Bernese Mountain Dog Info & Bernese Mountain Dog Breeders

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The Bernese Mountain Dog is a very large dog with a distinctive tri-colored coat, black with white chest and rust colored markings.  The breed was traditionally used as an all purpose farm dog for guarding property and to drive dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the alpine pastures.


Bernese are outdoor dogs at heart, though well-behaved in the house.  They need activity and exercise but don't have a great deal of endurance.  If they are sound they enjoy hiking and generally stick close to their people.


Bernese mountain dogs are affectionate and generally do very well with children. They are patient dogs that also work well with other pets and around strangers.


The Bernese have a  higher rate of fatal cancer than other breeds and also an unusually high mortality due to musculoskeletal issues.  Prospective owners should be prepared to cope with a large dog that may have mobility problems at a young age.  The Bernese have an average life expectancy of 7 to 8 years.


The Berner-Garde Database provides genetic information on the Bernese Mountain Dog, and is a great resource for anyone with an interest in the breed.


Photos Courtesy of Polish Dream - Bernese Mountain Dogs


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Registered Bernese Mountain Dog Breeders

Azzabern Kennels - Bernese Mountain Dog Breeder - Central Coast, NSW
We here at Azzabern have been enamoured with Bernese Mountain dogs for over 25yrs. In 2007 we decided to take the next step and start showing. We ... read more
Berneridge - Bernese Mountain Dog Breeder - Narre Warren North, VIC
Berneridge is located 40 minutes south east of Melbourne, Australia in a beautiful rural setting.

For the past 6 years, our lives have been blessed ... read more
Chilibern Kennel - Bernese Mountain Dog Breeder - Perth, WA
Experienced Bernese breeder, home based environment, active in conformation dog shows and obedience. read more
Polish Dream - Bernese Mountain Dog Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
We are a small breeder in Brisbane, but we breed for excellence.

We breed for temperament, health and personality. All our dogs are hip and elbow ... read more
Switzkiss Bernese Mountain Dogs
Long-term Breeder of beautiful Bernese for loving families. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more about this very special ... read more