in fat. Slow growth is essential in the proper development of a larger breed.
Adult Berners should be fed twice a day and watered throughout to reduce the chances of bloat. See our INFO page to learn more.
"What an awesome dog!
Thunder couldn't be loved any more than he is! ❤
Robyn M, Massachusetts
"Baxter is a wonderful dog. He loves to go camping with us all the time.."
Rita S, Maine
"She is so intelligent. Her personality enamors me. I could not have asked for a better dog."
Matt S, Maine
Although our family had a history with breeding another large breed dog, the German Shepherd, this girl loved the Bernese Mountain Dog. And so our adventures with breeding the Berner began with our beloved Roxy.
Many people ask if we are a kennel. We are not. Although we breed, board and groom we do not meet the legal definition of a kennel; Breeding kennel means a location where 5 or more adult female dogs capable of breeding are kept and some or all of the offspring are offered for sale, sold or exchanged for value or a location where more than 16 dogs raised on the premises are sold to the public in a 12-month period.
We take very seriously our responsibility for caring for every dog we bring into the world, even when it leaves our home to live with their forever family. This is another reason we do not over breed and why we have chosen to be a smaller professional, breeder.
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