"The Bernese Mountain Dog with whom we share our homes today, is still basically the same dog as his ancestors
that were living on farms near Bern a century ago-
an amiable, sensitive farm dog. He still has the same needs that farm dogs had, he hides a tender heart
in his strong body. He wants to be part of the family;
he wants his family to be with him all the time
and is utterly miserable if he is alone....
He is rustic and sometimes even a little bit rough,
but has a noble soul and the goodness of a hero...."
an exerpt from The Bernese Mountain Dog
Yesterday and Today
by Silvana Vogel Tedeschi.