Non-sporting Breeds

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 25-27 in (64-70cm) Bitch: 23-26 in (58-66cm)
Weight: 88 lb (39.5kg)
Coat: Thick, moderately long, and straight or slightly wavy, with a bright, natural sheenThick, moderately long, and straight or slightly wavy, with a bright, natural sheen
Color: Jet black, with reddish brown markings on cheeks, eyes, legs, and chest; some white markings on head, chest, tail tip, and feet are permissible

The Bernese Mountain Dog is named after the canton of Berne in Switzerland, where it arrived with the Roman army and was subsequently bred. Like other Swiss mountain dogs, it has mastiff characteristics. The breed is believed to descend from the Molossus dog of ancient Greece and Rome, with some Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, and Newfoundland blood discernible in its ancestry. The Bernese has worked as herder and flock guardian in its native land, and is still used to pull milk carts up Swissmountainsides. The Bernese Mountain Dog makes a good pet for Those with sufficient space, being amiable toward children and other pets. It needs regular brushing and plenty of exercise.
 
 
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