37lbs – “tall
Ziyana is out of lines I’ve had in my kennel for over a decade. She is part of the 2nd litter I kept between Coco and Crumpet. I had kept a litter over 5 years ago and had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, to be healthy, well tempered and have made lovely family dogs!
When I think of names for my dogs, I love there to be meaning behind them. I watch the puppies very carefully as they play and interact within their litter and try to pick a name that suit their character. When Coco was pregnant with this litter, I was hoping for a litter of one male and all the rest females. To my surprise that was exactly what she had! Needless to say, I was ecstatic as this was her last litter and she gave me the most beautiful puppies. She had the perfect combination of genders to be able to carry these lines on for the next 5-6 years! The name Ziyana means Radiant and Blessing from Heaven. This is exactly what she is! We where so blessed to have this perfect litter in everyway from gender to temperament to markings. Ziyana was the most unique one of the litter. She is a chocolate phantom which was a pleasant surprise as neither parent was chocolate. Ziyana brightens a room when she walks in. She is a healthy and happy dog with a very radiant personality. It’s funny to watch her puppy like manners when she plays with the other dogs. She has a very positive and playful personality, getting alone with everyone. She has a mesmerizing energy that draws people in because of that, she is an absolute joy to be around. She has a very uplifting energy. Everyone loves taking her for walks as she bounds through the tall grass or chases a ball, but she never goes to far without checking in, looking for pets or giving us kisses. She is a very special girl with just the right amount of energy! She loves her walks but loves her down time. She will snuggle on her bed with her friends with her legs sprawled in the air. She is a very easy going dog to be around with a relaxing personality.
All in all she is a really amazing dog and I can’t wait to share her puppies with the SwissRidge family!
Charm 85lbs. – 25″ tall
Charm was originally imported from Italy by one of my friends who breeds Bernese in the US. I then purchased her and she came to live with me at the age of 2 years.
Charm is the sweetest, most loyal, and gentle dog!
She will always be close to her human and loves to interact with people she knows in a very gentle and calm manner.
She is more on the submissive, docile, and reserved side.
She loves the comfort of her home. She loves forest walks but always looks forward to getting back to the kennels where she knows her friends are waiting. She is not the type of dog that loves the hustle and bustle of the city or busy environments. I think this is partly due to being raised in the country but also part of her personality.
She is not hyper, always on the go or always seeking attention and adventure. She is very happy to lay by my feet, relaxing very calmly as I scratch her ears or give her belly rubs.
Charm is not the most confident dog in the kennel. She needs to get to know someone before she interacts and becomes their best friend but give her the day and she will bond to new people and will never forget a face.
Charm is very smart and intuitive. She is very easy to handle and work with.
She never jumps up on us, never barks and is extremely well behaved. It’s like she just knows what we expect and how to be the perfect dog!
We put some of our younger pups in with Charm and she helps raise them as she is the perfect example of how we want our dogs to behave at the kennel and she teaches them well!
The best words to describe Charm are sweet, gentle, affectionate, calm, and submissive.
57 lbs. – 24″ tall
Henley was bred at SwissRidge kennels. Her parents are Leida and Nelson.
Henley has a very relaxed, calm, and gentle personality. She is one of those dogs that just knows what we expect of her and does it. She is not a stubborn or rambunctious dog. She has that type of personality that always wants to please us no matter what it takes! She is a very well-mannered pup and is always on her best behaviour. Even though she is still young she acts like an old soul. We have used her many times to help teach our younger pups in the kennel how to be well behaved. There is someone very special about her that I like imprinted on my other puppies and I like that her energy is able to rub off on my other dogs. She is a fantastic puppy raiser!
Henley has a cuddly personality. She loves to be with people, and she loves affection.
Henley is a quiet dog. I rarely ever hear or bark. She loves to play with the other dogs and loves to go on walks, but she is not a hyper dog and would rather chill and cuddle. Even on our walks she runs up ahead and then lays down and relaxes as we catch up to her.
Henley would make a wonderful therapy dog and I see all the traits in her personality that would excel at therapy dog work.
The best words to describe Henley are smart, intuitive, kind, loving, gentle with a great energy about her.
Ohana 22lbs. – 17″ tall
Ohana was bred and raised at SwissRidge kennels. Her parents are Zepplin and Bones. Both are amazing, proven dogs, who have produced fantastic puppies over the years that our clients have been very happy with. Because of this I decided to keep a puppy from this pairing for my own program. I’ve been thrilled with Ohana so far! Both Zepplin and Bones are fully health tested and cleared. You can go to their individual pages to see their health testing. Ohana is also fully health tested and cleared. Clearances can be seen below.
Ohana is a Hawaiian word meaning family. This little girl suits her name perfectly as she is a huge part of this SwissRidge family and fits into it seamlessly. She has the bubbliest, fun, outgoing, playful, loving and social personality! She is a dog who wants to be everyone’s best friend. If you even give her a sideways glance, she is right in your lap looking for pets. She doesn’t discriminate who she wants love from. She is not a one-person dog. She would go home with anyone and looks for affection from everyone in site.
She is an extremely social pup! She also has a very playful and active personality. She is always up for any adventure. She loves to go on walks and never wants to be left behind. She gets along with all the dogs. I can put her with any play group, and she loves them all! She is small but has a sassy side to her. She can put the big dogs in their place and will stand up for herself if need be. She isn’t a dog who will get bullied, but she is also very respectful to all the other dogs. She fits in very well in group settings.
I can’t wait to share her personality traits with the SwissRidge community through her puppies!
38lbs – 20″tall
Cartier is out of lines I’ve had in my kennel for over a decade. She is part of the 2nd litter I kept between Coco and Crumpet. I had kept a litter over 5 years ago and had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, to be healthy, well tempered and have made lovely family dogs!
Cartier is named after the designer, because what name would suit this girl more?!
Her name is synonymous with open-mindedness, curiosity, freedom, sharing and excellence. She is a dog you could walk down the streets of Paris, and everyone would turn around to take a second glance. She is a confident dog who loves to strut what she’s got as she prances along with her owners. She knows she is capable of anything she puts her mind to. No challenge is to big or small. She takes training to a new level. As a kennel dog we haven’t taught her many commands but the few we have taught her she picks up on instantly. She could be a super dog if she was trained in the circus! She is extremely intelligent and works hard to please. We kept her entire litter for our breeding program, and she is mama bear out of the litter. As a puppy she was the calmest of the litter and the most in control of her actions. She would take it upon herself to make sure every other puppy was OK and if one seemed to be excluded, she would always go over to play with it or bring it back into the pack. She has a very caring and protective personality. She is a mentally strong and confident dog. She is a very secure dog in her own skin. The other dogs respect her.
I’m excited to share her wonderful pups and bits of her amazing personality through her puppies with the SwissRidge family!
The pictures above are maternity photos of Cartier which where taken just before she had her first litter. I will update this page with new photo’s when she gets her beach body back!
37.5lbs – 20″tall
Viola is out of lines I’ve had in my kennel for over a decade. She is part of the 2nd litter I kept between Coco and Crumpet. I had kept a litter over 5 years ago and had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, to be healthy, well tempered and have made lovely family dogs!
Viola is an energetic, lively girl with a zest for life. Viola is a girl who mirrors the energy in the room. She is the dog who would be happy to sit on the couch and watch movies on a rainy day or spend the day outside on an adventure. Whatever you want to do she wants to do it with you. Although she definitely needs her daily exercise, Viola LOVES to snuggle. When Viola went to the vet for her Health Clearances, she sat on the couch between two of my staff and took turns laying in each of their laps, giving kisses and patiently waiting for her turn.
Viola loves to hold things in her mouth, whether this be a toy, a blanket, your pant leg or causally removing something from your pocket she likes to hold it in her mouth and present it to you, proud of her findings. Even though she is a poodle she has retriever like qualities! Viola loves to go for pack walks in the forest with her sisters. She always runs to the very front of the pack but always makes sure to come back and check in every once in awhile. Viola is a very fun, adventurous and loving girl. She has a social and outgoing personality and is everyone’s best friend. Many of the pups in her litter have similar characteristics and this is exactly the type of dogs I love to add to my breeding program. Fun, social and bubbly are great words to describe her personality!
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