The Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy worker who can stand over 27 inches at the shoulder. The thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolor-ed: jet black, clear white, and rust. The distinctive markings on the coat and face are breed hallmarks and, combined with the intelligent gleam in the dark eyes, add to the Berner’s aura of majestic nobility. A hardy dog who thrives in cold weather, the Berner’s brain and brawn helped him multitask on the farms and pastures of Switzerland.
Berner's get along with the entire family and are particularly gentle with children, but they will often become more attached to one lucky human. Berner's are imposing but not threatening, and they maintain an aloof dignity with strangers. Berner's are happiest when they are with their family. They are active at times but also enjoy taking long naps. They are known for the "Berner lean" against your leg or using a paw to solicit attention!