Bernese Mountain Dog Question

I really want a Berner♥ I read a 100+ paged manual on them and finished it in 2 hours, but I...


I really want a Berner♥ I read a 100+ paged manual on them and finished it in 2 hours, but I still have a few questions. On Animal Planets breed guide, for affection it says they're only 3 out of 5. Would you agree? Because I prefer dogs that when you come home whether 5 minutes, or 5 hours will welcome you with a wagging tail or maybe even get jumped on. I know they aren't playful, but do they like playing "tag"? Or run around outside? And what health problems are seen most often in this breed? How many times do you need to feed them in a day and would Blue Buffalo dog food be alright with them? Thank you for any answers!

    In Bernese Mountain Dog - Asked by VioletRoses - 1/10/2012 3:50:41 PM
They are extremely affectionate and loyal. I have 5 berners all in my house and they are always happy to see me, always giving me kisses, I have 1 that always gives hugs, they just want to be by you. When I get up to leave a room, they follow. They are extremely affectionate. My dogs love getting out and running. With any large breed you need to take care of their joints, but if you get a good breeder and a good vet, usually you will be okay, but the key is that you take the steps to prevent all that you can prevent.I keep food and water available to my dogs all the time and I have sold several puppies to new families that use Blue Buffalo and have heard no negative comments about it. Hope this helps!
    Answered by hfeighner - 1/24/2012 1:51:06 PM