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At A Glance


Size: Large

Weight: 80 - 90 lbs.

Height: 23" - 28"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Bernese Mountain Dog

Also know as: Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog

Group: Working

Origin: Switzerland

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding

History and Facts: May date back to the Roman invasion of Switzerland when this dog was used to guard flocks.

Temperament / Behavior
The Bernese Mountain Dog is easy-going, gentle and family oriented.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
CHD; hip and elbow dysplasia; mast cell tumor; gastric torsion; may not tolerate hot weather

Special Needs
Exercise: The Bernese Mountain Dog needs daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming: Weekly brushing is required for your Bernese Mountain Dog.

 

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