The Bergamasco

The Bergamasco
The Bergamasco
The sheepdog with a felted coat


A sheepdog with a strong work ethic, the Bergamasco’s most unique characteristic is its coat, which contains “dog hair,” “goat hair,” and “wool” that combine to form black or gray felt-like mats. The mats grow over the course of the dog’s life, reaching the ground at approximately six years of age. (The coat can actually smell like a sweater when it is wet!) Despite its formidable appearance, the Bergamasco is really a trim, athletic sheepdog underneath all those dreadlocks.

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