What is a Bernese Mountain Dog?
A Bernese Mountain Dog is a large working class dog from the Swiss Alps. Pronounced Berner Sennenhund in German, the Bernese Mountain Dog was historically used as a general farm dog and it carried out tasks such as guarding property, serving as a draft animal, and driving dairy cattle.
Recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1937, the Bernese Mountain Dog is known for its distinctive tri color coat that is black with white on the chest and legs and rust markings above the eyes, sides of the mouth, front legs, and behind. The Bernese Mountain Dog sheds year round with increased shedding occurring during seasonal changes. The Bernsese Mountain Dog is a gentle giant that is loyal, tender hearted, strong, and athletic.
In our experience,
Bernedoodles make wonderful
pets for families with
children! The Puget Sound Doodles family
includes small children and all of our dogs, puppies and adults alike, live along side them in our homes. Our dogs have further exposure to a broad range of different age children of varying ability levels to include children on the Autism Spectrum.
More specifically, the Puget Sound Doodles family includes two young boys on the Autism Spectrum. Exposure to Bernedoodles has been wonderful for both boys and it has increased their social emotional awareness, expressive communication, motivation, and overall wellbeing. Per our observations, Bernedoodles are always patient with the children and they love to play, and snuggle. We receive similar reports from other families who have Bernedoodles living alongside their children.
Puget Sound Doodles has further placed many dogs and puppies with adults and children with a broad range of diverse needs to include but not limited to: Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), agoraphobia, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and we even have one that has been trained as a smart dog that can identify the onset of a diabetic seizure in a young child. We have further successfully placed several dogs into clinical and school settings and these animals work in large group settings such as retirement homes, classrooms, and dental offices.
have diverse needs. More specifically, we
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