FAQs

What is the history of Bernese dogs?

Bernese Mountain Dogs were brought to what  is now Switzerland over 2,000 years ago when the Roman empire invaded. They 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?

Bernese Mountain Dogs are affectionate and sweet in nature. They are generally calm, but are always up for play time with their loved ones whom they eager to please.

Are there any health concerns with Bernese mountain dogs?

Montana Berners works hard to take precautions so your puppy will live a long, happy life. However, there are certain health concerns that the breed is prone to such as hip dysplasia and Von Willabrand Disease.

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.

Why Bernedoodles?

The Bernedoodle are a newer breed that is becoming more and more popular.  Bernedoodles are a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and accordingly to fans of this hybrid, they make amazing companions. Intelligent and gentle, they can live a longer healthier life than their purebred counterparts as recessive diseases common to each breed are bred out. They can also be nearly or even completely hypoallergenic(non-shedding).