Bernese Mountain Dog
Picture of Taylor, a male Bernese Mountain Dog

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Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Running around like a maniac, playing with his "girlfriend" Nicki.

I don't think he has any!

Favorite Toy:
His huge Kong chew toy. He goes through them really fast.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
In the woods, where there are all kinds of interesting smells and animals to chase.

Best Tricks:
He does a lot of agility training--at home, not for shows or anything. Also, my sister's taught him to respond to verbal commands to change his speed/gait. He's never learned the traditional shake/beg/roll over sort of tricks, though.

Arrival Story:
We bought him from a breeder. He had been spoken for, but the prospective buyer changed her mind when she got a better look and realized he'd make a lousy showdog because of his imperfect markings and ginormous feet.

Taylor is a really, really, REALLY happy dog. I mean it. Just being around people sends him into ecstasy. He loves everyone--even people he's never met. As soon as he sees you, you become his new best friend. His traditional greeting consists of charging directly at you, screeching to a halt at the last possible second, sitting on your feet, and leaning his full weight against your legs. Training him was a constant battle. We never, ever walk him offleash unless we plan to spend at least an hour playing and wearing him out, because he *still* doesn't always come when we call. I don't mind that so much because I love running around with him, especially when his herding instinct kicks in. That's always amusing. Taylor is extremely curious about everyone and everything. The trouble is that he's absolutely enormous--this makes people and other animals nervous, so they often misinterpret his intentions. Generally, people eventually understand what's going on, but his persistent sniffing and investigating usually cause smaller animals to run away. This happens an awful lot with our poor cat. Taylor likes him a lot, and can't seem to understand why he always flees the minute he sees him. ^^;; UPDATE: Taylor has moved from the farm to a small suburban neighborhood and now has a "girlfriend" living next door. She's a yellow Lab named Nicki and is about two years old. He goes over to play with her for several hours almost every day and they have a great time together. He also loves being walked around the neighborhood. In fact, he doesn't walk anymore so much as strut!

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October 21st 2004 More than 12 years!

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