Bernese Rottie

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Switzerland <> Germany -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Bernweiler
Bernweiller Herding Dog

A brief presentation of the Bernese Rottie

The Bernese Rottie, also known as the Bernweiler, is a large hybrid breed that was recently developed from a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Rottweiler. These dogs will be loyal, playful and affectionate pets, but will require good socialization. They will be prone to some health problems and obesity, so will need between 30 and 60 minutes of exercise a day. These handsome dogs will have an appearance somewhere between that of the Rottweiler and the Bernese Mountain Dog. They will have a large head and a compact but athletic body. Today, this specific cross-breed is used as a guard and working dog, but is also an excellent companion animal.

History of the Bernese Rottie

This specific crossbreed was originally bred as working dogs for use by shepherds in the Swiss Alps. They are big and powerful, and make great watchdogs. We don't know much else about their past, but we do know the history of their parents.
        

A little of the Bernese Mountain Dog

        
The Bernese Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland and was originally bred to be a watchdog, cart dog and farm dog. One of the tasks they were expected to perform was to be the source of transport for small products, such as milk and cheese, for certain farmers who were unable to own draft horses. The breed was all but forgotten until the 19th century, when a Swiss innkeeper and a university professor began looking for dogs of this breed. In 1892, they began to stabilize the number of breeds.
Standard of the Bernese Mountain Dog

A little of the Rottweiler

The history of the Rottweiler is not known with certainty, but it is thought that they originated in the Rottweil region. Centuries ago, these dogs belonged to the Romans and were used to move cattle. Eventually, they evolved from cattle to guard dogs for soldiers, livestock and Roman herds on the move. In 700 AD, the old Roman baths were replaced by a Christian church on the orders of a local ruler. During excavations, red tiles from Roman villas were discovered. The site was then called Das Rote Wil, meaning The Red Tile, and is now called Rottweil. Cattlemen and lumberjacks settled around this area after it was transformed into a cultural center, and these men needed dogs to help them in their trades. Until the 19th century, these dogs were used to drive cattle to market. They were known as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, or butcher's dogs. Their numbers declined during the industrial revolution of the mid-1800s, but regained popularity during the 20th century when they were used as police dogs. During the First World War, these dogs were used in the German army.
Standard of the Rottweiler

Appearance of the Bernese Rottie

The Bernese Rottie is a modern and largely unknown breed. It's difficult to determine exactly what these dogs will look like, as they can take on the characteristics of both parents. Bernese Mountain Dogs are compact, with deep, broad chests and a furrow running down the middle of their broad heads. Their ears are triangular and pendulous, and their eyes are dark. These dogs keep their long, bushy tails low, unless they're excited. Rottweilers are athletic dogs with muscular bodies and very large, broad heads. They are not as tall as they are long and have level toplines. They also have hanging, triangular ears, with a broad nose that is black, like their lips and the inside of their mouth. The almond-shaped eyes will be dark brown and deep, and the Rottweiler's teeth will meet in a scissor bite.

Temperament of the Bernese Rottie

The Bernese Rottie is an intelligent, talented dog that will excel at a variety of jobs, such as police work, carting, guarding, weight pulling and breeding. They protect their families and will alert and attack all intruders. Apart from these characteristics, you can expect this hybrid breed to adopt certain personality traits from its parents. Bernese Mountain Dogs are true pets, and they love nothing more than spending time with their families. Gentle, affectionate dogs, they will be calm and patient around children. These dogs also get along with other pets and are polite with new people, but can sometimes be shy, so it's important to socialize them well. They can spend all day playing, but will also enjoy relaxing. They are docile but can be slow to train. Be sure to be patient and give plenty of positive encouragement. Unfortunately, Rottweilers have developed a reputation for being vicious. However, this is not their natural behavior, and they will only be aggressive if they have been trained in this way. They are very loyal and protective of their families, which makes them good watchdogs. They will be playful and affectionate as long as they are well socialized. With strangers, these dogs will be reserved until they decide that the person is worthy of their time and affection. They need experienced owners, as they can be difficult to train. You need to be gentle but tough and confident with this breed.

Needs and activities of the Bernese Rottie

The Bernese Rottie has lots of energy and will need regular exercise, but will also love to relax and take naps. With their long, thick coats, this breed is best suited to winter temperatures and should not be over-exercised in hot weather. Rottweilers can be bored and destructive if not sufficiently exercised. The Bernese Rottie can do the same.

Maintenance of the Bernese Rottie

The Bernese Rottie will have different levels of maintenance depending on the parent it most resembles. Bernese Rotties shed all year round, but more heavily during the changing seasons. Therefore, you should brush them weekly, and more often in autumn and spring. They only need baths every few months, unless they like to play in the dirt. Rottweilers will also need weekly brushing, more often twice a year as their shedding increases. Only bathe them when necessary. In addition to grooming, all dogs, including the Bernese Rottie, should have their ears cleaned and checked at least once a month to prevent the development of infections. Teeth brushing is also a must, and should be carried out daily if possible. Two or three times a week should be the minimum. Trim your dog's nails as needed, which will be once or twice a month, unless they wear down on their own, in which case this can be done less often.

No comments

The latest updated breeds

  • Devon rex

    Devon rex Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Devon rex is a cat breed originating in the United Kingdom. The Devon rex is characterized by a conical head, marked by high cheekbones, a short muzzle and large ears. A brief historical overview In the 1960s, a harecat with curly fur was spotted in an abandoned tin mine near Buckfastleigh in...
  • Cymric

    Cymric Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Cymric is a cat breed from the Isle of Man (British Isles). This cat is the semi-long-haired variety of the Manx, which has the particularity of not having a tail. A brief historical overview Like the Manx, the Cymric originated on the British Isle of Man. As the island's cat population was...
  • Colorpoint shorthair

    Colorpoint shorthair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Colorpoint Shorthair is a cat breed originally from Thailand. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its colorpoint coat and blue eyes. A brief historical overview The origins of the Colorpoint Shorthair are the same as those of the Siamese, since it is the same breed.The breed is said to...
  • Chantilly

    Chantilly Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Chantilly is a semi-long-haired cat breed created in the United States in the 1960s from two kittens of undetermined breed. On the brink of extinction in the 1980s, breeding was revived in Canada. The breed remains very rare and is only recognized by a few North American federations, mostly on an...
  • California Spangled

    California Spangled Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Californian Spangled is a breed of cat native to the United States. This endangered cat is characterized by its leopard-like spotted tabby coat. A brief historical overview Paul Casey, an American screenwriter, created the breed in 1970. He had just returned from a trip to Africa and wanted a...
  • Brazilian shorthair

    Brazilian shorthair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Brazilian shorthair, also known as the Pelo Curto Brasileiro, is a breed of cat native to Brazil. This medium-sized cat is characterized by the fact that it is the first internationally recognized Brazilian breed and is extremely rare. Standard The current standard published by the...
  • Japanese Bobtail

    Japanese Bobtail Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Japanese Bobtail is a breed of cat native to Japan. This cat is characterized by its short, curled tail. A brief historical overview The breed, when tortoiseshell and white, is known as the Mi-ké (three hairs = three colors) in its native Japan, where it is considered a symbol of...
  • Kuril Bobtail

    Kuril Bobtail Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Kuril Bobtail is a cat breed from the Kuril Islands in Russia. This cat is characterized by its very short pom-pom tail, the result of a natural mutation. The breed exists in shorthair and longhair varieties. A brief historical overview This natural breed originated on the Kuril Islands, on the...
  • Russian blue

    Russian blue Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Russian Blue or Russian is a cat breed with controversial origins, usually considered a natural breed that originated in cold countries such as Russia and Scandinavia. Often described as a calm breed that is very attached to its master, the Russian Blue is well suited to life in an...
  • Balinais

    Balinais Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Balinais is a cat breed that originated in the United States. This medium-sized cat is the semi-long-haired variety of the Siamese. Standard The French standard specifies that the Balinais, although fine, must not be too thin. A brief historical overview The Balinais is the semi-long-haired variety...
  • Australian mist

    Australian mist Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Australian Mist, also known as the Spotted Mist, is a breed of cat native to Australia. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its short-haired coat with a spotted tabby or blotched tabby pattern. A brief historical overview The origins of the Australian Mist go back to the late 1970s,...
  • Anatoli

    Anatoli Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Anatoli, also known as the Anatolian shorthair or Turkish shorthair, is a cat breed of Turkish origin. It is the short-haired variety of the Van Turk. Standard The Anatoli is said to be a natural Turkish breed, like the Van Turk and Turkish Angora. The Anatoli was recognized by the WCF in 2001. A...
  • Californian rex

    Californian rex Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Californian Rex is a breed of cat native to the United States. This cat is characterized by its wavy, semi-longhair coat. It is the semi-long-haired variety of the Cornish Rex. A brief historical overview As its name suggests, this variety was discovered in California in the 1960s.Today, it...
  • Cornish rex

    Cornish rex Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Cornish rex, also known as the Cornish rex, is a breed of cat native to the United Kingdom. This cat is characterized by its very short, notched, soft coat. A brief historical overview The Cornish rex, originally from Great Britain, is the result of spontaneous mutation. The breed's founder...
  • Chausie

    Chausie Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Chausie is a breed of cat native to the United States. This cat is characterized by its Chaus-like physique. A brief historical overview The Chausie is the result of hybridization between a Chaus and a domestic cat. The first crosses were made in the late 1960s to produce a cat with a wild type...
  • Chartreux

    Chartreux Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Chartreux, also known as the Chartreux cat, is a breed of cat native to France. This cat is characterized by gold-to-copper eyes and a short, full coat that is entirely blue. A brief historical overview The Chartreux is one of the oldest natural cat breeds in the world. It is thought to have...
  • Ceylan

    Ceylan Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Ceylan is a cat breed originally from Sri Lanka. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its ticked tabby shorthair. A brief historical overview It was an Italian, Dr. Paolo Pellegatta, who in 1984 discovered half-wild ticked cats (like the Abyssin) in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylan). With the help of the...
  • British longhair

    British longhair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The British longhair is a breed of cat that originated in England. This medium to large cat is the semi-long-haired variety of the British shorthair. A brief historical overview The British longhair is a direct descendant of the British shorthair, and their history was identical until the...