Breed History / Description

This ancient breed of sheepdog originates from the Italian Alpine region and takes its name from the town of Bergamo. Its distinguishing feature is its heavy coat which forms naturally into mats. 

The matted coat gives insulation from the extremes of climate they have to endure in the heights of the Alpine pastures. The Bergamasco is an instinctive herder and is used both as flock herd and flock guard.


Vigilant guard with strong protective instinct. Tight skin. Unusual and distinctive coat. 


Intelligent, cautious, patient. Good companion/guard.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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