From this ********************* to this!
Puppies depend on their breeders to make sure that they are placed in loving family homes, who have the time and love needed to raise a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, and make a commitment to care for, love, train, and provide medical care for the life of their pet.
Deciding to get a puppy is a BIG decision, and should be thought out VERY carefully.
Adopting a puppy is much like adding a newborn human baby to your family.
The house must be puppy proofed, the puppy needs to be potty trained, will need to get up to go potty several times per night in the beginning, and needs to be trained, fed 3 times per day, exercised, socialized, and be given all it's puppy shots.
Hopefully you are willing to make at least a 12 year commitment.
Our Puppies are not a "Commodity" to us, they are our "babies".
Puppies need to be placed in family homes, not to be kennel dogs.
Breeders need to stay in contact with their puppies and their owners throughout the lifetime of their dog, and be available to offer help and advice 24 hrs. per day, 7 days per week.
If, for any reason, no matter what the age of the dog, if an owner must give up his/her dog, their breeder should require by contract, that that dog goes back to them.
We feel that as their breeders they know what is best for each of their babies, and that this will ensure that puppies/dogs do not end up in the wrong place.
Snobears Benjamin Dasso CDX, NAP, NDD, CGC, HIT
Ben turned 9 yrs. old in Sept. 06
Update: 02/26/09 - Ben has since passed away. We'd like to thank his owner Carol for loving him like he was her child. : )
Ulysses and Princess
Bruno and Carmen
After a long and wonderful life Bruno passed away just before his 13th birthday.
Sleep well sweet friend.
After losing her hero Bruno, Carmen was lonely......
Dolly & Dixie - Photo by "Mom" Nancy
Dixie, Dolly, & Roxie
Lola - Henry and Dolly's sister.
Ginger Allen owned by: SnoBear's Shasta Sage writes:
Sage made it to 13 yrs. old on the 19th of January 2009!!
SnoBear's Shasta Sage - Born 01/19/1996
Sage at 8 weeks old
SnoBear's Sirius Stargazer - Heidi
CH. SnoBear's SirNigel V. Bandit CGC
SnoBear's Ulysses Adonis CGC, Reg. Therapy Dog
SnoBear's One Of A Kind, CH. Pointed
AM/CAN CH. SnoBear's Gambling Fool - Top Producer
Our daughter Jessie & Puppies (25 years ago!)
Baby Max in snowy Colorado.
SnoBears Remember The Tin Man" - Zeke.
Zeke as an adult. Photos by Jane (Zeke's Mom)
Trish writes: Q is doing awesome in his new home! We are enjoying every minute with
him and watching his quick progress! He is so incredibly smart and is
so responsive to us. He is sleeping for up to 4 hours at a time now at
night which is nice! I am still sleep deprived but it's ok...we've been
bonding so much! He knows how to lie down and readily goes into his
soft crate to rest and have some of his play time. He loves going for
car rides in his crate too! I think he loves that more than anything
else! I have taken lots of pictures and will download them and email them to
you! He is a very special dog and we are so grateful that you chose him
Kris writes: Rio is also known as Princess to us and close friends. She loves to be inside and lay on the air conditioning vent when it is hot outside. During cooler months, she likes spending her mornings outdoors chasing birds and squirrels in our backyard which is fenced in. She likes playing with other dogs as long as they are not too wild (she doesn't like her coat getting dirty)! She weighs 70 - 75 pounds and is very healthy. What makes her the happiest is being with the family. You picked the perfect puppy for our family, thank you! Warmly, Kris
McLean Writes: She is a wonderful part of our family. She likes to lay at my feet when I'm working and she has a great time playing with the boys. She's the best dog we've ever had. She rarely barks, never jumps on anyone but loves everyone. She has done really well in her obedience classes and is great around kids. She weighs about 75 pounds now. Feel free to use these pics of Mattie and if you need any endorsements for your dogs, I'd be happy to write one. We just love Mattie and are grateful for all the care you take in breeding such great dogs. Take care and thanks for everything! McLean
Rocky and his Kids
Swiss Star's Cliff Hanger - "Granite"
Andi At The Lake
Andi And Babies
CH. Blue Mt. Andi Dasso's Swissmis 1991-2002