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OUR BERNERS

BELLA
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Bat Girl "Bat" with her markings of a mask, is a very smart, obedient, sweet girl.

Often smiling, sometimes serious. Bat implores you to pay attention to her with her constant talking, in a deep growling voice.

Bat helps me bring all the Nyla Bones out into the yard from the sleeping kennels each day, along with Boomer, Bella and puppy niece "Ally".

Bat has a playful deep growl, while she and Boomer are playing keep away with a favorite bone.

Bat has the Swiss legacy look of the sturdy powerful draft dog.

A beautiful black shiny sleek coat and gorgeous tail.

Her blaze adorns the Swiss Berner white cross on her chest.

With European Champion Bernese Mountain Dog bloodlines in Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium and Russia, she and her sister Betty Boop "Boop" are true treasures in our family.

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BOJIK

AKC Pedigree

Easy Life Apasoma "Bojik" is our Czech-Republic import.

With European Champion Bernese Mountain Dog bloodlines.

Bojik is a very large, big boned, 120 lb. puppy, at 2 years old.

And would love to sit in your lap, if he wasn't so darn big !

He has a beautiful shiny wavy Bernese black coat and the most beautiful tail.

Bojikloves to play with all the other Bernese...

And is content chewing on his favorite toy or bone of the moment.

Quite a happy boy, always a smile.

Obedient and does try to please.

Bojik will play with a stick and fetch it, about 3 times...

We love him and are so pleased to have Bojik, as our boy...

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Bojik

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MAX

Max, our new boy, 110 lbs., 20 months old, is from Champion Bernese Mountain Dog bloodlines from Poland...

​Hisparents passing all of the highest health and temperamentstandards for show and breeding...

Max's brothers in Poland "Marco" and "Mohito" are already champion show winners.

Max has a handsome large bone structured, a big puppy with a black thick wavy coat and beautiful tail.

Max is very playful, sometimes not taking his training seriously.

Life is a party and Max is the happy party goer !!

Max has a sweet face, cute, always happy and extremely smart...

Max lives for the next biscuit treat or big hug.

And he can catch his biscuit, when thrown to him.

Max is the big lover, always at your feet or leaning on you.

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"Beny" Max's Dad
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BOOP

AKC Pedigree

Betty Boop "Boop" is the sweetest, sensitive cutie and mom to our 2019 and 2021 Summer litters of 11 puppies...

Boop loves to chew on her bone to pass the time, if not napping or playing with the other pups.

She is particularly fascinated watching the wild bunnies in the upper yard and bird watching.

I call her our "Retro" Dog with her tufts of white on her back.

Her markings are eye catching with her gorgeous tail, wider blaze, adorning the traditional Swiss Berner white cross on her chest.

With European Champion Bernese Mountain Dog bloodlines from Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium and Russia, she and her sister Bat Girl "Bat" are true treasures in our family.

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Boop

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BELLA

AKC Pedigree

Princess Bella Lugosi, is our princess with an extensive Champion Bernese Mountain Dog Xander bloodline.

Often seen sitting in a lawn chair watching over her kingdom.

Bella loves to hang out in her kennel with a blanket and chew on her bone, to pass the time, sometimes upside down. (See Bella and puppy Ally's pic in the our puppy gallery)

She's always the first to wake all the pups up from napping with a wiggle dance, saying it's time, let's go play !

A beautiful, happy, smart, playful girl with the shiniest black coat and traditional Swiss Berner white cross on her chest, as all our pups have.

We love having this truly traditional marking in our pups!

Surely inherited from the Champions in her bloodline.

Bella is very affectionate, wanting only to be by your side.

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Bella

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ALEXI

AKC Pedigree

Alexi is our 1 year old European girl from a well renowned Hungarian breeder,Máté Szoboszlai, known worldwide for his Bernese.

Alexi was born intoChampionship bloodlines.

Her parents passing all of the highest health and temperamentstandards for show and breeding...

Alexi is a large bone structured girl with a beautiful smooth shiny black coat, big Bernese feet and the longest thick tail, adoring a beautiful fluffy white paint brush tip. Alexi has a partial traditional Swiss Berner white cross on her wide chest.

Alexi is our big puppy, goofy in every way.

She loves to play with all our Bernese, eat her meals and ready for a good nap...

Alexi is very smart and obedient, even at her young age...

Often chewing on a fav Nylabone or playing a fun game of keep away...

Alexi is very friendly with a happy temperament !!

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Ally, Boop, Max, Boomer, Bat n Lucy...

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LUCY

Lucy is our beautiful Europeangirl ...

She has beautiful Bernese markings, with a shiny thick black wavy coat...

She is the iconic large boned Bernese Mountain Dog.

Lucy's heritage is fromChampionship bloodlines.

Her parents passing all of the highest health and temperamentstandards for show and breeding...

Lucy is very affectionate, always by your side wanting your attention or certainly a dog biscuit treat.

She's over the moon, when it comes to a piece of cheese.

Her big gazing eyes, always making sure you are giving her the most attention.

Lucy loves to play, ready for the next meal...

She's the best all round dog you could ever have.

Obedient, extremely smart, outgoing, sensitive and funny !!

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Bojik and Lucy

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Ally and Alexi

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BAT

AKC Pedigree

Bat Girl "Bat" with her markings of a mask, is a very smart, obedient, sweet girl.

Often smiling, sometimes serious. Bat implores you to pay attention to her with her constant talking, in a deep growling voice.

Bat helps me bring all the Nyla Bones out into the yard from the sleeping kennels each day, along with Boomer, Bella and puppy niece "Ally".

Bat has a playful deep growl, while she and Boomer are playing keep away with a favorite bone.

Bat has the Swiss legacy look of the sturdy powerful draft dog.

A beautiful black shiny sleek coat and gorgeous tail.

Her blaze adorns the Swiss Berner white cross on her chest.

With European Champion Bernese Mountain Dog bloodlines in Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium and Russia, she and her sister Betty Boop "Boop" are true treasures in our family.

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Bojik and Lucy with Sophia

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BOOMER
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AKC Pedigree

RETIRED

Boomer's from a Champion Italian Stokerybos Bernese Mountain Dog bloodline with his handsome large build and smooth shiny black coat. Adorning the traditional Swiss Berner white cross on his chest.

Boomer's our class clown.

Mr. Personality, always up for a game of tug a war with a favorite toy, wrestling or playing tag with his daughter Ally, followed by a nap.

A tall agile boy, Boomer "Bring It On", lives up to his name.

He's smart and very sensitive.

Like all our pups, Boomer has the greatest friendly and happy temperament, lots of fun !!

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Boomer

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Boomer "Snow Angel"

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AXLE

Axle was the mature leader for our pack of funny Bernese.

He's a wonderful boy, the best all round Bernese you could ever have.

Obedient, extremely smart, quiet, patient, sensitive and affectionate.

Mentoring the pups, keeping them in line,

while really enjoying their company and playful ways.

Axle loves to run along with the four and hangs out with them, they love him too !

A gentle giant, unless you are the UPS or Mail carrier.

Then his huge bark and I mean HUGE lets you know he's not happy you're coming onto his property.

Axle comes from a very long Championship Bernese Mountain Dog bloodline of Washington State, in the Seattle area.

He's large, a handsome boy with a beautiful shiny black coat and gorgeous tail.

Axle is the most wonderful dog!

In Loving Memory of

Our Beloved Axle

2/24/2019

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Boomer n Axle

Lucy, Max, Alexi, Bojik ...

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FAQs

Are Berners easy to train? ›

Large and sturdy, Bernese Mountain Dogs are as beautiful as they are affectionate. Berners, as they're also called, live to please their owners. Their intelligence and gentle temperament make them easy to train. But Berners can be sensitive to harsh correction and don't do well with being left alone.

Are Berners affectionate? ›

The berner has a wonderful temperament. They're alert, highly affectionate and very intelligent. They're considered slow to mature, a breed that reaches full physical size well before mental maturity. Their size is imposing however they're very gentle, docile and tolerant.

Are Berners working dogs? ›

Bernese Mountain Dogs are very versatile working dogs.

Why do Berners lean? ›

While not trait specific and not a standard, the Bernese Mountain dog is known to lean on those he loves and even sometimes on someone he has just met. In some breeds, this can be a sign of his expressing his dominance, but it is not common for the Berner to try to dominate.

Do Bernese mountain dogs smell? ›

Bernese Mountain dogs can get smelly, especially after swimming in a lake or walking in the rain. The quality of their coat combined with certain environmental conditions is the most common, and benign, cause of the odor.

Can you leave a Bernese Mountain Dog alone? ›

Berners are loyal dogs who become attached to their family. They prefer to spend time with their people, but with enough exercise and mental stimulation may be left home alone for five to eight hours.

Why does my Bernese follow me everywhere? ›

If your dog follows you everywhere then it's a sign that they trust and love you and that you make them feel safe. Following you very closely can be a sign that they're bored, they want something, they're feeling scared or are just being nosy.

Why does my Bernese paw at me? ›

The Root of the Behavior

This means that they are always going to want to sit by your side and they are always going to want to lean against you. If you are interested in getting this breed of dog or if you are trying to get to know your dog better, just know that physical touch is the best way for communication.

Why do Bernese mountain dogs lick? ›

From an early age, puppies will affectionately lick their mother's mouth. Going in for a big sloppy kiss on the mouth is often your dog's way of signaling love and respect (or that they want to clean off your leftover lunch).

What is a Swiss kiss on a Bernese Mountain Dog? ›

A “Swiss kiss” is a white mark located typically behind the neck, but may be a part of the neck. A full ring would not meet the type standard. The AKC breed standard lists, as disqualifications, blue eye color, and any ground color other than black.

How long do Bernese dogs live? ›

Are Berners stubborn? ›

They are very treat-motivated and will respond well to positive reinforcement. While most Bernese Mountain Dogs will be eager to learn, other times they may be stubborn and a bit slow.

How do Bernese like to play? ›

Playing 'Go fetch" is a great activity for some breeds of dogs - not so with most Berners. A typical Berner might chase a ball a couple of times, stand over the object and look at the owner who threw it as if to say "See, I saw, I followed, I found it and aren't I smart". No further action required!

Do Bernese mountain dogs swim? ›

Bernese Mountain dogs can swim, although many do not like the water. Equally, they are not the best swimmers compared to other breeds; it's not instinctive for them to know how to naturally do so.

How often should you bathe a Bernese Mountain Dog? ›

Your Bernese Mountain Dog only needs to be bathed once every two to four months. This is frequently enough to keep him clean, and infrequently enough to ensure you don't strip his coat from essential natural oils.

Do Bernese dogs bark a lot? ›

Dogs of this breed are great watchdogs, but that also means they have a tendency to bark — loudly. They may want to chase smaller animals and play roughly, even though they are quite gentle when fully mature and trained properly.

Are Bernese mountain dogs good off leash? ›

The Bernese mountain dog is another good dog breed for hiking off leash. They're actually quite agile on a rough trail but, like any other dog breed, can overheat when temperatures soar. Hiking with your dog is a great experience because of the companionship and protection on the trail.

Where should a Bernese Mountain Dog sleep? ›

Where Should My BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPY Sleep?

Do Bernese mountain dogs like to sleep? ›

Bernese Mountain Dog

He will work tirelessly and seemingly without the need for rest. However, when he's back at home or at the ranch, he will fall asleep and stay asleep for hours on end. Give him his daily exercise and afterward, he will curl up with you and sleep on the couch all day.

Will a Bernese Mountain Dog protect you? ›

Bernese mountain dogs typically do not display aggression. They are generally gentle and even-tempered dogs, though they might become protective if they think the situation warrants it.

Do Bernese Mountain dogs pick a favorite person? ›

Berners are also very sociable as a breed, but not necessarily with other dogs. The Bernese Mountain Dog will often choose a favorite person, and then they will want to receive daily attention from that individual.

Can dogs tell when you're sick? ›

“If a person is infected with a virus or bacteria, they will smell different.” Some illnesses change a person's odor so profoundly that even other people can notice it, but dogs are able to smell changes in their people that would escape human senses, or that are so early on that the sick person barely feels any ...

Why does my dog put his butt on me? ›

Dogs of all sizes and breeds show affection and protectiveness by showing and rubbing their butts on humans. They are all equally likely to display affection through their backside. Your dog putting his butt on you is something you should be happy about! It is their way of showing they love you.

Why does my dog put his head on me? ›

When a dog lays his head on you, he is showing affection, trust, and appreciation he has for you. It provides him a sense of security and comfort being close to his favorite human. It's also one of his ways to communicate his needs, such as to tell you that he is hungry.

What does it mean when a dog licks you? ›

Licking is a natural and instinctive behaviour to dogs. For them it's a way of grooming, bonding, and expressing themselves. Your dog may lick you to say they love you, to get your attention, to help soothe themselves if they're stressed, to show empathy or because you taste good to them!

How do dogs see humans? ›

Along with superior night vision, dogs have better motion visibility than humans have. However, because their retinas' contain only about one-tenth the concentration of cones (that humans have), dogs do not see colors as humans do. Dogs see like a color-blind human.

What colors do dogs see? ›

Dogs possess only two types of cones and can only discern blue and yellow - this limited color perception is called dichromatic vision.

Do dogs feel love? ›

They react with joy to our scent and respond to the tone of our voice. Science proves that part of the canine brain is associated with positive emotions and they do, indeed, feel love for their human companions.

Who is no 1 dog in world? ›

The Labrador Retriever holds the top spot, and this friendly favorite has been No. 1 since 1991. Below, find ranked annual lists of AKC-recognized breeds.

What does the word Bernese mean? ›

an inhabitant or native of Bern.

Which dog has longest lifespan? ›

Australian Cattle Dog

An Australian Cattle Dog called Bluey holds the record for the longest-lived dog - reaching an incredible 29 years of age. The breed normally lives for around 15 years.

Which dog breed lives the longest? ›

Live long and prosper

Unexpectedly, life tables varied widely between breeds. Jack Russell Terriers had the highest life expectancy at birth (12.72 years), followed by Yorkshire Terriers (12.54 years), Border Collies (12.10 years), and Springer Spaniels (11.92 years).

Are Bernese Mountain dogs smart? ›

Bernese Mountain dogs are highly intelligent dogs, according to canine psychologist Stanley Coren. Out of 138 dog breeds, the Bernese Mountain dog ranked the 27th smartest breed for obedience & working intelligence.

Are Bernese mountain dogs lazy? ›

Bernese Mountain Dogs may be big, but they're still lazy.

However, they do need regular exercise to stay trim and healthy, because Berners tend to get overweight since they are so big and so lazy, said Bernertalk.com.

How do I get my Bernese puppy to stop biting? ›

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What temperature do Bernese mountain dogs like? ›

Bernese Mountain Dogs do not tolerate hot weather. Even a healthy adult Berner could be uncomfortable when the temperature exceeds 75°F ( 24°C). Old animals, puppies, and dogs with chronic or acute health issues are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke.

Do Bernese mountain dogs like to walk? ›

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain suggests up to one hour of activity per day. Gus loves company and is very affectionate, and friendly with other dogs. He can't walk for too long because he tired quite quickly, so 40 minutes is probably the maximum or less.

Do Bernese mountain dogs slobber? ›

Yes, Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered to be droolers and slobberers, though not every Berner will drool as much as another.

How much weight can a Bernese pull? ›

The breed is strong and can cart up to 1,000 pounds – 10 times its own weight. It's not only an excellent cart-puller, but a strong competitor in dog sports such as agility and obedience training.

Are Bernese easy to train? ›

Large and sturdy, Bernese Mountain Dogs are as beautiful as they are affectionate. Berners, as they're also called, live to please their owners. Their intelligence and gentle temperament make them easy to train. But Berners can be sensitive to harsh correction and don't do well with being left alone.

Why do Bernese mountain dogs love snow? ›

The Berner is a northern breed with thick, double-layered, the Bernese Mountain Dogs were born and raised outside so they tend to be the most cold-tolerant. Compared to other breeds, Berners have anatomical, physiological and behavioral attributes that allow them to thrive in severely cold weather.

How many times a day should you feed a Bernese Mountain Dog? ›

After 6 months, offer the dog two meals per day. The amount of food a puppy needs to maintain good body condition will vary depending on the individual metabolism and activity level. As a general rule healthy Bernese will eat from 3-6 cups of good quality food daily.

How do you train a Bernese dog? ›

Start training your dog immediately.

Keep training sessions short (less than five minutes) and practice three to five times a day. Your Bernese Mountain Dog should be able to learn a variety of commands. Start with leash etiquette and commands that limit bad behavior, and move on to more specific commands.

Are Bernese Mountain dogs stubborn? ›

They are very treat-motivated and will respond well to positive reinforcement. While most Bernese Mountain Dogs will be eager to learn, other times they may be stubborn and a bit slow.

What were Bernese mountain dogs trained to do? ›

Also known as the Berner Sennenhund or the Bernese Cattle Dog, these dogs are a working breed trained to herd livestock and pull carts.

Are Bernese mountain dogs good with kids? ›

Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely affectionate and good-natured, often believed to be one of the least aggressive dogs toward humans. Their sweet dispositions, calm natures, and willingness to play make them a great companion for children.

Do Bernese mountain dogs like to walk? ›

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain suggests up to one hour of activity per day. Gus loves company and is very affectionate, and friendly with other dogs. He can't walk for too long because he tired quite quickly, so 40 minutes is probably the maximum or less.

How do I stop my Bernese Mountain Dog from pulling? ›

Teach dogs not to pull on the leash on walks! - YouTube

Are Bernese puppies calm? ›

At their best, the Bernese Mountain Dog temperament is calm and patient. Their loving and good-natured temperament does require proper socialization and training. They should get along well with other dogs naturally, but you still need to teach them how to act and treat other animals.

Do Bernese mountain dogs jump on people? ›

Being a large breed, the Bernese Mountain Dog temperament takes longer to mature. Puppies of any breed will usually try to jump up on you for cuddles, and your Bernese is no exception. However, if he continues to do this as he grows, he will knock you over.

Can Bernese mountain dogs be mean? ›

Most Bernese Mountain Dogs are peaceful and sociable with other animals. But some Bernese males are aggressive toward other male dogs. Responsive to obedience training in a slow, good-natured way, this sensitive breed should be handled kindly, with much praise and encouragement.

Are Bernese mountain dogs good off leash? ›

The Bernese mountain dog is another good dog breed for hiking off leash. They're actually quite agile on a rough trail but, like any other dog breed, can overheat when temperatures soar. Hiking with your dog is a great experience because of the companionship and protection on the trail.

Do Bernese mountain dogs swim? ›

Bernese Mountain dogs can swim, although many do not like the water. Equally, they are not the best swimmers compared to other breeds; it's not instinctive for them to know how to naturally do so.

Which dog can be left alone? ›

Breeds of big dogs that can be left alone include Shar-Pei, Greyhound, Bullmastiff, or Labradoodle. It's important to stress that, even though some dogs cope better with being alone, it doesn't mean they should be neglected.

Do Bernese mountain dogs bark a lot? ›

Dogs of this breed are great watchdogs, but that also means they have a tendency to bark — loudly. They may want to chase smaller animals and play roughly, even though they are quite gentle when fully mature and trained properly.

Do Bernese mountain dogs like to cuddle? ›

As with most large dogs, the Bernese Mountain Dog thinks that it can fit on your lap at any given time. You will find them wanting to snuggle just as much as they want to romp around outside or take a long walk. You will always find an intelligent gleam in the eye of this breed.

What is the lifespan of a Bernese Mountain Dog? ›

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