Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Bernese Mountain Dog Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed originating in Switzerland for use as a livestock herder and cart puller. Selective breeding has left a legacy of unreliability and unprovoked aggression in some lines. Unsuitable for the urban environment or hotter climates. The Bernese prefers to live and sleep outside and prefers the colder weather. Affectionate and sometimes sloppy, they are readily obedience trained but are probably best suited to the experienced owner. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Chestnut-Smith The New Bernese Mountain Dog.Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain: www.bernese.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America: www.bmdca.org.