Colour: Black, various shades of grey
Lifespan: 12 years
The Bergamasco is a strongly protective dog, but also cautious and patient.
Relatively rare, Bergamascos are an ancient, hardy breed that originated in the Iranian mountains where they were bred to tend and guard sheep. Resilient and vigorous, Bergamascos are independent and protective.
Originally bred to guard flocks of sheep from wolves.
This dog has a strong desire to guard.
Low. Needs mental stimulation.
Owners: loyal, affectionate
Children: good, but may not be with visiting children
Other Pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: suspicious, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed owner with a secure garden or yard who is willing to find activities to keep its lively mind occupied.
This dog may display aggression towards strangers.
Pet dogs may be more comfortable and less smelly if shaved, especially if living indoors. Hair needs to be pulled back or shaved around the eyes so they can see clearly.
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