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10 Hilarious Things Only a Bernese Mountain Dog Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene D.
| Published on May 16, 2023

Greetings, fellow Bernese Mountain Dog aficionados! Whether you’re a seasoned Bernie parent, contemplating becoming one, or simply here for some canine-centered chuckles, you’re most welcome. Let’s launch into the rollickingly funny world of Bernese Mountain Dog ownership.

  1. The Gentle Giant Syndrome

    Bernese Mountain Dogs are large. Really large. Yet they seem blissfully unaware of their size. They’ll attempt to fit into the smallest of spaces or cuddle up on your lap, leading to some hilarious and heartwarming moments.

  2. The Fur-nado

    With their luscious tri-colored coats, Bernies shed like it’s their full-time job. You’ll find tufts of fur in places you didn’t even know your dog could reach. And you’ll quickly accept that dog hair is just another seasoning in your meals.

  3. The Cold Weather Crazies

    Bernese Mountain Dogs were bred for cold weather, and boy, do they love it! The sight of your Bernie frolicking in the snow, tail wagging with pure joy, will never fail to bring a smile to your face – even if you’re freezing your toes off.

  4. The Slow-Mo Doggo

    Bernies aren’t known for their speed. They’ll often take their sweet time getting to where they need to go, giving you plenty of opportunities to admire their majestic, slow-motion gait. Your patience will definitely get a workout!

  5. The “What’s Personal Space?”

    Bernese Mountain Dogs are incredibly affectionate and don’t understand the concept of personal space. Whether you’re on the couch, in bed, or on a conference call, expect your Bernie to be right there with you, usually in the most inconvenient way possible.

  6. The Slobbery Kisses

    This breed loves to show their affection with a good lick. While it’s endearing, it can also be hilariously gross. You’ll quickly become an expert in dodging slobbery kisses, though you’ll likely still end up with dog drool in your hair.

  7. The Berner Lean

    Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for their trademark lean. They’ll lean against your legs as if they’re the most tired creatures on the planet, causing you to nearly topple over more times than you’d like to admit.

  8. The Toy Hoarder

    Bernies are known for their love of toys, often carrying one around like a security blanket. The sight of your dog trotting around with its favorite stuffed animal in their mouth is both hilarious and heartwarming.

  9. The “I’m a Puppy, Promise!”

    Despite their size, Bernese Mountain Dogs maintain a puppy-like demeanor throughout their lives. This can lead to some amusing moments as your full-grown Bernie bounds around with the enthusiasm of a six-month-old pup.

  10. The Epic Napper

    Bernese Mountain Dogs love their beauty sleep. They can fall asleep almost anywhere, in the most awkward positions. You’ll often find your Bernie sprawled out on their back, legs in the air, snoring like a freight train.

And there you have it – a peek into the hilariously heartwarming world of Bernese Mountain Dog ownership. These gentle giants, with their loving natures and often comedic antics, are more than just pets; they’re family. Once you’ve experienced life with a Bernie, no other breed will quite capture your heart in the same way.

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