Here at Alpella we strive to breed beautiful, but in addition healthy and well-socialized Bernese Mountain Dogs. We aim to produce puppies that conform to the standard with correct movement and structure. Puppies will be socialized in our home, giving them ample exposure to the activities of human members of the pack. We follow the rigorous rules and recommendations of our club, Schweizer Sennenhund-Verein für Deutschland (SSV). These have as its object the improvement of the Bernese Mountain Dogs health. For this purpose the club uses modern breeding tools like genomic tests that provide information regarding life duration and the genetic risk of hip and elbow dysplasia. Of course we have carried out these tests in all of our dogs. We are convinced that life duration will be a key feature in our future breeding program.