Thursday, June 04, 2009

Griz-Cafe Canine

"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~Corey Ford

Griz, a two-almost-three-year-old Bernese Mountain dog is a gentle, loving animal who willingly posed for my camera. Isn't he a beauty?

These gentle, cheerful dogs love children. They are very intelligent, easy to train and are natural watchdogs, but not overly dominant. A friend for life. Self-confident, alert and good-natured. They are fairly friendly with strangers, and are generally good with other pets and dogs. These dogs may be slow to mature, remaining puppy-like for quite awhile. The Bernese needs to be with people and not relegated to the backyard or kennel run.


  1. He's gorgeous Kate. I love this breed. As you say, so friendly. Inclined to get heavy and also inclined, sadly, to get hip dysplasia. Super photo.

  2. Nice dog, there is a guy around here who walks one like this everyday. The dog always seems to have fun.

  3. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Griz is a big old bear-like dog and might be why he is named Griz. A lovely dog to be sure.

    Our Flower Pot

  4. A beautiful animal. I've always wanted one.

  5. he's a beaut!!!!! and i have to agree with Corey Ford :)

  6. What a friendly big guy. Love that tongue sticking out.


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