"I met my first Bernese Mountain Dog in 1999 at the prestigious Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show venued at the Cow Palace, Daly City, California and thereafter brought home my girl Kelsey. Since that introduction and the years that followed, I can say, without a doubt, that it was a "life changing event." The dogs that came after Kelsey; the decision to become an exhibitor and breeder; traveling to Europe, Canada and locations in the United States; the breeding programs who shared dogs with me, the programs we shared our dogs with; and the adoptive homes for our puppies; all have brought me the greatest friends and professional relationships. These dogs are my family, bred for temperament and longevity of life and live with me in my house and are never kenneled outside. Thanks to all of you who are a part of Southpaw Bernese Mountain Dogs."
- Jeff Smith