Country of Origin: Italy
Height: 22-24 in./56-62 cm.
Weight: 57-84 lb./26-38 kg.
Registry: FCI, UKC, FSS
Special Note: Coat does not achieve
full matting until about
5 years of age.
The Bergamasco's characteristic feature is its unique coat, made
up of three types of hair. The coat forms "flocks" or
loose mats, which cover the dog's body and legs, and protect the
dog from weather and predators. The hair on the head is typically
long and hangs over the eyes. The Bergamasco is a vigilant guard,
with a strong protective instinct. It is naturally stubborn and
will persevere with a task until done. The Bergamasco is a very
intelligent animal, courageous but not aggressive without cause.
The Bergamasco's patient, quiet, and eager-to-please nature makes
him an excellent companion, but he requires a lot of space.