Elsa & Uli - The Beginning
One day, while at a dog park, Mary saw a bernese. She came home and said one day I'm going to have one of those dogs. Fast forward, and we now have more than one, but for all stories, there's always a beginning. For us, it was Elsa and Uli.
Two Peas in a Pod
These ladies were inseparable! They were each others best friend, comfort and strength.
Partners in Crime
Where one was, you could count on finding the other. Whether digging a hole in the yard or cuddled together in the entry way, Elsa and Uli ruled the roost together.
Bull Valley Schmutzteufel v Hinks: Elsa
Mary did a lot of research and talked to quite a few breeders before settilng on Lynn Griffin of Bull Valley Bernese. Impressed by the lines health and longevity, we were thrilled when Lynn offered us Elsa. Elsa earned her CGC, and was the perfect pet. Sadly, we lost her, on Dec. 26, 2014, from a sudden ruptered tumor of the spleen. She was 8.5 years old.
Abbey Road She's a Rebel Elsuli: Uli
Eight months after bringing home Elsa, we were hooked and were looking for a dog to show. We found Uli at local breeder, Abbey Road. Uli has the classic "aloof" berner personality, and preferred a life at home to that of a show dog. She also was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia at age 1, which ended any hope of a show career. Uli passed away on a trip to Montana in the RV - she loved her vacations! She was 10 years 4 months old.