Berger des Alpes

Other names

Berger de Savoie

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

19 months

Height (Shoulder height)

54 cm


29 kg

Coat texture

medium length / undercoat / trouser like

Coat color

black&loh, grey&black, brown&black, with white markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 66

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


happy / active / protective / loving / flexible, adaptable / patient

Bred for

watchdog / herding dog (guards big livestock) / cattle dog cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, bulls

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Berger des Alpes originates form the French Provence where he was used as a herding and guard dog. Today only a small number of these dogs still exist. The breed loves exercise in nature and is very attached to their family. They are known to be loyal and loving.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.