Bernese Mountain Dog

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in Switzerland
  • His ancestors were brought to Switzerland thousands of years ago by Roman soldiers
  • He worked on farms as a drover, draft dog (pulling carts and wagons), and as watchdog

Personality and Behavior

  • He loves his human companions, is affectionate (he'll lean on you or sit on your feet), and likes to stick close to you
  • He craves your love and attention!
  • He's intelligent, strong, and quite agile for his size
  • He's a quick learner
  • He's good-natured, calm, and has a stable temperament
  • He thrives in cold weather
  • He's aloof with strangers
  • He's slow to mature and can act puppyish for 2 to 3 years
  • He loves being outdoors but is well behaved in the home
  • He's generally friendly with strangers, other dogs and other pets
  • He's patient and good with children

Training

  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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