Our Breeding Principles

Pets are not disposable because your life has changed.  Before you decide to bring a pet into your home, make absolutely sure that it will be a life time commitment. When our dogs leave us we want them to go to their 'forever homes'

 

 

My dogs are 1st and foremost my Friends and Companions.  Secondarily they are conformation show dogs. The Saint Bernard breed is our passion,  We strive to produce only those dogs who are sound of mind and health. We are very committed to our dogs and work actively with them. Individual time is spent with each of the dogs especially the youngest.  The dogs have daily access to a large play yard and our home.   They are not just stuck in a kennel for life.  The play area for them is in the woods on a nicely sloped hill for exercise.  Our building has outdoor access thru doggie doors which the dogs can use at any time day or night.   There is running water, electricity and even heat for those unbearable days of winter. 
Our goal is for each litter to be better than the last. We continuously aim for correct type, stable temperaments, structural balance and functional correctness.
We are eager to share information about our breed and our dogs with you.  We are interested in the well being of our puppies and want them to be placed in good loving companion homes.  Time is spent each day with our puppies properly socializing them and  working with each one in getting them used to everyday household activities and noises.  We encourage visitors of all ages during this critical initial learning period of their lives to come into our home and handle each of the pups.  Between the ages of 6-8 weeks old puppies are  temperament tested.  At 8 weeks they are evaluated for potential show prospects.  Pups can go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age. Puppies that are sold as pets are sold with a 'limited AKC registration' and are to be spayed or neutered.

 

I chose the name "Cornerstone" for my kennel name because the word has a lot of strength and meaning to it.

In the Random House, unabridged version cornerstone means 'the chief foundation on which something is constructed or developed'

Roget New Millennium 2008 Thesaurus says by definition, the word cornerstone means 'the vital element' 'fulcrum,' synonyms: anchor, base, essential, foundation, key element, main ingredient, strength, rock bottom, an indispensable and fundamental basis

Without a solid base foundation one would not be able to produce satisfactory results.

The KJV Bible reads in Isaiah 28:16   Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation.

 

 

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                                         Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
                                                                            Roger Caras    

             

             

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's unwise to pay too little.

When you pay too much you lose a litttle money, that is all.

When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything,

Because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the think you bought it to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot----it can't be done.

If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run.

And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better"

                                                                            ---JOHN RUSKIN---1819-1900

                                                                                       ---Author, Critic, British Philosopher, Artist

 

                                                                                         

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