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Parent Dog's in the Golden Light Family!

The Below Dogs Live Either In my Home or With Their Amazing Guardian Family's

Rosie the mom-to-be is Simba’s daughter I fell in love with & chose to keep. She lives with her guardian family who has two little kiddos who she loves. She is a very affectionate, outgoing & who enjoys snuggling whenever she gets the chance.

Rosie is a beautiful auburn red & weighs 61 lbs.

Her health testing information:

OFA Hips: Good

OFA Elbows: Normal

OFA Patella’s: Normal

OFA Cardiac: Normal

OFA Dentition: Normal

OFA Eyes: Pending


Genetics tested through Embark-Fully clear of 182 diseases including-

Degenerative Myelopathy- Clear

Golden Ret. PRA 1 - Clear

Golden Ret. PRA 2 - Clear

Ichthyosis- Clear

Muscular Dystrophy- Clear

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, PRCD- Clear Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa - Clear

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis- Clear Osteogenesis Imperfecta - Clear

Brucellosis - Clear


 Meet Tucker the father of my upcoming 1/23 litter. He is owned by another local family as I wanted  to keep more diverse bloodlines in my program. Tucker is a handsome dark red “field golden” who is a bit on the smaller side for a male at 65 lbs. He has an athletic build, long silky hair, a fluffy tail & very expressive chocolate eyes. He came prancing up with his big fluffy tail wagging excitedly to greet me. His family says he is a very sweet social guy & has a fantastic gentle temperament.

OFA Elbows: Normal

OFA Hips: Fair

OFA Eyes: Normal

OFA Cardiac: Normal

Genetics tested through Embark:

Degenerative Myelopathy- Clear

Golden Ret. PRA 1 - Clear

Golden Ret. PRA 2 - Clear

Ichthyosis- Clear

Muscular Dystrophy- Clear

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa - Clear

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis- Clear

Osteogenesis Imperfecta - Clear

Brucellosis - Clear

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, PRCD- carries copy but is not affected. A dog needs 2 copies to symptomatically have PRCD & would need to be bred to a female who also carries it in order to have puppies that would have PRCD. Because Rosie is fully clear none of the puppies will be affected by PRCD (one of the important reasons to test both parents).



Meru is an absolute doll. This girl lives with her guardian dad who takes her everywhere with him, you may see her on the road with her head out his Jeep's window on their way to hike a mountain, swim in the ocean or take a run in the desert. I think Meru may have visited more places in the US in the last 2.5 years than I have. Meru is always down for an adventure, is loyal & may or may not think she is part human. She likes to talk to people, not in an obnoxious way but at times she will cock her head to the side and let out a deep woof expecting you to understand her. Some of Meru's favorite thing to do are swimming in any water she can find, going on long hikes with her dad & most of all cuddling up with her humans & falling asleep on them for hours at a time. When she visits here, she insists on sleeping right next to me in bed much to the chagrin of my girls.

AKC Registered 73 lb. Health Testing Results:

OFA Hips - Good

PennHip DI -   0.45 Excellent:

far above breed average of 0.51 

OFA Patellas - Normal

OFA Eyes - Normal

OFA Cardiac - Normal

OFA Dentition - Normal

Genetic Testing:

Degenerative Myopathy: Clear

Vonwildebrand's Disease: Clear


OFA Elbow: DJD 1 : One of Meru's Elbows was injured as a puppy from a jump from too high a surface while her joints were still developing hence there is a small chip in the elbow that prevents her from passing OFA elbows. I have discussed this with my reproductive specialist & had her evaluate the elbow x-rays. Her opinion is that the issue we are seeing is from an injury not a hereditary cause. For this reason, & her otherwise excellent health testing results & temperament my vet thinks that she has so much to contribute to the Bernese breed that she is an excellent addition to my program. I have paired her with a male on the smaller side with excellent elbows.

Meet Westley the father to Bernese Mountain dog pups here! His name is inspired by the valiant hero Westley in “The Princess Bride”. He is a very well-structured boy with a thick fluffy coat. Westley is a very laid-back boy especially for a 2.5 year old. He spends a lot of time napping on the couch with the girls but if I’m there he watches me very intently often with a curious, expressive head tilt. His favorite treat is string cheese which he very delicately nibbles from my hand


Westley is 85 lb. & his health clearances are:

OFA Elbows - Normal
OFA Hips - Fair
OFA Cardiac - Normal

OFA Patella - Normal

OFA Dentition - Normal

Animal Genetic testing:

VwD1 - Clear 

DM SOD1B - Clear

DM SOD1A - Carries one copy out of two.
*Degenerative myelopathy is inherited in an Autosomal Recessive manner in dogs meaning that they must receive two copies of the mutated gene (a copy from each parent) to develop the disease. Westley will have all clear puppies as Holly is 100% clear. Link to more info: 
Paw Print Genetics - Degenerative Myelopathy




Ellie is my sweet AKC Bernese Mountain dog girl. She is my younger brothers companion & as sweet and layed back as most dogs twice her age! I am always joking that she is an "old soul" because she is so calm & gentle for a teenage dog. Her favorite command is "sit" which she always completes with a very expressive head cock while she waits for her reward. I think her brown eyebrows just make her look that much more expressive & cute all the time!

Her & I are currently working towards our AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.

Ellie is 95 lbs & a very healthy girl.

Her health clearances so far are:

OFA Eye - Normal

OFA Preliminary Hips - Good 

OFA Preliminary Elbows - Normal

OFA Advanced Echo-cardiogram Cardiac -  Normal

OFA Patellas - Normal

OFA Dentition - Full/Normal

Embark Full genetic panel: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy SOD1A- Clear

Von Willebrands Type I - Clear

PawPrint Genetics Tested:

Degenerative Myelopathy SOD1B - Clear


Meet Stella! This beautiful girl is quite the love bug. Her guardians are a family with lots of kiddos that she adores. Stella's favorite move is to walk halfway between your legs so she can get her butt scratched. She is a really fun character who is very friendly & outgoing with everyone she meets. She loves getting loved on by her family who give her lots of scratches & belly rubs.

Stella is AKC registered & 86 lb.
Her health clearances are: 
OFA Elbow's - Normal
PennHip: DI: 0.59 
OFA Patellar Luxation - Normal
OFA Eye - Normal
OFA Dentition - Full/Normal
OFA Cardiac - Normal

Embark Full genetic panel: Clear
Degenerative Myelopathy SOD1- Clear
Von Willebrands Type I - Clear


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