Our dog Ava

Our dog Ava

Ava is a beautiful and very calm female dog. She just turned four years old. Ava is Labernese, which means she is a mix of Labrador and Bernese Mountain breeds. She inherited more Labrador features: being friendly and curious.
Ava eats a variety of raw meat and dry food, sometimes cooked fish or eggs or yogurt, different types of porridge, and … apples! She also loves cheese! 🧀

Ava on the farm

Ava on the farm

Ava at home

Ava at home

We adopted her when she was only eight weeks old. She was a tiny, gentle, adorable, and funny puppy. We fell in love with her at first sight. 💖

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Ava’s first days with us

Ava as a puppy

Ava as a puppy

Ava grew up to be a very gentle, affectionate, intelligent, and eager-to-please dog. She loves being around her family members. She is a patient, good natured dog who adores people, especially children.

Ava with kids

Ava with kids

During winter farm tours

During winter farm tours

Ava is also friendly with the farm animals. She is good friends with Cappucina-the-doe. Ava is OK with other dogs, but she prefers being with humans. Ava cannot control her emotions when she sees or smells a rabbit 😉
 
Ava works on the farm! Ava helps Edward-the-farmer to herd sheep and goats. A good herding dog can keep herd animals together and make them follow the shepherd. Ava is not of herding breed; she is a retriever by nature. But she took some herding classes. Hence, sometimes Ava can do herding jobs, but not always.
 
One of her farm duties is to protect little ducklings from predators. Ava also helps to find missing chickens and ducks. She is trained not to harm them, and she brings them back home.

Ava with the herd

Ava with the herd

Ava with chickens

Ava with chickens

Ava doesn’t live on the farm, she lives in our home. We love Ava, and we wish her a long and a healthy life!

Ava at home

Ava waiting patiently for cheese

Ava at home

Ava at home