Bernese Mountain Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Bernese Mountain Dog and want to know if a Bernese Mountain Dog is suitable for your household?

Use the Bernese Mountain Dog information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Bernese Mountain Dog and more.

Bernese Mountain Dog Facts

  • Name: Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Other Names: Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner
  • Origin: Switzerland
  • Breed Group: Working (AKC:1937), Guardian Dogs (UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Bernese Mountain Dog Facts

Bernese Mountain Dog Information

The Bernese mountain dog is slightly longer than tall, though it appears square. It is a sturdy, large, hardy dog capable of both draft and droving work. This requires a combination of strength, speed and agility. Its natural working gait is a slow trot, but with good reach and drive. Its thick coat is moderately long, and slightly wavy or straight, providing insulation from the cold. Its expression is gentle, and its coloring is striking.

The Bernese mountain dog is an easygoing, calm family companion (that is, after it leaves its adolescent stage). It is sensitive, loyal and extremely devoted. It is gentle with children and often reserved with strangers. It generally gets along well with other dogs and pets.

What to do if you lose your Bernese Mountain Dog

If your Bernese Mountain Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Visit the local vet clinics to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Bernese Mountain Dog

If you find a Bernese Mountain Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.