Recognizable by his unique coat, which has three different types of hair that combine to form long mats, the Bergamasco is the quintessential herding dog. He's smart and independent, developed to work with the shepherd and solve problems on his own. He'll think of you more as his partner than his boss. Your Bergamasco puppy is also very sociable, forming relationships with each family member. Don't let the coat scare you off: once the mat develops, he needs no brushing and only a few baths a year.