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Bernese Hound

Size: Medium

Weight: 33 - 44 lbs.

Height: 12" - 22" "

Life Span: 7 - 10 years

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

Origin: Switzerland

Also Known As: Schweizerischer Laufhund

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Bernese Hound needs daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is necessary for your Bernese Hound.


Active, determined, friendly, loyal

Compatibility with Kids

These dogs are generally good with children and other pets.


This ancient hunting dog dates back to the Roman Empire. This Swiss Hound has no English blood.