Teddy bear looks and warm caring eyes match the Bernese Mountain Dog's faithful temperament ... these dogs simply love everyone.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are very alert and watchful at home, but not really barkers. Their warm nature, paired with an immense play drive, makes them a giant cuddly playmate on four paws.
Bernese Mountain dogs desire attention and require a close bond with their family. They are best suited to a family with kids who will play with them and take them on daily walks. Alternatively, they could be suitable for a young couple who can ensure their play drive is met.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are prone to hip dysplasia. They need careful exercise while they're still puppies so as not to damage their joints.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||6-8 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||High|