There are plenty of resources on the web about the wonderful
breed we all love. A simple Google search on Bernese Mountain Dogs will return a good range
of pages and sites to start with. Dogs are pack animals in nature
but Berners are particularly gregarious creatures who thrive as
members of a family. Our dogs are potential breeding stock but
first and foremost they are our companions - an integral part of
our family. We do not keep our dogs in cages or crates. The lounge
and play where they wish. While we don't have a large property they
do have space to play in. With all the space they have we almost
always find them within a 5 metre radius around us.
We feed our dogs a raw unprocessed diet, a combination of:
- Raw meat: beef, venison, or mutton with tripe and offal
- Meaty bones
- Fish, eggs and goats milk
- A supplement of salmon oil
Our breeding programme is aimed towards improving the breed in
general, starting from our own dogs. In selecting breeding
potentials we look to preserve and improve the physical soundness,
temperament, and type in every litter.
We have included some resources on our links page and these
podcasts are excellent starting points for things we have to be
mindful of with our Berners, and dogs in general.
Keep an eye on the latest news for litter plans. In the
meantime please contact us if you're interested in Berners
in general, or perhaps looking for a puppy/adult in the future.
Puppies are occasionally available to approved homes. Our puppies
will be wormed, vaccinated and micro-chipped, with a complimentary
1 year membership to the Bernese Mountain Dog Club. Puppies
placed in new homes are not for breeding purposes.
On a more humourus note, our beloved breed suffers from
considerable amount of mistaken identity. We have encountered
veterinary staff who do not recognise the breed, nor care enough
about them to find out more. As a result our breed has also been
called "Burmese Mountain Dogs" - much to our eternal irritation!
Some people around the world who have the sense of humour and
excess of time in their hands have made excellent attempts at
mocking the great ignorant unwashed masses by composing these
websites. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did :o) www.burmesemountaindog.org