The Bernese Mountain Dog is a great breed of dog. They are normally all black, with a white stripe down their chest. They also have white on the tip of their tail and a bit of tan on them. These dogs make great pets because they love children and enjoy playing. They are best to have in area where they can run because they do have a lot of energy and need daily exercise.
These dogs usually get to about 80-100 lbs. They are a large dog, but are very friendly. They do well with other pets and are not very shy. They are perfect for working on the farm and love to chase the cattle into the pen. They are great with the kids as well. These dogs can be trained very easily.
One bad thing about this breed is that they do not have a long life span. They usually only live to be about 6-8 years old which is younger than many breeds. They are prone to cancer. Research is being done to figure out why, but they do not have answers yet to solve this mystery. These dogs also become overweight easily. You need to let them exercise and take them for walks often.
Bernese Mountain Dogs do not need a lot of care for their fur. They should be brushed a few times a week. They will need baths, but not often. They never need to have their hair trimmed.
Over all these are great dogs to have for families. Kids love them and they are a lot of fun to play with outside. Just make sure you have room for this dog to run. Your Bernese Mountain Dog will lick your kid’s faces and run around playing with them for hours. Brush them often and give them a lot of love. These dogs respond well to being taught so they will become an excellent member of your family.