Black Forest Bernese

Where traditional European bloodlines raise the bar for temperament, health & longevity in the magnificent Bernese Mountain Dog

Some of the best European bloodlines, responsibly bred and raised on our 90 acre farm just outside Portland, Oregon. Focusing on the old drafty type with calm temperaments to create wonderful family pets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the price for your puppies?

    Our price is USD 2,800 and includes a 2 year health guarantee.

  • Can we come visit you?

    Yes, we love visitors and so do our dogs! Visits are by appointment only and please understand that at times when we have a very young litter that we limit visitations for biosecurity reasons to keep the puppies safe from outside germs and disease.

  • Do you sell to breeders?

    We raise Bernese Mountain Dogs first and foremost to be wonderful family pets. We might consider placing a pick of the litter puppy in the hands of an ethical breeder once in a while. This will be on an individual basis after establishing that the dog will have a wonderful home and that the best breeding practices are followed. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Why do you go through the effort of importing Bernese from Europe?

    Western Europe is the heartland of Bernese. That is where they hail from and where for many decades various Bernese Clubs have been committed to preserving this wonderful breed. Germany is an especially great example for ethical breeding practices under the umbrella of the VDH (the German dog club, equivalent to the AKC). Bernese under those breeding programs have to pass strict temperament and conformation tests, as well as have a clean bill of health, to be allowed to pass on their genes. The German breeding club SSV (that I am a member of) also developed various tests to improve the longevity and long-term soundness of the Bernese Mountain Dog. I am excited to be able to tap into their wisdom and share some of the best European bloodlines with the New World.