The Bergamasco is a breed of dog with its origins in the Italian Alps near Bergamo, where it was originally used as a herding dog. The coat is characterized by three types of hair: a fine, dense, oily undercoat. The color of the coat can be anything from an appearance of gray or silver gray, mixture of black to coal, with brown shades also intermixed. The Bergamasco establishes close bond with his owner. Aggressive or overly shy behavior is a fault.