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Bernese Mountain Dog

Breed Standards for the Bernese Mountain Dog

General Appearance and Coat:

Its thick coat is moderately long, and slightly wavy or straight, providing insulation from the cold

Head and Neck:

Well defined stop, skull flat, ears medium sized, triangular with rounded tips, hanging close to the head

Front Quarters:

Feet round

Hind Quarters:

Tail bushy, carried low

Gait and Movement:

Its natural working gait is a slow trot, but with good reach and drive


Tri-colored; black with tan markings and white flashings


It’s sensitive, loyal, and extremely devoted. It is gentle with children and often reserved with strangers. It generally gets along with other pets.

Bernese Mountain Dog