The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed of dog that originated in Switzerland. The FCI lists the Bernese Mountain Dog in group 2. The breed was originally bred as a draft and guard dog and is characterized by a balanced and self-confident nature.
Characteristics of the Bernese Mountain Dog
The height at the withers of the Bernese Mountain Dog is in the range of 64 to 70 centimeters for males , while bitches are slightly smaller at 58 to 66 centimeters.
There is no standard for weight, although it usually ranges between 38 and 60 kilograms. The life expectancy of the Bernese mountain dog is with 10 to 12 years in the normal range for large dogs. The Bernese Mountain Dog has a powerful. yet well-balanced physique. His strong head shows a clear stop. Lips and nose sponge are black, eyes are dark brown.
The coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog is long and slightly wavy. Its basic color is black, with reddish-brown markings above the eyes, on the cheeks, and on the barrels, among others. The white coloring on the muzzle, throat, chest, paws as well as tip of the tail is also characteristic.
Bernese Mountain Dog temperament and character
Bernese Mountain Dogs are even-tempered and good-natured, and appear very calm even to strangers. Their alertness and courageous character make them an excellent watchdog, but they should not be kept in a kennel under any circumstances. Because for the Bernese mountain dog are attention. Bonding with the family very important.
The affectionate animals can be trained with a little consistency very well and prove with sufficient attention as loyal and extremely child-loving family dogs.
Activities with the Bernese Mountain Dog
For many dog sports, the Bernese Mountain Dog lacks mobility due to its size.
However, the docile animals are happy to do physical work at any time, be it as a draft dog or searching for tracks. These characteristics make them an ideal rescue dog.
Even though dog sports like agility are not their strong point, there are some sports that are very suitable for Bernese Mountain Dogs.
This includes for example:
Bernese Mountain Dog Diseases
As with virtually all large dog breeds, the Bernese Mountain Dog is at increased risk for hip and elbow dysplasia. These chronic joint diseases are often associated with severe pain as well as a progressive limitation of mobility.
In addition, in the Bernese Mountain Dog, various causes can lead to chronic kidney problems, up to a complete failure of the kidneys.
Bellfor dog food for the Bernese mountain dog at an economical price
For the well-being and health of your Bernese Mountain Dog, it is of course important that you pay attention to feeding according to his needs. Due to their size, the four-legged friends need a comparatively large amount of food to cover their energy requirements. At the same time, of course, it is important to ensure that the dog food is of the highest possible quality.
To support you, we have put together a special set of dog food and other Bellfor products for Bernese Mountain Dogs, which you can buy in our store at a special price.
Our food set for Bernese mountain dogs at a glance
In order to reduce the known increased risk of life-threatening gastritis in large dogs, the food set for Bernese Mountain Dogs contains Bellfor Wiesen-Schmaus, a cold-pressed dry food. The cold-pressed kibbles swell less in the stomach, so it is not unnecessarily burdened.
In addition, the savings set contains our deer tongue cubes and Bellfor joints .. Bone Complete snack. The latter is a very special dog snack that provides your Bernese mountain dog's joints with numerous valuable nutrients thanks to the innovative active ingredient complex Ovopet.