We are Licensed in the State of Colorado through PACFA ( Pet Animal Care Facilities Act )
License # PL0015VU
We are inspected by the AKC (American Kennel Club) yearly.
Routine AKC field inspections involve several steps. Field agents begin every visit with a tour of the overall facility checking that the dogs as well as the condition of their environment are in good order. Field agents also check the dogs for proper identification, microchip, tattoo or collar tag.
After a thorough look at the dogs the field agent will review the breeder’s records, often advising the breeder with options on how to maintain hard copies in addition to using the convenient AKC online record system. Breeders are expected to maintain records for at least five years.
AKC randomly selects breeders for inspection yearly. In addition, to the random selection AKC inspects breeders based on written, signed and substantiated complaints.
Through kennel visits, inspectors seek to work with breeders to help correct any deficiencies, as well as help new breeders develop effective practices and procedures.
If an inspector finds minor deficiencies, the issues are noted and discussed with the breeder in an effort to help the breeder while at the same time meeting AKC’s requirements in the future. While the AKC does not have penal or regulatory authority, breeders who have major kennel deficiencies may lose AKC privileges (ability to register dogs or compete in events). In some cases, fines will be imposed, AKC privileges may be suspended and appropriate law enforcement authorities contacted.
The standard penalty for anyone convicted of animal cruelty involving dogs is a 10-year suspension and a $2,000 fine.
Contact the Compliance dept: AKC Investigations and Inspections, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100. Raleigh, NC 27617-3390. Phone: (919) 816-3629, Fax: (919) 816-4246
RESCUE PUPPY/DOG VS BREEDER PUPPY/DOG
When considering adopting a puppy, it is just as important to preserve a Bloodline of a breed of dog as it is to help a puppy/dog in need of a proper home. Both have a purpose, both have a passion. Keep that in mind when you are desiring to bring a new puppy/dog home.
We are located in the small town of Johnstown Colorado. We are Specialized Breeders that have spent the last 25 years purchasing the best quality bloodlines that offer healthier dogs. The Bernese Mountain Dogs seemed to have better health in other countries. My belief is because the United States was only permitted to import a certain amount of dogs back in the mid 1970’s, during a time that the Bernese Mountain Dog was being saved from near extinction. This caused breeders to do a lot of ‘inbreeding’ i.e., father to daughter, cousins etc. By breeding that way, it caused the genetic pools to double up. Some were good qualities but some were poor qualities and in effect caused a weakness in their immune systems.
In recent years, more dogs have been allowed to be imported into the United States from other countries now, which has opened up the gene pool and allows for a healthier dog. My goal as a breeder is to offer a better quality animal, who is less prone to the cancers and bone issues this breed has. The dogs are raised as family members and are socialized daily. The adult dogs have individual yards, not kennels, although kennels are used to protect pregnant mothers and young puppies. They are later acclimated back into the yards. Our puppies are from Swiss, Canadian, German, Dutch and Belgium Import Bloodlines. We introduced Belgium import bloodlines in our breeding program in 2013.
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* * SPAY AND NEUTER AGREEMENT * *
All puppies are sold with a spay and neuter agreement HOWEVER, we do not recommend a puppy to be spay or neutered before 8 months of age due to the health risks and new studies on adverse effects on the dog in later years. Below are links for your information and choice of study.
Bernedoodles of the Rockies
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
E-mail Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call (970) 308-6256