Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

This dog loves the cold outdoors and is a great hiking and family companion. It needs plenty of space and does not like being left alone.

Breed Overview

Being the best known breed of the four standard Swiss mountain dogs, the Bernese Mountain Dog hails from Switzerland. These dogs were originally used as farm dogs to perform duties such as draft dog, flock guard, and herder. They are easygoing, calm, and sensitive, making them great family pets. Being loyal, they are somewhat reserved with strangers but get along with other dogs and pets. This breed requires moderate exercise such as a daily walk, and they enjoy cold weather. Upkeep includes brushing one to two times weekly and more frequently when they are shedding.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 25-27.5"; Female: 23-26"
Weight: Male: 90-120 lb; Female: 70-100 lb
Lifespan: 6-9 years

Breed Traits

Family companion, Outdoor lover, Working group,

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