The Bernese Mountain Dog is a beloved dog breed known for its friendly, good-natured, affectionate temperament and long, thick coat. Classified as a working breed, the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large dog with an average weight of 70-115 pounds and a height of 23-27.5 inches.
This breed typically has a 7-10 year life span and requires moderate to high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Bernese Mountain Dog has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Bernese Mountain Dog’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 70-115
Average Height (in): 23-27.5
Life Expectancy (years): 7-10
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Bernese Mountain Dog Appearance
Coat Type: long, thick
Coat Colors: black, white, rust
Bernese Mountain Dog Temperament and Personality
Temperament: friendly, good-natured, affectionate
Trainability: responds well to positive reinforcement, consistency in training
Exercise Needs: moderate to high
Grooming Needs: high
Bernese Mountain Dog Health
Common Health Issues: hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, cancer
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.