Bernese Mountain Dog Bio

Description:

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a strikingly large, tri-colored dog. He is sturdy and balanced. He is also intelligent, strong and agile enough to do the draft and droving work for which he was used in the mountainous regions of his origin.

History

The Bernese Mountain Dog's roots can be traced back to ancestors that were first brought to Switzerland more than 2,000 years ago by invading Roman soldiers. Historically, Bernese Mountain Dogs worked as drovers of livestock, draft dogs, watchdogs, and guard dogs in the farmlands of the canton of Berne. In 1926, the first Bernese Mountain Dog entered the United States and quickly became a staple working dog on American farms.

Color

The Bernese Mountain Dog is tri-colored. The ground color is jet black. The markings are rich rust and clear white.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

The temperament is self-confident, alert and good-natured, never sharp or shy. The Bernese Mountain Dog should stand steady, though may remain aloof to the attentions of strangers.

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

INTERESTED IN THIS BREED?

Call us at (571) 223-6770
or fill out the form and we’ll get back
to you shortly.