Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain – est. 1971

Welcome to our club website and thank you for visiting

Above image shows the opening Parade at our Autumn Garden Party 2023

All 2024 Champ show dates added to Club Event Dates –  see link below to access

Also scroll down the page for links to the latest news and updates

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As well as being at club events and Crufts the club’s brilliant Bernershop has its own successful on line store

offering around 700 different items of BMD breed and club branded quality clothing and memorabilia.

Why not take a look at what’s on offer and treat yourself or solve any gift dilemmas for yourself, family or friends?

Overview of our club outlining the various sections and activities, many of which have their own sections within this web site. Membership of our friendly, approachable club is open to anyone interested in Bernese Mountain Dogs, you don’t even need to own a Bernese! Apply Here

Our regular annual events have now been condensed into two long week-ends. These 2 events include two open shows, one championship show, two ‘garden parties’ including working events carting, obedience, agility events and each has evening events to keep the enjoyment flowing into the night. All now offer camping and many take up the opportunity for a short Bernese holiday break. All club members, and any interested parties are welcome to attend all club events, either over several days or just a single day visit to share our experience of our wonderful breed.

History, concerns, available tests and looking forward at the future well being of Bernese in Britain. Initiatives YOU can help with are detailed here and everyone with a genuine love for the breed will surely want to do what they can to help make a better future.

Essential advice and information for those considering a Bernese Mountain Dog. Is a Bernese right for you? Why would you want one? What do you need to think about? Who can you talk to? How can you find out more? Where can you meet some Bernese?

Bernese come into Rescue for many reasons but always through no fault of their own, our club’s Rescue and Rehoming branch helps to re-home and help Bernese in need. People willing to take a Bernese in need into their lives or foster one needing a temporary helping hand are always welcome to get in touch. Maybe you could assist us assessing dogs or homes in your area or maybe you can help with funding. Find out more and how you can help.

Carting is our breed’s signature activity and, whilst not unique to Bernese, both the Swiss and the fun themes of carting take the activity adds tradition, colour and spectacle to enhance any event. Find out more about what is involved in Bernese carting and how you could join in with the activity.

LATEST NEWS, UPDATES AND REPORTS

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  • The Club's 2024 Annual General Meeting was held successfully on Sunday 21st April....

  • 2024 Spring Open Show - Saturday May 4th Hollowell Northants. Entries have now closed and entry figures are available. We hope to see you there. ...

  • Two requests for help in a week! All BMD owners asked to help with a survey, this time from the KC Health Dept looking into heart disease in dogs but also needing non affected dog's details for contex...

  • Club statement regarding the recently publicised tragedy of the sad death of Tony Harrington....

  • Help requested with BMD health survey by University student for her thesis. All BMD owners, past and present, can help with this very simple and short survey in just a few minutes....

  • The club has just updated its Judges list to include the latest judges to be approved for CCs and some contact details. If you are on this list please check your details and let us know if they are in...

  • 2024 Spring Garden Party Week-end More details now available with booking form for on site Camping and the Pre Garden Party, Party. ...

  • Following the sad death of Sonja, the club's daffodil tribute at Crufts was well received and appreciated by many exhibitors....

  • UK Bernese owners may have come across news of the situation at the Canine Genetics Centre (CGC) based at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School since it moved there from the Animal Health Trus...

  • Many members will remember contributing to a study of GDV, aka bloat, by Nottingham University of Veterinary Medicine last year. Thank you again to the hundreds of you that did respond to this request...

  • CC Listings, Kennel wins and Judges summaries all updated....

  • News of an International Survey looking into Sub Aortic Stenosis (SAS) in Bernese. If any of your Bernese have ever had any connection to this disease please click here and contribute to the survey....