Bernese mountain

Bernese mountain dog is popularly called ‘Berner’. It is quite large in size and weighs around 115 pounds. The dog is known for it’s sweet, easygoing, and calm nature. Due to it’s big and heavy body type, it is often used for heavy duties such as farming, pulling carts, and guarding. The dog comes has distinctive features and highly expressive dark brown eyes. It belongs to the working dog breed group and costs around $1200 and $3000.

Breed Information

Dog SizeLarge
ColourWhite, Black, Brown
Dog Breed GroupWorking
Height23-28 inches
Weight80-110 pounds
Coat LengthMedium
Life Span7-10 years
CharacteristicsIt is quite a playful, gentle, loyal, and friendly dog breed
HistoryIt originated in Bern, Switzerland. Bernese mountain dogs used to work in the farms pulling carts and taking good care of fields from wild animals. It is one of the ancient Swiss dog breeds called Sennenhund breeds. It is believed that the dog came during the reign of the Romans. Being a powerhouse of strength, intelligence, and loyalty, it is often liked by big families and dog lovers.
PersonalityIt has a large and bulky personality. Being friendly and welcoming by nature, the dog breed is quite likable among big families and pet lovers. It often comes in tricolored skin with unique rust markings on it’s face.
HealthBernese mountain dog comes with a short lifespan of around 7 to 10 years. The major health problem that it’s prone to is cancer. Along with that, it is also prone to hip dysplasia, gastric dilation, eye problems, blood disorders, etc.
CareIt requires grooming a lot due to it’s thick coat. Bernese mountain dog sheds a lot, hence, it requires excessive brushing on alternate days basis. However, it also requires full grooming every month.
FeedingBernese mountain dog requires high-quality dog food made up of nutritious ingredients. Two meals are enough for it. However, one must keep an eye on calories and consult a vet before giving any food.
Coat Color And GroomingIt comes in black, brown, liver, white, and chocolate coat colors. And when it comes to grooming, it requires excessive grooming due to it’s thick coat that sheds a lot.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThe dog breed is quite cordial and friendly. It easily mingles with children, families, and seniors. The best part is that it also gels well with other pets, including cats and dogs.
Temperament and TrainingWhen it comes to temperament, it’s quite friendly, loyal, gentle, and aloof. It doesn’t require much training and is an ideal pick for first-timers. However, it’s better to train Bernese Mountain dogs right at an early age to make it easier for the dog to understand and mingle with humans and pets.
PriceAround $1200 and $3000

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