Breeding Philosophy

The most important aspect of breeding is full disclosure of all information necessary to determine that the mating will result in improvement relative to the Breed Standard and health clearances.

Experienced breeders will tell you that there is no such thing as a perfect dog. Even a Best of Show Winner can be critiqued on a number of imperfections. Each dog is a mix of attributes, some perfect, some less so, which add up to an overall evaluation. How do you arrive at that evaluation?

If there were a computer program, it would include all the attributes of the breed standard, assign an importance factor to each, and grade the dog on each of those variables to develop a calculated evaluation.

Well, there is no computer program, so the next best assessment is from show judges. Having seen thousands of Bernese Mountain Dogs, they have an experienced sense of how to add up a dog's attributes to arrive at an expert evaluation.



Finally, we believe in tapping into as much experience and advisory as possible. We are connected to a wealth of expertise through our membership in the the American Kennel Club, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of of Canada, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Minnesota, tthe Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Club and the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. In addition, we have access to resources through our partnerships with experienced breeders in Minnesota, Upstate New York, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.

It's never too early to initiate a dialog. We look forward to hearing from you.

Phone 585-813-5139 or
Email lynn@kitzbuhelberners.com


Kitzbuhel Berners is dedicated to improving the Bernese Mountain Dog breed through champion bloodlines.
We are located near New Prague, MN, serving IA, MN, ND, SD,,and WI, plus the U.S. and Canada.