Bernese Mountain Dog

Collection of drawings of a Bernese Mountain dog in sitting, standing, and laying down postures

Bernese Mountain Dogs are large breed of mountain dog popular for their distinctive coat colors and helpfulness on farms. One of the four Sennenhund (alpine pasture dog) breeds, the Bernese Mountain Dog often drove cattle through alpine landscapes and pulled carts and farm equipment. Characterized by their affectionate, calm, and strong-willed nature, Bernese Mountain Dogs remain very popular as family dogs in German speaking countries. The Bernese Mountain Dog has a beautifully distinctive tricolored long coat blending jet black, clear white, and rust.

The average Bernese Mountain Dog has an overall height of 30.0"-36.0" (76-91 cm), withers height of 23.0”-27.5” (58-70 cm), and body length of 35.0"-41.5" (89-105 cm). A typical Bernese Mountain Dog weighs between 70-115 lb (32-52 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 7-10 years.

How big is a Bernese Mountain Dog?
Bernese Mountain Dogs stand roughly 36” | 91 cm tall with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 25”-27.5” | 64-70 cm and females with a height of 23”-26” | 58-66 cm. Males weigh between 80-115 lb | 36-52 kg while females weigh in the range of 70-95 lb | 32-43 kg.
How long does a Bernese Mountain Dog live?
Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average life expectancy of 7-10 years.
What is the temperament of a Bernese Mountain Dog?
Bernese Mountain Dogs are an affectionate, calm, and strong-willed dog breed that is gentle with the family and strong-willed when working.


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30.0"-36.0" | 76-91 cm
35.0"-41.5" | 89-105 cm
Withers Height:
23.0”-27.5” | 58-70 cm
70-115 lb | 32-52 kg

Height (Withers):
25.0”-27.5” | 64-70 cm
Height (Standing): 32.5"-36.0" | 83-91 cm
38.0"-41.5" | 97-105 cm
Weight: 80-115 lb | 36-52 kg

Height (Withers): 23.0”-26.0” | 58-66 cm
Height (Standing): 30.0"-34.0" | 76-86 cm
35.0"-39.0" | 89-99 cm
Weight: 70-95 lb | 32-43 kg

Color: Tricolor coat (black, rust, white), thick, silky
Temperament: Calm, strong, good-natured, self-assured
Uses: Working, farms, cattle driving, guard, drafting

Breed Size:
7-10 years


Drawings include:
Bernese Mountain Dog side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), laying down (side)


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