Why Bernese Mountain Dogs?

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a gorgeous impressive intelligent dog and is such a joy to have in your family.    Their calm temperament make them wonderful to be around children.  Their loyalty and devotion to the family is amazing to witness.  Size is not for the timid as they are big dogs that do take up the whole bed if that is where you choose for them to sleep!

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Energy Levels

Berners are fun loving puppies and dogs.  They need to have their exercise limited when they are younger in order for their bones and muscles to develop.  This is one reason our Empowered Puppy Program is so beneficial to the breed.  With teaching the early puppy body awareness will help him grow in to a strong healthy adult.  They love the outdoors and would run and play in the cold for hours.  They are so eager to learn that training becomes a game to them.  Make sure that you have a comfortable spot for them to rest or they will take over your couch or bed.  Maybe buying them their own couch for naps isn’t a bad idea!

Breed Details

The Bernese Mountain Dog is considered a working dog.  They are strong, large, and have been known to accomplish tasks such as rescue work where heavy pulling is involved.  They are smart &  fast learners which will thrive in early developmental training.


The Bernese Mountain Dog has a shoulder height of 58-71 cm (23-28 in) and weighs 36-50 kg (80-110 lbs). Bernese Mountain Dogs have low hanging, thick tails, deep chests, and round feet. Males are larger than females, but both are very strong. The Bernese Mountain Dog is slightly longer than it is tall.


The Bernese Mountain Dog is distinguished by its highly recognizable tri-color pattern of their coat. It has a solid black body, legs, head and ears, rust or tan colored cheeks and calves, and white chest, muzzle (with a stripe running up to the forehead), toes, and tail tip.   Their coat is highly weather resistant, and they do shed all year round.


Bernese Mountain Dogs are great with children and are protective of their loved ones. They get along well with cats and other household pets.


They will  require regular grooming with a brush and comb, particularly in areas that are prone to tangles especially behind the ears, neck, legs, and hindquarters.  Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average lifespan of  7-8 years.  Even though their lives are shorter than other dogs, the amount of joy of having a Berner in your family can not begin to be measured.