The Bernese Mountain Dog is a very intelligent dog, that loves everyone. They are big dogs, but they are practically harmless. They are excellent with children, and also with other pets. Sometimes they tend to be a pain in the butt sometimes, BMD’s never really stop being a puppy or trying to be.
They are very social dogs and are not recommended to be kept outside to live. Also, if you live in something like an apartment, they would not be the best dog for you. Also, if you live in really hot areas, that’s not the best for them.
The only common health problems are, joint issues and they are prone to cancer (No particular kind).
They shed ALLOT, not recommended for people that have allergies. A good brushing everyday should minimize the shedding a bit.
They are believed to be from Switzerland, but that’s not a known fact, they don’t exactly know where they came from originally.
Studies have shown, that just a few years ago, these dogs lived allot longer then what they do now. So many people do not breed them properly or over breed them, something that is happening with allot of dogs. Before, they would live from 10-12 years, now its 6-8, normally.
Height Males: 23-28 inches.
Height Females: 22-27 inches.
Weight Males: 85-110.
Weight Females: 80-105.
Overall they are a pretty cool dog, not to mention how freakin’ cute they are. I kind of look like them. I have brown, black and white on me. Though, I guess that doesn’t count when I’m a Rat Terrier, Jack Russell, something or another. Ha!