Bernese Mountain Dog
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the breed's main stats ,
the dog's potential health issues
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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The breed was used as an all purpose farm dog for guarding property and to drive dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the alpine pastures. The type was originally called the Durrbachler, for a small town (Durrbach) where the large dogs were especially frequent.
In the early 1900s, fanciers exhibited the few examples of the large dogs at shows in Berne, and in 1907 a few breeders from the Burgdorf region founded the first breed club, the Schweizerische Durrbach-Klub, and wrote the first Standard which defined the dogs as a separate breed.
By 1910, there were already 107 registered members of the breed. There is a photo of a working Bernese Mountain Dog, dated 1905 at the Fumee Fall rest area in Quinnesec, MI.
In the US, the Bernese Mountain Dog is growing in popularity, ranking in 32nd place by the American Kennel Club in 2013.
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1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inch. (58,42 to 68,58 cm)
70 to 115 pounds (31,75 to 52,17 Kg)
6 to 8 years
Potential Health Issues:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
Portosystemic Shunt (PSS),
Von Willebrand's Disease,
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Need For Exercise
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