Bernese Mountain Dogs are large breed dogs that grow up to be massive dogs. However, seeing your Bernese Mountain Dog not growing to the expected size at different growth stages and being small can be concerning.
What can cause a Bernese Mountain Dog to be so small?
Let’s look at the common reasons why a Bernese Mountain Dog can be so small and when to seek help.
Why is my Bernese Mountain Dog so small?
A Bernese Mountain Dog can be so small because of poor diet, illness, effects of puppy teething, and genetics. It is normal for Bernese Mountain Dogs to have a slow growth rate as a large breed dog and appear small with a healthy weight. However, medical evaluation is required to determine if they are developing well or have an underlying problem.