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Bergamasco overview

Originated in the Bergamo region of Italy for use as a livestock guard. Adult coat is long and corded and makes a good protection from harsh weather. An affectionate and loyal companion, its natural guarding qualities do not always make it good with other dogs. Needs exercise; an urban environment would be unsuitable. 

Other known names for Bergamasco

Cane da pastore Bergamasco, Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Bergermaschi, Berger Bergamasque

Bergamasco foreign names

Berger de Bergamane (French), Bergamasker Hirtenhund (German)



Breed Group

Pastoral Group

Biological data

Male: 26-38 kg.
Female: 26-38 kg.
Male: 56-61 cm.
Female: 56-61 cm.
Colours, markings and patterns

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Bergamasco – Breed standard

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Bergamasco references and further reading



Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America 

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AP-0EIGHB - Five Bergamasco dogs
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson