BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
Berners are wonderfully obedient, wanting to please, once trained. Training is challenging, as these dogs are so smart and stubborn.
Training Bernese Mountain Dogs, as puppies, pack your patience. Clowns, it's all a game.
Hiding in their kennel, when they know they messed up or sneaking to chew on an empty bowl, blanket or their human's favorite shoe !!.
Berners are apprehensive and can be suspect of strangers. Always introduce new children and adults thoughtfully, slowly with caution.
Berners are tolerant to strange dogs, will ignore the neighbor dog barking all day, he figures what's the point
A Berner is protective of his yard and family, will deliver a good round of hefty barking, if warranted.
Berners are emotionally stable, noting, phobias can develop, important to counter these quickly.
Berners are great with kids, a wonderful loving family pet, including great company for a single person.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are very smart, amazing you with their ability to learn and follow voice commands.
Often making decisions on their own, to do as you have trained them. Responding to casual conversations.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are fun loving, goofy pups, the class clown, with owners positive socialization.
Berners are roamers NOT runners !
Berners only want to be with you, they do not tolerate being left alone or outside in a kennel for long periods of time.
Berners are extremely faithful and sensitive. A raised voice can crush them.
Berners have a gorgeous double coat.
Making them conditioned for very the cold.
There is lots brushing and shedding !!
Berners are at home in the snow, remember, these dogs can't take the heat. Berners are subject to heat stroke. Provide shade, a cool clean bowl of water, maybe, air conditioning.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are very consistent in their behaviors, good & bad, stubborn in making changes.
The best toy for a Berner is a very tough Black Kong Bone or Nyla Bone. Soft squeaky toys, ropes to chew on NO! These dogs are vigorous chewers.
Bernese Mountain Dogs love to run and play outside for a short time, then ready for a nap.
Sprinters NOT joggers, or Frisbee chasers.
You may get a Berner to fetch the ball or toy once, then he figures it's your turn to fetch.
A Berner would rather be working pulling a cart.
Berners are quiet indoors, after those crazy puppy months, sleeping next to you on their blanket or sofa.
Traits & Fun Facts
Bernese Mountain Dogs were recognized in 1937 by the AKC, placed in the Working Group
Berners love the water,
but don't know how to swim, you must teach them.
Bernese Mountain Dogs were breed with Newfoundland Dogs in 1948
Boy Berners average height 23-27 inches,
weight 80-110+ lbs.
Girl Berners average height 21-26 inches, weight 75-90+ pounds.
Berners have a double coat to keep them warm in coldest weather.
Berners cannot tolerate excessive sun & heat !
Berners are smilers.
Berners are leaners against their favorite humans.
Berners LOVE the snow !