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Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a docile, smart breed that was initially bred to do work in the mountains of Switzerland. Since then, they have evolved to be great family companions as well. While they may lure prospective dog owners in with their friendly appearance, Berner's are born work dogs and have an abundance of energy. Be sure you have time to provide ample exercise as well as obedience training and thorough grooming.

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  • Energy High
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Responsive

One of four types of Swiss Mountain Dogs, the Berner is a large and sturdy dog breed. Standing between 23-28 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 70-115 pounds, the Bernese Mountain Dog is firmly in the large dog category. This, along with their abundance of energy, makes it important to provide them with a backyard to play in and frequent exercise. As tempting as it might be, trying to raise a Berner in an apartment will likely result in bad behavior and an anxious pet.

 

Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered a high-maintenance breed for other reasons as well. The breed is a top shedder, and even with frequent brushing and regular grooming, you're likely to find your furniture covered in dog hair. Also, due to the small gene pool from which they were created, Berners are prone to a large number of health issues and a relatively short life span. 

 

Typically living between 7-10 years, the Bernese Mountain Dog is prone to von Willebrand's Disease (vWD), hypomyelination, allergies, hypothyroidism, hepatocerebellar degeneration and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Be sure to do your research and buy from a reputable breeder in order to find the healthiest examples of the Bernese Mountain Dog

How dog-friendly is Aurora?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Aurora is one of the most pet-friendly locations with a population under 200,000.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Aurora

Aurora has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Lincoln Dog Park, Phillips Dog Park, Stuart Sports Complex Dog Park, and James O. Breen Community Dog Park. 


Aurora also has several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Virgil Gilman Nature Trail, Illinois Prairie Path, Fox River Trail, and Hidden Lake Forest Preserve are a few great places to explore.

Life in Aurora with a dog

Aurora has a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Chelio’s Pub and Grill, Amato’s Pizzeria, Pomegranate Restaurant, and Firehouse Subs. 


Aurora has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you have friends or family visiting Aurora, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Homewood Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hotel Indigo, and TownePlace Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Aurora

Aurora is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Goldens, Labradoodles, Poodles, Goldendoodles, Miniature American Shepherds, and Boxers. No matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.

 

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