Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies for Sale


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Bernese Mountain Dog Overview

Are you ready to bring home one of the most intelligent dog breeds? Look no further than the Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale at Keystone Puppies. Friendly and intelligent, this much-loved breed—also known as a Berner — is the perfect addition to your home if you want an energetic, highly trainable companion. In addition to our Bernese Mountain Dogs for sale, we work with a range of other purebred dog breeds — including Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, St. Bernards and more! For additional information, check out our breeds page to learn about our available dog breeds.

Recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1937, Berners were first bred over 2,000 years ago and brought to Switzerland by the Romans as working dogs. Large and muscular, the Berner was used for a variety of labor purposes — from pulling carts to herding cattle and serving as a guard dog. Today, you won’t see many Berners toiling alongside farmers in the field — however, they remain a popular choice among those looking for protection dogs due to their trainability and stature.

Despite their friendly and loyal nature — which allows them to get along with humans of all ages, as well as other dogs — this breed is not for the faint of heart. Before considering one of our Bernese Mountain Dogs for sale, keep in mind that this is a large breed — weighing between 77 and 120 lbs. on average — with high energy. While their keen intellect makes them very responsive to training, the Bernese Mountain Dog’s size and rigorous exercise requirement can make it a difficult dog to handle and will do best in the hands of an experienced dog owner.

  • 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.

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Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy Temperament

Known for being an especially loyal and affectionate breed, the Berner loves to please. This is a dog that will hang on your every word, and these pups will respond well to learning new commands — particularly when taught with the aid of rewards, such as a favorite treat. As one of the most intelligent dog breeds, you’ll find your Berner puppy to be a very quick study, capable of learning a wide range of tricks and skills.

While our Bernese Mountain Dogs for sale love children — and are extremely protective — their size will require a bit more attention around smaller children, particularly if the dog has not received proper training in early life. For this same reason, we do not recommend this breed to potential owners who live in apartments or condos, and the breed’s heavy coat makes it a less-than-ideal fit for hot climates. Before considering one of our Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale, be prepared to keep up with your new pup’s exercise requirements — which include at least 30 minutes of rigorous exercise daily.

Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies Health Considerations

Despite the fact that the Bernese Mountain Dog makes for an excellent companion, one of the downsides of this breed is its relatively short lifespan — averaging at just six to 10 years. This is largely due to its small genetic foundation, which contributes to a range of health predispositions. While no breed of dog is free of health considerations, some of the ones to keep in mind before purchasing one of our Bernese Mountain Dogs for sale include the following:

  •    Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
  •    Various Cancers
  •    Portosystemic Shunt
  •    Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  •    Bloat

While your Berner puppy may be at a slightly elevated risk of developing one of these conditions, it’s important to remember that none of these are uncommon in any breed — particularly in later life. The best way to ensure your Berner puppy lives a long, healthy & happy life is to adopt from a reputable breeder. At Keystone Puppies, our Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale are the product of quality pedigrees, and each puppy is raised in a loving home before being adopted by their new owner. To learn more about what we do to ensure the health of all our dogs, read about the Keystone Puppies Health Guarantee!

 

Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies Coat & Coat Care

The Bernese Mountain Dog has a thick, double coat that is woolly on the underside with a long, wavy topcoat.

The Bernese Mountain Dog has a relatively low maintenance coat, with little need for professional trims. However, in order to keep their medium-long coats shiny & healthy, it is important you give your Berner puppy regular baths — about once every four to six weeks — with gentle, dog-friendly shampoo & conditioner.

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With straight hair that does not tangle easily, our Bernese Mountain Dog puppies for sale will only need brushed around once a week — however, this breed sheds heavily, so most prospective owners will wish to invest in a de-shedding tool, as well as sticky lint roller for clothing and upholstery!

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