Nerthus Kennels

Dedicated to the Saint Bernard breed for over 40 years
(Permanent Registration)

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Welcome

Established in 1972, Nerthus Kennels is dedicated to producing sound Saint Bernards with outstanding beauty and exceptional temperaments.

Each breeding is carefully planned, and each litter is lovingly whelped and raised.

Rudi and Surfin Litter ONLY ONE MALE LEFT. Please see available page for details.

The proud duo of Rudi (Can Ch Nerthus Feliz Navidaz) and Surfin (Can Ch Cache Retreat California Surfin') are happy to announce that their litter of seven - 5 boys and 1 girl (one beautiful male left) are all on the way to their new homes throughout Canada and we at Nerthus wish them well. Visit the puppy page for photos.

Puppies ready to go

Kona and Barney have 9 pups ready to go in October 2015 NINE puppies ready to go to their new homes. Annie and Oscar have 8 pups ready to go in October 2015 EIGHT puppies ready to go to their new home.

Before You Buy

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Your Dog is Family

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Keeping Your Dog Cool

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About Nerthus Kennels

In 1972, Barb and Claus Koeppe began raising Saint Bernards and dedicated themselves to producing sound Saints with outstanding beauty and exceptional temperaments. They actively showed in both conformation and obedience, in Canada and the United States. Each breeding is carefully planned and each litter lovingly whelped and raised. In 2010, Claus passed away after 40 years in the breed. Claus' and Barb's daughter, Casey, joined the team to help in all aspects of the kennel. Barb is now in the process of a well-deserved retirement. Barb is passing on Nerthus to her daughter Casey and her business partner Tibbie. Barb will continue to be an active member of Team Nerthus focusing on the showing of Saints and offer her invaluable knowledge to assist with the future development of Nerthus Kennels. Casey was born into the world of Saints. She has a lifetime of experience and knowledge related to the breeding of these spectacular companions. Casey prides herself in the breeding, raising and showing of exceptional pups. Casey offers exceptional attention to obedience and problem solving in relation to any concerns that any customer may have. Her continued need and passion for knowledge regarding proper nutrition for Saints is essential for new owners to raise healthy dogs. Casey, in addition to her passion for Saints as a breeder and handler, is also a trained chef but now focuses 100% of her efforts on breeding and grooming within the business. Tibbie became a member of the Nerthus family in 2015. Tibbie has had Saint Bernards growing up and her love for the breed has continued to grow. It has led her to pursue her dream of breeding. When the opportunity arose to work with the founders of Nerthus, Tibbie jumped at the opportunity and has embraced it. With her extensive background in high risk obstetrics and gynaecology, the transition from a hospital setting to that of breeding and whelping dogs was smooth. Her exposure to human births and her own experiences as mother to 2 children have attributed to her work ethic. Tibbie believes that each life is special and that these dogs are not just “assets” but rather are someone’s future best friend or family pet. The pups that Tibbie delivers and whelps are not simply a product, they are raised as part of a family; surrounded by love, healthy habits, and tender care.