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Welcome to Brogdon’s Bernese Mountain Dogs
Brogdon’s Bernese Mountain Dogs family raises our puppies with the help of our 17 children, 12 of whom still live with us. We are located in sunny San Tan Valley, Arizona, where we’ve made a home for our family and our wonderful furry friends.
Because of our love for fostering children, we know the dogs we owned would have to be great with children. That’s why we chose Bernese Mountain dogs — their calm and loving personalities just couldn’t be a better match for providing emotional support and companionship to our children, as well as family members of all ages and capabilities.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. We will do our very best to answer all of your questions. We can’t wait to help your family meet its newest member!
About our Bernese Mountain Dogs
Barron is eye-catching, big and beautiful. He has wonderful markings and is very muscular. He has always had a special connection with children, and his tender playful personality wins everyone over. He has been an asset in helping children coping with Trauma, or special needs such as ADHD, Autism, Nightmare disorders, ect. He loves babies. Barron can often be found sitting and watching cartoons with the kids or out in the yard enjoying the sprinklers or a baseball game the kids are playing and he joins in on. (He seems to think he’s a second baseman) Whatever the activity may be, Barron is always eager and ready to join in!
Aspen, whom we affectionately refer to as “Big Mama” is big, broad and beautiful. She is a big girl! She has an old soul to her and as much as she does love little children, she tends to hang with the teenagers or adults more. Aspen is very calm, laid back and easy to train. She loves going for walks and belly rubs. She is very affectionate and eager to please.
Princess is our silly girl. She is playful, energetic and beautiful. I call her my wild child because she the first one up and last one to sleep. She acts like a puppy still, and as much as she has been a bit more headstrong then the others, she is also eager to please and very intelligent. She loves EVERYONE. Princess enjoys outdoor activities and the attention of both people and other animals.
Personality of the Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain dog is strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. They are a large, strong sturdy dog with a thick, moderately long tri-color coat. These are cheerful, intelligent dogs that are easy to train.
Bernese Love children and are generally good with other pets or dogs. They are affectionate, intelligent, loyal and faithful. They are slow to mature and act like a puppy longer than most breeds. They are a sensitive breed and should be trained firmly, but gently. The Bernese need to be with people and not confined to a backyard or kennel.
History of the Bernese Mountain Dog Breed
The Bernese Mountain dog originated in Switzerland, where it was bred for draft work and trained to pull carts, wagons or sleds. They are part of the working breed, but they also make wonderful companions as well as great therapy/service dogs. The breed’s talents are tracking, herding, watch, guardian, search and rescue, carting and competitive obedience.
Height/Weight of our Bernese Mountain Dogs
Average height varies according to sex. Males will typically reach 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), while females are a tad shorter at 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Weight too varies by sex, with females averaging 70-95 lbs. while males can top the scales at 80-115 lbs.
Grooming your Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain dog has a double coat with a longer outer coat. Berners shed a fair amount. Weekly brushing (or daily during “shedding season”, which occurs twice a year) will help to remove loose hair and keep the dog looking his best. As with any breed, the nails should be trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can cause the dog pain and structural problems.
Training your Bernese Mountain Dog
Early socialization and obedience training is very important for this large breed. Berners are intelligent and eager to please, so they are usually easy to train. They are affectionate and openhearted, get their feelings hurt easily, and do not respond well to harsh corrections or training methods. A Berner wants to be with his family, and undesirable behaviors can result if he is regularly left alone for long periods of time.
We are happy to provide training tips we have found successful with our own dogs if you are interested in further information, so go ahead and Contact Us.