Also known as: Cane da Pastore Bergamasco, Bergamaschi, Bergamese Shepherd

Origin: Italian Alps

Height at shoulder: 22–25 inches (56–63.5 cm)

Weight: 60–85 pounds (27–38.5 kg)

Coat: Long, thick, curly coat that flocks or cords and drapes over the eyes

Color: Silver gray to coal black, blue merle

Ears: Triangular, pendant folded over with slight lift

Tail: Long and thick

Bergamasco watching over his flock – Courtesy L. G. Calvichi

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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