About the Breeds

 

Bernese Mountain Dog

Great Pyrenees Mix

The Bernese Mountain Dog (commonly called “Berner”) is a sturdy dog with a weather resistant coat.  They prefer to live in cool climates, because their thick coat makes them uncomfortable in very warm weather.  They are gentle, cheerful, and great with children.  They are very intelligent and easy to train.  They are very loyal and may have trouble adjusting to a new environment after they are 18 months old.  They are self-confident, alert, and good natured.  They are fairly friendly with strangers and are generally good with other pets and animals.  They are not aggressive; therefore, they are not ideal as watchdogs.  They are very social animals and should not be relegated to the back yard with out social interaction.  Their average height is 24 to 28 inches.  Their average weight can be anywhere from 75 to 120 pounds.  Most of the dogs at Rocky Mountain Puppies are on the smaller side of this scale.  We have a couple who are closer to the larger end of the scale, but for the most part, they tend to be smaller.  That is by design.  We have intentionally tried to breed a slightly smaller group of dogs.

The Great Pyrenees is also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.  They, too, have a thick, weather resistant coat.  They have a little bit more of an independent spirit and are a bit more territorial than purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs.  Because of this, these dogs are often used to guard and herd livestock.  They tend to be calm, well mannered, and somewhat serious.  They are courageous and very loyal.  They are very gentle, affectionate, and devoted.  They are great with children.  They are friendly with other animals and usually love cats.  Although purebred Great Pyrenees drool, the mixed puppies do not.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog (commonly called “Berner”) is a sturdy dog with a weather resistant coat.  They prefer to live in cool climates, because their thick coat makes them uncomfortable in very warm weather.  They are gentle, cheerful, and great with children.  They are very intelligent and easy to train.  They are very loyal and may have trouble adjusting to a new environment after they are 18 months old.  They are self-confident, alert, and good natured.  They are fairly friendly with strangers and are generally good with other pets and animals.  They are not aggressive; therefore, they are not ideal as watchdogs.  They are very social animals and should not be relegated to the back yard with out social interaction.  Their average height is 24 to 28 inches.  Their average weight can be anywhere from 75 to 120 pounds.  Most of the dogs at Rocky Mountain Puppies are on the smaller side of this scale.  We have a couple who are closer to the larger end of the scale, but for the most part, they tend to be smaller.  That is by design.  We have intentionally tried to breed a slightly smaller group of dogs.

For further information, please contact rockymountainpuppies@me.com.

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