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
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?
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.
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.
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.
never too early to initiate a dialog. We look forward to
hearing from you.