The Bernese Mountain Dogs are from the Swiss Alps, they are one of the four breeds of the Sennenhund-type. The Bernese Mountain Dog (BMD) is profoundly versatile working dog for the farm lands of Switzerland.
The breed was developed to herd cattle, pull cheese carts, and as a watch dog . But, what may be deemed most valuable and a desired quality is their loyalty as a companion.
They are a watchful, quickly bonded companion. BMD is a large and sturdy breed with a friendly and calm demeanor. BMD should be well suited to comformation, obedience, tracking, light herding and if one should so desire, cart competitions.