The Bernese Mountain Dog was bred to be the farmer’s companion, and today, a Bernese Mountain Dog will want to be by your side at all times. They make a great family dog and will be your best friend. They are loyal and devoted and will strive to please you. They are excellent with kind and gentle children. They are extremely intelligent, and are known for manipulating their humans. Because of their intelligence, they need to be mentally stimulated. They are gentle, easygoing, good-natured, affectionate, and docile. They are incredibly devoted to their own family, and generally aloof towards strangers. A tendency to be shy runs in the breed, and early socialization is important. Most Bernese Mountain Dogs do well with other animals, but some of them do chase smaller animals. They need daily exercise, but not as much as some more energetic breeds. They don’t enjoy playing fetch (somebody needs to let Sebastian know this….)and certainly don’t make good jogging partners. In warm weather, they will dig holes to try to get at the cool earth, and this will often happen in your favorite flower bed. In general, they love to be outside, as long as you are there with them. They always want to be part of the family and will demand a lot of your attention. Inside, they are usually quiet and calm, though their wagging tail will often find your cup of coffee. They do not bark unnecessarily, but will announce a stranger at the door, so they make good watchdogs. They are very protective of the members of their family. They are slow to mature, and can act “puppyish” for several years. The younger Bernese Mountain Dogs are very active, and the older ones are pleasantly mellow, though they still take a lively interest in family business. In short, this is a devoted breed that will need to be right in the thick of things. And did I mention, boy do they SHED!!!
Established in 2015, Vermont’s Northern Traditions is a small family farm, snuggled in the hills of Northern Vermont. We are a Bernese Mountain dog breeder located in Eden, VT. We strive to produce the healthiest, highest quality Bernese Mountain dog puppies in the northeast. Our dogs are a big part of our family and live with us in our home. We care a great deal about our dogs and our future puppies, and want to set them up for success and happiness in life the best we can! Our biggest goal is to provide you with some of the best Bernese Mountain dog puppies. From the time they are born up to the time they go home with you at 8 weeks old. We are constantly handling them, training them, and socializing them. Our goal is your puppy will be well rounded, social, confident and healthy minded when they grow up. Our Facebook page has the puppies from birth and up. We let owners name the puppies as soon as they choose theirs. All puppies are required to be spayed or neutered, and they come with limited AKC papers.