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Bernese Mountain Dog

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BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Carting, Competitive obedience, Guarding, Herding, Search & rescue, Tracking, Watchdog

PHYSICAL  
Size: Large Weight: 70 – 120 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: About 6 – 10 years. Prone to cancer, it is relatively rare for this breed to live longer than ten years. Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for warm climate
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GENERAL
Also called Berner Sennenhund or Bouvier Bernois, the origin of the Bernese Mountain Dog breed is not well documented, but many believe they are descendent of the molossus war dogs, a mastiff type dogs brought to Switzerland over 2,000 years ago by the Romans legions. They were bred in the canton of Berne as a farm dog in the Swiss mountains. This fantastic breed has a long list of qualities. They are extremely hardy, alert, and highly intelligent. The Bernese Mountain Dog is generally tolerant, good natured, gentle and protective but not aggressive. The Bernese Mountain Dog prefer cool climates because of his heavy coat he does not do well in warm weather.

COLOR
The Bernese Mountain Dog is instantly recognized by its typical tricolor pattern: jet black with markings of clear white, rich reddish brown on his legs.

COAT
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a thick and beautiful, moderately long and weather-resistant double coat.

PERSONALITY
A friend for life, he is a one-owner dog. They are very loyal and may find it difficult to adjust to a new owner after they are 18 months old. The Bernese Mountain Dog breed tends to be affectionate, steadfast, self-confident and intelligent. The Bernese is typically good with children, fairly friendly with strangers and is generally good with other animals, they thrive on human companionship and need plenty of family and social interaction. Just don?t provoke these dogs, a Bernese Mountain Dog who has really lost his temper is a fearsome thing, when on the attack they are fast, powerful and efficient.

CARE
The Bernese Mountain Dog is typically a hardy breed, but beware of cancers (unfortunately a very large part of the Berner breed), stillbirths, hip and elbow dysplasia, serious metabolic bone diseases, also prone to bloat and eyelid problems, kidney and autoimmune diseases. The Bernese Mountain Dog require daily to weekly brushing, with extra care needed when the coat is shedding because he is a seasonal, heavy shedder. A periodic bath or dry shampoo as necessary.

TRAINING
They are extremely sensitive and should be trained gently with positive techniques such as fairness and consistency. Although intelligent and easy to train they learns slowly, but they retains what they are taught. The Bernese Mountain Dog original purpose was haul bovine or carts of milk and groceries to market, but they excel in obedience, tracking, herding, and agility to.

ACTIVITY
Large active dogs such as these are not recommended for apartment life. The Bernese Mountain Dog requires an inordinate amount of exercise, a minimum half hour up to two hours of vigorous exercise and outdoor time a day. They also need a large yard to run and play.

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BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG DOGS FOR ADOPTION

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BLAKE
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Adult
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BK
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
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ODEN
BORDERNESE
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Male
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SCARLET
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
Age: Young
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JACOB
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Young
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SHELBY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
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HUNTER
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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EMMY LOU
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
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PRESTON
BORDERNESE
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Male
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BERNIE
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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TANK
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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NOEL
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
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MACY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
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HUNNY BEAR
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Adult
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FRANK
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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BERNIE
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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SCOOTER
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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RUFUS
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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CODY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Senior
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BOBO
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Adult
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BOBO
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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MAX
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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MAX
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
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SYDNEY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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SYDNEY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
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COLE IN TRAINING WIT
BORDERNESE
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Male
Age: Young
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COLE IN TRAINING WIT
BORDERNESE
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Male
Age: Young
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BAILEY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
Age: Young
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SAMMY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Young
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RAVEN
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
Age: Baby
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BARNEY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Senior
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SWEET BRUTUS!
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Young
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BRONCO
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Baby
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MAVIS
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
Age: Baby
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CHARLOTTE
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Female
Age: Adult
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MERCURY
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
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Male
Age: Adult
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