Terms of Sale
Placing a Deposit
There is a $500 nonrefundable deposit to reserve one of our puppies. See "Getting a Puppy" for more details including total puppy price. To put down a deposit, 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 available.
Once approved, you will be sent an invoice for the deposit. Once the deposit is placed, your name will be added to the list of deposits so you can watch your place in line. Puppies are placed in order of deposits.
Matching Puppies to Families
When a litter has been born, after 3-5 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 updates on the puppies' progress.
At 6 weeks old, individual puppies are matched to their owners.
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 3% surcharge to account for credit card fees.
The final payment depends on which puppy you are getting and assumes that you have placed a $500 deposit. Final payments are as follows:
- Great Bernese Puppies $1500 final payment
- Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies $1500 final payment (no AKC registration)
- Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies $2000 final payment (with AKC registration, but no breeding rights)
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.
When picking up your puppy, you will be asked to sign a sales contract. Any desired changes to the sales contract must be submitted in writing.