Beauceron vs Bergamasco

Compare the Beauceron to the Bergamasco. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Beaucerons and Bergamascos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Beauceron is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Bergamasco is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Beauceron and Bergamasco are child friendly.
  • Grooming - The Beauceron is easy to groom while the Bergamasco has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Bergamasco bark/howls frequently. The Beauceron has a low tendency to bark.
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Beauceron vs Bergamasco
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Breed NameBeauceronBergamasco
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height24-28 in.21-24 in.
Weight70-110 lb57-84 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceItaly
Origin Year1587 AD1850 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodGood
Pet FriendlyPoorPoor
Stranger FriendlyGoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 70°F20°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredHighMedium
Top Running Speed24 mph28 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowNone-Low
SheddingLowNone
DanderLowNone
Drool AmountLowLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronBergamasco
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesYes
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingHighHigh
HuntingAverageBelow Average
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingAverageBelow Average
WatchHighHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronBergamasco
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatNoYes
Joint DysplasiaNoYes
Skin AllergiesNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronBergamasco
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatYesNo
Corded CoatNoYes
Wire CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
ShaggyNoYes
WavyNoYes
WrinklyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
Black&tanYesNo
HarlequinYesNo
Tri-colorYesNo
BlackNoYes
GrayNoYes