Bernese Mountain Dogs
at Parrott Ranch
Please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Swiss Expression
Three Year old dog he is a young dog.
Three more years he is a good dog.
Three more years and he is an old dog.
Any left after is a gift from God!
Purchasing agreement is under the forms at the bottom. Also we have posted our guarantee for you to review as well. We no longer will sell any puppy to any home without a yard. We are considered Hobby Breeders. must have to say these are our children. Here is a link to our Puppy Application form.
Taking a new puppy is like a new baby. People have to read up on the subject and then commit to the changes in their lives. The puppy is only 8 weeks old when they go home. It is worse than having a small two year old. Don't neglect the responsibility of caring for the baby you get. Knowledge is power but to not have it is tragic for the babies.
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We have always welcomed people to visit and to see the puppies etc. Some of the people that have come out have had ulterior motives and have caused us a good deal of problems. From now on we will have to have waivers signed when you first visit. It is a shame as we have tried our very hardest to show our dogs in the best light. This year we plan 2 litters and that will be about it.
Some people just cannot coop with someone doing something that we are sure is the right things to do. They want to go around and make the rest of the world throw them the towel and let them be the master of snitches! New laws have come to order and to abide by them we are limiting all our dogs to the number of them that we keep in San Diego County. So all of my dogs are not listed on the web site due to the "snitches" in life. Please don't come to visit unless you truly want a puppy from me. I to make sure everyone is happy. We do not ship for many reasons. Our ranch has been here over 35 years and it is getting old. The buildings are in the process of cleaning all the time.
Our vet bills are something out of this world but we feel that our dogs do have the best of everything at the ranch. Thank you for listening to me rant but it is time that people that breed mix breed dogs should have a fine or something given to them. The purebred dog does not deserve this. They have not done anything in the way of legal consequences for people that do breed mixes. Always about the "breeder". Laws are written for them!
If I Didn't Have A Dog........
I could walk
barefoot around the yard in safety.
My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and Laminated/
All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would Be hair free.
When the doorbell rings, my home wouldn't sound like a kennel.
When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without
Wading through all the fuzzy bodies who beat me there.
I could sit on the couch and my bed any way I wanted,
Without having to take into consideration how much
Space several fur bodies need to get comfortable.
I would have enough money, and no guilt, to go on a real vacation.
I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians,
As I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.
The most used words in my vocabulary would not be:
"out," "sit," "down", "come," "no," "stay,"
And "leave it ALONE.
My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates and makeshift barriers.
I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy for tummy...
My house would not look like a day care center, with toys everywhere.
My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.
I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L,
W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O, R-I-D-E, S-U-P-P-E-R,
I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside/
I would not look strangely at people who think having
ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.
I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead
Of dreading them as 'mud' season.
I would not have to answer the question: 'Why do you
Have so many animals?' from
people who will never know the joy of being loved unconditionally
by the closest thing
to an angel they will ever encounter.
How EMPTY my life would be!!!
Did you know that puppies are born with pink noses and some of them don't change to all black for as long as a year!
What is a good breeder??
Good breeders are the guardians of their chosen breed.
Becoming a responsible breeder is a long process as there is much to learn not only about the breed, but about soundness, inheritance, health testing, selecting stock,
breeding, whelping and the
plethora of other factors that go into producing healthy, sound Dogs!!!!!
A Breeder is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment.
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! They give up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important Show into this year’s “vacation".
The Breeder goes without sleep in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry.
The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight.
They disregard birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping new-born, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.
A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed.
A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.
A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to show the next choice pup to a Championship.
A Breeder's shoulders are stooped
and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they're wide enough to support
the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.
A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer. A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked
about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone receiver), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.
A Breeder's eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to their own dog's faults, but they are ever so keen to the competitions faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.
A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than a computer. It's so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse:it catalogues thousands of good bones, fine ears, and perfect heads, and
buries in the soul the failures and the ones that didn't turn out. The Breeder's heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting... and it's always in the right place!
Oh, yes, there are breeders, and then, there are BREEDERS!!
Wish I knew the author as I felt for one time that they where speaking to me.......
TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:
(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't smoke or drink,
(7) don't want to wear your clothes,
(8) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ...
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