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: 0.32

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.00

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.00

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Red Rocks Reckless Side M0.360.00-0.19
2 Stargazers A Force To Be Reckoned With F0.39-0.06-0.03
3 Mountainairs X-Treme Priestess of the Golden Flame F0.320.03-0.08
4 Prairiefire's Double Trap M0.30-0.010.15
5 Basia Mille's Then Another Hundred M0.230.060.06
6 Swiss Silhouette's Yakety Yak Edokan Likes That M0.230.090.05
7 Tanzanite's Turn N Burn M0.180.120.03
8 Tanzanite's The Sky's No Limit M0.210.090.04
9 Alderfer Wherefore Art Thou M0.310.05-0.08
10 Mountainair's Ya Say Ya Want A Revolution M0.38-0.03-0.05

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
1160202455.22%
1094200514.55%
100620077.46%
112120717.46%
106820536.72%
101620213.73%
122121181.87%
103020010.75%
116020070.75%
116021340.37%
126720050.37%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I00.75%
Class I10067.46%
Class I10163.73%
Class I10300.75%
Class I10686.72%
Class I109414.55%
Class I11217.46%
Class I116056.34%
Class I12211.87%
Class I12670.37%
Class II00.75%
Class II20010.75%
Class II200514.93%
Class II20078.21%
Class II20213.73%
Class II202455.22%
Class II20536.72%
Class II20717.46%
Class II21181.87%
Class II21340.37%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Adesa's Better With Butter N TallpineM0.34-0.03-0.02
2Afterberner Dlightful Dark GemF0.340.010.07
3Afterberner EvrythgshedzismagcF0.41-0.030.01
4Alderfer Here Comes The Sun RingoM0.27-0.070.22
5Alderfer Wherefore Art ThouM0.310.05-0.08
6Algrand Berni Jillian F0.32-0.080.18
7Archibald Mountain Of Montana M0.310.05-0.10
8Aria's No Strings Attached At TenacityM0.38-0.02-0.06
9Basia Mille's Then Another HundredM0.230.060.06
10Beau-Tea-Ful Hickory Riomadea GrandeF0.30-0.060.16
11BernerGarden's Point BreakF0.290.050.10
12Bernewa's Fran Barre-SinoussiF0.260.030.00
13Blissfully Me von SasaunnaF0.40-0.070.03
14Blumoon's Certified OrganicF0.32-0.050.12
15Blumoon's Leaping The RubiconF0.37-0.060.02
16Blumoon's Mercy BoundM0.27-0.030.29
17Blumoon's Powder PrincessF0.240.070.03
18Blumoon's The More He MotosM0.40-0.03-0.07
19Brechbuhler's Indigo Summer SkyM0.38-0.080.09
20Brewin Hickory Riomadea GrandeM0.26-0.050.16
21Brimardell Purple BoyM0.290.07-0.12
22Brimardell Teal BoyM0.240.06-0.02
23Brimardell's ConnemaraF0.41-0.03-0.10
24Brookhills Take It Or Leave ItM0.370.01-0.01
25Call Me A Touch Of Risque PaisleyF0.26-0.050.16
26Car-Rae's Lieben des LichtesM0.250.03-0.05
27Car-Rae's Odyssey of LoveF0.32-0.01-0.04
28Car-Rae's Peregrine TookM0.51-0.12-0.03
29CH Driftless AbracadabraM0.320.06-0.15
30Cinnabar We Do What We Do Best v Filucy BayF0.32-0.020.14
31Cor Caroli's Mission To The StarsM0.250.10-0.24
32Delagrea's Beck And CallF0.340.03-0.10
33Driftless Master of CeremoniesM0.40-0.030.03
34Durrbachler von Zambara InfinityM0.32-0.080.12
35Eklovens Unforgettable KarstenM0.250.02-0.05
36emerald acres lillyF0.54-0.10-0.07
37Extreme Mahto Queen ElsaM0.34-0.050.07
38Exuberant Fridolin vom SchexhofM0.350.01-0.06
39Goldaward HellenF0.340.00-0.02
40Grace Cottage Sir WellfleetM0.46-0.05-0.12
41Grunschnabel Berner TeddyM0.51-0.170.04
42Guiness Riomadea GrandeM0.300.010.12
43HenTen's Another Like No OtherM0.40-0.04-0.14
44Hickory's Can't-Contain-Me Calliio-piF0.29-0.020.05
45Hickory's Phearless PhlyerF0.40-0.060.00
46Hickory's Rumor Has It, She's a Rogue ONEF0.40-0.110.07
47Hickory's Willie Rolls InM0.400.00-0.18
48Ian vd ReestlandhoeveM0.330.08-0.19
49Iron vom GränzwegM0.250.11-0.18
50Jura's American Beauty China Cat SunflowerF0.330.01-0.01
51Jura's American Beauty Scarlet Begonia V ZenithF0.200.060.12
52Jura's American Beauty Stella Blue V ZenithF0.310.08-0.17
53Jura's Foreign Affair to RememberF0.190.090.13
54Jura's Formal Affair Crown JewelF0.210.050.17
55Jura's Formal Affair Dancing in the MoonlightM0.34-0.020.06
56Jura's Fun Flight to the BlumoonM0.210.050.15
57Jura's Going for Gold Grand Cru ClasseM0.260.07-0.03
58Jura's Labor of Love Tessa BellaF0.210.060.14
59Jura's Labor of Love Time to ShineM0.28-0.030.29
60Jura's Labor of Love Whole Vat of LoveM0.35-0.010.09
61Jura's One Love One HeartF0.150.100.18
62Jura's Triple Crown in the MoneyM0.270.05-0.03
63Jura's Triple Crown Photo FinishF0.280.11-0.19
64Kasablanca's Northern Night FlyerM0.39-0.01-0.06
65King MaximillianM0.350.04-0.13
66Klay vd ReestlandhoeveM0.48-0.02-0.25
67Lilloete Mamemo Du Haras De La VergneF0.45-0.06-0.20
68Mamemo's MoetF0.300.04-0.12
69Mbwaka-MutzM0.48-0.12-0.05
70Millenium Star Zest I of LifeF0.240.07-0.12
71Mountainair's Lima BeanM0.320.06-0.12
72Mountainair's Talk of the TownM0.42-0.01-0.18
73Mountainair's Vision of Celestial BeautyF0.350.02-0.10
74Mountainair's Ya Say Ya Want A RevolutionM0.38-0.03-0.05
75Mountainairs Remington 410M0.38-0.100.05
76Mountainairs X-Treme Priestess of the Golden Flame F0.320.03-0.08
77Nashem's Lone Sentinel at Sun MountainM0.230.08-0.03
78Nashems A Princess Like No OtherF0.230.05-0.02
79Nashems Cracklin RosieF0.360.01-0.05
80Nashems Hey Soul SisterF0.320.05-0.21
81Nashems Hey ThereM0.380.01-0.06
82Nashems Journey To Where Dreams Come TrueF0.200.070.15
83Nashems One More Moondance at Red RocksM0.310.030.03
84October's River SongF0.280.020.17
85Prairiefire's Double TrapM0.30-0.010.15
86Quellens Kiss Me N Get DressedF0.350.02-0.04
87Red Rocks Reckless SideM0.360.00-0.19
88Right On The Edge From Orsina's LandM0.270.010.03
89Rubicon's Debut At Lonesome DoveF0.280.07-0.04
90Rubicon's Debut On The BrazosM0.32-0.010.05
91Rubicon's Zeja Vu DebutF0.38-0.01-0.16
92Sallysvalley Cracle N Pop SpecialF0.250.09-0.03
93Sciurus Vallis ArtchieM0.49-0.09-0.15
94Skylyn&Enchant's Xtremely RevealingF0.300.05-0.08
95Stargazers A Force To Be Reckoned WithF0.39-0.06-0.03
96Stargazers Covert Heart SeekerF0.40-0.02-0.02
97Stargazers Covert No BoundariesF0.38-0.01-0.13
98Starry Town One PLusM0.37-0.140.17
99Stilwell Secret Skyline V Bull ValleyF0.44-0.140.10
100Swiss Silhouette's AurvandilM0.180.100.03
101Swiss Silhouette's Finishing TouchF0.230.020.12
102Swiss Silhouette's Once Upon A Wish v RiverMtnF0.41-0.03-0.06
103Swiss Silhouette's Quantum Leap Of FaithM0.200.100.03
104Swiss Silhouette's Read Between The LinesF0.280.07-0.09
105Swiss Silhouette's RedHavenF0.29-0.030.23
106Swiss Silhouette's Yakety Yak Edokan Likes ThatM0.230.090.05
107Tanzanite Jade GladeF0.230.06-0.09
108Tanzanite Learning Magic TricksF0.34-0.030.05
109Tanzanite Magic WandaF0.39-0.030.01
110Tanzanite Pepe Punk-inM0.380.010.04
111Tanzanite Show You're MagicM0.240.02-0.07
112Tanzanite the Trouble with TribblesM0.38-0.080.10
113Tanzanite Tullamore MagicM0.37-0.050.10
114Tanzanite's Bark At The MoonM0.34-0.040.05
115Tanzanite's Devon Ain't Miss B-HavenF0.210.080.05
116Tanzanite's IncommunicadoF0.180.100.08
117Tanzanite's Once in a Sapphire MoonF0.180.12-0.08
118Tanzanite's Polka Dots and Moonbeams F0.30-0.020.08
119Tanzanite's Stubborn LoveF0.30-0.030.04
120Tanzanite's The Sky's No LimitM0.210.090.04
121Tanzanite's Turn N BurnM0.180.120.03
122Terra de Bern Evening StarF0.180.110.03
123Thats My Little SheilaF0.36-0.030.01
124Tollhaus She Has TenacityF0.290.000.14
125Tollhaus Sir Kitty Jacob Astor Li Of AspenM0.38-0.010.04
126Trillion's Chicken ImpastabowlsM0.42-0.130.13
127Trillium's Odds On FavoriteM0.330.00-0.03
128Uleo My Trevor LatukrimasM0.42-0.050.04
129UmiF0.40-0.04-0.03
130Vinn Turn Me LooseM0.33-0.080.16
131Wildblume's Imagine Me and YouF0.34-0.100.37
132Windfall Adesa 3 Wire Winter @ Emerald MtnM0.30-0.020.07
133Xera Berno VegaF0.340.00-0.13

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