Bergamasco

Character and temperament

This is a calm and respectful animal that grow up in harmony with each other. They have a special bond with children becoming protective yet loving and playful forming a true friendship. The Bergamasco is a excellent guard/watch dog but will not be agressive unless they sense the family is under threat.

Origin

An ancient dog breed at least 2000 years old.

General description

A medium sized well proportioned dog. A long and abundant coat that has long matted sections throughout. Many different colours from grey through to brown/black.

Food

No special requirements

Exercise

Long daily walks recommended.

Grooming

Their coats should be left to develop as naturally as possible. The outer layers of hair, made up of wirey and woolly hair, matt together to form what they call ''flocks''. These flocks develop from puppyhood and establish themselves by the time the dog has reached around 5 years old.

Stats

Average height (dog)
23
Average height (bitch)
22
Average weight (dog)
70 - 84
Average weight (bitch)
57 - 71
Average life expectancy
13 - 15
Average litter size
6 - 10
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