Character: affectionate with the family and confident
with strangers, vigilant and fearless.
The Bernese mountain dog is a versatile working and family dog.
He is vigilant and fearless in everyday situations and a good watchdog.
He is good-natured and affectionate towards people he knows well,
and confident and friendly towards strangers. He is a good watchdog
without being aggressive. He is moderately active and easy to train.
Close contact with his family is important for him as are adequate
space and movement. For the latter reason Bernese dogs are not particularly
suited to flat-life.
Dogs are between 64 and 70 centimentres at the shoulders and weigh
approximately 50 kilos.
The bitch will grow to height of 58 to 66 centimetres and will
weight approximately 40 kilos. The Breeding Standard is stipulated
by FCI-Nr. 45.