Bernese Mountain Dog

  • Size

  • 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

  • Color

    Tricolored, with black, russet and white
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Herding, Search and Rescue, Carting, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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