The "Great Bernese" is a cross between the Great Pyrenees and the Bernese Mountain Dog. They are not a recognized or registerable AKC breed. Both the Great Pyr and Berner have earned the nickname "Gentle Giant." And Great Bernese dogs, as a cross between these two incredible breeds, likewise make wonderful family dogs and many make great livestock guardian dogs as well.
Our goal for the Great Bernese is to produce puppies that havea longer life spanthan Bernese Mountain Dogs anddo not roamlike the Great Pyrenees. Because they are a hybrid, they experience "hybrid vigor" which simply means they tend to be healthier than the individual breeds. But all puppies are individuals and we do not guarantee any specific traits.
Great Bernese are very beautiful, large dogs. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years. They typically weigh 70 - 115 pounds. They are very active and require exercise. They love playing outside - especially in colder weather. They also require regular grooming.