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Overview: The Bernese Mountain dog was originally used for herding. They are happy, friendly and playful dogs that bond with their owners best when adopted before they are a year and a half old.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): 75-100
Height (in): 23-27
Colors: tricolor black, white and rust
Coat: The coat is thick. The hair may be wavy or straight and is long.
Character: The Bernese Mountain dog is friendly, playful and calm.
Temperament: Bernese Mountain dogs are sensitive and intelligent. They get along well in homes with children and other pets.
Care: The coat needs to be brushed a few times a week and daily in the shedding season. Bathe when needed.
Training: Bernese Mountain dogs should be given basic obedience training. They respond well to consistent, gentle training.
Activity: This breed needs regular exercise in a large yard. They enjoy being outside in cooler weather.
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, eye problems, cancer
Life Expectancy: 6-10

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