Bernese Mountain Dog

Temperament: A multi-talented working dog, The Bernese Mountain Dog is gentle with his human family, often loyal to one special person and is reserved with strangers.

Height: Males: 25-27.5 inches, Females: 23-26 inches

Weight: Males: 80-115 lbs, Females: 70-95 lbs

Life Span: 7-10 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.36

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.01

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.02

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Trillium's Odds On Favorite M0.440.00-0.02
2 Rubicon's Zeja Vu Debut F0.420.01-0.16
3GCHB Jura's Triple Crown Photo Finish F0.320.11-0.18
4 Tanzanite's Devon Ain't Miss B-Haven F0.230.080.05
5 Tanzanite's Incommunicado F0.220.100.08
6 Tanzanite Learning Magic Tricks F0.42-0.030.07
7 Nashems Cracklin Rosie F0.440.04-0.05
8 Nashems One More Moondance at Red Rocks M0.350.040.03
9 Nashems Journey To Where Dreams Come True F0.260.090.15
10 Thats My Little Sheila F0.38-0.010.00

One of four mountain dog breeds, these dogs were generalists - guarding, droving cattle, and pulling carts - originating in the towns near Bern, Switzerland. The breed dwindled with mechanized farm equipment and was brought back by Swiss Fanciers. They came to the US in 1926, having been imported by a Kansas farmer and were recognized by the AKC in 1937.

Hip and elbow dysplasia, cancer - especially histiocytic sarcoma or malignant histiocytosis, cataracts, progressive retina atrophy (PRA), entropion and ectropion, breed specific degenerative myelopathy, hypothyroidism.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10063.49%
Class I10162.33%
Class I10301.16%
Class I10684.65%
Class I109411.63%
Class I11216.98%
Class I116068.60%
Class I12211.16%
Class II20011.16%
Class II200511.63%
Class II20074.65%
Class II20212.33%
Class II202467.44%
Class II20534.65%
Class II20716.98%
Class II21181.16%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Afterberner Dlightful Dark GemF0.320.030.07
2Afterberner EvrythgshedzismagcF0.38-0.020.00
3Aria's No Strings Attached At TenacityM0.45-0.04-0.05
4Bernewa's Fran Barre-SinoussiF0.300.040.00
5Blissfully Me von SasaunnaF0.39-0.040.01
6Blumoon's Certified OrganicF0.36-0.040.12
7Blumoon's Powder PrincessF0.210.080.02
8Call Me A Touch Of Risque PaisleyF0.30-0.050.16
9Car-Rae's Lieben des LichtesM0.280.03-0.07
10Car-Rae's Odyssey of LoveF0.330.01-0.06
11Car-Rae's Peregrine TookM0.47-0.09-0.04
12Delagrea's Beck And CallF0.330.01-0.10
13Eklovens Unforgettable KarstenM0.350.02-0.05
14Extreme Mahto Queen ElsaM0.41-0.050.07
15Grunschnabel Berner TeddyM0.54-0.140.03
16Guiness Riomadea GrandeM0.280.040.10
17HenTen's Another Like No OtherM0.47-0.04-0.14
18Hickory's Can't-Contain-Me Calliio-piF0.250.000.03
19Hickory's Willie Rolls InM0.440.02-0.20
20Ian vd ReestlandhoeveM0.360.10-0.19
21Iron vom GränzwegM0.300.12-0.19
22Jura's American Beauty Scarlet Begonia V ZenithF0.250.070.10
23Jura's Foreign Affair to RememberF0.190.070.13
24Jura's Fun Flight to the BlumoonM0.230.050.14
25Jura's Labor of Love Whole Vat of LoveM0.37-0.010.07
26Jura's Triple Crown in the MoneyM0.290.04-0.04
27Jura's Triple Crown Photo FinishF0.320.11-0.18
28Kasablanca's Northern Night FlyerM0.51-0.02-0.05
29Klay vd ReestlandhoeveM0.53-0.02-0.25
30Lilloete Mamemo Du Haras De La VergneF0.56-0.07-0.20
31Mountainair's Vision of Celestial BeautyF0.380.05-0.11
32Mountainairs Remington 410M0.47-0.100.05
33Nashems Cracklin RosieF0.440.04-0.05
34Nashems Hey ThereM0.380.02-0.06
35Nashems Journey To Where Dreams Come TrueF0.260.090.15
36Nashems One More Moondance at Red RocksM0.350.040.03
37Quellens Kiss Me N Get DressedF0.370.04-0.05
38Right On The Edge From Orsina's LandM0.300.000.03
39Rubicon's Zeja Vu DebutF0.420.01-0.16
40Sallysvalley Cracle N Pop SpecialF0.270.09-0.03
41Tanzanite Jade GladeF0.320.05-0.09
42Tanzanite Learning Magic TricksF0.42-0.030.07
43Tanzanite Pepe Punk-inM0.430.010.03
44Tanzanite's Devon Ain't Miss B-HavenF0.230.080.05
45Tanzanite's IncommunicadoF0.220.100.08
46Thats My Little SheilaF0.38-0.010.00
47Tollhaus She Has TenacityF0.35-0.020.15
48Trillium's Odds On FavoriteM0.440.00-0.02
49Vinn Turn Me LooseM0.37-0.050.13

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