Marley the Bernese Mountain Dog ~ Project Dogalogue™

Dog: Marley
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Age: 3 years
Human: Katy
Her Motto in Life: Get all the pats

Bernese Mountain Dog Marley photographed by dog photographer Kerry Martin for Project Dogalogue.


Describe Marley’s breed paw-sonality? What makes her so special?

They are eager to please, love of people, a bit goofy and stubborn.

Is this the first time you’ve had a Bernese Mountain Dog or do you have a longer history with the breed?

My partner wanted one since he was in primary school, I had never had a dog before. I was quickly convinced after meeting the breeder’s dogs when we visited the puppies.

Studio photo of a Bernese Mountain Dog named Marley. She was photographed on a grey background and has a ball in her mouth.

What’s life like with a Bernese Mountain Dog?

Pretty relaxed most of the time. Marley loves going for a walk but is quite happy to hang out at home. She does like a lot of attention and will demand more when it stops.

What was different from your expectations of a Bernese Mountain Dog, once you had Marley?

I didn’t have too many expectations but I think there was a lot more fur than I could have imagined.

Bernese Mountain Dog Marley photographed on grey background Melbourne dog photo session with Puppy Tales.

Is Marley like most other Bernese Mountain Dogs or does she have some unique traits?

I think Marley is similar to the breed, she might have a little more energy than most.

What do you love most about being a pet parent to a Bernese Mountain Dog?

She’s always so happy to see me and a great partner getting out for a walk (at least until she’s had enough).

Headshot of Marley the Bernese Mountain Dog who was photographed on a grey paper background in the Puppy Tales Studio in Melbourne

What’s not so paw-fect about a Bernese Mountain Dog?

The fur, but it’s worth it of course.

What things should others be aware of before getting a Bernese Mountain Dog?

They grow, big and quickly so make sure to take advantage of the puppy times. Training, particularly to prevent puppy on the leash, is much easier when they’re small.

Bernese Mountain Dog Marley was photographed by Kerry Martin for Project Dogalogue. She's being cheeky with a ball on a grey studio background.

What’s your first memory of Marley and how did you feel?


Are there any events, communities or groups that are especially wonderful for Bernese Mountain Dog?

There is an annual Bernese Mountain Dog worldwide walk. All over the world, BMDs get together in different cities on the same weekend to walk. The one in Melbourne is organised by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Victoria, they also do monthly walks for members.

Bernese Mountain Dog posing on a grey background for her studio pet photography session for Project Dogalogue.

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Kerry is 'Top Dog' here at Puppy Tales. With her own adored dogs, she completely gets that your four legged furry buddy is absolutely part of the family. That they sleep on the bed, that you want to take them everywhere, that you plan holidays so they’re included & that their presence makes your life incredible.

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