Definition of Bernese mountain dog in English:

Bernese mountain dog


  • A large dog with a black, white, and tan coat, of a breed originating in Switzerland.

    ‘our Bernese mountain dog cooled off with a swim’
    • ‘At the beginning of the twentieth century the numbers had dwindled considerably and it was only through particular care in breeding that the Bernese Mountain dog was maintained.’
    • ‘Nowadays, Bernese Mountain Dogs are sometimes harnessed to little wooden carts to enable them to give rides to small children.’
    • ‘Bernese mountain dogs are lovely to live with and fit in well with the family.’
    • ‘Though appearing square, Bernese Mountain Dogs are slightly longer in body than they are tall.’
    • ‘In the canine world, a blaze is a stunning showing of white fur on the chest of a Bernese mountain dog.’