Last year, we lost our beloved 11 year old female Bernese Mountain Dog to cancer. She passed away in September of 2012; and we were devastated. She was our best friend, companion and I could go on and on but I won’t. Our adult son, Cameron suggested that we get a new puppy from the same breeder that we bought our first Bernese Mountain Dog from, her name is Lorie Conway.
I explained to Cameron that Lorie and her husband were no longer living in the area. He suggested that we “google” the name of the breeder and “wha laa” we found her ! My husband called Lorie on the day after Christmas, she had moved to Northern California to have a larger ranch to raise dogs and goats.
We were in luck….Lorie Conway, our breeder said to my Husband a new liter was born on December 16, 2012 and there was 10 puppies. She said the puppies would be ready for purchase on February 9th, and she would reserve one for us. We were jumping for joy, and so happy. The entire experience was a win, win from the time we placed the phone call to the day we picked up our precious Duke. Lorie is definitely in the right business, she truly loves all of her dogs. She is strict about care and feeding and makes a contract with each of her families. She has emails and directions for the home time with your new puppy from Vaccination schedules, advice on puppy visits to the Vet, grooming tips and basically her goal is to give you and your pet the best possible send off for a healthy happy dog. She even goes so far – to tell you how much they can weigh and how many pounds per month.
This is our second Bernese Mountain Dog from this breeder, and our nephew Andrew and his wife also purchased a puppy from Lorie Conway. Being a responsible pet owner starts by selecting the right breeder, and we certainly did. Today Duke is 11 mos old and weighs 100 pounds, we picked him up at Lorie’s ranch weighing 12.9 pounds and he was the size of my husband’s shoe. He has grown into a strong, sturdy male Bernese Mountain Dog, and for us he is a family pet. We love Duke!