As a husband and wife team, we are constantly studying and researching dog lines and pedigree, looking at expanding our breeding stock, with the aim of keeping and reinforcing longevity. We breed for health, temperament, proper markings and breed quality. It is our goal to enhance the Bernese Mountain Dog breed according to the standards and bylaws of the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). All our puppies are descendants from good bloodlines and pedigree, and registered with the (CKC).
Orthopedic screening is a must in our lines.
Future owners of the puppies are carefully considered, making sure that above all they go to good forever homes.
Our dogs are not living in kennels, they are part of the family and live in our home and property. The puppies will grow up in a good environment, surrounded by daily life situations such as children, noise, our cat and short car rides.
Furthermore they will be vet health checked, vaccined, dewormed and microchiped along with the necessary CKC papers.
Puppies are being sent away with a starter kit and six weeks of medical insurance (*). We highly recommend your new family member to be taken to a vet of your choice within three (3) days of purchase. This allows continued medical coverage, and another educated set of eyes to ensure you've adopted a sound puppy.
Ask about our two (2) year genetic health guarantee to give our future puppy owners peace of mind.
As breeders we would love to be a source of help and advice even once the puppies have left the Whitecross Kennel.
Our Bernese pups will be sold on a Canadian Kennel Club limited registration and must be spayed/neutered as early as 6 months old. Very seldom and only in co-ownership with Whitecross Kennel will a pup be sold with possible breeding rights, pending health testing i.e. hip/elbow, eyes, heart and DM OFA certification clearance.
We welcome and entertain the idea of selling a pup with a possible show career, especially to an experienced individual.
Whitecross Kennel also has a life long dog purchase back policy in place. We do not want any of our puppies ending up in animal shelters.
(*) Feb. 25. 2013: Presently, the six weeks of free pet insurance applies to residents of Canada only.