Bernese Mountain Dog - Berner Sennenhund | Bernese Cattle Dog | Berner

The  place of origin of Bernese Mountain Dog is Switzerland.  It is a breed of working group.  They are used as herding dog. The life span of the Bernese Mountain Dog is 7-10 years. The breed is also called as Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog. The nickname used for this dog is Berner.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Origin / History:
The Bernese Mountain Dog appeared in the mid-19th century
Due to their professional dog breeding these dogs became popular
The Bernese Mountain Dog were one of the earlier breeds to be recognized by many kennel clubs around the world
In 1907 the "Schweizerische Dürrbach-Klub", defined the Bernese Mountain Dog as a separate breed

Nature / qualities:
The Bernese Mountain Dogs are natural watch dogs. They are gentle, intelligent and cheerful dogs. They are good with other pets and dogs. They like to be among people. They are self-confident, alert and good natured dog. They should be socialized from a very young age. They are friendly with strangers. They are very loyal to their owners. They do not work for long time. The laziness in them gives them a genetic heritage to these dogs. In other words, they are less active.

Physical Appearance:
The height of the Male Bernese Mountain Dog is 24-28 inches (61-71 cm) and the weight is 85-110 pounds (38-50 kg). The height of the Female Bernese Mountain Dog is 23-27 inches (58-69 cm) and the weight is 80-105 pounds (36-48 kg). The Bernese Mountain Dog is a well-built, compact and heavy dog.  They have tri-color double coat with a beautiful weather resistant.  The color of the breed is black with tan and white markings.  They have white blaze with fur on the chest, head and toes. The eyes are dark which has rust markings. They have black color nose.  The ears are medium-size, triangular in shape. The tail is long and bushy. There are rust markings under the tail, on the cheeks, sides of the chest. The legs are strong with rust markings on each of them.

Health Concerns:
The Bernese Mountain Dogs are prone to bloat and eyelid problems, hip and elbow dysplasia. They gain weight easily so do not over feed them.

Weekly brushing is needed. Bathe them weekly to monthly. The ears and teeth should be cleaned regularly. The nails should be clipped every two weeks. Take them on long walks.

The cost of purchasing this breed is $ 600 USD

They love children
They are very easy to train

They take time to mature
They need a great deal of attention in order to keep it happy and out of trouble


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