Hi, we have 3 male bernese mountain dog puppies that are ckc registered. They turned 4 weeks old on 11/9/09.They will be ready to go to their new home on December 7th, but if this is a christmas present, and you wanted it to be a surprise, I would be more then happy to hold the puppy until you are ready for him. They will be vet checked, and have their first shots and wormings. They also will come with a one year health gaurantee. The parents are on the premises. They live with us as our pets. If you have owned a berner before, or never have, they are the most gentle and loyal dogs ever, great with kids. You couldn't ask for a better dog. I guess that is why we have 3. We also have two children with kids here all the time, and they are all great with the kids. The puppies are getting plenty of hands on attention from myself, husband, and children. They will be very socialized.