Terms and Conditions

The Rules and Regulations We Live By

Last updated: 01 May 2019

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the http://www.bernesemountaindogs.co.za and http://www.bernersennenhunde.co.za websites (the "Service") operated by Von Proteaville ("us", "we", or "our"). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms.

Knowledge Base and Intellectual Property

The content of this website is and remains the intellectual property of Von Proteaville. No content may be copied, modified or used without prior consent – and no content or contact details used on our behalf. Von Proteaville presents this content “as is” and warrants that the greatest care has been taken that the content is accurate and up to date. No additions or deviations from this content by any party will be accepted or approved.

Links to Other Websites and Third Parties

Von Proteaville has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Von Proteaville shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. We do not sell our puppies on any other online platform, therefore any attempt under the name of Von Proteaville, Bernese Mountain Dogs (www.bernesemountaindogs.co.za) or Bernersennenhunde (www.bernersennenhunde.co.za) can be viewed as fraudulent in nature.

Payments and Bookings

We never ask for any payments before-hand if we do not have puppies, nor do we show any favour to any party to give them an advantage on the waiting list. Once you are recorded on the waiting list, you will be prone to a first-come-first-serve basis, as the puppies become available. When the puppies are born, we contact the applicable individuals on the waiting list and ask for a 50% deposit to secure the puppy. The remainder of the amount is only to be paid before picking up the puppy or shipping the puppy to the new owner. Please note: Without the purchase contract signed and deposit received puppy is not confirmed.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Please refer to Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time, and will indicate the date last updated for public access. What constitutes a change in these Terms will be determined at our sole discretion.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us by clicking here.