On this day, the nursing home residents would hear Teddy before they saw him. He was all decked out in Christmas bells, a Santa suit and his red Therapy Dogs International bandana. The 3-year old Bernese Mountain Dog jingled his way down the halls, wagging his big fluffy tail whenever someone would look his way. […]
Okay, it’s time to show your Bernese Mountain Dog savvy!
Try your hand at the BernerWise Puzzle. It’s an interactive, vocabulary-style crossword puzzle – and every answer is Berner related. It’s lots of fun, but it’ll challenge you. Good luck!
It was a beautiful morning, a day for success. It had been many months since Teddy and I competed in the Rally ring. Real competition always trumps training in the backyard, so that’s why I ignored the temptation to sleep one recent Sunday to go to a match where we could test our skills without […]
When it comes to contracts with a breeder, do you know what to expect? Here’s the third and final part of my video interview with Bernese Mountain Dog breeder Angela Evans, and AKC Breeder of Merit, about how to pick the right Berner puppy for your family. In this installment, Angela talks about what to expect […]
Temperament and behavior are important when picking a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. Do you know what to look for? Here’s part two of my video interview with my good friend and Bernese Mountain Dog breeder Angela Evans, an AKC Breeder of Merit, about how to pick the right Berner puppy for your family. In this […]
We love our Bernese Mountain Dogs. We’re kind of “nerds” about it. Yeah … Berner Nerds! In my book, it’s a term of endearment. My house has lots of Berner items. Yup, I’ve accumulated cups and plates and t-shirts and magnets, art on the wall, you name it. Even my beer has a Berner on […]
You’ve done your research. You’ve found a reputable Bernese Mountain Dog breeder. And you’re ready to choose the perfect puppy. Now what? So I sat down with my good friend and breeder Angela Evans, an AKC Breeder of Merit, and got the lowdown. This is Part 1 of a 3-part series I’ll publish over the […]
Affectionate, comforting, enjoys lazy evenings curled up on a comfy couch, sensitive, intelligent, caring, loves kids, gives unconditional love, great hugs and sweet kisses. Sounds like something out of a personal ad, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not what you think. These words describe Teddy, our 3-year old Bernese Mountain Dog. I knew when he was […]
It’s summer! As if you didn’t have enough things to do to keep your Berner cool, here’s a summer reading list! When I got my first Berner, my breeder gave me a list of books to consider. I’ve loved having those books as a resource. Many of the books on that list are now on […]
WRIGHTSTOWN, Pa. — The time drew near for Diane Pachella Nelson and Bentley, her 14-month old Bernese Mountain Dog, to enter the show ring. Bentley, Diane’s first show dog, was keeping cool under a ringside tent at the Burlington County Kennel Club dog show. He was the picture of calm … not his first rodeo. […]