The Bergamaschi are dogs with a lively intelligence, always alert but at the same time quiet when their intervention is not required. When needs be, they can determined, courageous and excellent guard dogs. They establish a close bond with their owner and family and do not like being left alone.
They have a sweet face with an almost languid expression, which always seems to want to communicate something to you. They learn easily, but do not like to carry out useless tasks. They know how to use up their strength sparingly and control their behaviour depending on the situation. Their well-balanced temperament and natural intelligence make them excellent guard dogs but above all ideal companions. They can be trained for a great variety of tasks: environmental services, man-work, obedience, agility and of course, guarding and herding sheep.
This is a rustic breed, strong and rugged, resistant to all types of weather and particularly suitable for life in the open air, an excellent companion for sports-loving people with an outdoor lifestyle.