Joining the Puppy Wait List
There is a $500 nonrefundable fee to secure your spot on our Puppy Wait List. This fee is transferable to a different litter. But it is not refundable if you choose to not take home a puppy.
See "Getting a Puppy" for more details including total puppy price.
To join the Puppy Wait list, you must first provide us with information about yourself. Please include your history with dogs, what the puppy's environment will be, and how you plan to raise the puppy. Also include what breed (Bernese Mountain Dog or "Great Bernese") and if you have a preference on whether the puppy is a male or female or if you just want what is first available.
Once approved, you will be sent an invoice for the nonrefundable fee. Once the invoice is paid, your name will be added to the Puppy Wait List so you can watch your place in line. Puppies are placed in order according to the Puppy Wait list.
Matching Puppies to Families
When a litter has been born, after 7-14 days, when we know the puppies are all healthy, you will be notified if you will be getting one of the puppies. When you are matched to a litter, you will receive weekly email updates on the puppies' progress.
At 6 weeks old, the puppies visit the vet for their first shots and checkup. After that, individual puppies are matched to their owners.
Matching goes according to the position on the waitlist, but we reserve the right to match certain puppies ourselves.
Final payment is due at 6 weeks when your individual puppy is matched to you. You can make this final payment in cash or with a check or credit card. Credit cards will have a 5% surcharge to account for credit card fees.
You will receive an email and/or an invoice with the total due.
The state of Indiana requires us to charge 7% Indiana State Sales tax on all puppies picked up in Indiana. This will be added to your final bill.
Puppies do not go to the vet until they are 6 weeks old. If the puppy is found to have any health issues such as a heart murmur, hernia, or bad bite, you will be notified. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis based on the individual circumstance.
Picking Up Puppies
Puppy prices are for puppies picked up between 8 and 9 weeks of age. If you can not pick up your puppy by 9 weeks old, you must inform us in writing of your pickup plans by 7 weeks. Boarding and training fees will apply after 9 weeks and must be paid in full by 7 weeks. Puppies will be forfeit by 10 weeks old if not picked up. We do this because we ideally want puppies to be introduced to their new families before 12 weeks old.
At the time you secure your place in line, the price of your puppy is listed on our puppy page on the website. We will guarantee that price until you are offered a puppy. If you pass on a litter, we no longer guarantee that price. The price of your puppy will then become the puppy price currently listed on the website at the time of your puppy purchase.
When picking up your puppy, you may be asked to sign a sales contract. Any desired changes to the sales contract must be submitted in writing.