At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 57 - 84 lbs.

Height: 22" - 24"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years


Also know as: Bergamese Shepherd

Group: Miscellaneous

Origin: Italy

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Guard Dog

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

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Bergamasco requires moderate exercise.

Grooming: 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.


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