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We are located in the rural farmlands of Mercer County, PA about halfway between Pittsburgh, PA and Erie, PA. It is here that we raise and care for our Bernese Mt. Dogs along with a variety of other critters.
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Bernese Mountain Dog--The Breed.......
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. Bred from crosses of Mastiffs and guard-type breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs were brought to Switzerland by the Romans 2,000 years ago. The name Sennenhund is derived from the German Senne and Hund, as they accompanied the alpine herders and dairymen called Senn. Berner refers to the area of the breed’s origin, in the canton of Bern. This mountain dog was originally kept as a general farm dog. Large Sennenhund in the past were also used as draft animals, pulling carts. The breed was officially established in 1907. In 1937, the American Kennel Club recognized it; today, the club classifies it as a member of the Working Group.
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Height: 25 inch – 28 inch (Male) · 23 inch – 26 inch (Female)
Weight: 86 pound – 110 pound (Male) · 79 pound – 106 pound (Female)
Lifespan: 6 years – 8 years on average, but diligent breeding practices are helping to greatly improve adding years to this average.
Temperament: Intelligent, Affectionate, Faithful, Loyal, Good-natured and calm., Good-Natured, Strong