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The Bernese Mountain Dog – The Dog Training Lady


Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a delicate, tranquil, dedicated canine that makes the excellent family companion. Extremely dedicated to its owners, this breed is simple to educate, trustworthy around children, and is one of the friendliest dogs.

If you are looking for a dog that is good with children, and other pets such as cats, and are looking for a large dog; the Bernese Mountain Dog may be the perfect dog for you and your family.

Yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday asked if you could name the breed, if you guessed a Bernese Mountain Dog than you were right!

A Brief History Of The Bernese Mountain Dog.

This mountain dog was originally kept as a general farm dog. Large Sennenhunde (in German the Berner Sennenhund) in the past were also used as draft animals pulling carts. The breed was officially established in 1907.[2] In 1937, the American Kennel Club recognized it[3] as a member of the Working Group.[1] from Mountain Dog

They had actually identified themselves from the various other Swiss hill dogs The Bernese is identified by having a medium-length coat.

Some pet professionals think that the type is a mix in between Roman mastiffs and indigenous flock-guarding canines, a cross that was enabled when Rome got into Switzerland. The result was a dog that could deal with the severe cool temperatures of the Alps, while serving various features: a flock guard, draft canine, ranch dog, and a herdsman.

As surprisingly useful the canines had ended up, there was no trying to keep up the breed for further perfection. By the late 1800s there were hardly any varieties of Bernese Mountain Dogs left. It had not been till a man named Albert Heim, a teacher as well as research specialist, found the breed in the lower Alps.

Mr. Heim took tremendous pride in promoting the Bernese Mountain Dog all throughout Switzerland. At one time, the dog was referred to as “Durrbachler” yet was transformed to its current name, the Bernese Mountain Dog

Upkeep Requirements For The Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy

This breed enjoys absolutely nothing more than to spend a lot of its time outdoors, especially in winter. Physical exercise needs could be met with a few day-to-day walks on the leash or an excellent hike in the hills. Bernese Mountain Dogs seem to take pleasure in pulling sleds or various other things.
Although it can live outdoors throughout cool temperatures, it is better to have your Bernese Mountain Dog inside after dark with the remainder of the family. They enjoy being part of the family unit and should have regular human contact to keep these dogs happy and emotionally healthy. Grooming demands need to be consistent, particularly when they are shedding, and a bathing every 2 to 3 every months.

Health and wellness Concerns.

The ordinary life period of a healthy Bernese Mountain Dog is in between six to nine years. Significant health disorders that run usual in the type are joint dysplasia, CHD, intestinal torsion, as well as mast cell growths.

Other Traits of the Bernese Mountain Dog

Other Names: Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog

Nicknames: “Berner”

Country of Origin: Switzerland

Average Weights: Male 85-125 pounds, Female 80-120 pounds

Average Height: Male 25-27.5 inches, Female 23-26 inches

Coat: Double

Color: Tricolor (black, rust, and white)

Litter size: 1-14 puppies; 8 usual

Life Span 6-8 years

AKC Classification: Working Group, Standard

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This will help in your research and help you decide if the is the right breed for you and your family.

Until Next Time,

Pawsitively Yours,

Suzanne Dean, ABCDT


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