Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies for Sale
Bernese Mountain Dog mixes are rapidly becoming one of the most popular mixed breeds for their strength, and sweet-natured souls. Deriving from Switzerland, the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, long-haired, loving breed that typically make for great family companions. Although any mix can have a long list of lineages that play a factor in their overall personality and traits, most Bernese Mountain Dog mixes are rarely aggressive and are known for being gentle giants. You can learn more about your Bernese Mountain mix through a DNA test in order to better trace their exact lineage.
- Country of Origin: Switzerland
- Weight: 80 - 110 lbs
- Height: 23 - 28 inches
- Color: The Bernese Mountain Dog’s beautiful coat is often admired and is a core part of the AKC’s breed standards. The Bernese Mountain dog must have a black coat covering most of its body with distinct white markings on the face, chest, feet, and tail. Rust appears in the eyebrows and other areas. Bernese Mountain Dogs with blue eyes or a ground color other than black cannot be registered with the AKC.
Most mixed breeds are bred to possess the absolute best qualities of each breed in the mix. Some dominating characteristics of The Bernese Mountain breed that your mix may have could include:
The Bernese Mountain Dog’s life expectancy is between 6-9 years. While most Bernese Mountain Dogs are exceptionally hearty, like all breeds, they occasionally experience health issues. Here are some of the more common health issues:
- Hip dysplasia
- Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
- von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD)
- Prone to heat strokes
Food allergies are more common in this breed, so watch your Bernese Mountain Dog’s diet. If your puppy shows signs of itchy or dry skin, check with your vet to see if your pet has allergies. If your pup is vomiting or has diarrhea, call your vet immediately.
Because the Bernese Mountain Dog was bred for life in the Alps, this breed don’t do well in heat. In hot weather, take extra care to keep your dog cool and well-hydrated.
All breeds of dogs should be brought in for regular vet checkups. It’s important for every type of dog to stay current on all shots and vaccinations.
Coat & Coat Care
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a thick, double coat that is woolly on the underside with a long, wavy topcoat.
Most Bernese Mountain Dog Mixes will possess the typical double coat of long hair and black, white and brown colorings associated with their Mother breed. Most mixes will also require brushing 1-2 times a week and should be fully groomed about every 6 weeks.
- Medium-Long hair depending on your mix.
- Frequent Brushing
- Monthly full grooming recommended