Bergamascos make wonderful family pets and companions
They are very good around children
They are very intelligent and in the right hands, easy to train
They have low shedding coats
Bergamascos are very good watchdogs
Bergamascos are wary and suspicious around people they don’t know
They can be reserved around dogs they don’t know
They are high maintenance on the grooming front
They are not the best choice for first time dog owners
They suffer from separation anxiety when left on their own
Bergamascos have a high prey drive
The Bergamasco is native to northern Italy where they were originally bred to herd and guard livestock, a job they are highly skilled at doing. The Bergamasco is a distinct looking dog with an extraordinary coat that forms loose mats and cords all of which hang down from a dog’s topline.
They are powerful looking dogs and they are not the ideal choice for first time owners because they need to be well trained and handled correctly from a young age to be truly well-rounded confident dogs, but even then, they are known to be quite cautious characters by nature. However, for people who are familiar with this type of dog and who spend lots of time in the great outdoors, the Bergamasco would be a perfect pet and companion dog.