First, let’s talk about the hair. The Bergamasco sports quite a cool coat that creates felt-like mats in black or gray. Around age 6 is the time the mats usually reach the ground. You’d think the Bergamasco’s mane would be difficult to maintain, but it’s actually not all that hard according to dog enthusiasts. Underneath the hair is an athletic, strong build which is surprisingly sleek and agile.
Independent and intelligent, the Bergamasco was originally used as a herding dog in the Italian Alps. It is a sociable breed with a zest for life. The Bergamasco is a rare dog, so consider yourself lucky to have one of these pups!