Bernese Mountain Dogs
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The Bernese Mountain dog is another of the four Swiss dogs
descended from crosses of local dogs and Roman mastiffs. The breed was named for
the canton of Bern and was developed as an all-purpose farm dog, pulling carts,
driving cattle and guarding. They were first brought to the U.S. in 1926.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, powerful, squarely built
dog with a large head: a flat, broad skull; and straight muzzle. The breed has
dark brown eyes, a black nose and medium-sized, triangular drop ears that are
set high. The chest is deep and the tail is long and bushy. The coat is long,
shiny and straight or slightly wavy, tricolor, with a black base and rust and
23 to 27.5 inches
75 to 105 pounds
This is an easygoing breed that is confident and gentle. Some
may be aloof with strangers but they generally get along with everyone,
including children and other animals.
The Bernese mountain dog does best with an active owner in a
suburban or rural environment.
Grooming, socialization and training.
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