Bernese mountain dog


Ber·​nese mountain dog ˈbər-ˌnēz- How to pronounce Bernese mountain dog (audio)
: any of a breed of large powerful long-coated black dogs of Swiss origin that have tan and white markings and were developed as draft animals

Word History


Bern, Switzerland

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bernese mountain dog was in 1935

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“Bernese mountain dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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