On Friday, my Aussie Shepherd/Bernese/Border Collie Jack came face to face with his cousin, the Bernese Mountain Dog, all 110 pounds of her! That sweetie girl is now on a diet. Her goal? 80 pounds, at which point she’ll still weigh almost twice as much as Jack.

It was great to identify the traits of this marvelous breed in our Jack while next to the real thing.

Photo Judy Winter 09