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Category: Bernese Mountain Dogs

How Your Bernese Mountain Dog Communicate With You

How Your Bernese Mountain Dog Communicate With You – The difference is, while humans primarily use verbal communication, dogs mainly communicate non-verbally through the use of body language and secondarily through vocalizations. This body language includes tail carriage and motion, ear and eye position, body position and movement, and facial expressions. Raising a Paw Dogs […]

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Bernese Mountain Dogs in The Snow

Bernese Mountain Dogs in The Snow – How cold is too cold for your Bernese Mountain Dogs to be left outside? Dogs are individual and all of them aren’t created equal.  Their ability to tolerate really cold weather depends on many factors such as age, nutritional status, health and coat type. All other things being […]

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Set Your Puppy Up For Success

Set Your Puppy Up For Success – Overview Adding a pet to the household can be an exciting and rewarding experience for the entire family, although it can be an exhausting. And, worse case, you can create a life long problem. Preparation and patience are keys to successfully integrating a puppy into your home. If […]

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Milo The Berner

Milo The Berner was our first Bernese Mountain Dog and he came into our lives in the fall of 2002 via Sunshine Breeders in Redding. We really did not know too much about the breed other than they were big and mellow. When we described the type of Bernese Mountain Dog puppy we wanted we […]

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Adding One More Bernese Mountain Dog

Consider carefully before Adding One More Bernese Mountain Dog to your household. If you’re thinking about adopting a new dog or adding another puppy from your breeder, there are a few key things to consider first, to ensure that you’re going to be able to cope with a lifestyle that involves more than one dog. Every […]

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How Berners Cope With Shelter in Place

How Berners Cope With Shelter in Place – Tips For Surviving Quarantine With Your Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dogs (Berners) are the original working dog. This Alpine dog breed needs plenty of exercise and lots of quality hang time (as they become deeply attached to their humans). If you have a large yard, do not think […]

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Bathing Bernese Mountain Dogs – Fenway & Lola

Bathing Bernese Mountain Dogs – What makes a Bernese Mountain Dog stunning is his attractive coat and gentle and calm personality. It’s recommended that Bernese Mountain Dog’s be groomed with two bath sessions. The first one is for general cleaning to remove the dirt and grime. The second bath session targets the needs of your dog. It’s […]

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Berners at The Beach

Fenway and Lola the Berner love to explore the beach with all its wonderful smells, the ocean and the sand.  I know that no amount of hollering their name, throwing the ball in the other direction or trying to bribe them with healthy treats is going to get their attention.  Berners at the Beach – […]

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Bernese Mountain Dog Videos

Dogs love to crawl into your lap for hugs, cuddles and kisses, and there’s no reason that should change if they happen to grow up to be bigger than you. These dogs don’t seem to know just how big they are or how old they are and that is a huge plus. Big dogs tend […]

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Berner Puppy Growth Guide

Berner Puppy Growth Guide

The Swiss saying, “Three years a puppy, three years a good dog, three years an old dog and the rest is a gift”. BERNESE PUPPY GROWTH GUIDE, 8 – 10 WEEKS Typical Bernese pups may weigh anywhere from 12 – 24 pounds at 8 – 10 weeks. Puppy weight at this young age is sometimes […]

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