How much does a Bernese Mountain Dog cost?

I hope you’ve got your wallet handy because the Bernese Mountain Dog price tag is by no means small. New Zealand – 2,500 NZD upwards. The Bernese Mountain Dog Organisation in New Zealand warns potential buyers that if ever you see a dog of this breed for sale for $600 – $800 NZD then it will be a scam and to not proceed.

How did the Bernese Mountain Dog get its name?

Descendents of dogs used by Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago, the Bernese Mountain Dog was originally a cross between a variety of mastiffs and other guard-type breeds. Because of their size and strength, the Bernese dog was used to pull heavy carts for the Alpine herders and dairymen over treacherous mountain passes through the Swiss Alpes.

Is the Bernese Mountain Dog an aggressive dog?

Although they are very protective of their family members, the Berner is not an aggressive dog – he does have a very loud and deep bark that he will use occasionally!

How did Albert Heim save the Bernese Mountain Dog?

Berner (or Bernese in English) refers to the area of the breed’s origin, the city of Bern in Switzerland. At the turn of the century, Professor Albert Heim saved the Bernese Mountain dog from near-extinction when he continued to carefully develop the breed, crossing the breed with a Newfoundland, he improved the dog’s temperament and size.

Why do Bernese Mountain Dogs have a short lifespan?

With pedigree dogs such as the Bernese, the large, quickly-grown breeds can have more issues related to their bones and mobility. However, the main reason for this breed’s shorter lifespan is that they are prone to cancer.

Are Bernese Mountain Dogs expensive to care for?

Part of why Bernese Mountain Dogs are expensive to maintain is because of their health . Bernies come from a small gene pool which makes them susceptible to numerous genetic health issues.

Is a Bernese Mountain Dog right for You?

The Bernese is an excellent guard dog for several reasons-its bark, its size, and its naturally alert personality. Bernese Mountain Dogs are truly gentle giants, and can make exceptional pets as long as they’re taught to play easy with smaller people and animals.

Is a Bernese Mountain Dog right for me?

A Bernese Mountain Dog may not be right for you. Keep in mind that the inheritance of temperament is less predictable than the inheritance of physical traits such as size or shedding. Temperament and behavior are also shaped by raising and training. You can avoid some negative traits by choosing an ADULT dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.