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Bergamasco Dog Breed


Category: Pastoral
Origin: Italy
Other Names: Bergamasco Shepherd, Bergermaschi, Cane da pastore Bergamasco
Size: Large
Lifespan: 12 years
Living Area: Rural
Exercise: Medium
Grooming: High

The Bergamasco is a breed of dog with its origins in the Italian Alps. They were originally used as herding dogs. The breed’s most distinctive feature is the unusual matted coat which is a normal and healthy characteristic of the breed. Bergamascos are born with short, smooth fur, which slowly develops the characteristic mats as the dog grows. In adulthood the mats may reach as low as the dog’s paws.

Courtesy of: The Free Dictionary