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I haven't really been carefully reading the informations about growling Berners, 
but I wanted to point out that there are many different types of growling.
Autumn - my pup dosen't growl much but I could see somthing different about my friend's 2 bernese mountain dogs growling...

Yes there is aggressive and fearful growling - situations in which one should
exercise caution with their dog, and follow with lots of training and 
behavior modification.

I think it's really important to mention that dogs also growl in play.  It
can sometimes be difficult to distinguish, especially if it is a growing dog
or a new behavior. 

My friend's 2 Bernese mountains growl all the time to each other and to me to coax each other on or to be silly.  It's so important to read  your dog's body language as well as listening.  Is his tail wagging, is he relaxed?

Friend's berner 'Jackson' went through a stage of excessive growling and mouthiness, jumping, 
bumping, etc when he was about 6 months old.  I thought at first that  he was trying to be "top dog" and getting a little aggressive.  I know now that he was entering adolescence and his behaviors were changing.  So it was new
activity, but not bad - he was just playing differently.

Just something to think about when dealing with new growling.  You  don't
want to punish a dog for being silly and funny- just because you don't get  the
Is this correct?

Bernese Mountain Dog Pictures / Bernese cute photo
« on: March 16, 2005, 02:39:53 pm »
 :D Autumn's father - He was imported from Canada - Lovely temperament and won many shows!!!

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Loveable large breeds
« on: March 15, 2005, 12:45:05 pm »
Autumn is awesome loving pup and very exciting girl!! - Everything you would expect a berner to be. Half of the time she minds very well, the other half she is so excited to see another dog or a person no amount of commands reaches her ears. She is oblivious to the sound of my voice - She'll run to an individual, tail wagging so hard and sometimes she knock few things off the coffee table from her tail.  :D

I really love dogs especially large breeds - Autumn is the only one as a large pup in the family home with other 5 dogs which is a chihuahua, 2 maltese and 2 black labradors - I was going to get a new foundland last year before I pick Autumn (bernese) but it was hard to pick which one first then get another different breed at the next stage  :-\ which is a New foundland or St Bernard maybe a Samoyed otherwise Pyrenean Mountain Dog  ;) - I had met each different breed at the dogs show - each breeds have a wonderful personality. ;) - One of my friend have a huge black newfie which he is now weight 85kg - A large newfie I ever met!!

PHOTO: 9 puppies from a litter - Autumn is in the 3rd pup from left row to right - She is bigger in the litter and lovely temperament - She is my first show pup!!

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