We generally have a couple litters planned each year and always have an on going waiting list, please contact us to make arrangements to come out and visit.
Our top priorities and goals as breeders is to produce happy, healthy puppies with good temperaments and strong orthopedics. We spend hours researching pedigrees to find dogs that come from long lived healthy lines that have good breed type, working abilities and everything we need to help improve on our breeding program as well for the betterment of the breed. A lot of time, thought and decisions go into preparing and planning for each breeding, one of the hardest thing is finding just the right male for each of our girls.
All of our puppies are sold on CKC non-breeding contracts and registrations and must be spayed/ neutered before a year old, we do not sell puppies just for breeding. We do however occasionally place one or two of the puppies in show/ breeding potential homes but only with other knowledgeable responsible breeders and friends. We encourage people to come out and meet us and all the dogs before getting a puppy, we do not ship puppies to people we have not met.
All of our dogs in our breeding program are screened for hereditary diseases such as hip and elbow dysplasia, hereditary eye disorders, vWD and hearts; if they do not clear these tests they are never used for breeding.
Our puppies are born in our bedroom and raised in our home, they are given 24 hour a day love, care and socialization until they are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks old. They are CKC registered, dew claws removed, tattooed, wormed, vet checked, vaccinated and have started on crate training and house breaking. Our contracts and puppy pack include guarantees, pictures, pedigrees, and clearances on both parents and information on how to feed, train, raise and care for the puppy. We will take the dog back anytime throughout the dogs entire life if at anytime the owners can not keep the dog.
All puppies we produce and own are entered in the Berner-Garde Health Data base, we like to get pictures and the progress of each puppy for our records and so we can keep the Berner-Garde updated as well.
If you are sincerely interested and ready for a Swisskiss Berner puppy one day please fill in our questionnaire and send it off to us; include any information you feel might help us to place the right puppy with your family. We do not take deposits on puppies until after they are born and we know for sure there will be a puppy available. Please keep in touch with us and we can give you updates on our next open house and any puppies coming.
Madeline and Geoff