We, my husband and I both grew up on dairy farms, with big breeds of dogs, but never had the privilege of meeting a "Bernese". It was after we moved to the high plains of Livermore, Co., in 1997, that my husband took an interest in this breed, and I soon followed. After some extensive research into the breed, we brought our first bernese puppy , with sheer delight, into our home. Later on, we learned that my family's ancestors came across the ocean to America, from Switzerland and that our family's last name was mentioned in The Bernese Mountain Dog book, "A Dog Of Destiny". All of that just increased our interest for the breed.
As you all know, health and longevity are the two main concerns in "Berners",therefore, we have taken that very serious and are committed to only include dogs in our breeding program with excellent pedigrees and proven health history. Our adult dogs will have a high score with OFA/PennHIP to be in our breeding program. We also breed for the more "blocky Berner type".