Media Library

News Releases

Statement on the passing of Bród, the President's Bernese Mountain Dog

Date: Sat 22nd Apr, 2023 | 21:30

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are sad to confirm that Bród, one of their two Bernese Mounain Dogs, has passed away at just past the age of 11.

Bród was 11 years and two months at Áras an Uachtaráin, having come to the Áras as an 8 week old puppy. Bród was a very much loved and loving dog with all that met him and he enjoyed meeting with the thousands of members of the public who came to Áras an Uachtaráin over the years, indeed he was probably one of the most photographed dogs in Ireland.

He will be missed by the President, Sabina and all at the Áras, particularly Misneach, the President's remaning dog who is two and a half years old, and who has shared his space with Bród over recent months and was his constant companion, aware of Bród's situation and very attentive to him.