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The bernese mountain dog breed (or 'berner') breed can be traced back 2,000 years when the romans invaded switzerland, then known as helvetia, with their cattle drovers and guard dogs. the roman mastiff-type dogs were probably crossed with flock-guarding dogs who could withstand the severe weather in the alps and also served to soften their temperaments. berner sennenhunds where then used as cart-pullers to transport woven goods or dairy products from village to village. bernese mountain dogs are good-natured dogs who love to be included in all aspects of family life, making wonderful companions. they are affectionate, patient and especially good with children, protecting them if necessary.