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: 0.34

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.00

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.01

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Starry Town One PLus M0.42-0.130.17
2 Brimardell Blue Boy M0.40-0.040.10
3 Exuberant Fridolin vom Schexhof M0.400.00-0.05
4 Cinnabar We Do What We Do Best v Filucy Bay F0.35-0.020.14
5 Terra de Bern Evening Star F0.200.120.03
6 Goldaward Hellen F0.35-0.01-0.02
7 Durrbachler von Zambara Infinity M0.32-0.070.12
8 Rubicon's Debut On The Brazos M0.320.010.04
9 Jura's American Beauty Stella Blue V Zenith F0.310.09-0.17
10 Blumoon's Leaping The Rubicon F0.39-0.050.01

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 I10067.14%
Class I10161.65%
Class I10301.10%
Class I10687.14%
Class I109415.38%
Class I11217.69%
Class I116058.79%
Class I12211.10%
Class II20011.10%
Class II200515.38%
Class II20078.24%
Class II20211.65%
Class II202457.69%
Class II20537.14%
Class II20717.69%
Class II21181.10%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Adesa's Better With Butter N TallpineM0.35-0.03-0.02
2Afterberner Dlightful Dark GemF0.340.010.07
3Afterberner EvrythgshedzismagcF0.42-0.020.01
4Alderfer Here Comes The Sun RingoM0.29-0.070.22
5Algrand Berni Jillian F0.32-0.070.18
6Archibald Mountain Of Montana M0.330.05-0.11
7Aria's No Strings Attached At TenacityM0.38-0.01-0.06
8Beau-Tea-Ful Hickory Riomadea GrandeF0.31-0.060.16
9Bernewa's Fran Barre-SinoussiF0.260.040.00
10Blissfully Me von SasaunnaF0.44-0.060.03
11Blumoon's Certified OrganicF0.34-0.040.11
12Blumoon's Leaping The RubiconF0.39-0.050.01
13Blumoon's Mercy BoundM0.28-0.020.28
14Blumoon's Powder PrincessF0.260.070.03
15Blumoon's The More He MotosM0.42-0.01-0.08
16Brewin Hickory Riomadea GrandeM0.26-0.040.15
17Brimardell Blue BoyM0.40-0.040.10
18Brookhills Take It Or Leave ItM0.390.01-0.01
19Call Me A Touch Of Risque PaisleyF0.26-0.040.16
20Car-Rae's Lieben des LichtesM0.280.03-0.06
21Car-Rae's Odyssey of LoveF0.34-0.01-0.04
22Car-Rae's Peregrine TookM0.56-0.12-0.03
23Cinnabar We Do What We Do Best v Filucy BayF0.35-0.020.14
24Cor Caroli's Mission To The StarsM0.280.10-0.24
25Delagrea's Beck And CallF0.360.04-0.10
26Durrbachler von Zambara InfinityM0.32-0.070.12
27Eklovens Unforgettable KarstenM0.270.02-0.05
28Extreme Mahto Queen ElsaM0.34-0.050.07
29Exuberant Fridolin vom SchexhofM0.400.00-0.05
30Goldaward HellenF0.35-0.01-0.02
31Grunschnabel Berner TeddyM0.57-0.180.04
32Guiness Riomadea GrandeM0.310.010.12
33HenTen's Another Like No OtherM0.42-0.04-0.14
34Hickory's Can't-Contain-Me Calliio-piF0.32-0.030.05
35Hickory's Willie Rolls InM0.420.00-0.19
36Ian vd ReestlandhoeveM0.360.08-0.19
37Iron vom GränzwegM0.270.12-0.18
38Jura's American Beauty China Cat SunflowerF0.330.01-0.01
39Jura's American Beauty Scarlet Begonia V ZenithF0.200.070.11
40Jura's American Beauty Stella Blue V ZenithF0.310.09-0.17
41Jura's Foreign Affair to RememberF0.210.080.13
42Jura's Formal Affair Dancing in the MoonlightM0.34-0.010.06
43Jura's Fun Flight to the BlumoonM0.210.050.14
44Jura's Labor of Love Whole Vat of LoveM0.37-0.020.08
45Jura's Triple Crown in the MoneyM0.290.04-0.04
46Jura's Triple Crown Photo FinishF0.280.11-0.19
47Kasablanca's Northern Night FlyerM0.41-0.01-0.06
48King MaximillianM0.380.04-0.13
49Klay vd ReestlandhoeveM0.50-0.02-0.25
50Lilloete Mamemo Du Haras De La VergneF0.45-0.07-0.20
52Millenium Star Zest I of LifeF0.260.07-0.13
53Mountainair's Lima BeanM0.320.06-0.12
54Mountainair's Talk of the TownM0.450.00-0.19
55Mountainair's Vision of Celestial BeautyF0.360.03-0.11
56Mountainairs Remington 410M0.39-0.100.05
57Nashems A Princess Like No OtherF0.260.05-0.02
58Nashems Cracklin RosieF0.370.02-0.06
59Nashems Hey Soul SisterF0.330.07-0.22
60Nashems Hey ThereM0.380.03-0.07
61Nashems Journey To Where Dreams Come TrueF0.210.070.15
62Nashems One More Moondance at Red RocksM0.340.030.02
63Quellens Kiss Me N Get DressedF0.350.02-0.04
64Right On The Edge From Orsina's LandM0.310.010.03
65Rubicon's Debut At Lonesome DoveF0.300.08-0.05
66Rubicon's Debut On The BrazosM0.320.010.04
67Rubicon's Zeja Vu DebutF0.380.01-0.17
68Sallysvalley Cracle N Pop SpecialF0.250.09-0.03
69Sciurus Vallis ArtchieM0.58-0.11-0.15
70Starry Town One PLusM0.42-0.130.17
71Stilwell Secret Skyline V Bull ValleyF0.45-0.130.10
72Swiss Silhouette's AurvandilM0.190.100.02
73Swiss Silhouette's Finishing TouchF0.230.030.12
74Swiss Silhouette's Once Upon A Wish v RiverMtnF0.41-0.03-0.06
75Swiss Silhouette's Quantum Leap Of FaithM0.210.110.03
76Swiss Silhouette's Read Between The LinesF0.290.08-0.10
77Swiss Silhouette's RedHavenF0.30-0.030.22
78Tanzanite Jade GladeF0.250.06-0.10
79Tanzanite Learning Magic TricksF0.35-0.010.05
80Tanzanite Magic WandaF0.42-0.030.01
81Tanzanite Pepe Punk-inM0.380.010.04
82Tanzanite Show You're MagicM0.260.04-0.07
83Tanzanite's Devon Ain't Miss B-HavenF0.210.080.05
84Tanzanite's IncommunicadoF0.180.100.08
85Tanzanite's Once in a Sapphire MoonF0.180.13-0.08
86Tanzanite's Stubborn LoveF0.32-0.030.04
87Tanzanite’s Polka Dots and Moonbeams F0.32-0.010.08
88Terra de Bern Evening StarF0.200.120.03
89Thats My Little SheilaF0.41-0.030.01
90Tollhaus She Has TenacityF0.290.000.14
91Trillion's Chicken ImpastabowlsM0.47-0.140.13
92Trillium's Odds On FavoriteM0.330.01-0.04
93Vinn Turn Me LooseM0.36-0.070.15
94Windfall Adesa 3 Wire Winter @ Emerald MtnM0.34-0.030.07
95Xera Berno VegaF0.360.00-0.13

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