Bernese Mountain Dog Shedding

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There is no doubt that Bernese mountain dogs are beautiful and make great companions, for some people. Before we talk about Bernese mountain dog shedding, let's take a brief look at the cute four legged companion.

Bernese mountain dogs, sometimes known as BMDs or Berners, are medium-sized working dogs with long coats. According to the American Kennel Club, the Bernese mountain dog is a medium energy dog with a calm and good-natured personality. The breed is generally happier with a family that is somewhat active, and where someone is usually at home. They don't do as well if they are left alone at home most of the time.


Do Bernese Mountain Dogs Shed?

Yes, Bernese mountain dogs shed. This is a just a fact when living with any long-haired dog. Bernese mountain dog shedding can be excessive, if the dog isn't groomed frequently. You can minimize the impact of shedding on your home and your clothing, with frequent grooming. Fortunately, maintaining your dog's coat only needs to take a few minutes a few times a week. Give the coat a quick brushing at least once a week. Groom the coat more thoroughly at least once a week.

Any kind of dog brush should work for surface cleaning, but to minimize the Bernese Mountain dog shedding, you need to have the right tools. Breeds with double coats need the extra attention, or the rugs and coach will start to look like dogs by mid-summer. Use the right grooming tools to keep your long-haired dog relatively free of lose hair.

The American Kennel Club recommends getting a pin brush and a slicker to use for grooming. For those new to dog grooming, a pin brush is sort of what it sounds like - a brush with an oval or rectangular end topped with wires that have blunt ends (pins), rather than plastic "hairs" like a human hair brush would use. You can buy one for as little as $5 or $6. The pin brush will work for general grooming, to lift up loose hair and get some debris out of the coat. Daily brushing is a good idea, as it keeps shed hair from collecting in the coat and helps distribute natural oils around the dog's fur.

Bernese mountain dog shedding

You can also buy a combination pin brush and slicker for $13 or $14 online or at big pet supply stores. There are even "self cleaning" slicker brushes. The pins can be retracted to push the hair off. Other slicker brushes have fixed pins but they work perfectly well. Whatever brush you get, something that can reach your Bernese Mountain dog's undercoat is vital. Otherwise, you only get half the loose hair.

Bathing is a must. Get a quality dog shampoo and plan to give your Berner a good bath once a week. Bathing is important for all dogs, but for a double-coat dog breed, a regular bath is a critical part of controlling dirt, loose hair, pet dander, and pet smell.

The tri-color coat and long hair on a Bernese Mountain dog are beautiful, but they demand regular grooming. Bernese mountain dog shedding shouldn't be much of an issue with proper grooming. Regular and thorough brushing is also very important. Most Bernese Mountain dogs enjoy a good brushing, so this exercise should go well for the both of you and not consume much time.
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