Bernese Mountain Dog Question

Do Bernese Mt. dogs do well in the heat? We are located in the south and wondering if she could...


Do Bernese Mt. dogs do well in the heat? We are located in the south and wondering if she could deal with being outside all the time or if we would need to make her an indoor dog?

    In Bernese Mountain Dog - Asked by Anonymous - 5/5/2011 3:23:56 PM
yes bernese mountain dogs absolutely do. they will rather stay outside than inside. they love summer, and if you have a pool, they will tend to jump in/
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/8/2011 4:29:33 PM


BMD's are prone to heat stroke, do to that beautiful, fluffy, long coat. Extra care must be provide to prevent heat stroke. Id make my dog an indoor pet, plus a BMD would much rather be with you then alone.
    Answered by akpowrdgbs - 5/10/2011 2:52:55 AM


I live in Minnesota and in my opinion a Bernese is a cold weather dog. I heat with wood in winter and when I let him out he usually spreads out on the highest snow bank in the yard trying to catch a breeze. In the summer I have his hair cut just short enough so I do not have to worry about him getting a sunburn and he is much happier. I also have a wading pool in the shade for him to cool off in and he does fine. Great dog.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/29/2011 11:14:07 PM


It is much too stressful on the animal to be in a hot humid environment. Just my personal opinion but I know my Bernese Mountain Dog gets really hot and I live in the northeast where summers are not that hot.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/21/2011 1:42:25 AM


It is not hard--have your Berner clipped or shaved during the hot months--my Berner loves it. Let his hair grow out in the fall. We keep our dog clipped (about an 1 -2'") no shedding and looks attractive. Shaving is fine--but will look lik a gray hound for month or two.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/12/2012 11:05:48 PM


Not really..... It wouldn't work out because Bernese Mountain Dogs would get too over heated.... Sorry for the inconvenience. :((((
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/19/2012 9:30:58 PM