Favorite Walk: the 2.5 mile loop of our 'hood although she enjoys the dog park more
Best Tricks: If she gets one you'll be the first to know unless you count shedding as a trick. :O)
Arrival Story: Was resignedly looking for a dog for our daughter for Christmas 2006 to replace the Guinea pig that passed on Christmas morning 2 years earlier. Looked at the pound for a lab of some sort since knowing I was going to be the primary caregiver (despite the protestations of "we'll take care of it, honest") I wanted it to be an actual dog I was forced to walk. The pounds were either fresh out of dogs or it was going to be a super long process (including house inspection).
Came across an ad in the OC Register and asked the Mrs. "Did you ever hear of a Bernese Mountain Dog?". She had, I certainly hadn't. Went to the breeder, and scooped up one of the last ones of the litter (the mom had 10 all told the poor thing) and here we are.
Had no idea that this breed was so chic, can't count the number of times people have stopped me with "is that a Bernese? I Love those dogs!"
Bio: Met her brother "Moose" at the Dog beach, he was a whopping 140 pounds and just as dopey as his sister.