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Bernese Mountain Dogs

The Bernese Mountain Dogs, also known as Berner Sennenhund or Bernese Cattle Dog, is a large, strong, sturdy, agile dog that can live about 6-8 years.The Height for Males 24 - 28 inches (61 – 71 cm)and the Height for Females 23 - 27 inches (58 – 69 cm)The Weight for Males 85 - 110 pounds (38 – 50 kg) and the Weight for Females 80 - 105 pounds (36 – 48 kg)Origin - The Bernese Mountain dog originated in the Swiss mountains. Many 18th century paintings show dogs that look like a Bernese type dog. The breed was named for the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. They were working dogs particularly good at draft work, pulling carts to market. They also were used to drive dairy cattle, to watch over the farm and as companions to the farmers. By the end of the 19th century many other working dogs were being imported to Switzerland, which brought the numbers of the Bernese down as workers began to use other types of dogs. The breed’s talents are tracking, herding, watch, guarding, search and rescue, carting and competitive obedience. Origin - The Bernese Mountain dog originated in the Swiss mountains. Many 18th century paintings show dogs that look like a Bernese type dog. The breed was named for the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. They were working dogs particularly good at draft work, pulling carts to market. They also were used to drive dairy cattle, to watch over the farm and as companions to the farmers. By the end of the 19th century many other working dogs were being imported to Switzerland, which brought the numbers of the Bernese down as workers began to use other types of dogs. The breed’s talents are tracking, herding, watch, guarding, search and rescue, carting and competitive obedience. 

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