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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 Indianapolis?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Indianapolis is ranked as the 43rd most dog-friendly. The city excels when it comes to pet budget, ranking 14th of all the country’s major cities. According to the study, Indianapolis has the 2nd lowest prices for dog insurance premiums. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to numerous dog parks. Several of these will let your dog roam off-leash. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are  Broad Ripple Dog Park, Smock Bark Park, Dog Park at Clay Terrace, and Bed & Biscuit Dog Park. 


In Indianapolis, there are also several hiking trails for your pup to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Monon Trail, Falls of the Ohio State Park, Silver Creek Township Park, and Eagle Creek Park.

Life in Indianapolis with a dog

There are over 186 dog-friendly restaurants for you and your dog to grab a bite to eat in Indianapolis. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Metazoa Brewing Co., Cafe Patachou, Ruth’s Cafe, and Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery.


There are many other dog-friendly businesses in Indianapolis, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. Plus, a study from Homes.com found Indy to be the 2nd most pet-friendly city for finding a rental property. Approximately 61% of the city’s rental listings are pet-friendly.








If you have friends or family visiting Naptown, there are over 500 pet-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. Many of these places don’t charge any pet fees. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in the city are the Ironworks Hotel, Le Meridien Indianapolis, The Alexander, and Old Northside Bed & Breakfast. 

Popular breeds in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers, Boxers, and Golden Retrievers.

 

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