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The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy worker who can stand over 27 inches at the shoulder. The thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The distinctive markings on the coat and face are breed hallmarks and, combined with the intelligent gleam in the dark eyes, add to the Berner’s aura of majestic nobility. A hardy dog who thrives in cold weather, the Berner’s brain and brawn helped him multitask on the farms and pastures of Switzerland. Berners get along with the entire family and are particularly gentle with children, but they will often become more attached to one lucky human. Berners are imposing but not threatening, and they maintain an aloof dignity with strangers (akc.org).

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Ginger Olansen 09 Mar 2020

Another fantastic painting. We have friends in Holland who we visit. They have a Bernese what a smart, calm, loving, ...dog! "Bernie" thinks he is a lap dog too!, Funny! You sure did justice to this animal. Thanks for sharing with us!

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Mark Peterson 09 Mar 2020

Beautiful work Barbara ~

Artist Reply: I do try and thank you

Joanie Holliday 09 Mar 2020

A BEAUTIFUL DOG, A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING BARB

Artist Reply: awww.. thanks