Running competition in Estonain Swiss Mountain dogs club winterday in Kõrvemaa. (flickr pic by Kätukas)

Running competition in Estonain Swiss Mountain dogs club winterday in Kõrvemaa. (flickr pic by Kätukas)

Height: Males: 25 – 28″ ; Females: 23 – 26″.

Weight: Male: 90 – 120 lbs.; Female: 70 – 100 lbs.

Coat: The Bernese Mountain Dog has a thick, moderately long and slightly wavy or straight coat. It has a bright natural sheen.

Color: Tricolor (Black/Tan/White or Black/Rust/White).

Appearance: The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, beautifully colored working dog. Its head is broad and flat, with a gentle furrow and distinct stop, and a muzzle that is straight and long. Gently oval shaped eyes are brown in color. The ears are triangular, medium in size, set close to the head with softly rounded ends. A long, muscular neck leads to a topline that is even from withers to croup. The chest is deep and well-muscled, and the back firm and wide. The tail is long, bushy and carried low unless the dog is alert, in which case it is lifted slightly.

Temperament: The Bernese Mountain Dog is a fantastic pet for families with children. These gentle giants adore children and are protective, loving and gentle. They are loyal and tend to stay that way for life, which is why they should be brought into a home as puppies and ownership should not be changed after the age of 18 months if at all possible. This breed is sociable with other animals and accepting, though a tad reserved, around strangers. They are intelligent and hardworking, but also boisterous and energetic. They enjoy being around people and cannot be left alone for long periods. These dogs are sensitive in nature and need gentle guidance rather than sharp or harsh correction. All in all, the Bernese Mountain Dog makes a great family pet if socialized and trained correctly.

Health: The average lifespan of this breed is between 7-9 years. The Bernese Mountain Dog is vulnerable to hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, several types of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and kidney problems. Progressive retinal atrophy, an eye disease that causes blindness, is becoming a problem as well.

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Best Bully Sticks Announces New Lower Cost Shipping

At Best Bully Sticks, we listen to what our customers are saying and we are constantly trying to create new ways to save you money.  As such, we are proud to announce our newest initiative, which is lower cost shipping.  We are now offering new economy shipping on all of the bully sticks and other pet supplies that you shop with us for.  This means that any package that weighs between 0-10 pounds can now ship for $6.95.  No matter how large the box is, as long as it weighs 10 pounds or less, you qualify to choose our new economy shipping method.  This is one of the most exciting announcements that we have had recently, and we hope that it encourages you to shop with us more frequently.

Economy shipping is an option that can take a little longer to arrive to you than our typical UPS ground which offers a 1-5 business day delivery service.  The new economy shipping option can take between 3-8 business days.  This option is great for folks looking to save a little money and plan their purchases in advance.  You will still receive tracking information on your order delivered via email, the same way you always have.

We hope that you all enjoy this new option and use it to take advantage of all of the new and exciting new products that we are launching on a daily basis.  Our goal is to continue to provide you with healthy, natural, items for your pets, and we will continue working to find the best of best out there to add to our growing catalog.  We are committed to listening to your needs and concerns, so please let us know how we can continue to improve and serve you in the future.

Thank you all so much for your continued business and support!

The Best Bully Sticks Team

Refer-A-Friend now offering a 6% discount per referral

Many of you have taken advantage of our Refer-a-Friend/Family Member program, and we extend our heartfelt thanks for that-it’s the biggest compliment you can give us.

Are you new to Refer-A-Friend? It’s simple! Here’s how it works:
*Your friend or family member places their first order with Best Bully Sticks.
*On that first order, your friend or family member types your name and the words “Refer-A-Friend” in the “Comments” section.
*We send you a coupon code for 6% off when their order is placed!

There are no limits to the Refer-A-Friend promotion, so you save 6% off our products every time a new friend or family member places their first order!

Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog chews & bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. If you have a highly aggressive chewers then you came to the right place. Your dogs will fall in love with our grrreat selection, while you go gaga over our amazing prices! We are constantly adding new dog bones & chews, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and receive the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store worth barking about, so sniff around our site daily!

Offering you more of the best of the best-with your input!

Since you are our most valuable resource and we want Best Bully Sticks to be your go-to source for great pooch stuff, we need your help! Please let us know what you think we should offer, and how you think we can improve our website, for your best possible shopping experience with us. We will carefully consider all ideas.

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

This is Tulip with quite a mouth full. She likes to chew 2 bully sticks at a time. That a girl !

This is Tulip with quite a mouth full. She likes to chew 2 bully sticks at a time. That a girl !

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

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