Facts & Origin
Profile: Old German Shepherd-Bernese Mountain Dog Mix (Bernese Mountain Dog and Old German Shepherd Mix).
The Old German Shepherd-Bernese Mountain Dog Mix is an impressive combination of strength, intelligence and loyalty. As such, he requires consistent training, clear leadership and plenty of social interaction. With proper care and attention, he will shine as both a working partner and a beloved family member.
Origin of the parent breeds
This mixed breed descends from two of the oldest and most prized working dog breeds in Europe. The Old German Shepherd, forerunner of the modern German Shepherd, has deep roots in Germany and is known for its work as a herding dog. The Bernese Mountain Dog, part of the Mountain Dog family, is known for its role as a working dog in the Swiss Alps.
|Origin||Germany - Switzerland|
|Life expectancy||6 - 13 years|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Old German Shepherd-Bernese Mountain Dog mix brings with it many positive traits:
- Loyal and affectionate: a strong protective instinct and deep attachment to family.
- Willing to work: both parent breeds are known for their work ethic.
- Intelligent and adaptive: Quick to grasp commands and training.
Suitability and attitude
This mix is ideal for families and individuals who have experience with dogs: He can live in an apartment, provided he gets adequate daily exercise. However, a house with a garden is preferable due to its size and energy level.
Care and health
His coat needs regular brushing to prevent matting and maintain its luster.
As with other large dog breeds, watch for hip dysplasia and other joint problems . Eye and ear checks and dental cleanings should be done regularly.
What does this mongrel look like?
The fusion of these two breeds results in a powerful and handsome dog:
- Coat: Dense, medium to long coat.
- Colors: A combination of the tricolor colors of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the varied colors of the Old German Shepherd.
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.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
congenital vestibular syndrome
hereditary disease of the inner ear
Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.
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!
Old German Shepherd and Bernese Mountain Dog mixes are intelligent, loyal, playful, friendly and good with children. They have a strong work ethic and are very trainable.
An Old German Shepherd and Bernese Mountain Dog mix requires regular and daily education and training sessions to achieve optimal results.
No. Born as guard dogs, they are often suspicious of strangers, but they are not usually prone to aggression.