Category Archives: Bernie X Blue


A Dream Come True

FullSizeRenderWe wanted to let you know how well our Dasher is doing. He continues to be all that we could have ever wanted. We just returned from a weekend in Truckee, his first snow experience, and he just loved it.

It got down to 18 degrees so we put a jacket on him and he was off grabbing every stick and pinecone that he could find. He noticed some grass weeds growing out from the snow and decided that he wanted to get to the roots. He buried his head under the snow and looked like an ostrich.  He came out of it covered in white and went back for more.

FullSizeRender[1]FullSizeRender[2]He is one of the smartest pups I have ever had. He has taken to obedience training extremely well. He has all the basics down, including coming to us (off leash) when called. Well most of the time…. Unless he has a pine cone in his mouth then its a 50/50 proposition, he does come, but reluctantly!  Shela, I remember you telling me that his mom ( Bernie) has the best temperament. Dasher is so balanced. He cuddles and plays gently until I kick it up a notch and get him going, then he settles right down and chills out. He has the BEST temperament. He and Dobby are best buds, and Dasher is just so beautiful to look at. We get compliments just about every time we go on a walk. He is built like a thoroughbred horse and is super healthy. Needless to say, we are beyond happy and are forever grateful for our Dasher.
Again thank you, Shela & Cliff, for all that you two do!
~ Sincerely — Dave and Audrey.

Breeder Comment

Thank you ever so much, Dave and Audrey, for this fantastic update. I think I remember telling you that Boone has such an excellent temperament. He is unflappable and very engaging. Bernie is Bernie–she is a great girl, who is sweet but she also is one who wants to be on the go–out chasing birds and hunting. She sometimes forgets to pay attention to the human when she sees something she wants to investigate. That being said, she is pretty impressive, too! We were confident that the two would be an excellent match. Best Bernie Nov 2016A-118
For those reading this update, you might not realize that Bernie is a Gray Longhair. Yes, she is the mother of Dasher. We love this photo for the silly look on her face–she smiles.


Perfect Match

montiels-meeko1I just wanted to share with you a few pictures of our pup. Thanks to you we were able to add an adorable addition to our family and he couldn’t fit in any better. Definitely a mamas boy that’s for sure but I don’t mind that one bit.

He is Growing

At the 9-week check-up said he was a whole 13lbs on the 23rd of January.
montiels-meeko2Meeko and his big sister Mya, they couldn’t get along any better. Seriously a perfect match.
Thank you again for everything. ~Eryca and Jacob

Breeder Comment

best-bernie-nov-2016a-21Eryca contacted us from Japan saying they would be coming to Idaho. When they got here, they hoped to add a new family member. While abroad Mya had joined their family and they hoped to add a little brother (playmate) as soon as they were settled in December.
As it happened, we were able to help them get Meeko. We are thrilled to hear the match was a good one–due to our Discovery and Placement test result.

The Longhair Factor

We wanted to mention that Meeko’s mother is Bernie (the Longhair pictured here). His father (Blue) is a tradition smooth coat. He doesn’t carry the DNA marker for the fluffy coat–longhair; therefore, all the pups in this litter were smooth coats. Bernie produced a beautiful litter which came as a big surprise. We had tried previous matings to no avail. Thank you, Bernie, for making folks happy.


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Thank you, Shela for the additional information. Your emails have been truly invaluable to us as we are raising a pup for the first time. Timber is settling in very well. She is sleeping in her crate at night and naps there during the day as well. We are all learning the importance of praising Timber’s good behaviors, and are already seeing that payoff, as Timber is already learning what is and isn’t okay to chew on, and that going potty outside results in lots of love 🙂