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Does Anyone Own A Bernese Mountain Dog??

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Ladywiccana, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Ladywiccana

    Ladywiccana PetForums VIP

    Feb 24, 2008
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    Ive always absolutely loved these dogs :D :D :smilewinkgrin:.

    I was just wondering, because i was once told that they dont need much exercise because of there bones??... Just wondered if there was any truth in this or just a myth????

    Because if i thought i could have one, then have one i would hehe :eek:ut: :idea: :smilewinkgrin:
  2. c20spit

    c20spit PetForums Junior

    Jun 18, 2009
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    i don't own a bernese but i have just got a portuguese mountain dog, the breeder told me that for the first 6 months it's allowed to play but only be walked for 5 mins a day, after 6 months 15 mins a day, i think after a year they are ok but i'll check again when that time is here.
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I would have thought that a working dog would be capable of a reasonable amount of exercise when mature enough.

    Theres a guy near me who owns a pair, and they are walked as much as any other breed, and seem quite high energy.

    I dont see why people would breed animals that were unable to exercise.
  4. gesic

    gesic PetForums VIP

    Feb 19, 2009
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    bernese like all giants shouldnt be over exercised too much as a youngster untill all the bones and joints have fully developed.
    They are a mountain breed and are capable of a good steady work pace. they are not built for speed, they make great carting dogs and also do well in the water (without the cart!)
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