The Bernese Mountain Dog

September 28, 2020

Some dogs are more family-friendly than others, and that’s certainly the case with the Bernese Mountain Dog. Read on to learn some characteristics of this adorable breed.

The Bernese Mountain Dog is an adorable pooch that sports a black and white coat with a few tan or rust markings. The breed originated in the Swiss Alps and is known among other things for being affectionate and fairly easy to train, as well as for its sometimes imposing stature. Its loving nature and trainability make it an excellent choice for young families. 

The Bernese: an active dog! 
Just like any dog, the Bernese needs a lot of attention. You’ll surely be charmed by its affectionate nature, but you’ll need to give lots of love in return, making sure it gets at least thirty minutes of exercise a day and taking care to brush its coat at least once a week to keep it clean and soft. 

Another important thing to consider: the life expectancy of Bernese Mountain Dogs is quite short: about seven or eight years. The breed is also susceptible to a number of health problems, like blood disorders, hip and elbow dysplasia, and various types of cancer. You’ll therefore need to pay particular attention to your Bernese’s health, and have the financial resources to pay for vet care if problems arise. 

Family’s best friend
Though they are fairly short-lived, a Bernese is sure to bring plenty of happiness to family life. Their intelligence and boundless affection will be sources of constant joy. If you’d like to adopt one, it’s a simple matter to do a few Web searches to find a breeder that suits all your needs. Be sure, however, to carefully consider the many responsibilities that come with this particular pup! 


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