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Bernese Mountain Dogs are rugged working dogs from Switzerland. They’re strong, heavy dogs, but they’re also calm and composed in daily life. They’re great at all sorts of farm work, but are equally good at interacting with their humans.

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Bernese Mountain Dogs are rugged working dogs from Switzerland. They’re strong, heavy dogs, but they’re also calm and composed in daily life. They’re great at all sorts of farm work, but are equally good at interacting with their humans.

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The Ultimate Bernese Mountain Dog Guide

About Bernese Mountain Dog

They are rugged and sturdy, but also athletic and loyal. These dogs were bred to be farm dogs, so they are exceptionally tough, and make excellent workers.

Bernese Mountain Dogs were used in the past to pull carts loaded with material, including large blocks of cheese that would be taken to market.

Like most working breeds, these dogs were bred large, as they were bred specifically to handle the terrain they were dealing with on a daily basis.

Lifespan

Lifespan

7 to 10 years

Weight

Weight

70 to 115 pounds

Height

Height

58 to 71 cm

Grooming

Grooming

Keeping your dog’s coat clean and tangle-free requires regular brushing and bathing. If you wish to keep your Bernese Mountain Dog’s coat neat, it is recommended to make appointments with a professional groomer every 2 to 3 months.

Origins

They are rugged and sturdy, but also athletic and loyal. These dogs were bred to be farm dogs, so they are exceptionally tough, and make excellent workers.

Bernese Mountain Dogs were used in the past to pull carts loaded with material, including large blocks of cheese that would be taken to market.

Like most working breeds, these dogs were bred large, as they were bred specifically to handle the terrain they were dealing with on a daily basis.

Key Characteristics Of Bernese Mountain Dogs

Are Bernese Mountain Dogs Family-Friendly?

Yes, Bernese Mountain Dog puppies are affectionate and sweet, and adult Berners can be great with families and children if they’re properly trained and socialised.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Bernese Mountain Dogs may suffer from:

Hip dysplasia

Cataracts

Cancer

Legg-calve-perthes disease (LCP)

Nature / Temperament

Alert, Loyal, Calm, Watchful, Gentle

Suitable Environment

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a very adaptable dog, but it needs a bit of space due to its large size. Bernese Mountain Dog puppies will grow large very quickly. They will do well in larger homes with space to run around.

A backyard is essential for the Bernese Mountain Dog as this breed will need outdoor play.

Other Considerations

● Bernese Mountain Dog puppies often are not aware of their own size and strength, which can rival that of other adult dogs.

● Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale that do not have the signature tricolor coat are considered undesirable.

● Most Bernese Mountain Dogs do not get along immediately with other dogs.

How can I take good care of my Bernese Mountain Dog?

Nutrition

Bernese Mountain Dog puppies will do well on high-quality dog food. Treats can be given during training, but only in moderation. Clean water should be made available at all times.

Some dogs are prone to obesity, so it is suggested that you watch your Bernese Mountain Dog puppy’s weight gain. If you must, consult with your vet about your dog’s diet.

Grooming

Bernese Mountain Dogs shed a lot, so brushing or combing their coat daily is advised.

Exercise

Bernese Mountain Dog puppies should get around an hour to an hour and a half of exercise each day. They may need more exercise time as they grow older and more athletic. Dog sports and games will help your Bernese Mountain Dog puppies grow into healthy, well-behaved adult dogs.

Training

Bernese Mountain Dogs were bred to work and can be trained to do numerous tasks, whether on a farm or in the household.

Training your dog is a lifelong pursuit, and should be done regularly. Obedience training takes priority, and most Bernese Mountain Dog puppies can begin to be taught once they are brought home at 8 weeks old.

If you choose to enrol your Bernese Mountain Dog puppies in training classes, it is recommended that you make sure the training methods being used are based on positive reinforcement.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Bernese Mountain Dog Questions

Bernese Mountain Dogs are always tricolored. They have a thick black coat and distinctive white and rust markings on the face. Their double coats tend to be moderately long and silky, and can be straight or slightly wavy.

Yes, Bernese Mountain Dogs are widely regarded as heavy shedders. Despite their double coat, Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale will never be advertised as non-shedding.

If you are looking at Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale, we recommend that you adopt from ethical, responsible breeders. Doing this will help ensure that the Bernese Mountain Dog puppies you get are healthy, and will encourage responsible breeders to continue breeding their dogs. Most Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale will cost between AUD $2800 to $3200.

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