Hello, my name is Esther Wilson. My lifelong love affair
with dogs began when I was about five (5) years old,
when I first helped to whelp a litter of puppies.
Since then, I've lived with and enjoyed many dog breeds
during my lifetime. I've lived with more
mixed-breed dogs than purebred dogs.
One of my life's dreams has been to invest myself into a
purebred dog breed or two. I wanted to be
involved in a large dog breed fancy and a toy dog
breed fancy. I'm living part of this dream today. I
fell in love with Bernese Mountain Dogs in 1995 and
brought home my first show girl in 1999. I've come a
long way baby, since then!
My dogs live with me. They are my housemates. They are
both inside and outside dogs (which means I manage a
lot of housekeeping and yardwork!).
I research to feed
my dogs an excellent diet and I make certain each
dog's diet works for that dog. I also feel it is
important to train my dogs to be acceptable
participants in society. While I feel it is vitally
important to crate train each of my dogs, I do not
advocate crating (or kenneling) dogs all the time.
My dog breeding is a hobby that extends from my basic
love of dogs. I research and agonize over breeding
choices. I spend huge amounts of money, time and
effort to be sure I'm making a good breeding choice.
My puppies are all hand raised inside my home. I do
my best to place my puppies in ethical, caring homes
and then I support those homes however I can. I do
my best to be sure that none of my puppies are bred
irresponsibly. I am committed to rescue those pups
that I produced in my breeding program.
I firmly believe that ethical dog breeders MUST belong to
and participate in the larger dog community within
their breed. This involvement is critically
important to learn and improve the breed. However,
interaction among fellow breed members is certainly
not for the faint hearted. Dirty politics among dog
breeders can be worse than anything dreamed up by
Democrats and Republicans. Having said that, I feel
these awful politics are a lousy excuse for any
would-be breeder to give in order to justify not
submitting to peer input.
Below, I'll list some of the things I do. Bear in mind
that these activities and memberships are ALL
voluntary. They represent dedication, time,
frustration, joy and heartache - all are vital parts
of ethical breeding.
Before you become impressed with MY resume here, please
realize that there are many breeders with
credentials like mine and better. But we're not
always easy to find nor to identify.
If you're thinking of buying a puppy - of ANY BREED -
match your breeder's resume up against mine. If your
breeder's resume nearly matches mine or is better
than mine, then that's probably a breeder I'd buy
from. If your breeder's resume doesn't quite equal
mine, then I suggest you find one with a better
resume. I consider my resume here to meet the
MINIMUM requirements of a good breeder.
My best wishes to you in your endeavor to find a good
breeder AND in your struggles to be worthy of your
One day, I hope I will finally become the wonderful
person my dogs already believe me to be.