My husband and I are looking for our next dog. We have always had labs (yellow so you can see the dirt on them before they get into the house lol!) and growing up in the 90’s I had a Bernese Mountain Dog which has so far been my favourite breed. Love the size, look and personality of the breed, but I did not like all the hair. He was always hot and hated the summer and being outside then. He lived on the AC grate. We travel a lot to horse shows in Canada and the US all summer long so I would hate to leave a long haired dog outside while we show. It would be unfair in my opinion. We do have a LQ trailer with AC, so they can go inside if its really hot, but we also like to spend time with our dogs and like to keep them outside with us under a tent since we spend so much time outdoors during the summer months.
My husband and I live on a farm with 4 ponies, a barn cat and an older yellow lab (who is perfect in every way). We have never owned more than one dog at a time, but I’m hoping my lab can teach a young pup the ropes and hopefully rub off some great habits (honestly, our lab is perfect in every way!! I’ve never owned such a perfect dog and I wish he could live forever. He is 11 now and starting to slow down but will still play with young dogs and can move around really well).
I have known about Swissys for many years but my husband has always had labs so I just went with it. He now has no issues with getting a Swissy, but I’ve never met one in person. I would think they would be similar to a Berner, but I was hoping some people had some info/insight on this wonderful breed. I have found a local breeder and they will have pups in December, but I would love to hear back from others what they know about the breed.
Any info would be appreciated. The good, bad and the ugly!
Thanks in advance!