Rio

Adult Male Bernese Mountain Dog

Rio: Adult male Bernese Mountain Dog
Rio, our stud dog
BornJanuary, 2011
Weight125 lbs.
OFA HipsGood
ElbowsNormal
RegistriesAKC Registered
CKC Registered

I would like to describe Rio to those who may never see him—never know him,  touch him, or experience his incredible presence and energy. His beauty and stunning size are things hard to describe in words. Words all just seem to come up short of who he really is.

As I sit and reflect on my first year with this incredible canine, I feel a sense of awe and wonder and a very definite feeling of admiration and just plain ol' luck to have him. The  love we share breaks all human/canine barriers. I know him and he lives so we can spend our lives together. And you know, everyday I can't wait to do something with Rio! He is sensitive to my words—he hears the reflections in my voice and is so responsive and willing to please.

He often sets aside his canine drive to please his human friend. This touches my heart profoundly. Here's an example. Today is January 10. We went for a long walk together. On our walk we pass up two ponds and the water runs forcefully under the semi-frozen surface of the pond. Rio is thirsty and runs to the pond for water, his tongue dragging, and I can see his anticipation to taste the cool water. The edge is softly frozen to about 10 feet out and I do not want him to go onto the dangerous "ice" an get caught in the freezing waters as I would not be able to save him from this disaster. So, I call to him, "Rio... Wait." He immediately stops and turns looking at me with a question mark on his face. I say, "Let's go, Leave It", and he comes to me raising his paw, which means "please". I tell him softly, "No, Let's go," and he cheerfully agrees, passing up the water and heads for home with me.

I wish I could tell him about the danger that I am seeking to save him from. I wish I could explain somehow why I denied him a drink! But still he blindly obeys and trusts me with all his heart. It's this trust that makes me admire him and love him so tremendously. That is who Rio is on the inside.

Now I would like to describe Rio on the outside. He is a large, thick boned, very structurally correct dog. His back is strong and solid. He is powerful. He likes to trot along with me as I ride a 4-Wheeler from destination to destination on the farm doing my work. He can trot for long distances and does not easily tire. As he trots he looks over at me from time to time with the biggest ear to ear smile—he is a happy dog and has a great sense of humor. Rio has a large square head with a short muzzle. His legs are straight, thick and well muscled. His feet are tight and square, his hair is shiny with no wave in it at all, his colors are sharp and distinct, and the Mahoghany against the white is strikingly beautiful.

Rio carries himself with confidence and is not easily intimidated. He is confident and pleasant. He does not drool and is healthy and vibrant. Rio is a stellar looking dog and is the epitome of Bernerhood. We could not be more pleased to introduce Rio to you as our new Stud Dog.

We want to give a Very Big Special Thank You to Patricia Moore of Canada for sending us such an Awesome Dog!

Parentage

Rio's Mother

Rio's Mother is Nellar—She came from many Champion Dogs! Her mother is Verushka a direct Import from Slovakia. She has very strong and substantial bone structure. Her personality is bubbly and cheerful. At the present time she is being shown in rings all across Canada. Her grandfather is JgBs, 2xCACA, CACIB Winning A "Certificate D Aptitude Aau Championate International de Beaute" in the Federation Cynoloque Internationale (International Breed Club). What an Impressive and Spectacular European Import.

Rio's Father

Rio's Father is Dominique Benoit—He is registered with FCI in France and the CKC. He is a very striking masculine male with very thick sturdy bone structure, and a very powerful body with a sweet expression. His chest is deep and capacious and well sprung. His neck is strong and muscular. His top line is level from the withers to the croup. His back is broad and firm. His expression is intelligent, gentle and animated. His temperament is good natured, alert and very self confident. His profile is a beautiful picture of strength and harmony. He was Imported from France and comes from The Best Winning Kennel in France for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. His Father is a French Champion. There are many, many Champions in his background. Lines in his background include , Champion Zeus Von Pralend, Darius Van't Rijkenspark. His grandfather —Champion Twinny was Champion International De Beaute and Champion De France De Conformite Au Standard. His grandmother was Champion Sure D'Elle and Champion International De Beaute. Wow, how fortunate we are to have such progeny from these great dogs!!

Rio's Grandfather

Rio's Grandfather is a wonderful and gorgeous dog named Daiko - Daiko was Directly Imported from Belgium in July, 2004. He produced many amazing pups and passed all Health Clearances. All his ancestors have been checked for Hips and Elbows for many, many generations back. All are rated A or B. This is an Excellent or Good Rating! Daiko himself is a Canadian Champion—The most amazing thing is he did this in only 3 weekends! The First weekend he won Best of Breed. The Second weekend he won Best of Breed . And the Third Weekend he won Best of Breed Again! He was a Canadian Champion before he was one year of age—a stellar accomplishment! As for his temperament he is the most amazing dog. His temperament, attitude and affection towards all humans and animals is just unbelievable! He excels in obedience, is a big dog, and has the kindest heart. A big lovable , huggable Bear of a dog—always looking to please. Hard to describe his true greatness.

** Dominique, Rio's father
** Dominique, Rio's father
** Dominique, Rio's father
** Dominique, Rio's father
***Daiko, Rio's grandfather
***Daiko, Rio's grandfather
** Nellar, Rio's mother
** Nellar, Rio's mother
***Daiko, Rio's grandfather
***Daiko, Rio's grandfather
Rio's great grandfather, Verushca's father
Rio's great grandfather, Verushca's father
** Rio's grandmother, Verushca
** Rio's grandmother, Verushca

** This dog owned and raised by Patricia Moor, my good friend from Canada.

*** This dog owned and raised by Sherry Rupke, an excellent dog breeder from Canada.

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Stud Dog Services

Our male berners are available for breeding to approved outside females. Please contact us for more questions and arrangements.