Macie is a happy, bouncy, playful girl who always seems to have a smile on her face. It is impossible to be in a bad mood around always smiling, always chipper Macie (aka Smiley and May-May). Her favorite place to sit is on my foot with her back up against my leg. Macie is out of European bloodlines that are full of world champions. Her sire is a Jr champion from Ukraine. His hips rated A/A, elbows 0/0, heart- normal, eyes- clear, DM & vWd- clear. Her dam is out of Armani who is an import from Hungary out of world famous champion Stokerybos, Zanzebern bloodlines. AKC registered 90lbs DM Clear von Willabrand's clear Bernergarde database # 189250
Wren may be the most laid back dog I've ever had. Even as a puppy, Wren was super easy going, relaxed and definitely the easiest puppy to crate train, ever! Her favorite thing to do outside is play "chase". In the house, you will find her in what ever room the family is in. Wren is my biggest female at just over 100lbs. We hand picked Wren based on her excellent blood lines, genetics and the longevity of her grandparents and great grandparents. Her grandsire was a Russian champion. Champion bloodlines include RUS JCH, RUS CH, BLR CH, CACIB, DK CH and several more. OFA hip and elbow certified von Willabrand's clear Bernergarde database # 198339 AKC registered 100lbs
Penny is always happy, always friendly, always smiling (just like her mama!) and always has her tail wagging! She loves being outside in the cold weather, running after baseballs, watching my kids jump on the trampoline and wrestling with the other dogs. Penny's favorite thing is sleeping in the snow! Penny is the daughter of Macie and Ollie; Both from healthy, champion bloodlines. Weighing in at 60lbs, she is my smallest Bernese. AKC registered von Willabrand's clear DM clear 60lbs
Star is the sweetest dog ever! She is just like her mama, Wren, in a lot of ways. She's gentle and laid back; wants all the head and butt "scritches" she can get. She likes to lay in the kitchen to watch me make dinner, or follow me around the yard watching me do yard work. She also enjoys having my kids chase her around the yard with a bone in her mouth. I believe her favorite thing to do is to pester her mother when she's trying to nap! Star is the daughter of Wren and Ollie; both from healthy, champion bloodlines. AKC registered OFA hips good, elbows normal DM clear von Willabrand's clear 80lbs
About Berners Originate- Switzerland Group- Working Weight- Males 90-120 Females 70-100 Life Expectancy- 7-9 years Exercise- 20-40 minutes daily Energy level- Laid back Color- Tri colored, black, white and rust/tan Shedding- Moderate throughout the year, heavy shedding twice a year.
Bernese Mountain Dogs thrive in the cold weather. Because of their size, it is recommended to start obedience training at a young age. BMDs love people and are known for being gentle and patient with children. Level of patience varies with the particular dog. They are slow to mature and sensitive. They don't do well with harsh correction. Bernese Mountain Dogs are eager to please their humans. They make great watch dogs!
Deep chested dogs such as the Bernese Mountain Dog are more prone to bloat. Some strategies to help prevent bloat are: -No exercise for at least an hour before or after eating -Don't use an elevated food bowl -Slow down their eating. I use very wide food bowls so the food is more spread out and they can't just inhale it like a vacuum cleaner. It works great at slowing them down. -Feed multiple smaller meals throughout the day rather that 2 large meals. -Stomach tacking (gastropexy) is another option you could discuss with your vet to prevent bloat.
Hip dysplasia is not just a genetic disease; there are also environmental factors that play a significant role in the development of this disease. -Body weight is a major environmental factor. Many dogs are overweight and this could be the most significant environmental factor affecting the development of hip dysplasia. It is very important to keep your dog at a healthy weight. -Exercise is another environmental factor. Of course, every dog needs exercise...but too much vigorous exercise can contribute to the development of this disease.