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Meet the Breeder

Bevenuti! Hello! I am Anna Calabrese, and I am so happy you found my website.  It has been a wonderful journey so far and I hope you enjoy everything you see on this page.  On the pages of breed standards, those are directly from the FCI and UKC website.  I do not want to miss lead anyone on the breed.

I cannot tell you how happy I am that you found Bella Neve Shepherds.  I am here to help you find the perfect Berger Blanc Suisse/White Swiss Shepherd puppy.  Please take the time to explore my entire website and send me any questions you may have. 

I take my breeding program very seriously and the health of my dogs even more serious.  I do not breed unless properly tested and do not breed to studs unless they are properly tested.  Before a breeding takes place, both the Sire and the Damn must be PennHip and or OFA tested for hips and elbows.  They must pass these test in order to become parents.  When planning a litter, my ladies are put on prenatal vitamins the moment they go into heat, and stay on them through the whelping and weaning process.  My entire pack is on fish oil daily and they eat ROYAL CANIN BREED HEALTH NUTRITION: Shepherd Puppy and Adult. Once a pregnacy is confirmed the ladies are put on puppy food to ensure the development of healthy puppies. They are treated with raw carrots, red bell peppers, and other vegetables to ensure they are receiving healthy foods. I also make my own dog treats to ensure proper nutrition.  It is also important to brush their teeth daily, just as a human.

So much goes into the care of my dogs to ensure the health of not just the dogs, but the puppies that are produced.  It is important to feed a high quality dog food.  A minimum (I prefer a 4 star) 3 star rated.  Royal Canin is rated between 4-5.  I absolutely love what I do and only want to produce the best.  I also give vitamin supplemennts such as a vitamin C (childrens c for puppies and puppy vitamins). 
I breed to give back, meaning after being a military wife for 20 years, now retired, I breed to produce the ultimate working dog, whether it be therapy, SAR, or speciality therapy such as Autism, Diabetes, or Epilepsy. My furever homes become part of the family.

Proper hygiene and care are very important for both females and males.  Cleanliness is extremely important.  In my custom dog houses, yes custom, my dogs have heated tile floors, FRP walls, PVC molding, A/C & Heating, lots of love and soon they will have private patios.  We moved to VA in the winter months and could not put in the private patios at the time. Each room is already equiped with a doggie door.  Soon though.  Cleanliness is the number one priority, they are swept, vacuumed, and mopped multiply times a day.  The grounds surrounding the houses are cleaned after each use, to ensure an order free environment.  I have security cameras, beds (cots are best), TV's, and music as well for them.  

I will soon offer day care and have room for one or two overnight dog care.  I plan to have a larger day care arena and facility and more rooms for overnight care.  I do not refer to myself as a kennel, it is such a cold word, but a doggie resort of sorts.  My goal is to provide the best care I can for my pets and yours.  

Visiting my property is easy, just send me an email [email protected], I'll be happy to show you their homes.  I now live on almost 4.5 acreas and the plans are in motion.  You may find other breeders with high standards and other places for care.  But I can assure you, I pride myself on having the highest of them all.  I listen to all and learn.

I am a wife, a mother of 5 children, 3 grand-children, and currently have 5 adult dogs. If you are looking at any of my puppies, please send me the questioniare answers and I will call you within 24 hours  My pricing is explained, however more times then not, I work with the purfect FurEver home.  It's important that my puppies are in loving homes.

Please do not hesitate to ask me questions.  Just send me an email.
Many Blessings,
Anna


Anna Calabrese

Breeder/Trainer/Owner