Bernese Mountain Dog Breed

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Male 85 – 110 pounds (38 – 50 kg)
Female 80 – 105 pounds (36 – 48 kg)

Male 24 – 28 inches (61 – 71 cm)
Female 23 – 27 inches (58 – 69 cm)

Long and thick coat.

Coat Colors:
Black, either solid or with a small amount of white on the chest, chin or toes.

Life span:
6 – 8 years.

Health Issues:
Bloat, Cancer and Eyelid problems, Hip and Elbow dysplasia, Obesity.


Dog Breed Info

The Bernese Mountain Dog is an outdoor dog, although he also behaves well indoors. He likes to exercise, eventhough he doesn’t have much stamina. He is very smart , easy to train and an excellent guard dog although his character is not so dominant.

He needs to be with his family instead of being locked up in a cage or patio. This breed is very sensible and needs the loving care of his master. They are very patient and affectionate with children. In addition , they get along well with other animals and strangers.

The Bernese takes time to become mature, you can see that at 3 years old he tends to play as if he were a puppy. Generally speaking this breed is affectionate, steady and patient.