Origin Italy
Classification Pastoral
Height 55-60cm / 22-24in
Weight 26-32kg / 57-84lb
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Exercise Medium
Easily Trainable Yes
Watchdog Excellent
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals Medium
Indoor / Outdoor Living Both
Grooming Weekly
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Medium

Bergamasco Description

The Bergamasco is a powerfully built breed of dog and they have a square shape to their form. Their coat comprises of three layers. A short, oily undercoat followed by a long ‘goat hair’ layer and finished with a woolly outer coat. The latter two coats actually matt together to form cords or flocks, this gives the Bergamasco its incredibly unique appearance. They can be grey, black or fawn in colour.

Bergamasco Character

Bergamascos are a very well balanced dog; they are very calm and patient. They are independent, incredibly alert and brave. They will bond extremely quickly with their family and like to protect the children. They can live outdoors if introduced to it from an early age and have the perfect coat for the colder weather. Bergamascos are reserved around, and wary of strangers.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.