Bergamasco vs Eurasier

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Eurasier is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Bergamasco is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Eurasier is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Eurasier is easier to groom than the Bergamasco.
  • Barking - Both the Bergamasco and Eurasier are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Bergamasco vs Eurasier
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Breed NameBergamascoEurasier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height21-24 in.18-24 in.
Weight57-84 lb39-70 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryItalyGermany
Origin Year1850 AD1960 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyPoorVery Good
Stranger FriendlyPoorVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorNoYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹20°F to 75°F20°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium-High
Top Running Speed28 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceNone-LowLow
SheddingNoneLow
DanderNoneLow
Drool AmountLowNone

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 NameBergamascoEurasier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingHighAverage
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionHighAverage
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBergamascoEurasier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
Joint DysplasiaYesNo
Skin AllergiesYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBergamascoEurasier
Coat
HairYesYes
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Corded CoatYesNo
Wire CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WavyYesNo
WrinklyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
LongYesYes
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
GrayYesNo
FawnNoYes
RedNoYes
SableNoYes
Wolf GrayNoYes