The Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies are really affectionate little fellas that will grow up to be an 80-100 lb dog. While being a puppy, and also as he grows up your puppy will make a great companion. As with all dog breeds, train him as soon as you bring him home.
These dogs are original from Switzerland. The AKC officially recognized them a breed in 1937. They are named after Canton of Bern, a Swiss state. As he grows old, your puppy will grow into a working dog, perfect for pulling carts. During the 1920s, a Kansas farmer brought a pair to the United States, and the breed rapidly became popular.
Despite being puppies, Bernese Mountain dog puppies are not known for being very active. This does not mean you should not feed them appropriately. A complete and balanced diet with all the essential nutrients is necessary.
At an early age, the characteristics coat color will be present on your dog. Note that this breed is a frequent shedder. Your male puppy will grow to weigh 80 to 115 pounds and your female will be 70 to 95 pounds. As with height, you will see a great difference over few months. Males will grow to 25-27.5 inches and females will stand at 23 to 26 inches.
Bernese Mountain dog puppies are good with children. However, due to their perkiness, characteristics of puppyhood, it is best to be supervised by an adult. These pups need a weekly grooming due to their abundant coat. They will only bark when it is necessary.
Caring for Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies
As you would do with any other puppies, protect your dog´s health. Commercial puppy food contains all the essential nutrients they need for their optimal growth. Do not exercise them too hard for a too long time as these pups grow fast and their bones might get hurt.
Ask your veterinarian when is the best time to let your puppy go outside your house and your yard, for a walk. Make sure you are up to date on all his vaccinations. A healthy and happy puppy will turn into a happy Bernese Mountain Dog.
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