Bergamasco Sheepdog
Cane da Pastore Bergamasco

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Names
Bergamasco
Bergamese Shepherd
Cane de Pastore Bergamasco
Bergamo Shepherd Dog
Bergamaschi

Origin
Italy, Antiquity
Named after the Bergamo Region of Italy

Use
Companion, Guarding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 11-13 years on average

Weight & Height
60 to 84 pounds & 22-24 inches tall

Known Health Problems
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Physical Description
Medium to large, heavy boned and muscular dog. It has a large, long head with a blunt muzzle, a large, black nose and thin drop ears. The tail is long and thick.

Temperament
Calm dog that loves its family including children. They are reserved with strangers making them a great guard dog. The Bergamasco will usually do ok with others pets if socialized with them early on.

Training
Not difficult to train.. Be consistant with them and socialize them well

Living Conditions
Would do best in a rural home.

Grooming
Coat needs to be hand divided in fringes of equal thickness , therefore needing lots of coat care.. Also needs the hair on the head brushed regularly

Exercise
Needs plenty of regular exercise with walks or a large fenced yard to run freely

Coat Texture
Long, heavy, rough coat forms cords

Coat Colors

Gray

Black

Fawn

White

Gray

Black

Fawn

White


Puppies
4-8 pups per litter are usually born

Recognition
United Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale

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Breeders

Bergamasco Breeders

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Curreny none listed

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