Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

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HEALTH AND
GENERAL INFORMATION

SIZE:

HEIGHT:

 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

WEIGHT:

 70 to 115 pounds

GENERAL HEALTH:

 In general, Bernese Mountain Dog breeds are not very healthy due to their genetics but this doesn’t mean your puppy is sick. You should be aware of the following diseases such as: Cancer, Elbow Dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s Disease and Gastric Torsion.

LIFE SPAN:

 6 to 8 years

EXERCISE:

 Bernese Mountain Dogs are very different. Some of them may prefer hard and daily exercise instead of other Bernese’s who could tend to be more lazy and sleepy. You should take action immediately if you spot that your dog is gaining unwanted amount of weight

ENERGY:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

RISK OF WEIGHT GAIN:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

PERSONALITY:

 Bernese Mountain Dogs are highly sweet and caring with children. If you have children they will do their best to take care and protect them.

BARKING FREQUENCY:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

HUNT DRIVE:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

AGGRESSIVENESS:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

SHEDDING HAIR:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

MOUTHINESS POTENTIAL:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

WANDERLUST POTENTIAL:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

TRAITS

EASY TO GROOM:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY HARD

 

FRIENDLY WITH STRANGERS:

VERY
FRIENDLY

FRIENDLY

NOT FRIENDLY

 

EASE OF HOUSE-TRAINING:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY HARD

 

EASE WITH CHILDREN:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

INTELLIGENCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

VERY INTELLIGENT

 

PLAYFULNESS:

EASY

MEDIUM

VERY PLAYFUL

 

OUTSIDE/INSIDE BEHAVIOR

APARTMENT LIVING:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY DIFFICULT

 

COLD WEATHER RESISTANCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

HOT WEATHER RESISTANCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS

CONS

 They are very lovely and caring  If your puppy is sick then the veterinary care costs could be very high. You should consider this if you want to bring this breed into your life.

They don’t tolerate hot weather and can’t adapt to an apartment living

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