Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog was used as a herding and draught dog in the Swiss mountains and is able to cope with severe cold weather.  He is a large dog with a thick, silky coat which will easily become matted if it is not groomed frequently.  He is usually a well-mannered dog who can be fairly easy to train.  Ideally, he should live in a large house with a garden and have plenty of exercises daily.