De-Li's Bernese Mountain Dogs
AKC's "Breeder of the Year - Working Group" (2008)
Lilian and Dennis Ostermiller & Michelle
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
is the home of
superior COMPANION and SHOW dogs
SOUNDNESS OF BODY AND MIND always comes first."
been breeding champion Bernese Mountain Dogs for over twenty years and
are very proud to
have been awarded Breeder
of the Year for the Working
Group by the American
Kennel Club for
2008. You can learn more about this honor here.
You can also enjoy an article written by De-Li's founder Lilian Ostermiller for the American Kennel Club Gazette here.
Future Champions -
De-Li's Nursery is working hard producing future champions and
wonderful companion dogs. On April 13, 2010, Karina (De-Li's Take a
Closer Look) had four beautiful puppies by Dylan (De-Li's Foreign
Inspiration). See the pround mama in the New Litters section.
Our Next Litter -
De-Li's newest batch of little champions are expected at the end of May
out of De-Li's Hot Lips aka "Margret" (all positive clearances). We
will post the birth date and numbers as soon as we know.
De-Li's Hot Lips (aka "Margret")
The Legend Continues
- We are proud to introduce our new male Andrew, who at five months old
shows great potential. He's the son of CH De-Li's Finders Keepers (aka
"Tilly") and has all the signs of a little champ. Although in dogs one
never knows, of course, we are keeping our paws crossed for this boy.
are also keeping a close eye on our two 10-month-old males, "Thunder"
and "Lightning." Both of them have started their show career already
with great success. As you see from the picture below, they not only
love the show ring but have a great time together here on the farm.
"Thunder and Lightning"
Our big boy
CH De-Li's Force of Gravity aka "Newton" ranked #4 in the AKC
Breed Standings, based on the final points tally
for 2008. He was among the dogs invited to attend the
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Madison Square Garden. Watch a fun video of Newton and Lilian backstage at the show in the Stud Dogs section.
- Last year we asked you to keep an eye out for three promising young
males who joined our family in November, 2008, and are growing up to
make us proud. Their call names are Lewis,
Clark and Henry, and they're all handsome young men.
Force of Gravity aka "Newton"
was sold to a wonderful home and is on his way to becoming a therapy
dog. Clark (below, at 4 months) will start his show career within the
next couple of months and hopes to achieve his champion title before
the years is out.
baby, Lewis (below at 4 months), is looking for that perfect home with
a careful selection of new parents. He will be a great soul mate rather
than a showman: he needs to get to know people before he's comfortable
with them - but once he's does, watch out for the love!
Tilly - Our
became a champion last year and is now CH De-Li's Finders
Keepers. She will be three years old in April and has successfully passed
her heart, eyes and vWD clearances. She is the proud mom of Andrew - who shows so much early promise at only five months.
Finders Keepers aka "Tilly"
National Specialty -
The 2010 National
will be held in Wisconsin this year. Unfortunately, this means
we will not be able to present our dogs. It's too time consuming to
drive, and flying is both costly and stressful. We will be attending
without dogs this time.
De-Li Kennel has been in existence for twenty years whereby we, the
Ostermiller family, have been owned by over 50 champions, Best in Show
dogs, Best in Specialty Show winners in the US as well as Canada,
and Therapy Dogs. Many of our offspring in our extended family
throughout the country have shown their exceptional ability as working
dogs in obedience, agility, tracking & carting. We are proud of
canines and would love to share some of our experiences with folks who
wish to learn.
in the 1980's, taking our kennel's name from a combination of our own.
Over the past twenty years, De-Li's has produced dozens of legendary
Berners, including most recently Am/Can Ch. De-Li's Theory of
Relativity ("Albert") and son Ch. De-Li's Ideas and Opinions
Previous national specialty Best in Show winners include Ch. De-Li's
Foregone Conclusion and Ch. De-Li's Standing Ovation, who produced 19
champions. Ch. De-Li's Foreign Touch's spectacularly successful
offspring included 37 conformation champions and ten obedience