The Bergamasco is a breed of dog with its origins in the Italian Alps near Bergamo, where it was originally used as a herding dog. The Bergamasco should be a medium size dog, well proportioned and harmonious having a rustic appearance. It is a solidly compact dog with a strong, powerful build that gives it great resistance without taking away any of its agility and speed of movement. The breed's most distinctive feature is the unusual felted coat, a normal and healthy characteristic of the breed. The coat is characterized by three types of hair; these are abundant, and form mats or flocks....
|Breed Group:||Foundation Stock Service Program|
|Place of Origin:||Italy|
|Also Known As:||Bergermaschi, Cana da pastore Bergamasco, Bergamasco Shepherd Dog|