Bernese Mountain Dog Size and Weight: adults and puppies

Bernese Mountain Dog Size and Weight: adults and puppies
Bernese Mountain Dog Size and Weight: adults and puppies

How big do Bernese Mountain Dogs get?

Quick answer:

Bernese Mountain Dog size: a Berner male can reach up to 70 cm (27.5”) tall and weigh anywhere from 30kg to 40kg (66-88lb). Bernese Mountain Dog female reaches on average 50-66cm (19.6 -26”) and weigh 22 to 30 kg (48.5-66lb).

If you are thinking of adopting a Bernese Mountain Dog, among many things, you need to consider the size of a dog of this breed and whether you have enough space for a Bernese to live in – and, most importantly, be happy in!

Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered a large breed. They are not only tall: a well-bred Bernese Mountain Dog also has a large, powerful body.  An average Bernese male can reach up to 70 cm (27.5”) tall and weigh anywhere from 30kg to 40kg (66-88lb). A  Bernese Mountain Dog female reaches on average 50-66cm (19.6 -26”) and weigh 22 to 30 kg (48.5-66lb). This is a fairly large dog even among large dogs. It is also very muscular and strong, with well-defined body lines and developed muscles. According to the breed standard, the males of Bernese Mountain dogs are supposed to be visually larger than females.

Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered a large breed

Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered a large breed

Bernese Mountain Dog Size and Weight standard by month

Here is a useful table with standard Bernese Mountain Dog size and weight organized by month. You can use it to check if your Berner puppy is gaining the right amount of weight as they grow and develop.

Standard Bernese Mountain Dog Size and Weight by month

Month Min Size (cm) Max Size (cm) Min Weight (kg) Average Weight (kg) Max Weight (kg)
1 20 25 2.5 3.5 4.5
2 28 36 6 8 10
3 36 44 11 14 17
4 42 51 15 20 26
5 47 56 20 26 33
6 50 61 25 32 38
7 53 64 30 36 42
8 55 67 34 36 45
9 56 68 36 41 47
10 57 69 37 42 49
11 58 70 38 44 51
12 58 70 39 45 52

Bernese Mountain Dog Weight

Bernese Mountain Dog male can weigh 30kg to 40kg (66-88lb). Bernese Mountain Dog female weighs on average 22 to 30 kg (48.5-66lb).

Bernese Mountain Dog puppy weight and size

If you are just looking into adopting a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, you may be interested in how big they will be, so that you can get a crate or carrier of the right size, or maybe figure out if the pup will fit in your small car (hint: it will 😉

A Bernese Mountain Dog puppy at three months of age will weigh around 14 kg (31 lb)  if it’s a boy and about 12 kg (25 lb) if it’s a girl. Quite a pup to carry around, but it will definitely fit in your car. If you are looking into buying a crate, here are some measurements that might come handy.

A Bernese Mountain Dog puppy at three months of age will weigh around 14 kg (31 lb)

A Bernese Mountain Dog puppy at three months of age will weigh around 14 kg (31 lb)

Buying the right crate for your Bernese Mountain Dog or puppy

Here are some crate sizes according to the weight of your Bernese (adult or puppy). I hope this helps you pick the right size.

Weigh Size of crate
Adult male 30kg to 40kg (66-88lb) 36” – 42”
Adult female 22 to 30 kg (48.5-66lb) 36”
Puppy male 14 kg (31 lb) 30”
Puppy female 12 kg (25 lb) 24”

 

However, if you are buying a permanent crate, it might make sense to buy the large, adult-sized crate right away, because your puppy will grow up before you can blink! At the same time, the crate shouldn’t be so large that the puppy has too much space to roam in it.

One of the main purposes of crating for puppies is to teach them to not soil in the house: dogs hate to potty close to where they sleep. If the crate is too big, the puppy might think it’s OK to pee or poo in the corner of the crate away from their bed. Learn more about crating in this article.

 

Additional reading

Crate training: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crate_training

 

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