Bergamasco puppies originated in Persia as an ancient shepherding breed. They were created to be intelligent and independent. Following World War II, this breed was nearly extinct until Dr. Maria Andreoli, an Italian scientist and breeder brought them back. This is a breed that is still rare in North America and Italy.


Bergamasco puppies do best in colder climates. Apartment or city living aren’t recommended. They’re better in a country setting where they have room to run around, do an assigned job, and play with their families.


The Bergamasco puppies need to be brushed occasionally. The cords of the coat have to be separated by hand then individually brushed lightly. This breed only needs occasional bathing because they take so long to dry. The Bergamasco breed is so rare that no health concerns or issues are known.


The coat is the most unique and distinctive feature of the Bergamasco puppies. They’re muscular and heavy boned. A true working dog, they show much dedication and seriousness to each job assigned. Being of medium size, courageous and strong rounds out their traits.


The coat of the Bergamasco puppies are made up of 3 different textures of hair. These are goat, dog and wool. They are combined into matting that cord together and grow to the ground. They’re completely covered from the hair much as a curtain. It serves to protect them from the weather and predators.


Bergamasco puppies need experienced owners. They’re a loyal and gentle breed that is also very protective of their home, family and territory. Other dogs and pets they’ve been raised with are tolerated as long as they’re not seen as a threat. Bergamasco puppies are patient with children but don’t like or trust strangers. They’re alert, sensible, attentive, well-balanced and dignified. They were never meant to be just a pet.


The Bergamasco puppies aren’t submissive but they are intelligent, free-thinking, and independent. Since they were bred to solve problems by themselves, they need to know the reason behind a command. They don’t submit to be obedient. Instead, they’re submissive to show affection. This isn’t a breed that responds to heavy handed or harsh training techniques. These dogs must be trained with firmness, consistency, respect and fairness. They need basic obedience and socialization.