Taking care of Bernese Mountain Dogs
Bernese Mountain Dogs have thick, large outer coats and wooly undercoats. As they are moderate to heavy shedders, especially around autumn and spring, they usually require a lot of grooming and maintenance. They need to be brushed several times a week to keep their coat clean and bathed periodically. To reduce tartar build up and maintain oral hygiene, aim to brush your Bernese's teeth once a week.
Bernese Mountain Dogs usually require a lot of exercise. Aim for three walks a day, around 30 minutes. Go for walks when the weather is cooler, as Bernese Mountain Dogs can be susceptible to overheating with their thick coats.
Bernese Mountain Dogs should eat one big meal, or two lighter meals a day. Aim for a well balanced selection of fresh food and lean meat, like fresh fruit, vegetables, chicken, beef and even yoghurt, which are great ways to incorporate the right vitamins and minerals into their diet.