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The Bernese Mountain Dog (German: Berner Sennenhund) is a large dog breed, one of the five breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. These dogs have roots in the Roman mastiffs. The name Sennenhund is derived from the German Senne ('alpine pasture') and Hund (hound/dog), as they accompanied the alpine herders and dairymen called Senn. Berner (or Bernese in English) refers to the area of the breed's origin, in the canton of Bern. This breed was originally kept as a general farm dog. Large Sennenhunde in the past were also used as draft animals, pulling carts. The breed was officially established in 1912. Four breeds of Sennenhund The four breeds of Sennenhund, with the original breed name, followed by the most popular English version of the breed name:Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, Greater Swiss Mountain DogBerner Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain DogAppenzeller Sennenhund, Appenzeller Mountain DogEntlebucher Sennenhund, Entlebucher Mountain Dog Appearance = Colouring =Like the other Sennenhund, the Bernese mountain dog is a large, heavy dog with a distinctive tri-colored coat, black with white chest and rust-colored markings above eyes, sides of the mouth, front of legs, and out around the white chest. However, it is the only breed of Sennenhund dogs with a long coat. The ideal of a perfectly marked individual gives the impression of a white horseshoe shape around the nose, which is always black.
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