The Bernese Mountain Dog is a handsome, gentle giant.

Vital Stats

Height: 23 to 27.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 70 to 115 pounds
Coat: long and thick
Life span: 6 to 8 years

Summary
The Bernese Mountain Dog is an extremely versatile working dog from the farmlands of Switzerland. He was developed to herd cattle, pull carts, and be a watchdog and loyal companion. He is one of four types of Swiss Mountain Dogs, and the only one with long hair.

The Bernese Mountain Dog comes from the canton of Bern, hence his name. He’s a large and sturdy breed, with a friendly and calm disposition, and he’s well suited to conformation, obedience, tracking, herding, and carting competitions. Full Bernese Mountain Dog profile on DogTime.com

Dog friendly:
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