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Size: Large

Weight: 57 - 84 lbs.

Height: 22" - 24"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Italy

Also Known As: Bergamese Shepherd

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Guard Dog

Exercise Needs

The Bergamasco requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Once fully flocked, the Bergamasco's coat needs very little care. The fluffy puppy coat begins to flock at 8 to 9 months old and continues to transform until about 2 years of age.


The Bergamasco is a patient, tolerant, attentive and protective breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Great with children.


Dating back at least 2000 years, this ancient breed was used to herd and protect livestock.

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