Is a Bernese Mountain dog the right dog for me? Please read about BMD's on our website. There are many websites that discuss how to find the right breed for you. What is the first step in adopting a Bernese Mountain dog puppy? Please fill out an adoption form on our website and include as much detail as possible. This will help us determine if you are a suitable candidate for one of our Bernese Mountain dog puppies. It will also help us decide which Bernese Mountain http://de.medadvice.net dog puppy is a good match for you. If you have not heard from us within 3 days, please contact us with an email or phone call as sometimes an e-mail can go missing! Upon approval, we require a $200 non-refundable deposit to reserve your puppy. How does the Bernese Mountain dog puppy selection process work? We use the information that you have filled out on your adoption form, so please include lots of detail when telling us about your lifestyle, puppy preferences etc. At 6-7 weeks of age we temperament test each of the Bernese Mountain dog puppies and profile them. We then go back to the adoption forms to make the best matches for each person and puppy. Is it possible to view the Bernese Mountain dog puppies? We will either post pictures or email pictures to you at about 2 and 6 weeks of age. The Bernese Mountain dog puppies are unavailable for viewing in person. We keep them under quarantine until they receive their first set of vaccinations and are checked by our vet. This happens at 7-8 weeks of age. After they have received their vaccines they will start going to their new homes. When the Bernese Mountain dog puppies are young they are more susceptible to disease and are unable to overcome because their immune systems are not fully developed. There are many breeders who have suffered parvo, distemper, kennel cough and canine flu cases. We do not want to risk any of these diseases. However, you are more than welcome to come out and meet us and our family of adult Bernese Mountain dogs. Does the Bernese Mountain dog puppy need to be spayed or neutered? Yes, the Bernese Mountain dog puppy will need to be spayed or neutered by the age of 6 months. If you would like to show/breed we do make exceptions. We look at each case individually. What does the Bernese Mountain dog puppy need to cross the border or fly? Our vet will give the puppy a thorough health exam. He will then issue a health certificate for each Bernese Mountain dog puppy. This, along with our receipt of payment, is all the puppy needs to cross the border. If http://fr.medadvice.net the puppy is flying to his new home, he will also get an International Health Certificate from the vet. Do you keep in touch with the families that adopt your Bernese Mountain dog puppies? We would love to keep in touch with all those families that adopt from us! We love getting updates on the dogs with recent pictures. In fact, we ask that you send pictures of your dog to us at 4 months, 8 months and 1 year old with weights and height. We can then let you know how your Bernese Mountain dog pup is doing in comparison to the rest of the litter. Also, if you ever have any questions we want you to feel free to email or phone us. Does my Bernese Mountain dog puppy need pet health insurance? We strongly recommend pet health insurance for your Bernese Mountain Dog puppies. There are many different insurance providers. Do some research to see which provider is best for you. Do you have a contract and health guarantee? Yes, we have a contract that we require to be filled out when you pick up your Bernese Mountain dog puppy. We want any potential owner of one of our Bernese Mountain Dogs to have a positive experience with the breed and our kennel. Therefore, we are committed to our dogs and stand behind our Bernese Mountain dog puppies. We guarantee that any puppy we sell will be in good health and will have received all relevant vaccines and deworming medication upon adoption. As well, the Bernese Mountain dog puppy will have a health certificate from a vet and will be microchipped. We also guarantee the health of the Bernese Mountain dog for up to 12 months of age for any congenital or hereditary conditions. Please contact us if you would like to view our guarantee and contract in full.