About Bernese Mountian Dogs
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy working dog with striking black tan and white distinctive markings and the long double coat. They are a gentle and placid dog devoted to their family. Puppies and young dogs are often quite boisterous during their adolescent stage. Bitches are distinctly more feminine in appearance with a less commanding nature. Dogs have a distinctly more masculine appearance with their larger size, bulkier body, broader head and especially coat development over the chest area. They are a slow maturing breed. They should never express aggressive behaviour but are considered very good watchdogs as they usually bark to announce visitors arriving. Some Bernese may remain aloof to the attention of strangers.
The Bernese Mountain Dog generally gets along wonderfully with other pets. Socialising them in all situations from puppy age is of utmost importance.