Do Bernese Mountain Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Owning a a Bernese Mountain Dog and want to know how often do a Bernese Mountain Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe a Bernese Mountain Dog?
According to dog experts, Bernese Mountain Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require grooming regularly.
Moderate Maintenance: Bernese Mountain Dogs have a thick, moderately long double coat that can be straight or slightly wavy. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this coat sheds heavily, but frequent brushing will help to keep loose hair under control. The best tools for grooming a Berner’s coat are a stainless steel pin brush, a slicker brush, and a stainless steel comb with fine and coarse teeth.
Why Brush or Groom Your Bernese Mountain Dog?
Brushing also helps to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a glossy coat and helping dust to slide off the hair. This can also help to reduce the need to bath and therefore reduce the frequency of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your Bernese Mountain Dog dog are activities that help to reinforce the positive relationship bond between your pet dog and you. Brushing should be a pleasurable and comfortable experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your Bernese Mountain Dog
Dogs with short coats generally require much less brushing and grooming contrasted to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more quickly.
Some very short-haired canines may not need conventional 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may rather like to try a soft grooming glove to carefully remove loose hair, occasionally.
Dogs should be brushed 'as needed'. Owners should monitor the condition of their dog's coat, looking for any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a few minutes to several hours a week depending on your type of dog.
Bernese Mountain Dog Information
The Bernese mountain dog is an easygoing, calm family companion (that is, after it leaves its adolescent stage). It is sensitive, loyal and extremely devoted. It is gentle with children and often reserved with strangers. It generally gets along well with other dogs and pets.
What to do if you lose your Bernese Mountain Dog
If your Bernese Mountain Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Visit the local vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.
4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Bernese Mountain Dog
If you find a Bernese Mountain Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered owner of the pet.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.