Bergamasco Sheepdog


The Bergamo sheepdog, an ancient breed, was developed by shepherds as a herding and guard dog. Today, this intelligent breed, famous for its unique matted coat, is known as a friendly and social companion and show dog. The Bergamasco Sheepdog goes by other names, such as Bergamasco Shepherd, Bergamasco Sheepdog, Bergamasco Sheepdog, and Bergamasco Sheepdog. Although they are purebred dogs, it is possible to find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. Don’t buy if this is the breed for you. This outgoing breed loves to bond with many humans, making it a great choice for families or multi-person households. As long as the Bergamo Sheepdog has an active and attentive companion, this breed can thrive in almost any environment. And despite its appearance, the Bergamasco’s distinctive coat is very low maintenance. AniMall24 recommends a good dog bed to give your medium-sized Bergamasco a good night’s sleep. You should also buy a dog water bottle for any outdoor adventures you have with your pup.


The coat of the Bergamo Sheepdog can be black, silver, fawn, merle, cream, white and grey, and is often a mixture of colours. It is known for its distinctive matted coat. The Bergamasco’s coat is very low maintenance. The breed is also considered a great choice for allergy sufferers, except those with reactions to lanolin or wool. The Bergamasco does not need tons of exercise. They should get at least one good half-hour to hour-long walk a day, with some active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in. The Bergamasco Sheepdog is usually amazing with children. Always supervise playtime. Bergamo Sheepdogs tend to get along well with other dogs, since they are smaller or submissive. They can also tolerate cats. Bergamo Sheepdogs have a bit of a rebellious streak and do things their own way. Consistent and firm training will help curb any unwanted behavior. These dogs are naturally somewhat skeptical of new people. Socialize your dog early on if you want to curb this tendency.


Enthusiasts have traced the origins of the Bergamascan, or Bergamascan, sheepdog back to the Middle East 7,000 years ago. Some believe the dog is descended from the Gallic shepherd breed, the Briard. However, Italian aficionados of the breed point out that if the breed traveled west from the Middle East, it had to have reached Italy first. The breed got its name from the Italian town of Bergamo, in the Alps, where its full coat helped keep these dogs safe from the harsh mountain conditions. The breed began to decline in Italy after World War II, but breed enthusiasts worked to keep it stable. In 1956, the breed was accepted into the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). In 2015, the AKC began officially recognizing the Bergamo Sheepdog in its herding group. Bergamo Sheepdog fanciers around the world continue to advocate for the breed’s acceptance into other kennel clubs.

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Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Height: 20 to 24 inches
Weight: 55 to 85 pounds
Life Span: 13 to 15 years

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