of ours has puppies available now.
CONTACT: PAM McMAHON
LOCATION: SNOHOMISH, WA
PARENTS: MONTY & TATI
BREED: AKC BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
BIRTH DATE: APRIL 24, 2022
LITTLER SIZE: 9 PUPPIES
READY: JUNE 15, 2022
OUR NEXT PUPPIES
MAX and SKYA
Our puppies receive a whole lot of love and excellent care from conception!
We believe that their early life experiences are directly related to life-long benefits as adults.
Our puppies start with good genetics and receive outstanding prenatal care. They are raised in a stimulus-rich environment that enables them to reach their full potential with ease.
They have confidence and enthusiasm for training. They hold a deep love for humans of any age and they offer their affection freely. They are great with other dogs and other species and they are dependable during new experiences. They have a gift for creating laughter and have contagious zest for life.
We are with them every day of their young lives. They are born in our master bedroom and spend each day with us as part of our family.
They are definitely our number one focus during the precious 9 - 10 weeks that we have with them. Sure they need daily care but we simply cannot get enough of them! We truly cherish every minute that they are in our lives. We do not get much else done around the farm when we have a litter of adorable puppies!
We even sleep in there with them until their eyes open, to insure that none of them miss a feeding or get separated from the warmth of their mother and littermates during the night.
Our son has often slept in there with them beyond their fragile first 2 weeks, when our help is most needed, just to have puppies cuddled up next him all night.
They are so precious with such amazing souls. They are great communicators with their beautiful, expressive eyes, each with their own unique personality and so much love to give.
Besides the outstanding care and devotion from both doggie parents, our puppies have the additional advantage of being raised by our other two Great Bernese family members as well.
We have been so in awe of each of their dedication and contributions; from staying alongside through labor, daily cleaning of puppy bottoms, endless snuggling, giving lots of kisses and age appropriate lessons and play.
Each doggie family member takes such an active role with the puppies, 24 hours per day, with each stage of the puppies development. When we watch how much each of the four adults contribute to every puppy, we wonder how other doggie moms do it alone.
You will not find any dog kennels or puppy names like "Boy #5" on our property. We do not have multiple litters at a time, nor multiple breeding pairs and we do not breed multiple different breeds. Each special litter gets our undivided attention.
We are a family with 4 lovely Great Bernese who are with us each day on the horse farm and nearly everywhere that we go when we leave the farm.
You are more than welcome to visit our home to meet Max, Lilly, Spoticus, Skya and the puppies. Owners of the previous puppies would be happy to speak with you as well.
All puppies have had the ideal scores of 3 - 4 on the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test.
PUPPIES BORN 2-22-22
PARENTS: MAX & SKYA
BREED: GREAT BERNESE
BIRTH DATE: 2-22-22
LITTLER SIZE: 5 PUPPIES
READY: APRIL 30, 2022
AVAILABLE?: ALL SOLD
Zeke - Male
Twos-Day - Female
Molly - Female
Lots of daily love and attention
"Come" and "Sit"
Riding in the cab of our truck
Children, toddlers, other vaccinated dogs, kind strangers
Going on walks around the farm and trails
Lots of time indoors and outdoors
Potty training initiated and often completed
Raised with 2 cats
Share a fence line and sniff noses with our horses
Sensory and stimulus rich environment
Raised by their mom, dad, 2 other pack members and a loving family
The puppies are our number one focus for the precious 9 - 10 weeks that we have with them and we cherish every moment together. We truly love each one of them.
Mommy's milk (birth to 9-10 weeks - gradual weaning)
Supplemented with Esbilac Puppy Milk Replacer (for large litters)
Science Diet Dry Puppy Food - always available
Nobivac Puppy DPv
Canine Distemper - Parvovirus
Nobivac Puppy DPv
Canine Distemper - Parvovirus
Canine Spectra 5
Canine Distemper - Parainfluenza -
Adenovirus Type 2 - Parvovirus
Vaccinations will continue on schedule until the puppies are in their new home.
No deposit needed
NO WAITING LIST:
It is quality over quantity for us. We care much more about giving the puppies our undivided attention and a really great start in life, verses, producing litter after litter.
We receive puppy inquiries each day so unfortunately, we could never fulfill a long waiting list.
Additionally, we do our best to help match the puppies with great homes, when the timing is right for the puppy owners, verses, whomever is next in a line.
The new puppy owners tend to be the result of the right timing, luck or perhaps what is meant to be; in combination with our intuitive sense for helping to match the puppies with their wonderful families.
There are so many lovely people out there and we truly wish that we could provide puppies for each of you, especially after reading your heartfelt messages and seeing photos of your adventures with your families and pets. It is difficult for us to decide who gets a puppy and besides, who we are we to decide who would make a more loving home above someone else anyway?
We think it is only fair to leave it up to the universe, fate, destiny, luck, the powers that be or whatever you opt to call it…
We have found that it works best to select a group of you who have really stood out to us, as far as offering wonderful homes and who are ready for a puppy when our puppies are due.
After the puppies are born and we know how many puppies we have to offer, we will put your names in a bowl and do a random drawing to determine who gets a puppy.
We will contact you in the order that your name was drawn. You are welcome to select your puppy at that point, (if you are drawn to one in particular) or you can reserve a puppy and decide which one to select later.
When they are a little older, we can give you a detailed description of each unique personality and can help with the decision if you would like or you are welcome to meet them in person to decide. Most people seem to know right away which puppy they want, just by looking at photos of them as newborns.
SELECTING YOUR PUPPY:
After the puppies are born, remarkably, each new puppy owner seems to be drawn to a specific puppy. Thus far, there has never been an instance where two puppy owners wanted the same puppy and no other. They may share that they would be happy with any of them that are a certain color or gender, for example but each puppy owner ultimately ends up with the right puppy for them.
SEND US AN EMAIL:
If you feel in your heart that your next special family member will find you from here, please send us an email.
Then continue to check our website for updates and please let us know that you are still interested in a puppy as her due date approaches.
We will get back in touch with you after the drawing and together, we will figure out who gets a puppy. These things always have a way of working out at the right time, just after the puppies are born.
My apologies ahead of time if I do not respond to your email in a timely manner, between litters. Emails related to my horse business take up my limited computer time and it may be a couple of months before the puppy emails are read. All emails are eventually answered. I do appreciate your thoughtful messages and feel terrible once I realize how long I have left the puppy emails unattended! When we do have puppies, we keep in close contact with the new puppy owners every step of the way.
I can appreciate that some of you would prefer a more concrete plan ahead of time about getting a puppy and other breeders may do things differently but for those of you who are seeking a best friend and canine soulmate, follow your intuition and trust that you and your puppy will indeed find each other at just the right time. I believe that is guaranteed.
We will send you daily photos, videos and updates about your puppy from birth until they are on their way to you. The puppies are always doing something adorable so our phones are full of puppy videos anyway. Of course, you are welcome to visit anytime as well!
PUPPIES GO HOME:
Puppies typically stay with us through their 9th week and that is what we recommend. There are important developmental milestones that occur during their 9th week, such as learning doggie rules and other appropriate dog behaviors that they learn from their parents. Puppies may leave up to a week sooner or stay longer if that is a necessity for your schedule.
Puppies may be shipped anywhere in the US at 9 weeks or Canada at 10 weeks of age.
We take your puppy to the veterinarian to get the Health Certificate and we drive your puppy to the airport to be sure that they are safely on their way to you.
The puppies fly cargo, which is pressurized and temperature controlled. The airlines have temperature restrictions so pets do not fly if it is too hot or too cold during the time they are loaded and unloaded from the airplane. Non-stop flights are preferred whenever possible.
Shipping price includes:
Airline flight, Large Airline Crate (you keep), Bedding, Health Certificate, Collar & leash. Prices are estimates and are subject to the airline pricing.
$400 - $525
You may be able to fly with your puppy in the cabin. We will be able to better estimate the average size of Max at Skya's puppies at age 9 weeks, after she has another litter. Lilly's puppies were 25 - 28 lbs at 9 weeks so they were always too big too fit under the airline seat. Skya is much smaller than Lilly and her puppies have a higher percentage of Bernese so they may comfortably fit under the seat.
Our next Max and Skya litter will likely be in August 2022 but possibly February 2023.