Breed History of the Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of four Swiss mountain dog breeds known as Sennenhunds. 

Ancient Origins: These mountain dogs were worker dogs in Roman times. The current Bernese Mountain Dog possibly originated in the 19th century.

The Bernese Mountain Dog developed mostly in the Swiss Alps' Canton of Bern. Strength, endurance, and tolerance to severe mountain

Bernese Mountain Dogs performed many chores on Swiss farms. Shered animals, delivered milk in milk carts

Decline and Revival: Agriculture and farming activities reduced Bernese Mountain Dog numbers in the early 20th century. 

The Bernese Mountain Dog was recognized as a breed by the Swiss Kennel Club in 1907.

Contemporary role: The Bernese Mountain Dog is a beloved family pet and show dog. They are great family pets since they are friendly and kind.

Their thick, tricolor coat of black, rust, and white patterns makes Bernese Mountain Dogs stand out. 

Berners have a pleasant, affectionate demeanor. Their friendliness with children and other pets makes them great family dogs.