The Bernese Hound is average size, solidly built and powerful, with a narrow, rather lean head that is well proportioned to his size. He has long, floppy ears that give him a rather friendly and sympathetic appearance. This superb dog is endowed with a noble and elegant appearance.
Between 45 and 50 cm (17.72 to 19.69 inches) for the male
Between 54 and 50 cm (21.26 to 19.69 inches) for the female
Between 8 and 15 kg (17.64 to 33.07 pounds) for the male
Between 8 and 15 kg (17.64 to 33.07 pounds) for the female
The color of his dress is generally tricolor. His white coat is predominantly marked with black patches accompanied by tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks and ears.
His short coat is generally smooth, hard and full.
The Bernese Hound weighs about 20 kg (28 pounds) when adult, whether male or female. His head has an elongated skull with a well defined stop. His dark eyes are medium size and slightly oval. His beautiful large drooping ears almost reach his nose. His large nose is black. His tail, carried horizontally, is not too long and can be curved slightly downwards or upwards.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #60