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Bernese Mountain Dog

Large dog breed, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from Bern, Switzerland and the Swiss Alps Website

Approval Rate: 90%

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    Thu Mar 04 2010

    Another large breed dog that requires extensive obedience training. Great around families and friends, but needs room to run and play. If you don't like long haired breeds you should consider something else for a pet. Mostly because you will be spending days on end brushing and grooming this dog.

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    Tue Jan 05 2010

    They are good looking dogs, strong too.

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    Thu Jul 02 2009

    Love the dogs! And their colors are pretty! I have a stuffed one named Smore's!

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    Sun Feb 08 2009

    I have a 9 year old berner with a wonderful temperament. He's like a big lap dog.

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    Wed Sep 10 2008

    cute but kinda hairy

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    Thu Jun 19 2008

    Beautiful dogs.

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    Tue Jun 17 2008

    not fun to groom

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    Tue May 20 2008

    OOOOOOOOOOO!!! pretty!!!

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    Wed May 07 2008

    One of my favs! So cuddly

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    Sun Apr 13 2008

    Don't they carry a barrel of wiskey around their neck?

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    Wed Apr 09 2008

    This is a tough dog, and if abused can be mean.

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    now thats a cute dog!

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    Great dogs - friendly, energetic, loyal, etc. But not for everyone, given their size and needs for regular exercise.

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    **UPDATE***   First of all, the description, which I have just now read is inaccurate.  The AKC put these dogs into the Mastiff group, while then saying the origins are uncertain ~ other than they are in the Swiss dog family (the largest of four ~ and the hairiest).  They also have no weight standards for this breed (thank goodness, because mine, at almost 8 months, is over 100 lbs.).  As for the drooling ~ they will not do this (they have dry mouth), unless they are not full bred.Love my boy!!  He is still a puppy (3 mo.s),  but, smart as a whip.  Caught on to commands within 2 days ~ hard to housebreak though.  Walks by my side as oppossed to in front.  Great with kids, cats and other dogs.  VERY LAID BACK.  Not too keen on the Brittany pup next door ~ too hyper for him.  Would do GREAT as a second dog to a Senior.  Slight burts of energy, then docile (this is as a puppy).

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    Mon Apr 07 2008

    I've never heard of these before, but from the picture and description, they sound like a good dog.

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    Mon Apr 07 2008

    Really nice dogs....big friendly dogs with a good work ethic. Nice family dogs...draw backs....lots of coat to contend with and my big draw back...they drool....

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    Thu Apr 03 2008

    Great dogs, good with kids and a great "family" dog. Good personality, loyal, brave and loveable. Bernese Dogs should be treated as a family member and live inside the house. Needs consistent grooming and sheds a lot. Be prepared to vaccuum a lot. They do not drool. Please feed any dog a quality food and stear clear of those commercial foods with poor ingredients. Always be prepared when you get a dog, don't do it on impulse or give a Dog as a gift. The dog any dig will have a great life if you are prepared to take good care of them. TO many parents get their kids a dog and just say "you have to take care of it" but they don't teach or explain what that is or have any accountability in raising the dogs. Please love your dogs no matter what breed. Bernese Dogs are GREAT !

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    Thu Jun 28 2007

    Good natured, friendly dogs, if the examples I've met are anything to go by.

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    Mon Dec 12 2005

    Bernese mountain dogs are wonderful dogs. So friendly and lovable. Very big and loyal, they've got beautiful coats and they're a lovely colour (black, tan and white). i love them, 100% gorgous!

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    Sat Dec 10 2005

    they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute i love dem there nice and fluffy i no 1 called bear awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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    Fri Aug 19 2005

    This is the most people oriented dog I have ever known...they will lay on your feet, lean up against you and dote on your very presence. A wonderful companion and friend!

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    Tue Apr 12 2005

    Very friendly, sociable dogs.

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    Tue Apr 01 2003

    Lovable, gentle dogs with a good nature. Trustworthy around children, easy to train and extremely loyal.

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    Sat Apr 22 2000

    Possibly the best looking breed of dog. Kind of like a slightly smaller, slimmer Saint Bernard that doesn't drool as much. Seem very good-natured, too.

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    Mon Apr 10 2000

    Huge, good-natured dogs. They seem to get along really well with just about every other kind of dog, and it's pretty funny to see such a large creature palling around with a tiny little Jack Russel Terrier. It's like "Of Mice and Men" for dogs, with the Mountain Dog as Lennie.

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