66 – Why Are You a Bernese Mountain Dog?

The Bernese Mountain Dog, or known as Bernies or Berners, is a big dog from the mountains of Bern. As a mountain dog, it’s probably not shocking at all that they are super furry and large. It’s almost like they developed the way they are due to the elements. As they are larger dogs, they were mostly used as guarding dogs for their owner’s farms. They were even strong enough to pull carts into towns. Granted, I don’t know how big these carts were, but still cool to say about a dog.

The dog is unfortunately a rather unhealthy one as it has, among even large dogs, one of the shortest life spans. They get all the popular diseases, and they often have mobility problems even at young ages. But even so, they are as playful and fun as just about any other dog.

Caitlyn and Kyle talk a lot about their recent experience visiting the 2018 AKC National Championships hosted in Orlando. They went around meeting several breeds, and watching some of the agility trials and dock diving. Both of which were amazing to watch, as any of the dogs could have a great run or an awful one. It was chaos incarnate. We even got to witness a Bernese Mountain Dog in action.

Song for this week is “Bernese Mountain Dog” by Nancy Simmonds

26 – Why Are You a Great Pyrenees?

We’re back to requests after the Lunar New Year! Happy March, everyone. This week’s pooch is the Great Pyrenees. These big balls of fluff like to stay up late and party… or it’s afraid of the dark? We attempt to answer the question “Why does my Great Pyrenees bark all night?”

So first things first, the dog is actually named after the mountains in France, called the “Pyreneen Mountains”, but you know, in French instead of English. They are almost always pure white, which we’ll tell you how that helps them out. Since they’re mountain doggos, you know they’re yuge.

We also talk about the greatest debate in just about every dog circle about “How would a dog wear pants?” Other things to look forward to are dewclaws (mostly not about the Delaware brewing company), a very famous General, and French nobility. Also, Kyle gets on a pedestal to talk about how it’s important to put your small dogs on a leash (carry them).

Outro song is the Doggie Rap from Doug.