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Your Pet's Age
6 years old
Your Pet's Breed
Half Rottweiler, half Great Pyrenees.
How and when did you get your pet?
I found him on PetFinder, he was in a shelter about 50 miles from us. As soon as I saw his picture I knew I wanted him. He was 2 months old at the time.
What does your pet like to do for fun?
Bear is not the spunkiest, but he loves children. I have small grandchildren and they have been raised to respect pets, and my pets have been raised to respect them. This is my 3 year old granddaughter, Avery. During a family backyard get together she decided to rest by her pal, old "Bear Bear" as she calls him.
Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
Bear is a 122 pound bundle of love. He is protective of the kids, when they are outside he wants out, too. And will lay in the shade and watch them.
Gordi is one year old. He is a Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees mix. I purchased Gordi from a breeder and my husband and I drove to Missouri and picked him up the day he turned eight weeks old.
He likes to play with my other dogs, dig holes, chew on bones and lay on the sofa with us. Gordi has a really wonderful personality. He is very sweet and goofy. He is now 77 lbs. of pure love and he thinks he's a lap dog!
When we are on the sofa, Gordi will jump up and lay upside down with his tongue hanging out. He has a dominant nature though and one of the things he does to the other dogs is, he will put his big paw on their head if they are on the floor. The other dogs don't seem to mind and it's just really cute to see Gordi with his 'arm' around the other dog's neck.
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|Gordi (Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees)|
Gordi is one year old. He is a Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees mix. I purchased Gordi from a breeder and my husband and I drove to Missouri and picked him up the day he turned eight weeks old.He likes to play with my other dogs, dig holes, chew on bones and lay on the sofa with us.
Gordi has a really wonderful personality. He is very sweet and goofy. He is now 77 lbs. of pure love and he thinks he's a lap dog! When we are on the sofa, Gordi will jump up and lay upside down with his tongue hanging out.
He has a dominant nature though and one of the things he does to the other dogs is, he will put his big paw on their head if they are on the floor. The other dogs don't seem to mind, and it's just really cute to see Gordi with his 'arm' around the other dog's neck.
By Sandra from Orlando, Florida
I have always wanted a Bernese mountain Dog. Gordi is a mix of two of the best large breeds. Last summer my kitty Josie went to meow heaven at age 18, and seeing what a handsome "gent" Gordi is making me think it's time for that new pet. I had collies Sadie, Magie, and Rosie. Being raised on red wing hockey.'Gori' is a perfect name ie: Gordie Howe. Enjoy that lovely dog, Sue (05/13/2008)
I have two goldens. Once I did a survey on the type of dog that matches my personality. Lol-it was a Bernese Mountain dog. Thanks for sharing.
By Daphna Ariel
What a cute dog he is! And so happy looking! Enjoy life with him. (05/13/2008)
That is a great picture of a great looking dog. I actually did a double take at first because he almost didn't look real! He sure looks happy too! (05/14/2008)
Oh what a face! Love it. (05/14/2008)
What a handsome dream pet! He's so well- proportioned, obviously healthy and most ecstatic to be with humans, and you are so very blessed to be able to afford him. After seeing him, I believe I would love to have one like him instead of my now second choice, an Akita. However, knowing that almost all dog food is made from diseased animals, I don't think I could handle the death of another family pet unless I had enough money to cook human meat/gravy for it.
Also, our pair of house bunnies, two kitties, pair of sweet mice, young turtle and tank buddy female Beta fish, I have my hands full in daily cleanup, scrap feedings, and sharing my love ! LOL God bless you and your pet. :-) (05/15/2008)
Cute guy! We have a Bernese/Pyr mix as well! Her name is Greta and has the Bernese tri-color markings. She also snuggles up with us on the couch and is quite dominant over our older Bernese/Aussie mix who is much smaller. She is 12 months old and weighs about 80lbs. Check her out! (05/24/2008)
My husband and I were thinking about getting this mix. Any info you have would be much appreciated. We have a berner/golden (awesome) and two little kid 3 and 1. We are mostly wondering about temperament and exercise needs. Please help us! (06/29/2008)
We also got a Bernese/Pyrenese mix from a breeder in Missouri and he is one goofey, but wonderful pup. Harley is 4 months old and weighs in at 53 lbs. He is great with our 5 year old grandson, and also loves our cats. Great family dog for those who like one that loves to lean on you and sit on your feet! (08/04/2008)
I just got my own "Great Bernese" and he is just a cuddly wonderful smart guy. He's 4 months old and 47#. His tail is so long it will drag on the ground if he's not holding it up. He found the pond immediately.
His name is "Silas". (08/08/2008)
By Marlena in Ohio
I've got one too! Mine, Lucy, is adorable and now almost 6 months old. She's rockin' my world here in DC. (08/17/2008)
Here is a recent photo of Gordi. He turned a year old in April. (08/30/2008)
By sandra johnson
Hi all, I just now saw the photos you all posted and I want to say that your dogs are beautiful! Lucy and my Gordi could pass as twins. He looks almost exactly like her now.
I'm in the process of adopting a 1 yr. old, female Berner (pure). I just love these dogs and will never have any other breed. This is Gordi all grown up. He turned a year old in April and is the funniest, goofiest, sweetest dogs I have ever owned. We just love him to pieces! (08/30/2008)
By Sandra J.
Here is updated an updated photo of Silas. Thanks for posting Gordi all grown up. I've never seen one as an adult and the curiosity was killing me. Silas is only 60+ pounds at almost 6 months old. I'm guessing he's staying fairly small. I'll get a better picture in a few weeks. Please keep posting yours if you have them. I am loving this.
Marlena in Ohio (09/09/2008)
By Marlena Rennie
Where are you located? We have a four year old male Bernese/Pyr mix named Joe. We also have his half brother (same father, different mothers), Riggo, who is a full blooded Bernese. They are very big boys, about 140-150 pounds each. We purchased them from a breeder in Howard County, Maryland, between Baltimore and DC. I don't want to post the breeder's name and address online, but if you like we can correspond off the system and I can give it to you then. Best of luck. They are great dogs. (09/24/2008)
Here is a picture of Joe's half-brother, Riggo.
This is Margot. She is always putting her paw on people. Very quiet, unless we have bears or deer in our yard. She is a great watch dog, because if she is barking, something is up. (12/16/2008)
We may never be sure what breed our Simba is. We picked him up at a local dog shelter because he was too cute to leave behind! He is about 7 months now and only 65 lbs. Looking at Gordi, Lucy, Margot and company has given us a pretty good idea about his origins! What do you think? He looks a lot like a male Lucy. Like Margot, he always seems to want to put his paw on people (gently). He runs like Silas (see "Silas at beach" video on Myspace.
Here's looking at you, Lucy!
By Alain Marcil
I want to join you folks with the Great Pyranees/ Bernese Mtn. Dog mix! Meet Loosey G (after Loosey Goosey) as she is so easy going. She's also huge. She will be 10 months old in a couple of days, and she weighs about #125! She is a big lover. She likes to bark and is very vocal. She has a big brother who is a peanut in comparison to her and they love each other the most. She has stolen our hearts! (01/18/2009)
Hi, this is my puppy at 7 weeks old. (02/18/2009)
Great Dog, and cute! I have something like it, but we bought him for $30 and they know that he's half Boxer, but we think he's Bernese Mountain Dog/Boxer and maybe Border collie. (02/25/2009)
Hi all, this is Shadow from Vancouver Canada, Bernese/Pyrenees mix the best friend I could wish for. This was him at 7 months he is now 1 1/2 and 140 lbs. I will get current pictures. I got him from a breeder and up here they are called Ozark Mtn. dogs. Ron (05/09/2009)
By Ron Hamilton
This is Shadow now 2 years old at the end of June, they sure all look like brothers and sisters. Ron (07/06/2009)
By Ron Hamilton
This is our dog Cooper. He turns one year in about a week and he weighs 90 pounds. He is absolutely adorable and wonderful to be around. He loves people and other dogs and is quite easily the friendliest dog I've ever known. It's great to see other Bernese/Pyrenees mixes out there! (07/17/2009)
Here is Simba at 13 months. He still looks like so many here, but like no other dog. He attracts attention everywhere he goes. Yes, Simba also likes to bark, like many others here.
By Alain Marcil
It is amazing how much the Berner/Pyrs look alike. Gordi is still our guard dog and is very protective of us and our pack. Since Gordi we acquired two pure Bernese Mountain dogs, both were adopted by us through the Chattahoochee Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue Club. My husband and I have since become associated members and try to help any Berners here in Florida.
Anyone who owns one of these wonderful dogs knows that the Berner makes a fantastic family pet. They are loving, funny, cuddly, non aggressive and absolutely gorgeous but they are strong and can knock over a child or a small person pretty easy and they shed. Our Berners aren't very good watch dogs but thankfully we have Gordi and our German Shepherd for that.
This is our male, BB and he's laying on Gordi, our Berner/Pyr mix. We acquired BB when he was ten weeks old but he was a little older in this photo. I tried to upload a photo of our female Berner but for some reason I couldn't. I'll try again.
This is our female Berner, Sadie. We acquired her when she was about nine months old. Sadie was purchased in a pet store by her previous owners when she was eight weeks old. They took her to puppy classes, and kept her for several months until they decided that she shed too much. So they surrendered her to the Chattahoochee Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue Club. She was fostered by one of the members and that's how my husband and I acquired Sadie. The club contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in adopting Sadie and we did. My husband drove to Atlanta and picked Sadie up.
The previous owners had purchased an expensive wire crate for Sadie, registered her with the AKC and made a CD of her puppy photos and all of that of course came home with Sadie. We really love having Sadie with us because not only is she a gorgeous Berner, she is very loving and very 'vocal'. She's so funny when she starts to 'talk' to us it's almost like watching the old television show, "Lassie". I wish I knew what she trying to tell us but I'm sure it isn't "Timmy fell in the well!".
Sadie and Gordi are close in age and when Sadie arrived at our house, she and Gordi bonded immediately. They were inseparable.
When BB came along, Gordi was a little older and he was still playful but had become more laid back so he didn't play with Sadie as much. BB then took over the 'role' of playmate so now BB and Sadie run and play constantly until Sadie poops out. Sadie is almost two years old now but is still puppyish and full of zest. I hope she never loses that.
So thrilled to see so many GreatPyrenese/Bernese mix.Wynston will be two next week. He is the best dog ever, so lazy. We live on Long Island in New York. He is great. What else could I say. I am curious though if they are all big Lap dogs? Also a finicky eater. (03/29/2010)
This is our Sophie! She's about 10 weeks old and so sweet! We did our research and wanted a dog that would be great with the entire family. She's really bonded with all of us, and loves her big sister (Border Collie/German Shepard). So fun to see other Great Bernese! (08/22/2010)
I am so glad I found this thread. No need to post a picture here because I can't tell the difference between Gordi and my Misty. From your description they are very much alike. Perhaps related? We got Misty from a farm near Hagerstown Maryland.
Here is a photo of Misty at 3 months. She is now 6 months old and a handful. (10/21/2010)