In the Beginning . . .
My first Berner was given to me as a gift in 1976 when the breed was still very new to the US. "Cooper" was a wonderful boy who seeded in me a love for the Bernese Mountain Dog. What I learned then about this dedicated breed is that they adore and need their people. Many years passed when I was in a busy household with two working parents and kids going in all directions. A Berner would become lost in all of that activity away from home. So, I put the Bernese Mountain Dog on my "bucket list" and would once again live with this breed when I had the time, resources and space enough. Now is the time.