Thank you for visiting our family. We are always excited to have friends drop in to say "HI". Please leave us a message. Aspen Valley Karelians

Use the mouse to place bubbles on your photo

Type to add text in the bubble

Written by Jamie, John and Jake on May. 27, 2018
Just an update...Meet Jake, he is adjusting well to his new home and loves his rides and exploring the property. He is very entertaining and makes us laugh every day. Thank you so much, he means everything to us

Written by Tresa Stetzel on May. 6, 2018
Hi! Just wanted to update you on Molly. She has so much personality. I love her so much. She turned 1 on April 28th. She weighs 35.5 lbs. So strong.

Written by Vicki Davidson on Mar. 8, 2018
Hi Karen,
Koda just turned 11 and is doing great. He loves his walks and runs in the forest. The Vet says he is in very good condition. He is quite the talk in the neighborhood. Everybody wants to see the “Bear” dog.

Written by Rob and Vicki Davidson on Mar. 8, 2018
Hi Karen,

Written by Ernie O on Jan. 24, 2018
Hi Karen ,
Can't believe it's been two years since I got Raven from you. He's doing great and is a great hiking and snow sport "partner, he loves the snow. Hes treed 3 bears on mtn bike rides, coyotes and a cougar. With all that it's still hard to believe how sweet he is , he's been a great fit.

Written by Haidyn on Sep. 11, 2017
Hello Karen
I want to tell you that the puppy we got from you is amazing!He is such a awesome dog he's playful, fun, sweet, basically he's awesome! Thank you so much!

Written by Weyman Henry on Jun. 4, 2017
Hello Karen
I just want to let you know that I have never dealt with nicer people who raise the quality of dogs that you do at Aspen Valley! I have gotten two dogs from you a male (Tuff) who goes everywhere with my granddaughter and is a great dog. I have the female (Kate) who is truely outstanding as I have never seen a Karelian in person or in a picture that looks as well or is any smarter than she is. She will swim with my Chessy's and fears nothing. I will send pictures soon. I hope you have a great summer and would recommend your dogs to anyone.
Talk to you soon
Weyman Henry

Written by Elodie Schindelheim on Dec. 25, 2016
Holiday Greetings to You and Yours!
There have been many times I have you in my thoughts. Kira, b 10/27/2011, has grown into a wonderful dog & companion on my travels from CA to WA. Loves people and is a joy to have in the house, Knows where her bed is, when it's time, and even waits for me to ask her if she wants to go outside in the AM. I wouldn't trust her to leave a whole roasted chicken unattended on the counter though. Everywhere we go, Kira is lavished with compliments, she is a beautiful well put-together dog. We love her! "Critters" do not, however... We get out in the forest everyday, well we actually live in the middle of a forest and we are out in it every day, and I trust her let me know if there is "something" out there. Kira is a Rainee & Kody pup. I still remember your words. "Firm but Gentle" Kira is a great dog! Thank You!!

Written by Carol and Paul on May. 31, 2016
Greetings from our family in British Columbia. Our Katie came from your April 2006 litter (she was Brie from the B group.) She just turned 10 yrs. young. She has kept our family safe from bears and coyotes for all these yrs. What a beautiful, smart and loving girl. She is a natural bear "chaser" and won't quit until we're safe. She's slowing down now, but still runs 5+ miles daily on her mountain walks with my husband. Anyone living in the mountains should have a KBD to keep them company.

Written by Marc on Apr. 13, 2016
We lost our beloved KBD Cheyenne to cancer just shy of his 13th birthday. We miss him terribly and after almost 3 years we are considering another KBD. Have been checking the internet and have very much enjoyed your website. Hope to contact you soon for our new family member!

Written by silvia michalek on Jan. 10, 2016
Revisiting your web site in hopes of getting another puppy. We have been blessed with two beautiful puppies Yukon in 2007 (male) and Kandi 2009 (female). We would like to be notified when you are expecting a new litter. Hopfully from Karlee and Kody which is who the parents of Kandi.

Written by Diane Pelfrey on Dec. 9, 2015
Just stopping by to say Hi! I first found out about these dogs back in the 1980's. I have never had the fortune of owning one though. Through the years I have owned/trained many breeds of dogs. The GSD, Akita, Shiba Inu, just to name a few. Would love to have a pup. I'll keep in touch with you for upcoming litters. Diane Pelfrey

Written by Tracy maloney on Sep. 13, 2015
Just stopping in to say hi , I have creo the black collar pup from jan 2nd litter and want to say he is turning into amazing dog he is my walking partner and my hunter he has kept the barns free from rodents and rabbits and even chased off a coyote out of my pasture

Written by Larry Roche on Sep. 4, 2015
Karen our name is Larry and Debra Roche we live in Oklahoma. we seen your ad on the internet for your karliean dogs we are very instered in a female puppy we spend 4 months a year travling and camping through out the rocky mountain region we lost our Catahoula two years ago to a rare blood disorder and we fill it is time now to get another companion after months of research on various dogs we fill like a karliean would be our choice very impressed with the breed would appricate it very much if you would contact us thank you Larry and Debra Roche.

Written by Rebecca Stuart on Jul. 5, 2015
Hello to all,
What a beautiful family pack of Karliean Bear dogs. We just lost our baby Karliean Bear dog Bandit to lymphoma cancer. We rescued him and will be looking to get another Karliean soon. Bandit was a great protector, hunter, and lover of our grandchildren and us his pack leaders. Bandit had a nick name of "the dork dog" because he did the silliest cutest things.
If you know of a rescue we can share our love, spoiling, and home with please feel free to email us at,
Thank you for caring for theses wonderful dogs!!