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Bergamasco


Overview

The vigilant Bergamasco is thoughtful and intelligent. Though they have an independent streak stemming from back in their herding days, they can be socialized into a home, and they make for good companions as well as good guard dogs.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Very Long Coat

Coat Quality

  • Corded Coat

Colors

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Merle

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs
  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

Grooming

Intelligence

Personality

Playfulness

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Social Behavior with Dogs

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