One of the four ancient Swiss Sennenhunds!
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Dog Group: Working dog
Origin of Name: The Bernese Mountain dog originated in the Swiss mountains. Many 18th century paintings show dogs that look like a Bernese type dog. The breed was named for the Canton of Bern in Switzerland.One ancient breed, the Molosser, stands out as of the most versatile.
SheddingA bit low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Medium
Life span: 6 to 8 years
About Bernese mountain:
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a giant purebred known for being affectionate, gentle, intelligent, and loyal. The most common colors for Bernese Mountain Dogs are black and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the Bernese Mountain Dog participates in a wide variety of activities such as carting, guarding, herding, and search and rescue.
One ancient breed, the Molosser, stands out as of the most versatile, well traveled, and influential in the development of a variety of Mastiff-type dogs, including Berners.
It is known that by 1888, only 36 percent of the Swiss population worked in agriculture, and need dwindled for a strong dog who could herd cattle and pull a cart filled with goods. In 1899, however, the Swiss became interested in preserving their native breeds and founded a dog club called Berna. Members included breeders of a variety of purebred dogs.
This was also the first year that these dogs were referred to as "Bernese." And in that same year, the Swiss Kennel Club recognized the Bernese Mountain Dog as a breed.
Visits to Groomer-High
Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke
Tolerance to cold-Loves snow
Colour- Tricolor (black, rust, and white)
Coat Type-Thick and wavy
Berners are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Berners will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Von Willebrand's Disease
The temperament is self-confident, alert and good-natured, never sharp or shy. The Bernese Mountain Dog should stand steady, though may remain aloof to the attentions of strangers. This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
Training & Intelligence
Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results. This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. If a situation escalates, the dog should not be depended on to defend and protect its owner and family.
Litter Size-1 to 14 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-Yes
Bernese Mountain are extremely healthy and sturdy a breed and can be mated after it reaches a mature age of 1.5 years - 2 years. Berners have numerous health problems due to their small genetic foundation, and perhaps due to other reasons yet undiscovered. Before mating, it will be advisable to see the medical history of the mate to rule out any medical conditions that may be transferred genetically.