Do Bernese mountain dogs have an undercoat?

Table of contents:

  1. Do Bernese mountain dogs have an undercoat?
  2. Why is my Bernese mountain dog shedding so much?
  3. At what age do Bernese Mountain Dogs shed?
  4. Do Bernese mountain dogs shed a lot of hair?
  5. Should I get a Bernese mountain dog or a golden retriever?

Do Bernese mountain dogs have an undercoat?

The Bernese Mountain Dog has a double coat, with a longer outer coat and a wooly undercoat. Berners shed a fair amount, even more so during shedding season, which occurs twice a year. Weekly brushing—daily during shedding season—will help to remove loose hair and keep the dog looking his best.

Why is my Bernese mountain dog shedding so much?

Because they have longer fur, the fur they leave behind is more noticeable than a German Shepherd, or other double-coated dog breeds. This is the time of year where their undercoats will start to shed in order to make way for a thicker or thinner undercoat depending on the temperature outdoors.

At what age do Bernese Mountain Dogs shed?

7-9 months

Do Bernese mountain dogs shed a lot of hair?

Bernese Mountain Dogs have a thick, moderately long double coat that can be straight or slightly wavy. With so much hair, it shouldn't come as a surprise that this coat sheds heavily, especially during the Spring and Fall. Bernese Mountain Dog shedding can be excessive, especially if the dog isn't groomed frequently.

Should I get a Bernese mountain dog or a golden retriever?

Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs. Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you. Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average exercise need.