Bergamasco Sheepdog

A.K.A. : Bergamasco, Bergamaschi, Bergamese Shepherd, Cane da Pastore Bergamasco, Bergamo Shepherd Dog
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Overview: The Bergamasco Sheepdog is an ancient breed, at least 2000 years old. This highly intelligent and peaceful breed needs to be treated with love and respect.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 57-84
Height (in): 21-24
Colors: gray, silver, coal
Coat: The coat is made of three layers of hair. The undercoat is dense and water proof. The goat hair and the wool like top coat blend together to form flocks. The flocks grow to the ground.
Character: The Bergamasco Sheepdog is highly evolved, dignified and peace loving.
Temperament: Neither dominant nor submissive, the Bergamasco Sheepdog obeys out of love. They are intelligent and learn quickly, but need a reason to comply with commands. Loves children and gets along with other dogs, as long as they are not a dominant breed.
Care: Once the flocks have grown in, shedding is minimal. All that is needed is an occasional bath and brushing.
Training: Gentle, respectful and consistent training is needed. This breed is highly intelligent and sees you more as a friend than its owner.
Activity: This breed needs room to run outside. They will get their own exercise if left in a yard with room to play. They love to play with children.
Country of Origin: Italy
Life Expectancy: 12-15
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