- Big and gentle
- Great with children
Ideal Human Companion
- Outdoorsy varieties
- Sporty varieties
What They Are Like to Live With
Bernese Mountain Dogs are calm, light companions. As puppies, they might appear a little bit rambunctious. By maturity they change into mellower and extra easygoing. They have a troublesome, working canine exterior, however they honestly love being at dwelling, surrounded by household and mates. They are fantastic companions to youngsters and generally take different pets (even cats) underneath their care. Bernese Mountain Dogs even have a candy sensitivity that’s particularly endearing.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are very loyal. They can change into so connected to their masters that they’ve a tough time making the swap to a brand new household. Bernese are obedient, sensible, curious and desperate to please. They are reliable however levelheaded (non-aggressive) guardians.
Things You Should Know
Bernese love to hang around at dwelling, however they want a vigorous stroll each day. Due to their thick coats, they shouldn’t be pushed too laborious on scorching days. They may also get very busy within the yard.
A wholesome Bernese Mountain Dog can stay so long as 10 years, however the common age is 8. Common well being points embody elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia and eye issues. Several years in the past, the Bernese Mountain Club of America did a well being survey that discovered most cancers to be a significant drawback with the breed.
Grooming is pretty easy with this breed: Brush them every day or each few days, particularly throughout their shedding seasons, which could be heavy.
Bernese Mountain Dog History
The Bernese Mountain Dog—named after the Swiss state of Berne—is one in every of 4 normal Swiss mountain canines. It is just like the opposite three (the Appenzeller Sennenhund, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and the Entlebucher Sennenhund) aside from its lengthy, clean coat. For centuries, these canines have labored on farms in Switzerland, guarding property and pulling carts. They had been launched to the U.S. within the mid Nineteen Twenties and have been fashionable pets and opponents ever since.