GROOMING DEMAND RATING – MODERATE
FULL GROOMING INTERVAL – 6 TO 10 WEEKS
MAINTENANCE INTERVAL – WEEKLY
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a thick coat of moderate length with a slight amount of waviness. The coat should have an easily visible sheen.
The outer coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog tends not to matt easily, but that does not mean it will not. The significant under coat requires maintenance grooming removing unwanted hair shed. The breed significantly sheds especially when indoors. Like many other long coated breeds some hair shed can and often does remain in the under coat until it is removed by proper brushing and combing. Hair shed not removed will, with time or immediately upon getting damp or wet, begin to “tangle” and “matt” whereby the hair shed both wraps and compresses around the existing hair coat. Matts and excessive undercoat ruin the beauty of this breed, and severe matting causes any pet discomfort and even poor skin health.
Full Groom (Haircut etc..)includes everything – $85 and up depending on coat & condition