Bernese Mountain Dog

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 90-120; Female: 70-100 lbs
Male: 25-27.5; Female: 23-26 inches
tricolored; black with tan markings and white flashings
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How much do Bernese Mountain Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bernese Mountain Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bernese Mountain Dogs sold is $1,097.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bernese Mountain Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,900 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Bernese Mountain Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bernese Mountain Dogs sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,097.50
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $2,900.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 8088 Bernese Mountain Dog puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bernese Mountain Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Bernese Mountain Dog Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 8088 Bernese Mountain Dog dogs.
  • 1. Bear
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Buster
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Teddy
  • 6. Harley
  • 7. Bell
  • 8. Daisy
  • 9. Hannah
  • 10. Champ
  • 11. Chase
  • 12. Tank
  • 13. Buddy
  • 14. Lady
  • 15. Princess
  • 16. Charlie
  • 17. Hank
  • 18. Toby
  • 19. Rocky
  • 20. Candy

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Featured Breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs with Puppies For Sale
Belle Berners
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
I have Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale! See My Profile
Quality AKC registered Bernese Mountain Dogs. New Litter born May 19, 2007. Puppies available now. Sound temperaments, OFA certified breeding stock. Puppies home raised with lots of love and attention. Dew claws removed, first set of shots and written contract and guarantee. Quality European bllodlines. You are always welcome to come out and visit with the Berner pack!

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Anonymous asked:
Are Bernese Mountain Dog's good with cats?



If a Bernese Mountain Dog is socialized with cats at a young age, then they tend to do just fine with cats as adults.


My Berner was a 130lb male. I have pics of our kittens sleeping on him. He would just look up at me as if to say how much longer? He got along with all our cats big or small.

Anonymous asked:
Why aren't Bernedoodles recognized on this site?



The Bernese Mountain Dog/Poodle cross is not a purebred dog and this website is for mostly purebred dogs. The Labradoodle and Goldendoodle are starting to get their own section on this site because of their popularity. However, the Bernedoodle is not as popular of a mix.


Maybe you should consider having a "doodle" option or "poodle mix" option and divide by size "standard doodle" "miniature doodle"

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How do Bernese Mountain Dogs do in the heat?

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The Bernese Mountain Dog is a long, double coated breed of dog. Heat can be very hard on this breed if the owner is not careful. To survive the hot summer, this dog should be allowed inside where there is A.C during the hottest parts of the day. Walks should be done early morning and late in the evening. Taking your Bernese Mountain Dog to the beach is the best way to beat the heat and get them tired during the hot summer. Fresh, cool water should always be available to the dog and when outside, there should be shade. Picking up a $10.00 kiddie pool, filling it with water or ice water is a great way to help your dog cool off if the dog has to be outside for longer than half an hour in hot weather.

Anonymous asked:
Are Bernese Mountain Dog dogs good with cats?



The Bernese Mountain Dog is not known to have a high prey drive, however, if the dog is not socialized and trained how to react with cats, then the dog can easily not be okay with cats. Buying a puppy from a good breeder that socializes their pups with cats and then making sure your pup is socialized with dog-savvy cats at a young age will allow your dog to grow up being good with cats.


We have three cats and they love to chase them around, they do need the cat to put them in their place and they get along great.

Anonymous asked:
What is the Bernese Mountain Dogs life expectancy?



The average life span of the Bernese Mountain Dog is 6 - 8 years.


We had a Bernese Mountain Dog named CJ (Sir Corinthian Julliard). He lived to be 9 years old and was such a love. Our family and friends all loved CJ. He's been gone for 2 years now and we still miss him. We had a trainer train him and he got so big so fast. He was 160 pounds and got him down to 150lbs.


We had a Bernese Mountain Dog. Her name was Dallas, she has been gone almost a year. I still cry every now and again. She was the best dog ever. She lived to be 11. She was 130 lbs and the love of my life.

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Updated: 11/24/2017