At Cloudforest our aim is to produce strong, healthy and typical Bernese. Our dogs are family members who enjoy an active lifestyle on the mountain slopes of Tasmania. Cloudforest is home to multiple champions & Best In Show winning stock. Carol is accredited to judge Groups 5, 6 and 7. These cheerful dogs love children. They are very intelligent, easy to train and are natural watchdogs, but not overly dominant.
A Bernese Mountain Dog will be your friend for life. Self-confident, alert and good-natured, be sure to socialize well as a puppy. These dogs are slow to mature, acting like puppies longer than other breeds. They are rather friendly with strangers and are generally good with other pets and dogs. The Bernese needs to be with people and not confined to the backyard or a kennel.
These dogs are sensitive and should be trained firmly, but gently. Owners will only run into issues with this dog if they are not displaying natural leadership towards the dog, treating him more like their baby and lacking in the knowledge as to what dogs instinctually need to be stable minded.
Owners who fail to convince the dog humans are alpha may find themselves with a totally different dog than what is described above. For a dog to feel secure it needs to clearly know the rules so they can be followed, thriving in structure, along with a daily pack walk to satisfy its instinct to migrate. e Bernese Mountain Dog was bred for draft work and can be trained to pull a cart or wagon.