Bernese Mountain Dog Bio
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.
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.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is tri-colored. The ground color is jet black. The markings are rich rust and clear white.
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.
Barks If Necessary
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 to apartment living
Good for novice owners
Tolerates being alone
Tolerates cold weather