Bernese Mountain Dog FAQs

Bernese Mountain Dogs are loyal and hardworking. They are amazing family dogs. Looking to learn more about this amazing dog? Check out our Bernese Mountain Dog frequently asked questions (FAQs):

What is the history of the Bernese Mountain 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 are very 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 Willebrand Disease. We vigorously health test our dogs so that we can breed the healthiest puppies possible.

How much do Bernese Mountain Dogs shed?

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. Regular grooming and brushing can help significantly cut down on the amount of shedding that occurs in the home.

How much do full grown Bernese Mountain Dogs weigh?

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?

Bernedoodles are a newer breed that is becoming more and more popular.  They are a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and according to fans of this hybrid, they make excellent 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 are also know for being low to non-shedding and a great choice for people who are generally allergic to dog fur.

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