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Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a docile, smart breed that was initially bred to do work in the mountains of Switzerland. Since then, they have evolved to be great family companions as well. While they may lure prospective dog owners in with their friendly appearance, Berner's are born work dogs and have an abundance of energy. Be sure you have time to provide ample exercise as well as obedience training and thorough grooming.

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  • Energy High
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Responsive

One of four types of Swiss Mountain Dogs, the Berner is a large and sturdy dog breed. Standing between 23-28 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 70-115 pounds, the Bernese Mountain Dog is firmly in the large dog category. This, along with their abundance of energy, makes it important to provide them with a backyard to play in and frequent exercise. As tempting as it might be, trying to raise a Berner in an apartment will likely result in bad behavior and an anxious pet.

 

Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered a high-maintenance breed for other reasons as well. The breed is a top shedder, and even with frequent brushing and regular grooming, you're likely to find your furniture covered in dog hair. Also, due to the small gene pool from which they were created, Berners are prone to a large number of health issues and a relatively short life span. 

 

Typically living between 7-10 years, the Bernese Mountain Dog is prone to von Willebrand's Disease (vWD), hypomyelination, allergies, hypothyroidism, hepatocerebellar degeneration and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Be sure to do your research and buy from a reputable breeder in order to find the healthiest examples of the Bernese Mountain Dog

How dog-friendly is Fort Wayne?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest American cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Fort Wayne is the 45th most pet-friendly location. WalletHub found the city to be the most affordable place to live with a pet. Plus, the city has the 2nd lowest dog insurance premiums in all of the country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to run around and meet some of its peers. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Pawster Park and Camp Canine.

When you want to go on a long walk with your dog, you can explore Rivergreenway and several other hiking trails in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.

Life in Fort Wayne with a dog

Fort Wayne has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have many choices when you want to grab something to eat together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include BakerStreet, Friendly Fox, Trubble Brewing, Granite City Food & Brewery.

Fort Wayne has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. There are also several dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your dog. Every year, the city has several dog-centered events to celebrate all of our furry friends. This includes dog costume contests, grooming events, and dog-friendly 5k races.

When your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Wayne include The Bradley Hotel, Sonesta Select, and Candlewood Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, St. Bernards, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter what dog breed you decide to bring into your family, your new dog will have many canine peers across the city.

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