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Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a handsome, gentle giant.
Height: 23 to 27.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 70 to 115 pounds
Coat: long and thick
Life span: 6 to 8 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
The Bernese Mountain Dog is an extremely versatile working dog from the farmlands of Switzerland. He was developed to herd cattle, pull carts, and be a watchdog and loyal companion. He is one of four types of Swiss Mountain Dogs, and the only one with long hair. The Bernese Mountain Dog comes from the canton of Bern, hence his name. He's a large and sturdy breed, with a friendly and calm disposition, and he's well suited to conformation, obedience, tracking, herding, and carting competitions.
Bernese Mountain Dog profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
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