Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Information


Bernese Mountain Quick Facts
Bernese Mountain
Breed Group: Working
Origen: Switzerland
Nickname: Bernese
Weight: 70-120 lbs
Height: 23-28 inches
Color(s): Tricolored; black with tan markings and white flashings


Bernese Mountain Appearance

The Bernese Mountain is a handsome large dog, with a gentle expression. They are capable of perform drafting and droving work demonstrating a great combination of power, speed and agility. Their body is slightly longer than tall. The broad head is flat on the top with a moderate stop. The eyes are dark brown and slightly oval in shape with close-fitting eyelids. The medium-sized, triangular ears are set high and rounded at the tip. The tail is bushy and carried low.

The Bernese Mountain coat is double, weather-resistant and moderately long. The undercoat is fairly dense and the outer coat is slightly rough, but not at all harsh in texture. They are tri-colored. The most common colors are black with tan markings and white blaze on the chest. The weight of the Bernese Mountain is around 70-120 pounds and the height is around 23-28 inches.

Bernese Mountain Temperament

The Bernese Mountain dog is affectionate, sensitive, loyal, easy going, calm and extremely devote to its family. These dogs are very sensitive and should be trained firmly, but gently. They make a great family dog, and usually single out one person in the household to be their best friend. The Bernese Mountain are outdoor dogs at heart, though well-behaved in the house; they need activity and exercise, but do not have a great deal of endurance. The Bernese Mountain Dogs are slow to mature, and may display noticeable puppy-like tendencies for couple years.

Is Bernese Mountain the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Bernese Mountain needs a daily moderate amount of exercise. That could be met with a long walk on leash and some active playtime. Bernese Mountain dog are not recommended for apartment life. They will do best in a house with at least a large, fenced-in yard. The Bernese Mountain breed is sweet, protective and good with children, despite their great size. They are fine with other dogs, cats and pets if they had been race with them.

The Bernese Mountain is often reserved with strangers; the unknown visitors will be certainly announced with a barking and carefully watched. Early socialization is important. The Bernese Mountain is ready to live outdoors in temperate to cold climates, but he also needs to spend some time inside as they always want to be part of the family and will demand a lot of your attention.

Bernese Mountain Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Bernese Mountain is around 6-9 years.

Bernese Mountain Health problems

The Bernese Mountain is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), bloat (Gastric Torsion) elbow dysplasia, kidney problems and several types of cancer. They can also be prone to musculoskeletal problems, hypothyroidism, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), allergies, cataracts and entropion

Bernese Mountain Care and Grooming

The Bernese Mountain needs moderate grooming. You can brush his coat one or two times a week to remove dead hair and to keep it in good condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Do not over feed as this breed tends to Gains weight easily.

Bernese Mountain Shedding

The Bernese Mountain is a heavy shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.