Bernese mountn dog mn
A Bernese mn (or mn Bernese), is a dog breed of Swiss origin. Bernese mn, Bernese dogs, Bernese Terrier, Bernese Hounds and Bernese Poodle are often used interchangeably, but Bernese mn refers to the breed standard whereas Bernese dogs only encompasses mn-derived breeds (see History of the Bernese Mountn Dog). As such, Bernese mn and Bernese dogs are the same breed, but Bernese mn includes many Poodle-based breeds and can be more specifically referred to as Bernese Poodles, which include the following:
Bernese Mountn Dog: Bernese Mountn Dog, Bernese Poodle, Bernese Pointer
Bernese Sheepdog: Bernese Mountn Dog, Bernese Sheepdog
Bernese Hound: Bernese Hound
Bernese Mountn Cat: Bernese Mountn Dog, Bernese Mountn Cat
Bernese Mountn Cat
Bernese Mountn Cat x Dachshund
Bernese Mountn Dog × Boxer
The breed has been recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the American Fédération Cynologique Internationale since 1978. The Bernese Mountn Dog Club, Inc. is a breed society based in the United States that supports the breed and offers health and genetic testing services.
Bernese Mountn dogs were originally used as hunting and working dogs. They are known for their ability to work, pull sleds and climb steep slopes, and are particularly strong in the lower leg, enabling them to navigate and carry heavy loads over very difficult terrn. They have high energy, are very friendly, and are extremely devoted to their owners. They make excellent family pets, and have a high rate of health.
The Bernese Mountn Dog is not as agile as the AKC, but possesses more energy and agility than other standard breeds. The breed was developed specifically for working conditions in the Alps. The Bernese Mountn Dog is the heaviest breed to be used for its original purpose. The breed is known for a very strong upper-body, as well as a long low coat. The name is sd to be from the Alp in the region of the Bernese Oberland where the breed originated.
Today the Bernese Mountn Dog is still popular in the mountnous regions of its native Europe. It is recognized as a companion dog as well as a working breed. The United Kennel Club recognized the breed as "companion dog". It is ranked number 14 among the breeds in the "Most Wanted List" of Dog Breeders USA.
Bernese Mountn Dogs are devoted to their owners and are considered "extremely loyal and protective", and have been known to guard their owners, preventing strangers from approaching them. Dogs are eager to please, intelligent, calm, docile, amiable and affectionate. They may be more easily trned to obey than many other breeds. They tend to be more tolerant of children than most dogs. Bernese Mountn Dogs are also very calm, patient and patient with people who are ill or elderly.
The breed standard states that the Bernese Mountn Dog is the most disease resistant dog breed in the United States. The Bernese is the only working dog to be classified as an "extreme risk" (CR) from life-threatening disease. The American Kennel Club added Bernese Mountn Dog to its list of "at-risk" breeds, with a possible future introduction to the ranks of the most at-risk dogs.
Despite the breed standard rating the Bernese as "the most disease resistant", a survey of Bernese breeders, by the American Bernese Mountn Dog Club, found more than 50% of dogs examined were diagnosed with hip dysplasia and more than half had either moderate or severe elbow dysplasia.
In the UK, the Bernese Mountn Dog is a "healthy" breed for the first time, having been classified as so by the Kennel Club since 2004.
Bernese are particularly prone to a genetic condition called brachycephaly, or short-skulledness, which causes a slightly domed head.
A Bernese Mountn Dog is a medium to large sized dog. The breed standard states that Bernese mountn dogs have a "strong body and head with a massive skull and a long muzzle, broad, powerful, muscular and square-tipped" ears. They have a flat face with a broad forehead and slightly elevated eyebrows, short neck and strong shoulders with a broad chest. The shoulders may be slightly sloping.
A Bernese may stand between 28.5-34 inches (73-86 cm) tall at the shoulder, depending on size and age. The breed standard states that a male dog should weigh between 60-120 pounds (27-54 kg). Females should weigh between 50-80 pounds (23-36 kg). Bernese Mountn Dogs should be muscular with a firm, tight body. They have strong legs and a sturdy, flat-footed gt. The head of the Bernese is strong, well-muscled, deep-chested and square-tipped. The neck is long and strght with a moderate amount of slope. The nose should be round, dark in color, clean-cut and black in colour. The eyelid should be black in colour with no white showing. The ears should be black, broad and set on low on the head. They have a large, full undercoat. The coat should have a soft, abundant undercoat and is typically shaggy.
Bernese Mountn dogs are very active and playful. Their instinctual behavior is to run and play in the snow, so they are ideally suited to cold, snowy climates. They enjoy outdoor activities such as sledding, swimming and hiking. The breed's ability to endure cold weather and its willingness to chase squirrels makes it an ideal hunting companion. Their keen hunting instinct can be harnessed through trning to help them hunt prey.
**B IG SISTERS**
The Bernese Mountn Dog is the German breed's big brother. The BMD, the Great Dane, and the Snt Bernard are often confused, due to the many similarities in appearance. But the BMD stands apart from the two by being slightly smaller and more elegant than the other two breeds. This elegance is best reflected in the Bernese's gt. Whereas the Snt Bernard tends to have a slower, wider-legged, humped gt, the BMD has a more balanced, longer-legged, flat-footed walk. In addition, the coat of the BMD is noticeably softer than that of its cousins.
The BMD was developed in Germany as a working dog and became the country's official watchdog in the 1870s. However, the BMD didn't catch on in the United States until the early 1900s. Although the BMD is not recognized as a breed in the United States, there are several BMDs that are registered in the United States. BMDs are also popular in Europe and Canada.
**B EAUTY TRTS**
Bernese Mountn Dogs have a distinctive "doggie beauty," which can be seen in their black to dark brown eyes and in their thick coats. They have a short muzzle, full cheeks and rounded muzzles that make the breed appear square in shape. The Bernese's ears are triangular in shape, and both eyes are brown. The BMD's coat is a silky, dense, long, double coat with a strght, even coat undercoat that provides insulation for a BMD's coat. The BMD's coat is strght and flat, and it requires little brushing. In colder climates, the BMD sheds its coat during the winter to keep