The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the four breeds of 'Sennenhund' - type dogs from the Swiss Alps.
Bernese are outdoor dogs at heart, though well-behaved in the house; they need activity and exercise, but do not have a great deal of endurance. They can move with amazing bursts of speed for their size when motivated. If they are sound (no problems with their hips, elbows, or other joints), they enjoy hiking and generally stick close to their people. Not being given the adequate amount of exercise may lead to barking and harassing in the Bernese.
Height and Weight Ranges
Height: Male 64-70 cm; Female 58-66 cm
Weight: between 40 and 55 kg
Generally, the Bernese loves the winter and cold temperatures. However, there will always be ways to cool down during hot summers, such as Nelly does in the near river ;-)