Bernese Mountain Dog
Picture of Greta, a female Bernese Mountain Dog

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Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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G, Gretsky, Chunky, Nutjob, Meshuga

Quick Bio:

Wrestling with Bella; LICKING!!; hip-checking mommy; rolling in the snow; getting pet; lots and lots of attention!

Ambulance sirens make Greta howl; vacuum cleaners

Favorite Toy:
The tennis ball wrapped in fur with a tail that makes it look like a dead squirrel; any old bone that can be buried a couch cushion

Favorite Food:
Whatever's on the table ... or the floor ... or set out for guests ...

Favorite Walk:
Shhh! If you say w-a-l-k she goes berserk, bouncing off the walls. Anywhere she can run off leash

Best Tricks:
Jumping up to hug mommy (daddy hates that); sulking if she feels that she's been snubbed; putting herself to bed at night.

Arrival Story:
Greta was a birthday present to mommy. She was born on an Amish farm in Oklahoma and flew to Denver when she was 8 weeks old.

After a rough start with potty training, Greta has turned into an amazingly well behaved dog. She has a ton of energy ("very spirited dog you've got there") and will jump high into the air when she sees the leash. Famous for stealing food off the table, she's quick with her tongue and will lick your toes for hours (if you like that sort of thing). She loves her infant brother and can't wait to give him a good lickin'.

The Groups I'm In:
Colorado's Dogs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 31st 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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The Good Life

No puppies for Greta :-(

November 30th 2004 8:51 am
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Greta got fixed yesterday. OFA looked at her hip x-rays and rated them "mild dysplasia" so we chose not to breed her. Too bad because she would have had BEAUTIFUL puppies, and such a sweet disposition too. But this breed is notorious for hip and elbow dysplasia, and it would not have been fair to her (so much weight could have worsened her hips) or to her puppies (increased risk of passing on dysplasia genes). She would have had her 3rd heat cycle in the next few weeks.

The surgery went well and she tried to run around in the snow as soon as she got home. She's in a bit of pain now, whimpering a little, and taking some good doggie pain meds. It's a little sad, but we know it's in her best interest. Guess we better start looking for puppies for Xmas/Hannukah!

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