An Australian vet nurse who has worked with almost every kind of dog has revealed her favourite breed of all time.
She frequently shares professional advice and tips for pet lovers and prospective owners – including the dangerous mistakes everyone makes with their dogs.
Tess recently shared that her ‘absolute favourite’ dog breed is the Bernese Mountain Dog.
The breed is famously known for its calm temperament and gentle giant nature.
Senior nurse and practice manager Tess Nolan spends her days diagnosing and treating dogs and cats on the Gold Coast, conducting everything from pet CPR to X-rays and blood tests
Bernese Mountain Dogs are ideal for colder temperatures as they were originally bred as working dogs in their native Switzerland.
The breed is strong and athletic, and many use the dogs on farms to herd cattle or pull heavy loads through remote areas.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a short lifespan, and typically live for six-to-eight years on average.
An animal expert also revealed that the breed is a type of ‘velcro’ dog.
‘Bernese Mountain Dogs love being close to their owners and can struggle with separation anxiety if left alone for too long,’ he said in a video.
‘They’re the perfect family dogs, my two-year-old Bernese is great with my infant daughter,’ a dad said.
An Australian vet nurse who has worked with almost every kind of dog has revealed that the Bernese Mountain Dog is her favourite breed of all time
‘Bernese Mountain Dogs love being close to their owners and can struggle with separation anxiety if left alone for too long,’ an animal expert revealed
Many shared their adoration for the beloved pets.
‘Truly my favorite breed,’ one said. ‘There’s nothing cuter than a Bernese puppy.’
‘I live in a snowy region and they’re so perfect – such lovely and gentle dogs,’ another said.
‘I’ve had two Bernese dogs, I love them more than anything,’ a third said. ‘I wish they lived longer.’