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Bernese.jpg (7404 bytes) These gentle, cheerful dogs love children. They are very intelligent, easy to train and are natural watchdogs, but not overly aggressive. A friend for life.
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Country of Origin: Old Swiss (800B.C.)
AKC Group: Working
Function: Herding, guarding
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Large, strong, large boned
Color: Tri-colored (black, red, and white)
Coat Type: Wavy, thick, shedding
Grooming: Daily brushing
Height: 23-28 inches
Weight: 70-100 pounds
Activity Level: High outdoors, low indoors
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Can be stubborn
Good With Children: If raised as a pup with, yes
Good With Pets: O.K.
Good With Strangers: Might bite out of fear
Character: Active, loyal, athletic, playful
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Emotional insatiability, phobias, biting, aggression
Physical: Hip dysplasia, bloating