Cornerstone Bernese Mountain Dogs
Cornerstone Bernese Mountain Dogs (or Cornerstone Berners for short) is a family-owned breeder of AKC Champion Bernese Mountain Dogs and puppies. We’re based out of Flat Rock, Illinois, though we can ship all over United States.
Our breeding program focuses on producing champion stock with an emphasis on quality, genetic health, personality and beauty. Because of this, we can only keep a few puppies that we think could be AKC champions one day. The rest we work hard to find excellent homes for.
All of our puppies are AKC registered, will be vet-checked and up-to-date on shots/wormer, and come with a one-year guarantee!
If you’re interested in adopting one of our puppies, please explore our website and Contact Us with any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!
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We have had such a wonderful experience with Cornerstone Berners working with Philip & Shelby! We have a 5 month old puppy, Beau that we got this early Spring. He is sweet, gentle, patient and playful with our two young kids, and they couldn't have been more excited when we brought him home. He is well mannered and happy, but also super healthy, which we are always forever grateful for! Our vet has commented on how wonderful Beau’s personality is compared to some other Berners she has seen from other breeders and that goes to show the love that Shelby & Philip has poured into their puppies. We would recommend Shelby and Cornerstone to anyone looking to add a Berner to their family! We were very pleased through the process and all the help they provided for us!
We’ve welcomed our new puppy- Wes into our home in February 2023, and he’s been a great addition to our family. He’s such a sweet puppy and fits in nicely with our older Berner Bailey. It’s been a joy having two dogs and watching their bond grow everyday and they have become the best of buds. Shelby was always available and answered any questions I had throughout the entire process. Always getting weekly updates with videos and photos of Wes was such a great experience and we know our pup was well cared for. Shelby sent us home with a great puppy care package that included all the paperwork we needed, toys for him to play with, and also introduced us to vitamins to support the growth of a healthy puppy.
Our hearts are so full with Wes joining our family - thank you Cornerstone! We would recommend then to anyone!
Our newest Berner came home in February 2023 and stole our hearts right away when we saw her! We have a 9 1/2 year old Berner girl that treats her like her own baby which we absolutely love seeing on a daily. The transition introducing them was super easy and we couldn't have asked for better. We love the typical Berner personality, easy with training and their goofy antics! Shelby was very organized from making sure that I had all the appropriate paperwork at the time of pick up which made our first vet visit so easy! Shelby really puts so much time and effort into her puppies before they join their new families. We are very happy and thankful for our healthy pup! We would recommend them to anyone!
Our family picked up our second puppy, Augie, in February 2023 and we cannot be any happier with our new addition! We welcomed our first Berner boy home in September of 2019 as from Cornerstone as well, Harley and he is our pride and joy! He has brought so much joy and laughter into our family. Not only is this another fantastic puppy, well mannered and happy, but also super healthy, which we are always forever grateful for! Our vet is amazed at how well he is doing and also growing! Cornerstone takes such good care of their dogs and the puppies, you will always know that you are getting a top of the line pup to bring home! They are not only breeders, but family to us! They check in on you and your pup and they stay connected with the new owners. There is real care and genuine love for their animals and it really does show, they're adoptive families and the general care for the dogs. We would recommend Shelby here at Cornerstone to anyone that is looking for a wonderful pup! We have a great experience with both of ours!
This is the place to come to for a true Berner!
I got my first puppy, Tate in March 2023. He is my first Berner and he is just has the best his temperament, super calm and very laid back. I would recommend cornerstone to anyone that is looking for their first Berner pup! Shelby was so helpful to me from the very beginning I contacted her. She was always quick to text or call me with any of my questions that I had through my whole process. She sent pictures and videos weekly throughout the whole process as well and it felt like I was actually there seeing my pup every week. I was also from out of state here in NC and she worked with me on timeline as I was finishing school and to pick up of my puppy. She has checked in since I have had him, which really showed me she was invested in the well-being of my puppy Tate. My vet says he is in great health and I know with being a puppy parents that makes me excited! From my experience dealing with Cornerstone, I would recommend them to anyone!
We added a lovely addition to our family from cornerstone a few months ago and couldn’t be more thrilled with our girl that we got! We already have a 3 year old female and decided it was time to get her a friend. Our experience with everyone at cornerstone was absolutely amazing and so easy going! We highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a Berner. So far since we have had our little girl, she has been super healthy, full of energy and growing so fast! Shelby was fantastic every step of the way and was so knowledgable helping us with new foods, supplements and basic advice on care, aside from that the whole buying process in itself was very well done and organized which we really appreciated!
We just picked up our puppy Corby in February 2023! Not going to lie it was an adjustment - my husband and I's first ownership experience (outside of childhood). But Cornerstone Berners has made the process so much easier. They helped us with all the prep work - food, treats, vitamins - so we were fully prepared to bring him home and made sure that nothing was left out. We have gotten so many compliments on his markings (including our vet) and requests for breeder info. We were also referred to them by someone in our neighborhood. The pickup process was easy and I know Cornerstone is just one text away! It's been so exciting to see his personality develop and watch him grow - pretty sure he is going to be huge (parents Elsa/Marley). So far his health has been great! This is my first Bernese experience (grew up with golden retrievers), but would definitely recommend from my experience!
We brought home our first Berner a few weeks ago and Zuri has been a wonderful addition to our family. Shelby was such an amazing help both before and after we brought her home. Shelby has always been quick to answer my questions via text and or phone calls and help to make sure that we made the best transition for our Zuri that we could. I have every confidence that Shelby will help us in the future with any advice we might need as they genuinely care about the health and welfare of their Berners that they are breeding. We would 100% recommend them to anyone that is looking for a Berner!
We have received two beautiful puppies from Cornerstone Berners. Shelby and everyone at Cornerstone Beners have always been so wonderful to work with, are quick to respond, and are always there to help with our questions with Benny (3) and Norbert (almost 2). Since we do not live close to IL, Shelby made it very accommodating when it came to arranging flights for both of our boys and it was so simple. When the puppies go to their new homes, they keep in touch and want to make sure everything is great for the puppies and their owners with it comes down to their food and supplements. We are still in contact with them to this day with updates on our boys with Facebook posts and pictures sent via texts.
Norbert had a shoulder issue that required surgery to fix. They were just as concerned as we were, helped with the cost of the surgery, and constantly checked in to see how he was doing during his recovery. He is now doing great now and loving life with being able to run and play around!
If you are looking for a Bernese Mountain Dog to join your family, I would highly recommend Cornerstone Berners for your new bundle of joy!
My puppy Bowline is my first Berner. After 20 weeks, I can safely say he is well-mannered, smart, fun-loving, and “perfect” (according to vets in Chicago and Portland). He’s great with kids and gentle with smaller dogs, but LOVES dogs his size and bigger. He is Mr. Mayor at the building dog park, which showcases his stellar breeding and disposition.
If you want a well-bred Berner, Cornerstone is the place to go.