• More than five million puppies are born every year in the United States. • In America, about one family in three owns a dog. • Sadly, statistics indicate that eight million pets lose their lives in animal shelters each year due to overpopulation.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a striking, tri-colored, sturdy, large dog. Hi is a friend for life. He is intelligent, strong and agile enough to do the draft and droving work for which he was used in the mountainous regions of his origin. Dogs appear masculine, while bitches are distinctly feminine.
The beautiful weather-resistant tri-color double coat is jet black with symmetrical markings of rust and white. The dog should have a white blaze on the chest, white on the head and toes, and rust markings over each eye, on the cheeks, sides of the chest, under the tail and on each leg.
The coat is moderately long and either straight or slightly wavy. Seasonal, heavy shedder and requires daily brushing.
Hip dysplasia, gastric torsions, and hereditary eye diseases, cancer, bloat and eyelid problems. To minimize the risk of your Bernese developing any of these hereditary health issues, you should buy a Bernese dog from a reputable Bernese Mountain Dog breeder.