The Bernese Mountain Dog, named for the Canton of Bern, began as a working companion for farmers, and is now growing in popularity as a companion dog in the United States. They are large (up to 27.5” tall and 110 lbs), but known for being calm and gentle, especially with children. As with all dogs, they need their exercise, but Bernese Mountain Dogs also enjoy quiet time with the family – in fact, despite their size, they are known for being “velcro dogs.” While gentle, Bernese Mountain Dogs require steady training. They are a double-coated breed that sheds; their coat requires regular brushing.
Working, Velcro, Larger Breed