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Bernese Mountain Dog

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Bernese Mountain Dog information
Name Bernese Mountain Dog
Other names Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, "Berner"
Origin Switzerland
Size Type Large Dog Breeds
Breed Group Working dog breeds (AKC)
Life span 7 - 8  years
Temperament Affectionate, Intelligent, Loyal, Faithful
Height Male: 25–28 inches (64–70 cm)
Female: 23–26 inches (58–66 cm)
Weight Male: 38–50 kg
Female: 36–48 kg
Colors Tricolor (black, rust, and white)
Puppy Price Average $800 - $1000 USD
Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics
Good with Kids
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Trainability
Shedding
Watchdog Best!
Intelligence
Grooming
Popularity
Adaptability
Hypoallergenic No
Overview
The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the four ancient Swiss Sennenhunds, developed when the invading Romans bred their mastiffs to local flock-guarding dogs, and is the only one with a full coat. Refined in the Berne region, dogs of this breed were routinely used for multiple jobs. These included: general farm worker; flock guardian; and draft dog. The breed is characterized by the classic, striking Sennenhund tri-coloring (black ground color, with rust and white markings).
Body type
The topline is level from the withers to the croup. The chest is broad, with well-sprung, deep ribs which reach to the elbows and a well developed forechest. The back is broad and firm. The loin is strong. The croup is broad and smoothly rounded.
Coat
The coat is thick, moderately long and slightly wavy or straight. It has a bright natural sheen. Extremely curly or extremely dull-looking coats are undesirable. The Bernese Mountain Dog is shown in natural coat and undue trimming is to be discouraged.
Color
The tri-colored coat is a breed characteristic. The ground color is always jet black. Markings are rich rust and clear white in color. Symmetry of markings is desirable. This includes: rust over each eye, on the cheeks reaching to at least the corners of the mouth, on each side of the chest, on all four legs and under the tail. White markings include a blaze and muzzle band, as well as an inverted cross on the chest and a white tail tip. White on the feet is desirable, but does not extend higher past the pastern area.
Temperament
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.
Gait
The natural, normal gait is a slow trot, but the dogs are capable of speed and agility. The dogs exhibit good reach and powerful drive, without any wasted action. As speed increases, the dogs tend to single track.
More info
Bernese Mountain Dog wiki , Bernese Mountain Dog AKC
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