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Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies for Sale

– Playful – Loyal – Watchdog –

  • Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 23-28"
  • Weight: 70-120 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Long Double Coat
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Our Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale make a loyal and friendly pet while excelling in obedience, tracking, and herding!  It is a versatile working breed originating from the farmlands of Switzerland.  Bred to herd cattle, pull carts, and be the farm watchdog; the Bernese Mountain Dog also makes one of the most loyal companions around.  A large and sturdy dog, Bernese Mountain Dog puppies are the only Swiss Mountain Dog with long hair. 

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overview of the Bernese Mountain Dog Dog Breed

 Are you looking for a large, sturdy dog that is incredibly loyal, connects well with people, loves to work hard, and has a beautiful tri-color coat?

If that is the dog you want, then check out our Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale!

Similar in size and temperament to the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, this breed is known for their size, work ethic, loyalty, and easy-going nature; the Bernese Mountain Dog is a wonderful addition to any family, especially if you have room for its size.

If you are looking for a larger dog that is built for work and fun, then you need to purchase your Bernese Mountain Dog puppy today! You can also check out our other puppy breeds for sale if you are looking for something different. 

Bernese Mountain Dog temperament

Good-natured – Bernese Mountain Dogs have a sweet nature and enjoy having fun and playing, especially when it involves people that they know.

– The Bernese Mountain Dog breed make good watchdogs because of their loyalty to their master and family. While they are protective, they are not overly aggressive, so your visiting friends and family don’t have to worry when they visit.

– It is an easy-going breed, and it doesn’t get as agitated or aggressive as some breeds. This is a good combination for people who like large dogs but don’t want an aggressive breed.

Hard worker
: They were bred for work, and they love when they are useful. They were initially bred to herd cattle, watch for predators, and even pull small carts; and these traits continue with the breed today.

: The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the larger dog breeds, making them suited for the hard work that they love. However, don’t their size scare you – they are one of the most gentle breeds with children.

Good with Children: These dogs are generally good with children, often displaying patience and tolerance. Their gentle nature makes them a popular choice for families.

Intelligent: While not as flashy as some other breeds in terms of working dog intelligence, Bernese Mountain Dogs are still intelligent and can learn commands and tasks with proper training and positive reinforcement.

Overall, Bernese Mountain Dogs make wonderful family pets for those who can provide them with the care, attention, and love they deserve. They thrive in a home where they are included in daily activities and receive proper training and socialization from an early age.


Bernese Mountain Dog Breed history

The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the four mountain-dog breeds that come from the canton of Bern, an agricultural region in Switzerland.  Many dairy farms are in this area to make milk for two of Switzerland’s most profitable products: cheese and chocolate.

For several hundred years the Bernese Mountain Dog was used to herd cattle on the farms, protect the livestock from predators, and pull small carts.  Due to their large size and power, they were able to carry carts of milk and other dairy products.

As agriculture became modernized in the late 1800s, the Bernese Mountain Dog was not as necessary on the farm.  As a result, the breed’s numbers began to dwindle, and there was a drop in the overall health and quality of new Bernese Mountain Dog puppies.

To counteract this decline, a Swiss club was formed in 1907 with Professor Albert Heim at the head.  Known for his love of pure European breeds, Professor Heim worked hard to regain the quality and status of the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bernese Mountain Dogs became popular in the United States when a Kansas farmer used a pair as farm dogs in 1926, and the breed became an AKC registered breed in 1937.  

Today they are more commonly used as family pets instead of working on a farm.  However, sporting events are still hosted that showcase the Bernese Mountain Dog’s power and agility with carting and drafting events.

Bernese Mountain Dog Average size

Bernese Mountain Dogs can become quite large.  Males can reach 25-27.5 inches at the shoulder, and females can reach 23-26 inches.

Males can reach 80-115 pounds as adults, and females can reach 70-95 pounds.

Average Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan

Bernese Mountain Dogs have a typical lifespan of 7-10 years.

Bernese Mountain Dog body features

Bernese Mountain Dog puppies are known for their beautiful coat texture and markings, which are hallmarks of the breed.

Their long coats are thick, silky, and moderately long.  Their coats are typically tri-colored with jet black, pure white, and rust-brown markings

grooming Your Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy

Bernese Mountain Dogs have a double coat:  a longer outer coat and a woolly undercoat.  These two coats work together to protect the dog’s skin and maintain correct body temperature.

It also means that they will shed more than some breeds, and especially during their semi-annual shedding seasons.

However, excessive shedding and loose hair can be minimized by regular grooming.  It is recommended to groom your Bernese Mountain Dog puppy a minimum of several times a week, and preferably daily.

Not only does daily brushing remove loose hair and reduce shedding; it also keeps knots from building up in their hair and coat.

A key to grooming your dog is to start when they are a puppy.  If grooming is done consistently as a puppy, it becomes routine to both you and your dog.

Keeping Your Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy Healthy

Bernese Mountain Dogs are generally a healthy breed, and since the early 1900s care has been taken to restore the quality of the breed.

However, the breed is susceptible to common issues with dogs, particularly hip and elbow dysplasia.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from excessive running on hard surfaces.  This is especially vital when they are a puppy.

Because of their long, floppy ears, it is also important to regularly check the ears for signs of infection.  Whenever your dog gets wet, make sure the hair inside the ears completely dries out.

Typical Bernese Mountain Dog Allergens

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells.  These skin cells are shed by any animal, including humans.

Bernese Mountain Dogs do create more dander than some breeds due to their higher shedding tendency.  Their longer outer coat also creates more dander. This should be considered if someone in your family has concerns with pet allergens.

However, proper and regular grooming and cleaning reduce the number of allergens a Bernese Mountain Dog releases. 

If you want a dog similar to a Bernese Mountain Dog with fewer allergens, you could try a Bernedoodle or Mini Bernedoodle. Both these breeds are Bernedoodles crossed with Poodles to cut down on allergen levels.

  • Can Bernese Mountain Dogs take heat?
    Bernese Mountain Dogs do great in cold climates. However, they don't do as well in high heat very well due to their thick black coats. Keep your Bernese Mountain Dog somewhere cool during the hottest parts of the day, and don’t let him over-exert himself in hot temperatures.
  • Are Bernese Mountain Dogs dangerous?
    No! Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for their sweet, gentle temperaments. If well trained, they are not aggressive towards humans. Some males, however, may become aggressive toward other male dogs. And all dogs have the potential to become aggressive toward humans if not properly trained. But on the whole, the only thing you should worry about with your Bernese Mountian Dog is if he gets overexuberant and injures someone by accident due to their larger size.
  • Do Bernese Mountain Dogs drool?
    Yes, Bernese Mountain Dogs have large heads and loose jowls and are known for drooling more than some breeds.
  • Do Bernese Mountain Dogs ever get over-exuberant in play, especially with children?
    Bernese Mountain Dogs are not known to be aggressive and do well when playing with children. However, they can get overexuberant at times, especially when they are young, and accidentally hurt kids. It is recommended to supervise playtime if you have very small children.
  • Do Bernese Mountain Dogs shed a lot?
    Yes. Bernese Mountain Dogs have a thick double coat that results in higher shedding, especially in the Spring and Fall.
  • Do Bernese Mountain Dogs make good family dogs?
    Yes, they make excellent family pets! Just be sure to watch them around small children, as they could accidentally injure a tiny person.
  • Do Bernese Mountain Dogs make good watchdogs?
    While Bernese Mountain Dogs are not typically aggressive, their large size and loud bark are often enough to deter intruders. They can make excellent watchdogs just because of their size!
  • Are Bernese Mountain Dogs known to have health issues?
    Although it is an overall healthy breed, they can have health problems. At one point, Bernese Mountain Dogs almost went extinct. Due to this, they have a smaller gene pool foundation which can result in more health concerns. One way this reveals itself in the breed is with a shorter lifespan than some other breeds, typically living from 7-10 years.
  • Can you keep a Bernese Mountain Dog inside a home?
    Bernese Mountain Dogs can be kept inside, but they do need a lot of exercise, so they’ll need a large yard to run in regularly. With their larger size, they are not the best choice for small homes or apartments.

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Read some of our Bernese Mountain Dog puppy reviews below!

Kimberly FitzGeraldWe found Joel and Kate on the AKC page and are so thankful we did they are amazing. We now have 4 bernese dogs and they are the best breeds we have come across. And you can tell just how much hard work, love and caring they have put into our little Lainey girl. We just got her on 9/10/22 she was 8 weeks old and I would say about 80 to 85% potty trained on days , 100% on night for 6 to 7 hours.We talked with Joel and Kate for a while and went out for a play date before we even picked our little angel out. Joel has been great wealth of knowledge for our family. They sent out Lainey home with a blanket and pillow with her mom's heart beat so she would feel comfortable that shows how much they truly care. Great job Joel and Kate 👍 I will be seending pics soon 😀
Adam KarchmerOur breeder Benuel was very professional. I'm so glad I found him! His facilities were clean and perfect for his litters. You could tell how much he cares for his litters. The process to bring home Brandon, our BMD puppy, was so easy after working with Benuel. He had all the paperwork ready and was always available to take a call. Thanks!
Elizabeth B.After searching for over a year, we adopted Sharon, our Bernese mountain dog puppy, from Joel and Kate Yoder a little over a month ago. She has been an absolute joy! We’ve had many dogs over the years, but she has been, by far, the most well-socialized puppy we’ve ever had. Her housetraining has been almost effortless and she is healthy, happy, and well-adjusted. Joel and Kate were wonderful to work with. They’ve inspired a lot of confidence as breeders who are going the extra mile to produce healthy, genetically sound, well-socialized puppies. We visited their place and were very pleased with where our puppy got her start. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this breeder to anyone who is looking for their newest addition. I feel so fortunate to have found these folks and this puppy after such a long, and often disappointing, search. Time and again, we have been shocked by some of the breeding practices we’ve encountered since we started down this road. Joel and Kate immediately strike you as two people who love what they do and are committed to raising quality animals for discerning customers. They are second to none!
JDHWinston, our new Bernese Mountain Dog is a wonderful addition to our family. He is happy, healthy, smart and a joy to be with. The adoption experience with Puppy Love and Joel Yoder was exceptional. From start to finish, Joel was attentive, caring about the puppies and their new home and a real pleasure to work with. Thank you, Joel! You've brought a great deal of happiness to our home.
Stacy SMy experience with Joel and Kate has been amazing. Last summer we discovered Puppy Love by chance. My husband and I spent a lot of time speaking with them prior to bringing our first Bernese Mtn Dog, Daisy, home. Daisy is beautiful, smart, and has a truly marvelous temperament. We were so happy with her that we got another Bernese Mtn Dog puppy this weekend. They are quickly becoming best friends. Joel and Kate have been extremely professional. They go above and beyond to nurture the puppies toward independence. They even sent home a bone that played Dixie's mom heartbeat since she is only 8 weeks old. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
Joseph GWe adopted our Bernese puppy Addy from Joel and Kate Yoder (Puppy Love) and were incredibly impressed with their kindness, thoughtfulness, and professionalism throughout the entire adoption process and beyond. Addy came very well behaved and Joel and Kate even began the leash, crate, and potty training before we picked her up which made the transition to our home much easier! Joel and Kate clearly care a ton about their puppies and we could not be happier with our experience!