Bernese Mountain Dog is an extremely talented working dog breeds from the farmlands of Switzerland. The Bernese mountain dog breeds comes from the canton of Bern, hence his name. They’re a large and sturdy dog breed, with a friendly and calm disposition, and they’re also well-suited to conformation, obedience, tracking, herding, and carting competitions.
- Life expectancy: 7 – 10 years
- Origin: Switzerland
- Temperament: calm, strong, good-nature
- Height: Male: 25–27.5 Inches, Female: 23–26 Inches
- Weight: Male: 80–115 pounds, Female: 70–95 pounds
- Colors: Tricolor (black, rust, and white)
- Group: working Group
|Litter size||average 5 to 7 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||7-10 years|
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
This dog has Big, powerful, and built for hard work, the Bernese Mountain Dog is also strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. Berners are generally placid but are always up for a romp with the owner, whom they live to please.
TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- The Bernese Mountain Dog is an easygoing, calm family companion (that is, after the adolescent stage).
- This dog breed is sensitive, loyal, extremely devoted, gentle with children, and often reserved with strangers.
- The dog generally gets along well with other dogs and pets.
- These dog do not do well isolated from family activities.
HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 7 to 10 years.
- Major concerns: CHD, elbow dysplasia, mast cell tumor, gastric torsion
- Minor concerns: cataract, entropion, ectropion, SAS
- Occasionally seen: hypomyelination, allergies, vWD, hepatocerebellar degeneration, hypothyroidism, PRA
- Suggested tests: hip, elbow, eye, cardiac, DNA for vWD
- Note: Extra care and grooming activities must be taken to avoid heat stroke.