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Bergamasco Info

Bergamasco Breed Information

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Lifespan: 13-15 years Height: 22-25" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 4-10 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 57-84 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Bergamasco is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 57 lbs that can reach 84 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the FCI, UKC, APRI, ACR, AKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bergamasco breed has a typical lifespan of 13 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Bergamasco should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 10 puppies.

Bergamasco Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin Italy Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks yes Dangerous no

Bergamasco Temperament

intelligent, brave, peaceful, good companion, good for families, non agressive but skeptical of strangers

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, eye issues

Bergamasco Coat

3 layers of very long hair which form flocks. Eventually the hair will grow to the ground, usually around age 5. Puppies are born with short hair, but starting at around 8 months this will begin to flock and look like a mature Bergamasco

Bergamasco Dog Colors

grey to black with occasional shades of brown mixed in for camouflage in mountain terrain

Recognized By

FCI, UKC, APRI, ACR, AKC

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