The Bernese Mountain Dog is a calm dog breed with a reputation for being loyal and affectionate toward their masters. These dogs are also well-known for their beautiful tri-color pattern of white, black, and mahogany. Bernese Mountain Dogs are usually gentle with children and make great family pets.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized dog. The average adult female Bernese weighs between 70 and 100 pounds, males 90 to 120 pounds. The average adult height of a Bernese Mountain Dog runs between 23 and 27.5 inches.
A Bernese Mountain Dog is a strong dog breed that loves spending time outdoors. For example, it’s not uncommon for people to take these dogs hiking with them in the mountains. These dogs are also hardy enough for draft and droving work and belong to the working dog group. Bernese Mountain Dogs are not likely to misbehave or bark if you give them enough exercise.
Since Bernese Mountain Dogs are a double-coated dog breed, they need regular grooming. (Double-coated simply means that they have two layers of fur.) The Bernese Mountain Dog breed also sheds a lot because of their double coats.