Bergamasco

KC Pedigree, Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This sheepdog worked in the Alps, where its corded, mop-like coat provided insulation from the elements.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Dreadlock fans.

Not the best for ...

People who don't like pointing. Take these dogs out and you'll attract attention wherever you go.

Aliases

Bergamasco Shepherd Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (About an hour)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Dreads
More work than you might think, drying takes a very long time and you need to cord them in the first place.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

Trustpilot

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