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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 Knoxville?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzes some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Knoxville is considered the 2nd most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A+ for the number of dog-friendly trails and dog-friendly restaurants. It also got an A for dog parks and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Knoxville

Knoxville has tons of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some sun. There are 4.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents, the 5th highest in the country. A few of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Plumb Creek Dog Park, Holston River Dog Park, Dogwood Park at Victor Ashe Park, Paws and Pals Dog Park, and Pet Safe Concord Park. 


Knoxville is also home to a variety of great hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore include Knoxville City Greenways, West Hills Dogwood Trail, and Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.  

Life in Knoxville with a dog

Knoxville has over 150 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Aubrey’s Strawberry Plains, Cafe 4, Wild Wing Cafe, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, and Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria. 


Knoxville has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


The city is a great location when it comes to time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Knoxville is the 16th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.


If your friends or family are in Knoxville for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Graduate Knoxville, Staybridge Suites, Comfort Inn, and Extended Stay Knoxville Cedar Bluff. 

Popular dog breeds in Knoxville

Knoxville is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Goldens, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which dog breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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