Bernese golden mountain dog

Bernese golden mountain dog

The Bernese (German: Bernese) is a breed of herding dog originating in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Bernese were originally bred for use on cattle as draft dogs. They have a long, thin snout and large, flat, wrinkled face, which gives them a somewhat comical appearance. A short coat with long hair on the shoulders, chest, and rear end make the breed very easy to groom, and Bernese make an ideal dog for small-scale livestock herding.

In 1857 a group of dog fanciers met in Château d'Oex, Switzerland, to decide on a standard for a type of herding dog known in Germany as the (German: "mountain dog") and (German: "alpine dog") that originated in the Swiss Alps. The resulting standard, drawn up by the (German: "Association for breeding and breeding improvement") and the (German: "Club for German Sheep and Cattle Breeding") was approved by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in February 1874. The first Bernese to be exhibited at the Munich International Dog Show in August 1875 were named: Château d'Oex (Château), La Brouille and L'Ours. The name "Bernese" is derived from the district in which these dogs originated. The breed is recognised by several national kennel clubs, including the (in the UK and other countries), the American Bernese Mountain Dog Club and the Swiss Bernese Club. It is also a member of the World Federation of Berner Dog Clubs, with the British and Irish breed club.



The Bernese Mountain Dog is a long working dog. The height of the shoulder depends on the size of the dog, most weigh but larger Bernese (up to ) are common. The head is strong and the neck straight. The stop is short but muscular. The body is straight, and the loin strong and broad. The back is slightly arched, but not sloping. The shoulders and neck are long, and there is a tendency for the dog to keep its head up, even while working. The forelegs are straight and strong, but not long. The pads of the feet are oval, and the nails oval or heart-shaped.

Hair and color

The body and coat colour can be fawn, red, or liver. The colour is always very homogeneous, as the Bernese Mountain Dog was historically bred only for working ability, and not coat colour. However, as many modern dogs are mixed, and the breeding is based on the working ability, not the colour, this does not automatically mean that the dog has the colour.

The coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog is fine, and does not require a lot of grooming. It is straight and lies flat, but it gets thicker around the chest and hindquarters.



The temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog has traditionally been a subject of discussion. Some dogs are extremely affectionate, and some are aloof. As a breed, the Bernese Mountain Dog is said to be a happy and loyal dog. Bernese Mountain Dogs have always been valued for their working ability.

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a relatively easy dog to train. Training takes a long time, though, as the Bernese Mountain Dog needs a dedicated person and a large space, as they are very obedient, but aloof towards strangers. Some Bernese Mountain Dogs can also be shy, especially when they are puppies, but as they grow up, they become increasingly accepting of strangers and tolerant of other pets. Many Bernese Mountain Dogs are also known for their friendliness towards other animals and people. The Bernese Mountain Dog is a great dog to train, but is very sensitive when it comes to the training methods used. A Bernese Mountain Dog may not always accept certain methods, as they tend to be very particular and need a very calm, calm environment.

The size of the Bernese Mountain Dog is said to be an advantage when working, as it is not as vulnerable to attacks and is very hardy. The small size of the Bernese Mountain Dog also means that it is easier to handle and control.

As a natural watchdog, a Bernese Mountain Dog is also very attentive and protective. The Bernese Mountain Dog is also said to be protective of children.

The temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog can also be influenced by the individual dog.


The health of the Bernese Mountain Dog is very good. It is very hardy, and does not suffer from many problems or disorders. However, it is suggested that the breed is monitored for any inherited diseases or defects that may occur in the future. The Bernese Mountain Dog is recommended to be carefully inspected on a yearly basis.

A Bernese Mountain Dog can suffer from eye problems, ear problems, skin problems, and teeth problems. The ears are very important in this breed and they should always be carefully inspected. The skin of the Bernese Mountain Dog tends to be sensitive, and should also be regularly checked.

When it comes to eyes, they can have small eyelids, and problems with the eyes can appear in later years, so regular visits are strongly recommended. All four toes should be carefully looked after as they are very important.

The Bernese Mountain Dog should always be inspected on a yearly basis by a veterinarian.


The Bernese Mountain Dog is a very playful breed and is very energetic. To make them very active, many owners use a variety of methods to get the Bernese Mountain Dog involved in different forms of exercise and training. The Bernese Mountain Dog is a versatile breed and is used in many ways. However, some owners find it hard to cope with the amount of exercise required to keep their Bernese Mountain Dog healthy. It is recommended that owners have a suitable exercise routine before starting to take their Bernese Mountain Dog out for a walk or to go for a hike.

In order to make their lives easier, many Bernese Mountain Dogs have become used to walking on a lead. It is recommended that owners do not leave their dog unattended, and do not let the dog run free in the home. It is also suggested that owners should make sure that their dog does not chase after cats. Many owners find it hard to cope with the high level of energy that their Bernese Mountain Dog can have, especially if the dog is a puppy. Therefore, it is recommended that owners have some form of help or supervision, so that they can take the Bernese Mountain Dog on walks or hikes. The Bernese Mountain Dog is a hunting breed, and this can be a source of many accidents when they are not properly trained.

It is also essential to make sure that your Bernese Mountain Dog does not ingest any foreign objects or toxins. They may ingest an object or substance in their food or water bowls. It is recommended that owners clean out the water bowl daily and make sure that the dog is not drinking from it.

The Bernese Mountain Dog has some of the most unusual health issues. Some of these include:

Some Bernese Mountain Dogs may develop hip dysplasia. This is where the hip joint becomes damaged and inflamed, and the Bernese Mountain Dog may start to limp when they walk. This can become a serious problem if it is not caught and treated early enough. The symptoms of this are very obvious. The Bernese Mountain Dog can only become affected if he or she has poor nutrition. In order to prevent this, it is important that owners

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