Bernese Dogs FAQs

Bernese dogs are some of the most loyal and hardworking breeds of all time. Looking to learn more about this amazing dog? Check out our Bernese dog frequently asked questions (FAQs):

What is the history of Bernese dogs?

Bernese dogs were brought to what  is now Switzerland over 2,000 years ago when the Roman empire invaded and brought the dogs with them. The Bernese dogs became great workers for the people as drover and draft dogs and as watchdogs in the fields. The name Bernese comes from the canton of Bern (a subdivision of the country of Switzerland).

What is the temperament of the Bernese mountain dog?

One of the larger breeds Bernese are built for hard work whilst also being very beautiful, affectionate and sweet in nature. They are generally pretty chill but are always up for a little play time with their owner whom they are always looking to please.

Are there any health concerns with Bernese mountain dogs?

At Montana Berners we have very healthy pups that will grow to live long, happy and healthy lives. However, if you aren’t cautious about whom you buy from there is a higher chance you may experience some of the health concerns common to the breed such as hip/elbow dysplasia and heart/eye diseases.

How much shedding does the bernese mountain dog have?

Bernese mountain dogs have a rich and thick double coat that can be straight or slightly wavy. With such a royal mane it is no surprise that there is some shedding that can be moderate to heavy especially in the spring and fall. Regular grooming can help cut down significantly in the amount of shedding that occurs in the home.

What is the full grown weight of the bernese mountain dog?

This breed can get pretty big with the males weighing between 84-110 lbs. and the females 79-110 lbs. The Goody Pet website has a Bernese mountain dog growth chart calculator that you can put your pups info in and get a good idea of the full grown size.

How popular are bernedoodle dogs in Montana?

Bernedoodle dogs are a newer breed that is becoming more and more popular in Montana. But what is a bernedoodle dog? Bernedoodles are a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and accordingly to fans of this newcomer to the hybrid. They make amazing companions and work dogs.