Monday, February 2, 2015

Dog of the month: Bernese Mountain Dog

The Swiss Mountain Dogs are hardy breeds who thrive in cold weather. There are four varieties of Swiss Mountain Dog: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Appenzeller, and Entlebucher Mountain Dog. The Bernese is the only one with a long and silky coat, and probably the most known of the group.

These dogs are smart, strong, and agile, and were historically developed as farm dogs. They worked cattle and watched over the farm. Today, they excel at agility, tracking, herding, obedience, and therapy work.

Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for being good natured, self assured, and friendly. They require a lot of exercise and can move much faster than most people expect when seeing a dog this size. Bernese Mountain Dogs have a gentle and easygoing manner, and they love to be close to their family. They're usually patient and affectionate and do well with children.

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. Mom loves these dogs, they were all over in Germany.

    1. They are beautiful. They're all over Sweden too - I wanted one so much when I was a teenager. Then I met Border Collies and the rest is history, LOL! =)

  2. I really enjoyed reading this article! I have just launched a book on The Bernese Mountain Dog care, here is the link