I was so happy with Harmony that I purchased Hazel from my breeder colleague in Colorado, and I am glad I did. Hazel was about 1.5 years old when she moved to SwissRidge. After a long flight from Colorado and a two-hour drive from the airport, she joined my dogs in the yard, went for a swim and then chilled in my living room. I was impressed by her adaptability in a breed not known for being easy to rehome.
Hazel comes from strong, healthy lines and has the perfect personality. Anyone could raise this dog! She is loving, sweet, affectionate, and easy to train. Like Harmony, she is very gentle and adores all the other dogs, from my Toy Poodles to my partner’s Italian mastiffs. I believe she’d make a great therapy or service dog because she has such a solid temperament that nothing unsettles her.
She is on the smaller side for a Bernese, which is great for breeding mini-Bernedoodles. I like her stocky build and beautiful head. All in all, she is the perfect Bernese in terms of appearance, health, pedigree and temperament.
Her parents were imported from Solvakia (father) and Poland (mother), and her pedigree goes back to Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany. Most ancestors have been hip and elbow tested with solid ratings. These lines are very healthy, strong and well-researched. In fact, I’ve been able to investigate 12 generations back on some of her ancestors, and have done in-depth research for at least six generations.
I’m very happy with what I’ve seen in Hazel’s lines and I’m so excited to have this amazing girl as part of my breeding program. She is going to add some very beautiful dogs into the SwissRidge family.