Memory of Bernese Mountain Dog
the Perfect Bernese Lady!
|We got Troy, my second
Berner, from Bev Burney, almost 13 yrs ago, we were blessed to have her
for 12 years. In 12 years, Troy never had a "bad day", her
disposition was pure sunshine. Troy never met a stranger, only people
who needed hugs. Troy worked as a Therapy Dog, got her Championship, &
was a perfect ambassador for Berners. She was healthy, happy, and had
great conformation, she LOVED dog shows & thought they were run,
just for her adoring public, a total show-off. She was bred 4 times, had
3 litters And was a great mom. She ran our house, but was a benevolent
dictator. We called her the Rodney Dangerfield of dogs, cause she'd
growl at puppies, sounding ferocious, while they happily went about
using her as a chew toy! Her only bad habit was a totally Berner
one---eating odd things! Once, a dishtowel, which my vet ended up
removing. Otherwise, she was a total lady. So, she became our foundation
bitch and boy, are we reaping the benefits. We now have 6 generations of
her descendents, and are thrilled with them. She passed on her health &
sweet disposition. It was incredibly hard to lose her, but we "see"
her , in her progeny, daily & that helps. As a matter of fact, her "oldest"
pups are now geriatric, themselves, & some of them are so much like
her, that it makes me cry. Troy was the consumate show dog, being a show
off, and some of her progeny are exactly the same way (Lance, Mikki,
Bearon, etc). So, she was a great dog, to learn from, in many ways.
Anyway, I couldn't resist talking about our grand-dam. We love ALL our
Berners, but Troy was extra special, I "look" for her in every
litter we whelp. The ultimate compliment a dog can get from me is "you
remind me of Troy".
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