Sometimes this is the case, but rarely do I see photos that exhibit good foot timing which is essential to a correctly structured and balanced Bernese.
- Notice that the Front left paw is above the ground, yet the rear right paw is still in contact with the ground?
This photo whilst displaying a good top-line and some other good attributes of what was a great example of the breed for her time, does not display correct Bernese movement and certainly doesn't show correct foot timing.
At a trot, a Bernese should display a two beat rhythm in it's movement. Each opposing paw on the dog (Front-Right together with Rear-Left and Front-Left together with Rear-Right) should strike the ground at the same time. This is true for a Bernese moving at a slow trot or at a faster paced Flying trot.