Bernese Cattle Dog:Australian Cattle Dog and Bernese Mountain Dog Mix

Hybrid Breed

Australian Cattle Dog + Bernese Mountain Dog


Bernese Cattle Dog - Bernese Mountain Dog and Australian Cattle Dog Mix

The Bernese Cattle Dog is a fascinating mix of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Australian Cattle Dog. Both breeds have a rich history and are known for their working qualities. The Bernese Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland and was originally used as a farm dog for various tasks. The Australian Cattle Dog, on the other hand, originated in Australia and was bred specifically to work with cattle. The combination of these two breeds results in the Bernese Cattle Dog, an energetic and versatile dog.

Suitability and attitude

The Bernese Cattle Dog is well suited for active families or individuals looking for a hardy breed that is willing to work. Due to its original working background, it requires regular physical and mental challenges to be balanced. The Bernese Cattle Dog is often a good companion for outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging or agility. He can also be successful in certain dog sports such as obedience or rescue dog work.

Alternate Name -
Origin Australia - Switzerland
Life expectancy 6 - 12 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Bernese Cattle Dog.

The Bernese Cattle Dog usually has a unique blend of character traits. He is often intelligent, loyal and energetic. Thanks to the Bernese Mountain Dog influence, he may have a friendly and gentle nature, while the Australian Cattle Dog component may give him a high motivation to work and a natural inclination to herding. The Bernese Cattle Dog often makes a good family dog and can form a close bond with its owners.

The Bernese Cattle Dog is a fascinating blend of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Australian Cattle Dog. He is an energetic, intelligent and loyal dog that is a good match for active families or individuals. Careful attention should be paid to health and grooming to ensure the well-being of this versatile four-legged friend. If you are looking for a loyal companion with a combination of working ability and family suitability, the Bernese Cattle Dog may be the right choice for you.

Health and care

The health of the Bernese Cattle Dog is of great importance, as it may be susceptible to certain health problems that can occur in its parents. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and cancers. Regular veterinary examinations and a balanced diet are important to maintain the health of the Bernese Cattle Dog. Grooming includes regular brushing of the coat, especially during coat changes, to prevent matting.

The Bernese Cattle Dog often combines characteristics of both parent breeds. It usually has the strong build of the Bernese Mountain Dog with an athletic frame similar to the Australian Cattle Dog. The coat is often dense, medium length, and may have a combination of the Bernese Mountain Dog's colors, such as black, brown, and white, as well as the typical blue or reddish-brown pattern of the Australian Cattle Dog. It often has dark eyes and a friendly appearance.

Fur length short - medium
Fur - flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out
Anatomy rugged, massive, hefty
Size ♀ 43 - 66 cm
Weight ♀ 14 - 48 kg
Size ♂ 46 - 70 cm
Weight ♂ 15 - 50 kg
Suitable For -
  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • Nervous disorders

    Nervous disorders are manifested, for example, by disturbances in perception, neurological abnormalities such as tremors, apathy, convulsions, paralysis, tilting of the head, uncontrolled urination and defecation, and behavioural abnormalities.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • This mix has both intelligent and bright characteristics. He is extremely affectionate, playful and active. He loves to interact and learn with his family.

  • He will usually have a shoulder height of about 45 to 56 cm and a weight of about 20 to 30 kg.

  • Yes, this mix is an ideal family dog. He is very affectionate and playful and would fit perfectly into a family with an active lifestyle.

  • He needs regular training sessions to stay happy and obedient. He needs at least half an hour of daily training, and it is best if it is put down in short sessions.

  • No, he does not need intensive grooming. A little hair brushing and trimming should be enough to help keep him looking neat and tidy.

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