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Breed:

Bernese Mountain Dog

Group (AKC):
Working
Country of Originvery old (800BC) Swiss
Type of coatmedium long, wavy, thick, shedding
Groomingregular brushing, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height23-27.5 inches
Average weight70-100 pounds
Activity levelhigh outdoors, low indoors
Watchdogyes, high ability
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
TrainabilityBe patient and precise, can be stubborn, may bite or panic if pushed too fast and too hard.
Compatibility with childrenif raised from a pup with children Ok
Characterhardy, active, loyal, playful, athletic
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard
Ideal ownerstrong, patient leader with time to train, socialize, and exercise
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training
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