Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Maintenance
As a long haired dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog does require frequent brushing. They shed consistently throughout the year and of course, seasonally. If you brush your dog a couple of times a week, the coat will be shiny and clean, therefore shedding dirt without too much of an issue. This is great because you don’t need to bathe your Berner often unless of course, they get especially dirty. Otherwise, 4 to 5 times a year will suffice. The best tools for grooming your Bern are a stainless steel pin brush, a slicker brush, and a stainless steel comb with fine teeth. Other than regular brushing, keeping your dog’s nails trimmed and their ears clean is extremely important. These gentle giants are prone to dental disease, so it is important to keep their teeth clean either with toys and dental sticks or regular brushing. One of the other major issues that Berners can experience is obesity. Because of this, it is vital to not overfeed your dog, no matter how big they may be getting. Always pay attention to food recommendations and speak with your vet about the best diet for your Bernese Mountain Dog. That way you both can live a full and happy life together.