Definition of Bernese mountain dog in English:

Bernese mountain dog

noun

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

    • ‘In the canine world, a blaze is a stunning showing of white fur on the chest of a Bernese mountain dog.’
    • ‘Though appearing square, Bernese Mountain Dogs are slightly longer in body than they are tall.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

Bernese mountain dog

/ˈbərnēz/