I'm looking to adopt an OES. I have plenty of experiance with them. I live 1 hr. outside of philly. Keep me in mind. Carla James
I would like to know the price of a long haired chihuahua so I can buy me one sometime before the summertime ends this year okay I really love small puppies and I really want a long haired chihuahua one day soon mary schaefer
I will have a female chorkie for sale April 19th,I think,The Mom is a registered Chihuahua,she has her papers,she is long haired.The Dad is a Tea Cup Yorkie-as you see in my pic.He has his papers,but they were never mailed in,so therefore the puppy wont have papers,sorry to say. The puppy will be black and rust colored. They were born Feb. 21st. My tea cup yorkie weighs about 3 pounds,and the Mom weighs about 8 pounds I believe.Any other questions plz feel free to ask. Chanda Walden-Volz
i have a 2month old pure Queensland heeler name spike that needs a good home. I am not able to provide a warming home at this time due to being evicted because of having him. i received the puppy as a birthday present from my grandmother and i feel so bad that i cant provide for him. jordan
I've grown up with Chihuahuas. I got my first one about 4 years ago and since that shes had two liters of pups. My dad kept one of the first ones. He was a long hair and we all loved him very much. Just last friday he got hit and dad is so upset over it so we're trying to get a male long hair to breed with Misty, my dog. Wish me luck sammie
My first Westy, Phoebe lived with my daughter in England for 17 years. Lived all over the world. A lot of time on a bicycle in France. Wonderful, and my daughter totally bereft when sh died. I have a westi too, in the USA, she is now 10 years old. I adore her beyond words. The best in the world. I want to buy my daughter in England one. Very young. She lives in the heart of herefordshire. Where can I get an inexpensive one for her please. I,m going over to England April 11 th for two months and would like to find one for my daughter Tetesa. Love Marjorie hart Anonymous
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a working breed dog, known in German as the Berner Sennenhund or Berner. Native to the Swiss mountains, it is one of four Sennenhund types of dog breed. This large breed is popular not only as a farm dog, but as a search and rescue dog, and as a companion dog.
The Bernese Mountain Dog makes a great pet and it makes a superb watchdog. It is not excessively aggressive and is loyal to its family. When selecting a Bernese Mountain Dog, look for signs of joint dysplasia and eyelid deformities. Also, keep in mind that adult dogs are often slow to adjust to new owners.
Common Name(s) Bernese Mountain Dog, Berner Sennenhund, Berner
Breed Type The Bernese Mountain Dog is a working breed. A popular farm dog, the Berner is originally from Switzerland. Due to its thick coat, this dog is best suited to cool climates.
Background Native to the Swiss mountains, the Bernese Mountain Dog goes back to the eighteenth century. Great care was taken to preserve the breed in the late nineteenth century, when foreign breeds began to be imported heavily. The Berner possesses numerous talents and has been used for herding, guarding, search and rescue, and more. Hybrids of the Bernese Mountain Dog include the Bernefie (Berner and Newfoundland mix) and the Saint Berner (Saint Bernard and Berner mix).
Description The Bernese Mountain Dog is black with white markings on the chest, head, and toes, and rust markings on the cheeks, legs, sides of chest, underneath the tail, and over the eyes. The ears are mid-length and triangular, and the eyes medium-sized and dark. The nose is black, and the tail bushy. Males are 24-28 inches tall and weigh 85-110 pounds. Females are 23-27 inches tall and weigh 80-105 pounds.
Care and Feeding The Bernese Mountain Dog's diet should include poultry, lamb, and wheat. The Berner's coat should be brushed at least once a week, and more often when shedding. Baths should be given only as needed. The Bernese Mountain Dog's dewclaws should be removed while the dog is young. Annual checkups are very important for this breed. Vaccinations are administered as follows:
Bernese Mountain Dogs shed seasonally and heavily. Regular vacuuming during shedding periods is a must if kept indoors.
Housing Your Dog Berners should have plenty of space, but can be kept indoors. They need a large, fenced yard to run in.
Social Behaviors Bernese Mountain Dogs do very well with children due to their gentle yet playful nature. They tend to tolerate strangers well once they realize that their owners welcome them. They usually do well with other pets, including dogs.
Handling and Training The Bernese Mountain Dog responds well to gentle training. This is an intelligent, confident breed with a sunny disposition, making training a joy in most cases.
Activities Berners need a daily walk in order to stay in shape. They love to play off-leash, and should have regular opportunities to do so.
Breeding/Reproduction When selecting a mate for your Berner, check bloodlines for cancer and joint problems. Cancer is prevalent in this breed, but it has few other health problems.
Common Health Problems Bernese Mountain Dogs have a short life expectancy due to the breed's predisposition to cancer. Regular checkups are critical for early detection.
Availability The Bernese Mountain Dog is easier to find in cooler climates. Prices are usually around $1,000.