Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Size
Large
Height
Males – 25 to 27.5 inches at the withers, Females – 23 to 26 inches at the withers
Weight
Males - 90 to 120 pounds, Females – 80 to 105 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
Tricolored, with black, russet and white
Energy
Low
Activities
Herding, Search and Rescue, Carting, Conformation

The sturdy, strong Bernese Mountain Dog originated on Swiss farms, where he worked as a drover, draft dog and guardian. The breed’s long, thick double coat protects him in cold conditions but requires frequent brushing. With his calm, confident temperament and desire to be near his family, the Bernese Mountain Dog is an ideal companion. Affectionately known as Berners, this breed requires moderate exercise.

Did you know?

One of four varieties of Swiss mountain dogs, the Bernese Mountain Dog is the second largest and the only one with a long, silky coat. By the end of the 19th century, the Bernese Mountain Dog was almost lost, but professor Albert Heim led a search for stock to preserve the breed. It was not until 1926 that Berners arrived in the U.S.

Training Bernese Mountain Dogs

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