Henry – F1 mix$425.00 Available / Male
Hegen – F1 mix$425.00 Available / Female
Holly – F1 mix$425.00 Available / Female
Josh – AKC$495.00 Available / Male
Hope – F1 mix$425.00 Available / Female
Harry – F1 mix$425.00 Available / Male
Juniper – AKC$495.00 Available / Male
Jonnie – AKC$495.00 Available / Male
Ivy – Mix$300.00 Adopted / Female
Tina – mix$325.00 Adopted / Female
Macey – AKC$600.00 Adopted / Female
Isadore – Mix$300.00 Adopted / Male
Trevor – mix$525.00 Adopted / Male
Tonya – mix$325.00 Adopted / Female
Ivano – Mix$300.00 Adopted / Male
Tessie – mix$325.00 Adopted / Female
Melanie – AKC$400.00 Adopted / Female
Franco – Great Bernese$600.00 Adopted / Male
Milo – AKC$800.00 Adopted / Male
Isabella – Mix$300.00 Adopted / Female
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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.
Loyal – 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.
Calm – 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.
Strong: 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.