Bernese Mountain Dog
Colour: black with white & brown markings
Lifespan: 8 to 9 years
The Bernese Mountain Dog is friendly, courageous and protective.
Good-natured and strong, Bernese Mountain Dogs are wilful and protective and need kind but firm ownership. In the right hands, they are friendly, happy and outgoing.
Originally bred: to pull carts.
Strong and protective.
Medium. Enjoys exercise and play.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if raised with them
Other pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: good if well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: good if well socialized
Experienced, strong-willed, physically strong, easy-going owner who can give this dog plenty of socialization, exercise and play.
Dogs from some lines may display territorial aggression and other aggression problems.
The loose jowls of this breed lead to saliva control problems.
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