Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Information
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a hardy breed with a sturdy, heavy build and a beautiful double coat. Their compact body is well muscled and features a broad, deep chest. The brisket reaches to at least the level of the elbows. They have a wide head with a slight furrow down the middle and a pair of average-sized, triangular-shaped ears. Their teeth meet in a scissors bite and their dark eyes possess a gentle expression. The noses of this breed are black in colour and the tail is long, bushy, and carried low or in a slight upward curve. They have a comparatively long double coat that is straight or slightly wavy in texture. The coat is weather-resistant and tri-colour. A white blaze is present on the chest and white markings are apparent on the head and toes. Rust markings over the eyes, cheeks, sides of the chest, under the tail, and on each eye are also visible.
Bernese mountain dogs are tri-coloured with rusty brown markings on their legs and face, jet black and white on their chests and feet. The white chest marking forms a Swiss cross. They come in Brown, Black and White.
More on Bernese Mountain Dogs at the Kennel Club website