Used in Switzerland as an all-round farm dog, the Bernese didn't only protect and herd sheep and cattle, but also pulled carts of milk and cheese to market – something some BMDs are still trained for.
Someone looking for a large family dog – and who might need a hand transporting the shopping.
Someone not prepared to put in the socialisation and training that's needed for all dogs, but especially larger ones.
People will amusingly say "You should put a saddle on it!"
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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