So you’re looking to adopt an Bernese Mountain Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy worker who can stand over 27 inches at the shoulder. The thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The distinctive markings on the coat and face are breed hallmarks and, combined with the intelligent gleam in the dark eyes, add to the Berner’s aura of majestic nobility. A hardy dog who thrives in cold weather, the Berner’s brain and brawn helped him multitask on the farms and pastures of Switzerland.Berners get along with the entire family and are particularly gentle with children, but they will often become more attached to one lucky human. Berners are imposing but not threatening, and they maintain an aloof dignity with strangers. Big, powerful, and built for hard work, the Bernese Mountain Dog is also strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. Berners are generally placid but are always up for a romp with the owner, whom they live to please.”
An Bernese Mountain Dog typically ranges from 58.42cm to 69.85cm in height, and weighs from 31.751465900000003kg to 52.163122550000004kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Bernese Mountain Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Bernese Mountain Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.