Bernese Mountain Dog Question

Should i buy an AKC berner as a guardian and family member??

I am looking to buy a berner due to the loyalty and companionship. I need to know do they carry some of the same suspiciosness of strangers traits that a caucasian carries, or would he be a good guard dog or not????each dog needs a job to feel complete and most love to please theyre owners

    In Bernese Mountain Dog - Asked by Anonymous - 11/26/2012 9:13:48 AM
Your best be would be to join the Yahoo Group Berner-L, they can give a lot of great info on this breed. They can sometimes have serious temperament issues.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/26/2012 8:31:38 PM

You would need to choose the right puppy, ours is a great family member. As far as a guardian goes he is not one to sound an audible alarm to let everyone know there is trouble but that is one of the traits that we were looking for.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/8/2012 7:58:52 PM

Not all Berners are good guardians. Ours is very friendly and wants everyone to pet her. However, as she grows, her size and forwardness is enough to cause most people to back off. You will definitely know if someone is there. We've had more than one occasion when our young dog snapped to attention in the house and quietly went to the back door. We peeked out the window and found a Pit Bull in the front yard. Loyalty has to be earned. Ours had none until she learned she was not the pack leader. I've met others who have several Berners and they are great guardians. They don't even let the neighbor's horse get within ten feet of the property line.
    Answered by lmontague - 12/14/2013 7:24:40 AM