|Buying A Puppy|
Please exercise patience if you are interested in purchasing a Bernese puppy. You may have to wait four to six months for a puppy from a reputable breeder or perhaps longer if you want one from a particular breeder. However, you greatly increase your chances of getting a healthy, happy Berner by buying from an ethical breeder who adheres to a code of ethics, belongs to a local Berner club, and wants to build an ongoing relationship with you for the life of the dog. An excellent website to review.
We want to take this opportunity to warn anyone who is interested in a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy to be very wary of puppies being sold without the mother present. Since this breed is becoming extremely popular, we are sad to report that we have now seen brokers that have been importing puppies from Eastern Europe, where the economies are still recovering from the fall of the Soviet Union. The pups are bought cheap and sold here in the States for large profits. Very few of these poor puppies are in good health. Very few have been cared for properly. They are frequently shipped wholesale before being fully weaned, have had a less than desirable beginning and are neglected and treated less than humane in the journey to America. Lack of an AKC registration can be an indicator of a puppy that was imported however the presence of the AKC registration is not always a guarantee of a quality dog either.
View this video to learn more about buying a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy: