. . . for shedding.
I often get asked if Bernese shed very much. If you come to my house for one of their weekly grooming sessions, you will get your answer. Yes, they shed. . . a lot! Right now Bosley is blowing his winter undercoat (Maggie lost hers already) and the fur that I vacuum is enough to make a whole new dog, never mind what I brush out of them.
Here is an example of a typical "fur ball" that is brushed out:
It looks kinda like an un-groomed toy poodle; only it weighs more :0
Maggie is eyeing it, wondering if it is alive. Maybe there is a gopher hiding in there!
Bosley cannot bear to look at it. "Eeeewwww! All that fur came from me?"