I find it interesting just how different in personality Maggie and Bosley are. Of course they both have typical Berner traits, but they really are very different. For example, Maggie is very friendly with everyone and she thinks that everyone should pay attention to her. Maggie has a big personality and she gets very animated when we pass strangers on the street, in an effort to get some pets. She loves kids and although she has not been around them very often - she is very gentle with them and doesn't mind them crawling on her or poking her. Bosley, on the other hand, is more reserved with strangers. He does not seek out attention from people that he does not know (unless they have treats). He is not a shy dog, he is just not very outgoing when it comes to other people.
That is their "public image". At home, Maggie in not a cuddly dog. She likes to play with us and is constantly trying to engage someone in a game of "tug-o-war" and she will sometimes ask for pets, but she is generally content to lay, by herself, in one of her favorite spots in the house. Bosley however, is always right at my feet and follows me around constantly. He always wants to cuddle and to sit in someone's lap. He always needs to be close to someone and if he had his way would spend the whole day being cuddled and getting belly rubs.
Here is Bosley having some "cuddle time" with Amy.