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Breed Group: Working
Bernese Mountain Dog

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Weight
Male: 90-120; Female: 70-100 lbs
Height
Male: 25-27.5; Female: 23-26 inches
Color(s)
tricolored; black with tan markings and white flashings
Overview
The exact origin of this breed is unknown, but many believe they began their existence as a farm dog in the Swiss mountains. Their large hardy build and calm nature made them ideal for pulling carts, herding cattle, and being a farmer's companion. Bernese Mountain Dogs are a highly versatile breed.
Character
The Bernese Mountain Dog is commonly referred to as the "Berner". This wonderful breed has a long list of attributes. They are strong, agile, and highly intelligent. Their gentle demeanor and stunning appearance has contributed to this breed's growing popularity. There are few dog breeds that can match the Bernese Mountain Dogs striking appearance, work ethic, and companion skills.
Temperament
This breed is by nature, loving and alert. They are generally tolerant, sweet, and gentle. The Bernese Mountain Dog is typically excellent with children. However, since they are a large breed, they should never be left unsupervised with small children or children unknown to the dog. They thrive on human companionship and activity and may develop behavioral problems if they are deprived of social interaction. The Berner is protective but is not aggressive unless threatened or provoked. They may be aloof to strangers and have a tendency to be shy. This breed is a devoted indoor member of the family and a willing outdoor helper.
Care
The Bernese Mountain Dog requires daily brushing, with extra care needed during their heavy seasonal shedding. A periodic bath or dry shampooing is recommended. They are typically a hardy breed, but may have a tendency to suffer from elbow or hip dysplasia, cancer, bloat, or eyelid problems. Their size and thick coat make them highly susceptible to heat stroke.
Coat
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a stunning weather-resistant tri-color double coat. The coat is black with symmetrical markings of white and rust, moderate in length and either slightly way or straight. It is very thick and has a bright natural sheen. This breed is a seasonal heavy shedder.
Training
This breed benefits from early socialization and basic obedience. Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely sensitive and will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. All training should be done with positive techniques such as respect, reward, love, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Bernese Mountain Dog needs an inordinate amount of exercise, interaction, and activity. They require a minimum half hour of vigorous exercise daily as well as several outside trips. They are not recommended for apartment dwelling, as they need a securely fenced large yard to run and play. They excel in conformation, obedience, tracking, herding, and agility.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Bernese Mountain Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/29/2013 5:40:49 PM

1/29/2013 5:40:49 PM

at 12 weeks what is the height of the bernese mountain dog at 12 weeks what is the height of the bernese mountain dog

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There is no standard height requirement of a Bernese Mountain Dog at 12 weeks old. Contacting your breeder and vet is the best thing to do in this case, as the breeder can give you the average of his/her pups; while the vet can tell you if your pup is healthy and at the correct height or not.
7/9/2014 8:49:19 PM

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12/27/2012 10:09:40 PM

12/27/2012 10:09:40 PM

i have a 6 month old bernese and she weighs 41 pounds. Is this to small?

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Your veterinarian will assess your dog's overall health and can check for worms. Also, make sure you're feeding the proper amount each day. My Bernese pup weighed 38 pounds at four months, 77 pounds at 18 months. Much of how a pup develops is genetic. Check the size of both parents and grandparents if you can. Remember there is considerable variation in size within the breed. You may just have a runt.
12/14/2013 7:16:19 AM

Anonymous

Female bernese are almost always smaller than males. Normal weight vary between 45 to 65 lbs at that age. Genetics do play a huge part in your puppies potential size as well as your feeding & nutrition practices. Ask your vet to evaluate your feeding program and make appropriate adjustments as necessary.
4/6/2014 1:01:21 PM

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11/26/2012 9:13:48 AM

11/26/2012 9:13:48 AM

Should i buy an AKC berner as a guardian and family member?? I am looking to buy a berner due to the loyalty and companionship. I need to know do they carry some of the same suspiciosness of strangers traits that a caucasian carries, or would he be a good guard dog or not????each dog needs a job to feel complete and most love to please theyre owners

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You would need to choose the right puppy, ours is a great family member. As far as a guardian goes he is not one to sound an audible alarm to let everyone know there is trouble but that is one of the traits that we were looking for.
12/8/2012 7:58:52 PM

Anonymous

Not all Berners are good guardians. Ours is very friendly and wants everyone to pet her. However, as she grows, her size and forwardness is enough to cause most people to back off. You will definitely know if someone is there. We've had more than one occasion when our young dog snapped to attention in the house and quietly went to the back door. We peeked out the window and found a Pit Bull in the front yard. Loyalty has to be earned. Ours had none until she learned she was not the pack leader. I've met others who have several Berners and they are great guardians. They don't even let the neighbor's horse get within ten feet of the property line.
12/14/2013 7:24:40 AM

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8/15/2012 4:28:27 PM

8/15/2012 4:28:27 PM

Someone "rescued" a male berner. Before accepting the dog we tried to explain how much of an... Someone "rescued" a male berner. Before accepting the dog we tried to explain how much of an undertaking it would be, but they wouldn't hear of it. They wound up getting him, although they refused to let him in their back yard. He only has a narrow fenced in area 4 bathroom. We even offered to fence in the big yard & the answer is always no! He is 3& a half yrs. He's never been bathed in the yr they've had him! He barks like crazy 24/7 & I believe it's because he's sick. He also suffers from Pica (eating non food items)an example: he ate an entire towel whole & then almost choked to death when he threw up. The owner does less than the bare minimum & not because he lacks the means, it's a lack of care. We've done all we can including confronting them about his health, and no compliance. I need advice on how to deal with this. I worry about this dog.Thank you.

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Anonymous

Report them to the Humane Society or ASPCA. By law, dogs have to have space to run and not be neglected.
9/8/2012 3:36:45 PM

Anonymous

call the humane society. have the guy arrested and the dog taken out. that dog is going to go crazy
9/9/2012 12:59:39 PM

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8/12/2012 9:39:37 PM

8/12/2012 9:39:37 PM

Can you leave a Berner home alone for 7-8 hrs. while working or will they become destructive &... Can you leave a Berner home alone for 7-8 hrs. while working or will they become destructive & unhappy? I will be home for the next year then plan to work while the kids are in school, so the dog would be home alone. We live in Fl.and wondered if they can do ok here.

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I had a Berner for 14 years growing up. She stayed indoor for the work day and liked to lay out on the porch after work. She never destroyed the house or anything like that. We kept her clipped short so there was little hair to vaccum and she looked really cute too. She did have some dry skin issues and never had any heath problems. Perfect doggy!
4/27/2013 5:08:35 PM

Anonymous

I've never had our Berner tear up anything. But, beware if food is out on the counter it may be too big a temptation!
12/14/2013 7:28:00 AM

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8/8/2012 5:23:16 PM

8/8/2012 5:23:16 PM

How old should a female Berner be to breed. How old should a female Berner be to breed.

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A female Berner should be at least 2 yrs old to breed.We are considering breeding our Berner when we get a male.
12/18/2012 11:18:15 AM

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8/6/2012 8:16:25 AM

8/6/2012 8:16:25 AM

Iam considering a BMD and have a 4 year old Siberian Husky, he is very friendly. I am pretty... Iam considering a BMD and have a 4 year old Siberian Husky, he is very friendly. I am pretty sure the dogs would get along, what do you think and do BMD's like their kennels when puppies?

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Anonymous asked:

5/23/2012 1:27:55 PM

5/23/2012 1:27:55 PM

I am considering breeding my female Berner. What should I consider first prior to doing so and... I am considering breeding my female Berner. What should I consider first prior to doing so and how do I go about finding a stud? Thanks

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Please visit www.bmdca.org and read the entire Info Series! Is your Berner registered with Bernergarde? Has she passed all clearances (OFA Hips/Elbows/Cardiac, CERF, DM)? Are at least 75% of the dogs in her 4 generation pedigree AKC Champions and have all of their clearances? Is she herself an AKC conformation champion, and therefore fits the breed standard for structure, movement, type and temperament? The BMDCA has a breed steward program, they would love to help!
7/3/2012 10:16:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/6/2012 6:11:28 PM

5/6/2012 6:11:28 PM

Please tell me more about the minature Bernese Mountain Dog. Thank You. Please tell me more about the minature Bernese Mountain Dog. Thank You.

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Anonymous asked:

5/4/2012 3:17:40 PM

5/4/2012 3:17:40 PM

What is the average life expectancy of the Bernese Mountain Dog breed What is the average life expectancy of the Bernese Mountain Dog breed

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I have read 8-10. We have had our baby since he was 2 months old and he just turned 9 years old in March. Although he is a little slower getting up or on walks, he still is jogging and doing at least 1 mile almost everyday if not more...Wonderful dogs!
6/4/2012 2:29:39 AM

Anonymous

Two weeks ago I had to put my Callie "to sleep". She turned 9 in Feb , and in the same month i found out she had cancer (histio.) and only weeks to live. She told me when it was "time" just by the look on her precious face. As heartbroken as I am....I would love a Berner all over again....fur and all!!!!
4/25/2013 9:53:45 PM

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