We are honored to have these wonderful Bernese Mountain Dogs as our friends and as part of our extended
family. All of our Berners come from champion blood lines, are champions, or are champion sired. Our adults are hip checked
with good to excellent prelims and OFA certification at 2-years.
Origins of the Breed
The name Bernese Mountain Dog is a translation of the German "Berner Sennenhund,"
which means Bernese Alpine Herdsman's Dog. The breed's original name was Durrbachler, after an inn where these farm dogs were
bought and sold. The modern breed was developed from dogs found in the countryside around Bern, Switzerland. The original
Berner Sennenhund was an all-around farm dog, used to guard the farm, drive the cows to and from their mountain pastures,
and pull carts loaded with milk cans to the dairy. Today's Berners retain some of these instincts. The breed was rescued from
near extinction by Professor Albert Heim around the turn of the century, and has developed slowly since then. In 1948 there
was a significant outcrossing to a Newfoundland, which resulted in improving the temperament and increased the size.
are known to have first come to America in 1926, and possibly even earlier, but the breed was not recognized by the AKC even
after intervention by the Swiss Kennel Club. A decade later, two more were imported from Switzerland and these dogs became
the first of the breed to be registered with the AKC.
The Bernese is a breed which needs human companionship, and
should be made a part of the family. They are a gentle breed, very affectionate and extremely faithful. They make excellent
children's companions and can get along very well with other pets. They make good watch dogs, but are not much of a guard
dog. A Bernese can be quite reserved around people they don't know, but once they have accepted someone as a friend, they
will remember them all their lives.
Prices listed for Bernese Mountain Dog pups are for limited AKC registration. For full
AKC registration add $500. Not all pups are show/breed quality and will be sold as pets only. Deposits are non refundable,
please refer to Northstar's Kennel contract.
Please read information for rules on adopting a puppy at the bottom of this page
Puppies remain at Northstar's Kennel until they are 8-weeks of age. They are given their 1st vaccination,
de-wormer, plenty of human contact, and between six to eight weeks of age they learn puppy socialization with their siblings,
which is a very important step in their development. Puppies adopted must be picked up at 8-weeks of age, there is
a kenneling fee of $10 per day until picked up. If prior arrangements are made at least two weeks in advance for a later
pick-up then the $10 fee is waived. The balance still needs to be paid by eight weeks, period.
Adoption payments: Non-refudable Deposit can be made by check if it is before 10-days of picking
up your puppy, The final balance is due when the puppy is 8-weeks old, and at the time of picking up your puppy.
If shipping is needed, then the final balance is due when the puppy is 7-weeks old along with the shipping costs. The final
balance due is by cash, postal money order, or paypal (plus 3% fee for using paypal services) only. No checks will be accepted
at time of pick-up. Please note that Deposits are non-refundable, no exceptions. If balance is not received on time the puppy
becomes available, the adopter forfeits his hold/puppy pick, and there will not be any return of deposits/funds.
The puppies are ready for their one-on-one with their new families when they are eight weeks, please
be prepared to take your puppy home at that time.
Breeders of Bernese mountain
Please complete this form and send it with your non-refundable deposit of $300 or use the pay pal pay button.
Please include the 3% fee that pay pal charges.
This form allows me to get to know your family and allows
me to help you pick the best puppy that fits your lifestyle. Please answer the questions that are important to the breed you
Why did you choose this breed?
Do you have children? What ages?
Do you have a fenced yard to keep
the dog or a park near by?
What sex do you want?
Will you need the puppy shipped?
To which airport?
How many hours a day will you spend with the puppy?
Will you take your puppy to the vet at least once a year
for a check up and keep it up-to-date on all vaccinations?
Please tell me about your lifestyle and what you are looking
for in a dog?
Who do you want the puppy to most resemble?
anyone in your family have allergies?
When do you want a puppy (date)?
Are you planning to use the dog for
Will you have your puppy spayed/neutered?
Do you have any other questions or comments?