This is Sophie! She’s the daughter of Ace and Asha. Charisse and I spoke on the phone for a year before placing a deposit on a puppy they chose for us. Jackknife socializes their puppies and Charisse chose the puppy with the “softer” temperament, something we wanted, as we are not hunters, but hikers – Spot on! She has a beautiful personality! Jackknife was so mindful in matching Sophie to us! She’s smart and funny…she’s a goofball AND she cares about us. We fully support Jackknife Karelian’s in their efforts to raise this incredible dog breed.
We’re grateful for their interest in their dogs even after adoption.Brian & Laura ShearerAvid Hikers
I’ve got to say, when I went looking for a Karelian bear dog there were a lot of varying opinions. I talked to some different breeders and found that the Jackknife Mountain Karelians were for me.
Charisse was very helpful and answered my many emails and helped reassure me that a KBD was right for my lifestyle. After many talks with Charisse I decided to take the plunge into the crazy life with a KBD… and now I couldn’t be more happy. My beautiful girl, Cortez couldn’t be more healthy and happy and is a great dog. Very loyal, intelligent and a true athlete. She truly has become my best friend and travel companion. Thanks Jackknife Karelians.Shaun PuddesterProfessional Angler | Guide
Siska is our second Karelian. Knowing the breed from our experience of owning one already, we looked to see what breeders were available for our next one. In researching this we spoke to the few breeders that raise Karelians and found that Howie and Charisse’s approach was unique. They determined which puppies went to prospective clients by getting to know of our needs and plans for their use.
Their ability to see the puppies personality at such a young age is exceptional! Their concerns about them being properly placed shows their love of the breed. We sent our deposit in about a year ago and spoke to them often. They decided Siska would be ideal for us and how right they were!
It takes a special person to have and raise a Karelian, but more so it takes special people to breed this type of dog. Howie and Charisse do it with Love and integrity. What more can an owner of a Karelian want?Ed and Patti RyanHappy Karelian Owners
The purchase price of our puppies is $1,500.00 USD, with additional costs if the puppy needs to be flown to their new home. All puppies will receive current vaccinations and come with a 2-year health guarantee. Registration paperwork will be provided once proof of spay or neuter is received. It is our policy not to sell any animals for breeding. We have considerable experience in working with international clients.
Every one of our breeding dogs is a certified purebred animal with clear documented lineage which we can supply. We do not cross-breed and we only raise Karelians, so you are assured of getting exactly that. We are selective in who we sell to because we love all our dogs and work hard to ensure they will live in an environment where they will flourish and be loved as well. We work hard to match each prospective owner with a dog whose personality and temperament will fit perfectly, rather than just randomly or based on markings, etc. It is critically important to us that both owner and pet be well matched and happy.