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Bernese Mountain Dog

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Bernese Mountain Dog
Photographer: Ocmey

Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog at 7 Months Old

UK KC Classification Working
Country of Origin Switzerland
Date of Origin Antiquity/1900s
Height 58 - 70 cm (23 - 27.5 inches)
Weight 40 - 44 Kgs (87 - 90 lbs)
Life Expectancy 10 - 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Bernese Mountain Dogs are strong, sturdy working dogs that are active and alert. Their coats are thick and soft with a silky texture, and they are tricoloured (black, tan and white).


Bernese Mountain Dogs are good natured, friendly dogs.


If you are considering a Bernese Mountain Dog as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable for urban living
They can suffer from excess heat
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They thrive in cold climates
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Bernese Mountain Dogs are also known as:
Bernese Cattle Dog
Berner Sennenhund
Bouvier Bernois
Bovaro Bernese


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