Hi, I ran across your web site and after reading your story of why to purchase a Berner I just felt compelled to write to you. I bought a Berner into my family on June 5th 2008. Her flew home from Iowa on that day. I read your statements about breeders making you feel unworthy of owning these amazing dogs and I couldn’t agree more. I researched for months and months before finding my baby boy "Bernie".
I emailed many breeders and for the most part received the same response as you. Unless you have lots of $$ and are in the Show circuit you were made to feel unworthy of owning these dogs. All I was looking for was a breed to fit my lifestyle and to be my companion in life. I had no intention of showing, breeding or anything except loving this new member of my family. My 3 grown son's had their lives now and I wanted to share mine with a big lovable dog.
I did finally find a wonderful breeder who was very thorough in your questions to me and information she provided. Bernie is one of 9 males in the litter, no females. He is by far superior to any dog I have ever owned or known. From the moment I saw his picture on he breeders website he stole my heart. He arrived in the Orlando airport at 2 AM and when I opened the crate we bonded immediately and have be inseparable ever since. I just want to say thank you for making available to a family the ability to love these dogs as part of the family not a piece of property. They deserve a loving home and campion.
I am trying to convince my brother and sister - in -law to bring a Berner into their lives, if they decide I will share your website with them. My Nephew has one about 2 years old and Zeus is just as wonderful as Bernie (not quite as wonderful....). Thanks you again and have a wonderful day! God Bless! 9/16/08, Karen