Montag, 22. Dezember 2008

Alpen Schatz Yodelling Marmot Yodels Bernese Puppies to Sleep

Cherry and her Puppies

I just had a wonderful friend and customer of mine write to me after she received her Alpen Schatz Yodelling Marmot for a Christmas present. My friend has just had a HUGE litter of 11 Bernese puppies, and Cherry, the Bernese Mom, thought that the Yodelling marmot must be one of hers...well...see for yourself below what my friend, Kathy wrote of the incident...

Kathy wrote:

"HI, Mary Dawn,
Thank you so much for the yodelling Marmot!! We all love him!! That was so sweet of you.
We have 2-week old puppies and they were all making noises, which they do whenever they are awake but not nursing, so I pressed the Marmot's foot to see if the yodelling would quiet them down, and it did! So Cherry took him off the table (he was still in the box) and brought him into the whelping box and placed him in with the puppies! I rescued him right away so he wouldn't get peed on, and had to put him high on a shelf, because Cherry was convinced he was one of hers! It was too precious.
We wish you all the very best for the Holiday Season.
Best regards,
So Cherry's puppies were only a few weeks old in those photos, however below is what the pups will resemble at about 6-8 weeks old. All puppies are cute, however no doubt that Bernese Pups are the extra-special of the extra-cute categorie!

For more information on the Bernese Breed, email myself or visit the Official National Web-site for the

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America!

Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2008

Great News from Alpen Schatz

We've just updated our Swiss Collar page with great new prices AND added sizing charts that will make selecting your collar that much easier.

REMEMBER, a handcrafted exquisite Swiss Alpen Schatz Collar makes the perfect gift for your beloved pup!

With warm Berner hugs to all!

Mary Dawn & the Alpen Schatz Team

Dienstag, 24. Juni 2008

PLUM TV Interview

Recently, I was asked to do an interview for The Morning Show on our local TV station: PLUM TV. I got to talk about Alpen Schatz, German traditions, and what inspired me to start my business. This was my first appearance on the telly, however Jeb, the interviewer made it quite fun and easy. ENJOY!

Freitag, 21. März 2008

Not only Dogs are customers of Alpen Schatz Collars!

A few years ago, Ruby, the very famous Mountain Lion of the Rockies came into the Alpen Schatz Boutique one day and left with an Alpen Schatz Swiss collar and bell! Her owner, Melissa Margetts, stated that she needed a collar for her public appearances on TV and for seminars.
Melissa insisted that I get in one of the here I am - my one and only closest encounter with a mountain lion! AND such a nice one. She had one hec of a PURRRRR!

Anyhow, Ruby is no longer with us. She lived to the ripe old age of 23 years old, making her the oldest living mountain lion on record.

GOOD-BYE Ruby. We will miss you!