The Bernese Mountain dog, or the Berner, belongs to the ancient family of dogs known as molossers. These dogs have a history that goes back in time for more than two thousand years. They include the powerful dogs developed by the Romans for war. This line includes mastiffs, and the St. Bernard. These dogs migrated throughout Europe as Rome expanded its territories. The large dogs that accompanied them were left in those areas of conquest and remained even after the fall of the Roman Empire. These large dogs were put to multiple uses on the many farms throughout Europe.
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