Bernese Mountain Dog

About the Breed

Extremely versatile working dog from the farmlands of Switzerland. They were developed to herd cattle, pull carts, and be watchdogs and loyal companions. They’re one of four types of Swiss Mountain Dogs, and the only one with long hair.

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Healthy weight:

70 to 115 pounds

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Tri-colored coat, black with white chest and rust-colored markings

Ideal for owners that

  • Enjoy outdoor activities
  • Want a family dog
  • Don't mind Moderate Exercise
  • Need a do that is easy to train

Health Considerations

  • Hip displasia
  • Elbow displasia
  • Allergies
  • Prone to being overweight
  • Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD)

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills

Friendly and calm dispositionwell-suited to conformationobediencetrackingherdingcarting competitions

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