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The Bernese Mountain Dog, called in Swiss German the Berner Sennenhund, is a large breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund is derived from the German “Senne” (alpine pasture) and “hund” (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 in Switzerland. This Mountain dog was originally kept as general farm dogs. Large Sennenhunds in the past were also used as draft animals, pulling carts. The breed was officially established in 1907.[2] In 1937, the American Kennel Club recognised it[3] as a member of the Working Group[1]


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Health surveys of Bernese Mountain Dogs in Denmark, the UK, and USA/Canada all show that this breed is very short-lived compared to breeds of similar size and purebred dogs in general. Bernese Mountain Dogs have a median longevity of 7 years in USA/Canada and Denmark surveys and 8 years in UK surveys.[8] By comparison, most other breeds of similar size have median longevities of 10 to 11 years.[9] The longest lived of 394 deceased Bernese Mountain Dogs in a 2004 UK survey died at 15.2 years.[10]

Cancer is the leading cause of death for dogs in general, but Bernese Mountain Dogs have a much higher rate of fatal cancer than other breeds; in both USA/Canada and UK surveys, nearly half of Bernese Mountain Dogs died of cancer,[10][11] compared to about 27% of all dogs.[10] Bernese Mountain Dogs are killed by a multitude of different types of cancer, including malignant histiocytosis, mast cell tumor, lymphosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, and osteosarcoma.[11]

Bernese Mountain Dogs also have an unusually high mortality due to musculoskeletal causes. Arthritis, hip dysplasia, and cruciate ligament rupture were reported as the cause of death in 6% of Bernese Mountain Dogs in the UK study;[10] for comparison, mortality due to musculoskeletal ailments was reported to be less than 2% for purebred dogs in general.