The Italian shepherd owes its name to its hometown of Bergamo. It bears a resemblance to the Puli
- FCI Standard No. 194
- Origin: Italy
- Height at the withers: males: 58-62 cm | Female: 54-58cm
- Weight: Males: 32-38 kg | Female: 26-32 kg
- Family dog with herding instincts
- courageous guard dog, with a protective instinct
- intelligent and attentive
- needs a lot of exercises, ideally dog sports
The Italian shepherd owes its name to its hometown of Bergamo. It bears a resemblance to the Puli The breed’s population declined sharply after World War II. There was no longer any need for the herding dogs. It is Mrs. Dr. It is thanks to Maria Andreoli that the breed experienced a new upswing. Her Bergamaso kennel Dell’Albera also achieved notoriety outside of Italy.
With champions from her breeding, the foundation stone was laid for many kennels all over the world, for example in:
- Czech Republic
Essence and Character of Bergamasco
This breed of dogs is characterized by intelligence and attentiveness. The shepherd dog is a brave guardian, its protective instinct is deeply rooted. Originally bred for herding flocks of sheep, today it is a family and companion dog. Like all herding dogs, he always has his family in mind and tries to keep everyone together.
The sporty dog needs sufficient exercise and meaningful employment. When mentally busy, he will be a pleasant roommate. His place is with the pack, keeping a kennel is not an option! The Bergamasco is a very healthy breed, diseases are hardly known.
The unusual coat immediately catches the eye. The top and bottom coats become matted and form shags. The dog wears his hair like a coat, which protects him from the elements.