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ABOUT US

Our kennel is family owned and operated. With Denise as the care giver of our beautiful Bernese Mountain Dogs. Denise has lots of experience through work as a vet tech at two Veterinarian locations, and has gained lots of valuable knowledge in treating and caring for all of her dogs, the dogs are given excellent care with regular check-ups and are kept up-to-date on all vaccinations and testing. We live in Beautiful Sterling township in Wisconsin on 12 acres, which provides lots or room and fresh air for everyone. We have been raising our AKC Dogs for 28 years. Our dogs are show quality and have champion blood lines or are champion sired. We feel privileged and blessed to be able to share our lives with this outstanding breed, The Bernese Mountain Dog.

PHILOSOPHY

A good breeder cares about the breed(s) of their choice, by learning as much about their dogs, the dogs ancestry line (pedigree), genotype (genetic) and phenotype (structure). It is important to breed quality proven lines with quality lines; to know as much as possible about the Sire and Dam, and all of their ancestors. Remember that the father and mother, no matter how healthy, still carry the genetic traits of their ancestors. As a breeder, I can advise you about my dogs. I, however, cannot guarantee you that you will not incur future problems. I can only try to breed the best possible dog after thorough studying, and observation. A word of caution about the Bernese Mountain Dog. The berner has a limited gene pool. The Bernese Mountain Dog comes with its fine qualities as well as some that can not be genetically controlled. Breeders have not been able to breed out hip dysplasia, elbow, shoulder, eye and allergy problems and cancer in young dogs. That is why it is very important for the breeder to be knowledgeable about their dog’s ancestry lines. The Bernese Mountain Dogs(watch dog)make beautiful companion/family dogs. As a concerned breeder I take great interest in making sure our puppies are placed with resposible, caring, and loving owner/families. My family and I want to know you better, if you are interested in one of our dogs, please take a moment to fill out the puppy questionnaire. Adding a Bernese Mountain Dog to your family is a serious commitment. Take time to learn/research about the breed of your choice. Choosing wisely can be rewarding

OUR FAMILY

We are a family of five, my husband, I, and three sons' Justin, Jason, and Jared. Our Children are all grown up, and living in their own homes. My husband grew up on a Beef farm in Falun, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grantsburg high school; he moved to the twin cities where he earned a degree as a machinist and began working for Cummins Power Generation, he has been there 40 years, and has been a supervisor for the past fifteen years. I grew up in the Twin Cities and at the age of sixteen my family moved to a farm in Becker, Mn., I have had pets all of my life, but that is where I found that I loved working with animals. After graduating college I moved to Wisconsin where I met my husband. I went back to college and earned a degree in the medical field. While attending college I worked for a veterinarian in New Richmond, Wisconsin and after Graduating with a Veterinarian in St. Croix Falls, Wiscsonsin where I have gained valuable experience/knowledge in how to care for animals, and have enjoyed every minute of it.

OUR KENNEL

The dogs have twelve beautiful acres to roam and play on. All of our animals our part of our family, they are given lots of love, and attention daily, they are our passion and joy, besides our children and grandchildren, of course :) They all have access to our house throughout the day, and have a couple acres of fenced in yard for them to be out in the fresh air. All of our whelping females give birth in indoors, the mother's stay with their puppies, and the puppies our raised in the inside until they go to their new homes at eight weeks old.

OUR HOME

Northstar Acres
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