Meet the Bernese Mountain Dog breed

by SheKnows
Oct 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET
The profile of an adult Bernese Mountain Dog.

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Known as a gentle giant, the Bernese Mountain Dog isn't a breed to fear.

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A large breed meant for pulling, the Bernese Mountain Dog can haul nearly 1000 pounds!

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Often referred to as a "Berner", the Bernese Mountain Dog can make a great family pet.

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Due to his large size and need for space, the Bernese Mountain Dog is not recommended for apartment life.

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A guardian breed, the Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent watchdog.

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Territorial, the Bernese Mountain Dog is known for moderate barking.

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Because of his athletic life and pulling, the Bernese Mountain Dog is known to have hip and joint issues.

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Devoted to his family, the Bernese Mountain Dog is an absolute lover.

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Bernese Mountain Dog's love to socialize and are most content when in the company of his family.