We currently do not have any puppies available. We are taking deposits on future litters.
We raise two types of puppies on our farm - Bernese Mountain Dogs and "Great Bernese" puppies. We are currently taking deposits on future litters of both types. Please read our information on "Getting a Puppy" before you reach out to us. Most of your questions will be answered by carefully reading that page.
We know how excited you are to add a puppy to your family. We may not be able to predict exactly when we'll have a puppy available for you. But we promise to give you as much information as we have available so you can plan as much as is possible!
Dogs come into heat approximately every 6-8 months. The gestation on a litter of puppies is 60-63 days typically. The female will usually come back into heat 6 months from the last heat cycle and not 6 months after having puppies.
There is always some variation, and so predicting heat cycles is not an exact science. And exposure to a male during the heat cycle does not always guarantee a pregnancy.
We start to breed our dogs at 18 months old. We do not agree with the practice of waiting until a dog is 2 to breed her. If a dog is healthy and in good shape, breeding her at 18 months allows her to deliver her puppies before her pelvic bones have fully hardened. This gives her more flexibility during delivery and decreases the need for having a cesarean. Our vet fully agrees with breeding at 18 months.
Dogs are only bred if they are healthy, in good physical shape, and weigh a good amount.
We are a working farm with three female dogs (see below) of breeding age. We also have 3 young female puppies that will be of breeding age in the winter of 2021/2022. We have one intact male Bernese Mountain Dog (Castle) on the farm as well. Castle is the sire to all of our puppies and upcoming litters.
We will be adding a male Bernese Mountain Dog puppy sometime in late 2021 when he is born. He will be unrelated to all of our dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies
Beckett(Bernese Mountain Dog). Beckett delivered her first litter of puppies on July 4, 2020. Beckett's puppies are full Bernese Mountain Dogs and are able to be registered with the AKC. Beckett is expected to come into heat November/December. We may breed her then depending on her health and weight. If not, we will definitely breed her in May/June 2021 for Summer 2021 Bernese Mountain Dog puppies.
If you would like one of our Bernese Mountain Dog puppies, pleasecontact usabout putting down a deposit. Puppies are available on a first deposit, first-served basis.
Caroline (Bernese Mountain Dog). Caroline was born July 2020 and is just a puppy. She will be old enough to be bred in the winter of 2021/2022.
Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy Deposit List
Female Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy - Retained by owners
Male Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy - Ben M.
Female Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy - Caroline B.
First Available Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy - Rachel B.
"Great Bernese" Puppies
A "Great Bernese" is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and a Great Pyrenees. On our farm, we breed our female Great Pyrs to our Bernese Mountain Dog male.
Cagney(Great Pyrenees). Cagney has not yet had puppies. She came into heat in January 2020 and did not get pregnant. She and Castle were both younger, so this wasn't too surprising. She is living with Castle and will be bred when she comes into heat. She has not shown any obvious signs of being in heat, but we are inspecting her regularly hoping that any day she shows signs of being pregnant. For now, it's just wait and see. Cagney's puppies will be "Great Bernese" which is a cross between the Great Pyrenees (Cagney) and Bernese Mountain Dog (Castle). They are not registerable with the AKC.
7/16/20 update: We have not seen Cagney come into heat or get bred, but we are watching her closely because she does seem to be putting on a bit of weight. 8/7/20 update: Cagney does not appear to be pregnant yet. We are watching her closely, but still have not seen her come into heat. But the heat cycle isn't always obvious. Some dogs do a great job of keeping themselves clean. Castle has been in with her this entire time. So if we don't see her in heat, we won't have an exact due date, but Cagney should still get bred. 8/19/20 update: Still no obvious signs of heat or pregnancy. But Cagney's weight is great and she looks wonderful. 8/29/20 update: Still nothing obvious, but we've had to separate Cagney and Lacey because of fighting. That may mean that something is finally happening (or getting closer) with Cagney's heat cycle. 9/21/20 update: Cagney looks great and has been living with Castle. Still no obvious pregnancy signs, but if she was pregnant, we wouldn't expect any physical signs until the last few weeks. 10/11/20 update: Neither Cagney nor Lacey is showing obvious signs of being in heat. There are still no obvious signs of pregnancy for Cagney. Jim saw Castle breed either Cagney or Lacey at night on 9/29/20. It was too dark and too far away for him to tell which dog it was. Our hope is that Cagney was already bred and it was Lacey. But we won't know for sure for several more weeks. We will try to schedule an ultrasound around six weeks (11/10/20). Until then we are regularly monitoring Cagney closely for any physical pregnancy signs.
Lacey (Great Pyrenees). Lacey had her first litter of puppies on May 6, 2020. She is expected to come into heat in September/October of 2020. She is in good shape physically and health-wise. We are planning to breed her this Fall. Lacey's puppies will be "Great Bernese" which is a cross between the Great Pyrenees (Lacey) and Bernese Mountain Dog (Castle). They are not registerable with the AKC.
8/19/20 update: We are having construction work done on the farm and so both Cagney and Lacey are living with Castle. This means that if Lacey does come into heat, she will be bred. We are working hard to put more weight on her as she currently is skinnier than we would like her to be. 8/29/20 update: Lacey still doesn't want to gain much weight despite lots of extra food. We are having bloodwork drawn on her to make sure that there are no underlying conditions we're unaware of. Even though the dogs are on tick prevention, tick-borne diseases can cause the dogs to get skinny, so we want to make sure that isn't an issue. Lacey is going to the vet on Monday and we should have results quickly. 8/31/20 update: Lacey is in wonderful health! All her bloodwork is normal and she is negative for heartworm and tick-borne diseases like Lymes disease. The vet wants us to stop feeding her any extra calories and track how much puppy food she eats for the next month. At this weight, we do not have plans to breed Lacey this fall. Sorry! I know you are anxious for puppies, but we need to do what is best for Lacey. 9/21/20 update: Lacey is finally putting on weight and looks pretty good. The nights are cooler so we know that is helping. She is currently with Castle. 10/11/20 update: Neither Cagney nor Lacey is showing obvious signs of being in heat. Jim saw Castle breed either Cagney or Lacey at night on 9/29/20. It was too dark and too far away for him to tell which dog it was. Our hope is that Cagney was already bred and it was Lacey. But we won't know for sure for several more weeks. We will try to schedule an ultrasound around six weeks (11/10/20).
Summer (Great Pyrenees). Summer was born July 2020 and is just a puppy. She will be old enough to be bred in the winter of 2021/2022.
"CJ" - Casey Jean (Great Pyrenees). CJ was born July 2020 and is just a puppy. She will be old enough to be bred in the winter of 2021/2022.
If you would like one of our "Great Bernese" puppies, pleasecontact usabout putting down a deposit. Puppies are available on a first deposit, first-served basis.
"Great Bernese" Puppy Deposit List
Male Great Bernese Puppy - Michelle M.
Male Great Bernese Puppy - Kimberly D.
Male (preferred) Great Bernese Puppy - Samantha S.