About Us

About Cornerstone Bernese Mountain Dogs

Hello Everyone from Cornerstone Bernese Mountain Dogs!

We are Hobby Breeders from the Flat Rock, Illinois area, but the other half is down South, located in Buford, Georgia. The reason why we are in 2 different places is myself, Shelby, I am a nurse and Philip has chosen to move down here to Georgia. We don’t call Georgia our home forever, so we may move to be closer to his family in the near future. We do this as a family hobby. We have been breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs since 2010, and we have to say this is one special breed. We can’t say enough good things about them either. They are loyal, easy to train and so caring towards everyone they are surrounded by. Not only are they are wonderful family dogs with young children, they can also be used as a service dog too, very level headed and well mannered. A hand full of our dogs are K-9 certified therapy dogs as they do their services in the court houses during difficult cases. Their temperament and disposition are wonderful and we aren’t saying that cause we breed, everyone we talk to say’s the same thing!

We are blessed and grateful to have beautiful and healthy Bernese Mountain Dogs! We have also raised all of our dams and sires since they were puppies. Here are the dates of our Berners on when they were born: Grace who was born August 17, 2012, Tammy who was born August 19, 2013, Miracle who was born February 10, 2017, Harley Rae who was born May 10, 2017, Krystal (Krissy) and Myla Mae who were born on October 27, 2017, Elsa who was born on November 27, 2017, Lucy (lulu) was born on November 28, 2018 and Akira was born on May 12, 2019 which is our newest addition to our Corner Stone family. Little fun fact, Krystal and Myla Mae are both litter mates! Grace and Tammy are now retired. Grace is from Hungary, Krystal (Krissy), Myla Mae and Lucy (lulu) are from Poland. Both of our Sires Junior and Maverick were also imported from Europe. Junior was imported when he was 4 months old from Hungary and he was born January 24, 2015. Maverick was imported from Romania at 6 months old and he was born February 10, 2017. All of our dogs are all OFA certified. Those again can be found on the OFA website for further clarification, and if you are not able to locate them, we can send you the documentation as we have them on hand.

All of our puppies are updated on all of their vaccinated shots and wormers and will also come with a one year health guarantee. If something happens to the puppy within the year, we will cover it for you. In the blue writing above is a link that you can click on that will access you, so that you are able to see our one year health guarantee. If you are having trouble with it, we can also send you a copy too. Also all of our puppies will come with current health papers from our veterinarian. The puppies will have their dewclaws removed when they are about a week old.

We take a $250 deposit that is nonrefundable to hold your puppy and then we will collect the rest of the money when they are ready to go to their forever homes! When receiving your deposits we will take a check, venmo or Paypal. Our information is provided below with our emails on where you can send the money via Paypal. When picking up your puppy, we can receive the rest of the payment through Paypal, venmo or cash. There will be NO PERSONAL CHECKS for the remaining balance when picking up your puppy! We are asking for a total of $1,600 whether male or female and that’s with NO showing and breeding rights which is limited AKC registration. If you would like breeding and showing rights and full complete AKC registration, then it would $2,500 whether male or female. Please call and or email if you have questions about this! All of our puppies will be registered and then we will give you papers in order for you to register them as AKC. If you are looking into doing a stud service, the fee for our males is $1,500. We like to do everything naturally instead of AI and shipping seimen.

Puppies will go to their new homes at 8 WEEKS, NO SOONER! We are willing to meet by car within 150 miles at no charge. If we are having to travel further than the 150 miles, then it would be a dollar a mile after that. We can also ship the puppies via airplane and the price for the plane ticket plus the kennel will vary depending on where they are being shipping to. We have also shipped out of the United States before too, but it will cost more then shipping within the US. The airline that we use Delta Airlines due to the fact that these aircrafts have centralized air conditioning when animals are being shipped. Just let us know ahead of time where you are located also.

Also all of our dogs have been tested for DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), vWD (von Willebrand Disease), have had complete CBC blood panels with thyroid testing included, and also OFA (hips, elbows and thyroid). Also if you would like to have your puppies health tested with the DM, vWD, and the SOD1B, we can do those for an extra $150. We do not do the health testing on their eyes and heart due to the fact that it can change at anytime.

We also wanted to share with you all that all of our Bernese Mountain Dogs are on supplements that we give daily. The supplement that we use is called NuVet Plus that you would order offline and the links below provide you with the information on why its a good product and why our dogs are on it. We can also provide you with pictures of the supplements that we are giving them to make it easier for you all so you know what they look like. Since they have been on this supplement as young adults, we have seen a big difference in their energy, skin, coat and the extra protein that they are not getting within their food. Also a lot of people have asked what kind of food we feed our Berners and we feed a brand called TLC. Here in the link provided it will let you the benefits of it. (http://www.tlcpetfood.com/default.asp?) There has been a lot of recalls on food, and we found out that TLC has been a safe dog food for our Berners to eat. Along with the puppies going to their new homes at 8 weeks, they will have a puppy starter kit, that contains a 1 gallon bag of puppy food, pamphlets with information about the first couple of weeks with your puppy and also other information that explains what the kit is all about!


Learn more about why we use NuVet supplements via the three links below:

Why we recommend NuVet-Plus
The puppy immunity gap
Note about supplements for new puppy parents

Please private message us also to have a one on one conversation. If you also need references from previous buyers, feel free to ask and we would be happy to give them to you all. We are very honest breeders and have nothing to hide. We hope to hear from everyone soon! Thanks again for joining our page and we look forward to helping you finding your next bundle of joy!

If you need to contact either me, Philip or Shelby by phone or email, here is our contact information:

Philip Zehr
618-562-1216
zehrtammy1991@gmail.com

Shelby Smith
951-970-4318
cambriagirl1@gmail.com

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