Along with chocolate and cheese, the Swiss Canton of Bern is best known as the home of four breeds of mountain dogs, including the Bernese Mountain Dog. They’re striking, powerful, placid, and affectionate, so there’s a lot to love. Here are even more Bernese Mountain Dog facts that will teach you all about this breed.
1. The Breed Is Versatile
2. Bernese Mountains Dogs Are Majestic
This large, powerful dog has a beautiful, silky tri-color coat of black, white, and rust, with distinctive markings. Their dark eyes radiate intelligence.
3. This Is a Cold-Weather Dog
Of course, they need to live indoors with the family, but they thrive on cold-weather outdoor activities. Berners will happily join you for hikes, camping, backpacking, and a good romp in the snow.
4. They Will Be Your Kids’ Constant Companion
The breed is known for being particularly gentle and affectionate with children. They may even take it upon themself to watch over the children, and they’re not rambunctious with them. However, given their size, they may be too big for very young kids.
5. Bernese Mountain Dogs Do Well in Dog Sports
6. They Tend to Be Hairy
The breed has a double coat and sheds a lot. They also cast off their coats seasonally or cyclically. If anyone in the family has allergies, this may not be the breed for you.