Below are some kind words from families that have our puppies. This is another great way to get input on us as a breeder and the puppies we raise. Please feel free to reach out to families on the "wall of fame", there you will find over 30 of our puppies with their own Instagram accounts.
Our Veterinarian Recommendation
Kelsey Baver DVM
To Whom It May Concern,
Congratulations in advance on your search for a new family member!
If you are looking for a puppy from 406 Acres, you’ve come to the right place.
Tori and her staff treat their dogs with respect, compassion, and as part of the family. Their dogs are kept in clean areas, allowed to play outside, taken for walks around the acreage daily, and lead engaging, interactive lives. This is not a puppy mill environment, more of a pack of happy dogs.
Tori and her staff communicate effortlessly and involve a veterinarian if any of the dogs need medical attention. However, because of their experience and robust breeding programs, this is rarely needed. All dogs are kept up to date on their vaccines and deworming to ensure their health.
All dogs within the breeding program are tested and proven to be free of negative genetic health issues. You can see their testing results on the website. If a dog does not meet or beat the standard for breeding, Tori will spay or neuter it and find a quality pet home instead of keeping it in her breeding program.
Tori and her staff are up front, honest, and will help resolve any issues should one arise. They stand behind the healthy dogs they breed.
I hope you find the perfect puppy for your family. Sincerely, Kelsey Baver, DVM
Skyline Veterinary Hospital 215 Bolinger Road Belgrade, MT 59714 P (406) 388-3164 F (406) 388-9868
Emma and Harry
Getting Emma May from 406bernedoodles was the best decision we’ve ever made, and after just one conversation with Tori, it was an easy one. Emma has brought us so much joy and happiness; she is a playful, fun, goofy and loving dog. Infatuated and happiest with other dogs, we knew Emma would benefit from a second dog in our family. There was no question that we’d go back to 406. To our surprise, we fell head-over-heels in love with the 406cavapoos. Harry is confident, fearless, smart and extraordinarily loving. The hand-raised approach of 406 leads to exceptionally wonderful dogs.
Tori’s knowledge and passion for breeding comes through the moment you speak with her and she is an excellent communicator. I’m a researcher and peppered her with pages of questions, all of which, she answered honestly and thoroughly. Unfamiliar with both bernedoodles and cavapoos, Tori took the time to teach us about both. In fact, I especially appreciated how upfront she was with both the pros and cons of all three breeds.
We have purchased dogs from other breeders in the past and without a doubt, the benefits of a hand-raised puppy is priceless. Both of our 406 doods came to us leaps and bounds ahead of our previous dogs in terms of socialization. They both have an astounding desire and passion to be with people and other dogs, which is absolutely a reflection of Tori’s approach. It was clear to us that both our dogs had experienced children of various ages, different adults and a menagerie of animals, making it much easier on us when continuing our pup’s exposure to these things. When Emma was born, there was a remodel project at 406; no surprise, we could not spook her with loud noises. We thought it would be harder to socialize Harry to loud noises, but alas, he also has no problems. I attribute this to the work Tori and her team do to create a diverse, daily environment filled with various experiences that is focused on all aspects of early puppy socialization.
One of our previous dogs refused to look us in the eye; while she was shy, it was still heartbreaking. We’d shared this with Tori, hoping that might help her in assisting us with picking out a more confident dog in the litter. Emma May blows people away…I can’t tell you the countless times folks have commented on how human she seems because she just stares deeply into people’s eyes! With Harry, it’s the same…he just loves to make eye contact. While meeting various pups in his litter, I noticed Tori looking into and holding contact with each of the puppies’ eyes. It’s truly the little thing that makes a lasting impact and Tori implements many little things 😊
Thanks to Tori, her family and her team, our lives are enriched with 2 fabulous doods <3 It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend 406.
"Hi Tori!!! Ellie is doing AMAZING! She is the light I need in my life. She got spayed almost two weeks ago and she is nearly all healed. She has the greatest personality and she loves other dogs-she's feisty and plays with all breeds and sizes. I think she loves people more though. We have been working on training her as an emotional support animal and teaching her deep pressure therapy when I experience signs of anxiety and/or depression and she's picking up on it better than I could have expected. Honestly, we couldn't have found a more perfect dog." ~Katie California
"Buying a puppy from out of state can be scary, especially when there is no time to meet the puppy and breeder in person, like it was in my case. I met my Heidi "online" on Instagram. All my concerns of not having met the breeder and puppy were gone from first moment I talked to Tori. Tori gave me a very accurate description of Heidi's personality and what I really appreciated, she was very honest about her coat. I picked a puppy with straight hair and Tori explained the advantages and disadvantages of this coat type and warned me of possible shedding. I love the look of the Berner and the straight hair so I don't mind at all possible shedding. I really appreciate her honesty, I knew I found a professional breeder. The whole process of getting my little pup went very well too, Tori is very responsive and always available if I have questions. The best part, Heidi is the most amazing dog i could ask for. She's so sweet and smart. She learned to go to her potty area within two weeks. She brought the tennis ball within two days of getting her and sleeps by my feet when I go out for dinner. Waiters have complimented her on being the best behaved puppy they have ever seen. If I ever wanted to get a second puppy, I would only go to Tori. I really can't recommend 406 Bernedoodles enough. Thank you so much for everything, Tori! ~Anuschka S. California
This is our family’s first time having a dog, we were waiting for the right time. We always knew it had to be a “mini” Bernedoodle. We did our homework for close to 8 months and contacted pretty much all (Bernedoodle) breeders. It wasn’t until I found 406Bernedoodles that I knew it was the one! We live in Ontario, Canada which in this case, distance did not matter because we knew we had finally found “THE" breeder. Tori, was amazing from the first phone call and on. She is very friendly, supportive and was always available to be contacted either through phone, texting, skyping and video chat for further information. She is very knowledgeable and experienced, her expertise is apparent. Tori has gone out of her way to make our experience the best, giving us truthful information about our puppy’s qualities such as the size, temperament and coloring still being accurate to date. We know that we can go to her whenever we need a question answered and will continue to do so throughout our puppy’s life. Our puppy’s name is Milton, he is a male tri-colored mini Bernedoodle. His demeanor is very calm and layed back but, also can be very playful and energetic. When out on walks, or public places he makes people stop and stare, asking about his breed and breeder. Milton is affectionate, very sociable as he loves being around people and other dogs, but also enjoys his alone time. He has been a breeze to train, understanding and obeying commands easily. He is very low maintenance in regards to training, playing and grooming, while also never barking or jumping up on new people. Ourselves, along with our friends and family would describe him as the best dog ever! ~Denise M. Ontario, Canada
Highly recommend! Our dog came partially crate trained, well adjusted and happy. The information and followup provided by 406 Bernedoodles was great. I am seriously considering getting on the waiting list for another pup as a friend for Zuri! ~Kevin A. California
I would highly recommend 406 bernedoodles because they really took the time with us and answered all of our questions regarded this breed. You asked us appropriate questions as well to make sure you were finding us the appropriate breed for our lifestyle. I liked that you had a contract which protected you and us in the event that we could not keep the dog or if there were any health issues. I felt comfortable and at ease when having discussions with you over the phone and you always returned our calls if needed. Again I would highly recommend 406 bernedoodles!!! ~Catherine J. New Jersey
Well......I'm pretty sure the world knows or should know how amazing Tori is. We are a guardian home for our 1 year old pup Luna. Every day has been a joy with our big girl. Tori has been so helpful with all of our questions. She stays in touch with us too checking to see how Luna is doing. Both Luna and Tori are a true gift in our lives. Tori is an amazing breeder who goes above and beyond to ensure that the health and quality of her dogs are the best that they can be. Her customer service is top notch. I highly recommend purchasing your next puppy from 406 Berners. ~Kim D. Montana
I highly recommend Victoria as a breeder. Our dog Ruby is not only beautiful, but her disposition is perfect. She is loyal, funny, affectionate and loves to be around people. She's always up for a walk or just a snuggle on the couch. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect dog for our family. ~Michelle D. New Jersey
Archie has been a great addition to our family. His friendly, lovable attitude is contagious and he has no problem making new friends. Being Archie's guardian home has been a great experience. 406 Berners is nothing shy of excellence. Their facility is top of the line. 406 Berners puts the dogs health above everything. Professional and family friendly at the same time. ~George B. Montana
We were fortunate enough to purchase our third Bernese Mountain Dog, Augustus Montagne (Gus) from 406 Berners last year. Gus is a delightful, loving, healthy dog, who brings joy into our home every day. His confirmation of a leaner body, and longer legs makes him definitely more athletic , higher energy, and stronger than our previous dogs, which suits us as our lifestyle is outdoors recreating as much as possible. He is always enthusiastic and ready to go, and the longer the walk in the woods, the happier he is. We have had no indication of health or joint problems, and neutered him at 12 months, which barely slowed him down. Gus has the sweetest personality one could ask for, and is very friendly with both adults and children. Often times people compliment us on our "beautiful Berner", and ask for a pet. Our experience with 406 Berners was entirely positive. We were crushed when our we lost our 2nd Berner, and Tory was very sensitive and caring. She offered me the opportunity and choice of timeline in deciding to put a new puppy into our home, and was very knowledgeable and helpful in pairing a puppy to suit us. She handled the transaction professionally, and paperwork was complete and informative. Her kennel was exceptionally clean and well suited to good, healthy care of puppies, sires, and dams. We would definitely recommend 406 Berners to future owners of Bernese Mountain dogs, and we are grateful for the fun-loving companion we share our lives with, Gus!
~Michael & Dawn O. Montana
Our office manager Breah will be pivoting in a new direction! Her last day as our office manager will be April 16th, 2021. We are sad to see her leave but excited for her future. Below she wrote a brief review of her time working with us and a description of what 406 does well!
“It has been a pleasure to work for 406 acres for the past 18 months! I have nothing but positive things to say about how Tori runs her business and my experience working as their office manager. The care she provides the dogs is exceptional and she truly loves each one of the 406 furry family members. She is incredibly proactive in the care that each of her dogs receive and has the dog’s best interest in mind when she makes any decision.
The relationship she has with Kelsey our veterinary is honest, open and they both communicate weekly on the happening at 406 Acres. I love the way Tori works with her employees and the relationship she builds with her clients and any acquaintance. If you are looking for a Bernedoodle or Cavapoo breeder who is ethical, truthful, and competent look no further!
Every puppy and dog are thoroughly cared for, socialized, loved, and given the best veterinary care, exercise, and nutrition possible. The staff at 406 Acres have hearts of gold and a passion for all living creatures. Annie N. is Tori’s kennel manager and like Tori provides expectational care, cares a huge weight of responsibility for each dog and communicates with all the 406 employees clearly and effectively. Between Annie and Tori, the dogs and people who spend their time at 406 are in great hands!
I highly recommend looking into how 406 Acres does the dog breeding business differently and, in my opinion, nearly perfect! Tori’s lack of compromise and experienced decision making when it comes to the well-being and overall health of their dogs and animals is exactly what you want when you are looking to add a new puppy to your life. I often refer to their operation as a boutique breeder, simply because the quality of care for the adult dogs and puppies is at the highest tier. Tori is kind and genuine and creates a safe and amazing atmosphere for all the dogs the live at 406 Acres. I look forward to watching the business continue to thrive and grow as the Anderson family continues to provide the best life for their animals and dogs in beautiful Montana! Wishing them nothing but the best and am excited to maintain a friendship with Tori as I move forward in my life as well :) It has been hard to say goodbye to each of the dogs and sweet puppies but look forward to visiting 406 Acres often and getting all the animal love I need! Plus, I have grown to absolutely adore Mochi-so I am hopeful when she is done living at 406 Acres I will get her as my forever pup!”
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