Samstag, 15. April 2017

Join Alpen Schatz at the 2017 Bernese National Specialty in Portland, Oregon

* Picture courtesy of Tom and Nancy Guisti -
this lovely Raku plaque was donated by them to this year's Health Auction
APRIL 24-29, 2017
Holiday Inn, Portland Airport
Portland, OR 97220

For Bernese Mountain Dog lovers from all over the world, the National Bernese Mountain Dog of America Specialty is Berner Heaven for a whole entire week. This annual show is free to the public, so come on down just to experience a day or an entire week of exciting Bernese mania.

The week is full of fun filled competitions, to include Berner working events such as sheep herding and draft:

There are photo contests, Health Auctions, Banquets, and great seminars held by the Berner U.
The BERNER UNIVERSITY is a two- day educational conference about the breed, including seminars and workshops taught by leading veterinary researchers, animal behaviorists and BMDCA members with specific expertise.

Bernese of all ages, shapes and sizes attend the event with the show cumulating with  "Best in Show" being awarded on the last day of the event.

Last year's winner in Frankenmuth, MI was Marben's McChouffe v Ayehli, "Micki"

Owner(s): Tiggie Gerli and Fara Bushnell and Tami Luddeke
Breeder(s): Tiggie Gerli |  Judge: Ms. Alisa A. Ebnet
Find out more about attending the show HERE.

Alpen Schatz is excited to be participating as a vendor for our 16th year in a row!

Schlappi (rt) and Smokie Bear(lft) - original Alpen Schatz Bernese -
Telluride, Colorado 2003

Having founded our business with Schlappi, the original Alpen Schatz Bernese model of our signature Swiss Dog Collars, we would not miss this event for anything!

We LOVE our Bernese friends and fans - each year is another treasure for us to participate!


Sue Beagly and Moby
with his new
Alpen Schatz Collar & Leash


Besides our signature handcrafted Swiss Collars and Cowbells, check out some of the cool items we will have at the show this year:

Ruth Nielson modelling her sweet
Swiss Retro Military Bag
Cute NEW Alp-N-Rock Swiss Apparel
Mireille modelling her trendy Alp N Rock Fleece
Another cute Alp N Rock Tee

Our Unique Swiss Watches -
we many new styles this year!

Michael O'Hara modelling his new Alpine Hat

Classic Alpine Dirndl's

Trendy Swiss Military Blanket Bags and
POP Art Berner Tee's, Socks, Totes and Jewelry
Alpen Schatzi's modelling their new
Matterhorn Hats and Swiss Blanket Bags

Our Handcarved Swiss Wooden Bernese
and Cows, Puzzles and Yodeling Marmots
Antique Swiss Bags with Alpine Adornments

Stuffed Animals of all shapes and sizes

We will have our Classics Trachtenschmuck
(Alpine Pewter Jewelery)

Bernese Books for Fun and Education

Cute Alpine Hats and Outfits for Everyone!
Overall, an Alpine Emporium of fine Alpine and Bernese Treasures

For more information go to


 Your Alpen Schatz Team!

Montag, 10. April 2017

Announcing Nikolai Schatz - Alpen Schatz's Newest Addition

Hallo! My name is Nikolai...
or to be "official"
Oleka's Schneebär Nikolai Schatz

I was born on the Winter Solstice along with 9 other fine strapping baby Berner siblings. My breeder, Angela and Joe Evans - Oleka Bernese, lives in Oley, Pennsylvania on a real mushroom farm

so I got to learn true Berner work ethics from a very young age :)

When the time came, my new Mommy came out to meet me

 and I got the adventure of getting to fly on TWO airplanes 

to get me safely to my new home

in a snowy Telluride, Colorado.

I am a goofball at times, with extra large ears...

and extra large paws.

I love playing "coy" in the snow,

and helping my big Brother, DaVinci, out at
 our Swiss shop called Alpen Schatz

I tend to smile all of the time,
because I am a happy pup...

And my Mommy...

and others I meet

all seem to love me to bits

and of course me them back!

I hope to see you at Alpen Schatz soon, or if it is too far to visit, 

Check-out my very own
with lots more of my puppy pictures!