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The Bergamasco should be a medium size dog, well proportioned and harmonious
having a rustic appearance. It is a solidly compact dog with a strong, powerful build
that gives it great resistance without taking away any of its agility and speed of
movement.

Bergamasco can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball,
tracking, and herding events. Herding instincts and trainability can be measured at
noncompetitive herding tests. Bergamasco exhibiting basic herding instincts can
be trained to compete in herding trials.
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Once known as the Alpine Sheepdog, the Bergamasco is a rare and special dog indeed!
Only recently imported into the US and UK, this ancient sheepdog of Italy possesses many
special talents, super-canine intelligence and a well-developed protective nature, all of
which should lead to the breed’s wide acceptance as a companion and guard dog. The
Bergamasco’s fully flocked coat, unlike that of any other breed, is this sheepdog’s
hallmark, adding to his special appeal and appearance.

Authored by expert breeder Maria Andreoli, founder of the famed Dell’Albera Kennels in
Italy, and Donna DeFalcis, the first American breeder of the Bergamasco, this Special
Rare-Breed Edition provides everything a new owner needs to know about acquiring a
well-bred puppy, coat care, temperament, training and more. As a much-needed resource
for owners, this new book offers a complete history of the breed, accompanied by over
135 unique photographs, as well as an authoritative text to help the read to better
understand, train and raise this fascinating breed.
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