Where traditional European bloodlines raise the bar for temperament, health & longevity in the magnificent Bernese Mountain Dog
Some of the best European pedigrees, responsibly bred and raised on our 90 acre farm just outside Portland, Oregon. We focus on the traditional drafty type, extensive health testing and impeccable temperaments to create wonderful family companions.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the health testing you do on parent dogs?
We do the following health screening on our dogs: OFA hips & elbows, Histio pretest, OFA cardiac and OFA eyes, DM exon 1&2 and vWillebrand disease.
- 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.