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Overview
Originating in Persia, the Bergamasco is an ancient shepherding breed. They were developed to be independent and intelligent. The Bergamasco breed nearly became extinct after World War II but was revived by Dr. Maria Andreoli, an Italian scientist and breeder. Bergamasco's remain relatively rare both in Italy and in North America.
Character
The most distinctive and unique feature of the Bergamasco breed is the coat. The Bergamasco's are heavy-boned and muscular. They are a true working breed that shows great dedication and seriousness to the job they are given. They are of medium-size, strong, and courageous.

Does your Bergamasco bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Bergamasco is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. The Bergamasco is loyal, gentle, and highly protective of their family, home, and territory. They will do okay with other dogs that they do not perceive as a threat, and other pets they have been raised with. Bergamasco's are tolerant and patient with children. This breed is wary, distrustful, and disliking of strangers. They are always alert, attentive, sensible, dignified, and well-balanced. The Bergamasco was never intended to be solely a pet.
Care
The Bergamasco breed requires occasional brushing. The "cords" of the coat must be separated by hand and lightly brushed individually. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary as the Bergamasco takes an extremely long time to dry. Due to the rarity of this breed there are no known health issues or concerns.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Bergamasco coat consists of three different texture types of hair: wool, goat, and dog. These three combine into feltlike matting that "cord" and grow to reach the ground; completely covering this breed like a curtain. The coat serves as protection from predators and weather.
Training
Independent, intelligent, and free-thinking, the Bergamasco is not submissive. They were bred to solve problems on their own, and must know the "why's and wherefor's" of the commands they are given. Bergamasco's do not submit because of obedience, rather, they submit to display affection. This breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, and consistency. Basic socialization and obedience is recommended. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Bergamasco puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Bergamasco is best suited for cold climates. They are not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They do best in a rural setting with room to roam, being given a job to do, and playtime with their family. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 70-84; Female: 57-71 lbs
Height
Male: 23.5; Female: 22 inches
Color(s)
Black or Gray
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Anonymous asked:
Is it ok to get a Bergamasco living in the Caribbean?

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The Bergamasco Shepherd has a thick wooly coat that forms into mats and flocks, which give the breed it's distinct look. With such coat, they need an owner that understands the breeds abilities to withstand heat. Although better in a cooler climate, as long as the dog has access to fresh, cool water at all times, is allowed inside where there is air conditioning and has shade/dog pool to cool off in outside then the dog should be fine. However, if those needs are not met, then I would suggest a different breed for where you live.

Anonymous asked:
I need a dog that is hypo-allergenic, good with young kids, good with small dogs, and will be happy going on several daily walks. Is the Bergamasco breed a good recommendation?

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Anonymous

Bergamasco's are really rare there are not a lot of breeders in the USA, but I say yes to all your questions. They are very sweet dogs.

Anonymous

Havanese is another great breed for your inquiry, sturdy but smaller. Between 10 to 14lbs.

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Updated: 6/26/2016