The Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a very intelligent dog, that loves everyone. They are big dogs, but they are practically harmless. They are excellent with children, and also with other pets. Sometimes they tend to be a pain in the butt sometimes, BMD’s never really stop being a puppy or trying to be.


They are very social dogs and are not recommended to be kept outside to live. Also, if you live in something like an apartment, they would not be the best dog for you. Also, if you live in really hot areas, that’s not the best for them.

The only common health problems are, joint issues and they are prone to cancer (No particular kind).

They shed ALLOT, not recommended for people that have allergies. A good brushing everyday should minimize the shedding a bit.

They are believed to be from Switzerland, but that’s not a known fact, they don’t exactly know where they came from originally.

Studies have shown, that just a few years ago, these dogs lived allot longer then what they do now. So many people do not breed them properly or over breed them, something that is happening with allot of dogs. Before, they would live from 10-12 years, now its 6-8, normally.

Height Males: 23-28 inches.

Height Females: 22-27 inches.

Weight Males: 85-110.

Weight Females: 80-105.

Overall they are a pretty cool dog, not to mention how freakin’ cute they are. I kind of look like them. I have brown, black and white on me. Though, I guess that doesn’t count when I’m a Rat Terrier, Jack Russell, something or another. Ha!

The Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

As you can tell by looking at one, they need more care then allot of other breeds, especially with their hair. They need brushing everyday if possible and they could use a good haircut every once in a while. Though, they might need some good hair accessories. I personally think other dogs with allot of hair look so good with them. Since I don’t have enough hair to wear them… Sad I know.

Even though they have all that hair, they do not shed that much (unlike me) and they are a very good dogs for people who may have allergies.

Yes, they are very good family dogs, but not recommended if there are little kids. They don’t like being grabbed hard or thrown around. I don’t like that either. Be nice to us doggies.

A Shih Tzu can live up to 10-15 years. On a good diet and well taken care of. The most known health problems for them are kidney infections and eye problems. You can buy doggie eye drops for them, because they do tend to have quite a few problems with their eyes.

More often then not, they have some problems with their breathing. Most likely when they drink water. It’s best to watch that. Because their noses are smashed up and flat, they can suck water up their noses. Though I can’t laugh, I do that all the time.

They absolutely LOVE being spoiled, but often get jealous when you ignore them. They are not a great dog if you are gone allot, they get lonely very easily. Oh I know how they feel, if my people were gone. I’d be sad too.

These dogs would be the ideal companions for seniors who spend copious amount of time at home and could use a furry companion. There are even programs local to you, which can help you find your next furry friend. Check out this feature on the positive effects of a furry companion for mom and dad as featured on this long-term care site.

They are defiantly a good dog to pamper with awesome accessories, such as fancy bed, collars. All that good stuff. 

Weight 9 – 16 lbs – Depends on how many treats they get.

Height: 8 – 11 inches.