Facts & Origin
Bernese Chow - Bernese Mountain Dog and Chow Chow Mix
The Bernese Chow is a unique mixed breed created by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Chow Chow. Both parent breeds have an impressive history, the Bernese Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland where it was originally used as a working dog on farms. The Chow Chow is an ancient breed from China known for its loyalty and independent spirit. This mixed breed combines the best of both worlds to create a loyal and devoted family dog.
Suitability and attitude
Because of their calm and composed temperament, Bernese Chows are well suited for families or individuals looking for a laid-back companion. They get along well with children and other pets if properly socialized. Because of their size and thick coat, they do best in a home with a large yard or in a cooler climate.
|Origin||Switzerland - China|
|Life expectancy||6 - 15 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Bernese Chows are known for their loyalty and love for their people. They are generally calm, easy-going dogs that fit well in a quiet home. They are intelligent and can be trained well, although they can sometimes have a stubborn streak that they inherit from their Chow Chow parent. They are also known for their alertness and can be very protective, making them good watchdogs.
The Bernese Chow is a loving, loyal and calm companion that can be an excellent addition to any family. With proper care, socialization and training, this wonderful mixed breed dog can live a happy and healthy life and be a valuable family member.
Grooming and health
Bernese Chows require regular grooming to keep their dense coats clean and healthy. They should be brushed at least once a week, and possibly more frequently during molting seasons. Like all dogs, they should have regular vet visits for vaccinations and preventative exams. They can be prone to the same health problems as their parent breeds, including hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and skin problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Bernese Chow can inherit a number of characteristics from both parents. They are usually large dogs that can weigh between 23 and 41 kilograms and reach a height of 46 to 66 cm. Their coats can be long and dense, as in both parent breeds, and come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white, and combinations thereof. They may also have the distinctive blue or dark eyes and fluffy tail of the Chow Chow.
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.
May be common in older dogs.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
This hybrid breed has a balanced temperament, is very affectionate and playful. They are characterized by their loyalty to their owners and are usually very easy to train.
This hybrid breed is a great dog breed.
Most have a coat of fur, which requires regular care. Brushing and combing the coat should be done at least once a week.
Yes, in this hybrid breed, a quality diet with all the necessary nutrients and a balanced diet are essential to stay healthy and fit.
Yes, so it is important to have regular veterinary exams to detect and treat any potential health problems early.