Bernese in Snow

The largest and oldest Bernese Mountain Dog Club in Great Britain

Our regular annual events include two open shows, one championship show, two garden parties and working days.

Recent history, current concerns, available tests and looking forward at the future health and wellbeing of Bernese in Britain. Initiatives YOU can help with.

Starting Carting: A happy carting dog at work is a joy to behold and a source of much pride and pleasure for its owners.

Essential advice and information about finding, choosing, training, living with and caring for a Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bernese come into rescue for many reasons but always through no fault of their own, our Rescue Organisation helps to re-home Bernese in need.

Membership of our friendly, approachable club is open to anyone interested in Bernese Mountain Dogs.

The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of a group of four Swiss working dogs known as Sennenhund. Bernese Mountain Dogs were originally used by the weavers of Bern as a draught dog, and also employed in herding sheep and cattle to and from the mountain pastures. Modern Bernese Mountain Dogs are still occasionally harnessed to a light cart, which they enjoy pulling. All Bernese carry the traditional Swiss colouring of black and tan with white markings. The breed name is taken from the canton of Bern where they can be found on the streets but especially in the rural areas.

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain is the largest and the oldest of the six UK Kennel Club affiliated Bernese Mountain Dog Clubs. The Club is a member of both the Bernese Breed Council and the Bernese International Working Group, an International Bernese Health committee, and as such is able to be involved in all general British Bernese developments. Membership of the Club is open to anyone interested in Bernese, you don’t need to own a Bernese or be actively involved in showing or breeding Bernese, pet owners and breed admirers are equally welcome. We are a friendly, approachable club.

LATEST NEWS

  • HANDBOOK DEADLINE APPROACHES All members have received the form for booking a page in the 2018 club handbook, also available below. Many members post pictures of their Bernese with an update of their ...

  • The REPORT on our annual ‘introduction to the Christmas season‘ Open Show at The Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxon OX12 7LB on Saturday December 2nd 2017 The show was sponso...

  • Championship Show Report (Now includes all Show and Obedience judges reports) Saturday 23rd SEPTEMBER 2017 The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Nr Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Before any proce...

  • Sunday 3rd September 2017 Priors Marston Sports Club, Byfield Road, Priors Marston. Sunday is of course the main event day but this event is spreading back across the whole week-end and on Saturday th...

  • Brenda Griffiths (Forgeman) The Club is very sad to report the passing yesterday of Honorary Life Member and former Secretary, Brenda Griffiths (Forgeman) after a long battle with ill health. Brenda d...

  • Following some sharp showers on Saturday and heavy overnight rain into Sunday morning we were very fortunate that the weather was kind to us for the day. The ground coped exceptionally well with the d...

  • The Club’s 2017 AGM took place on Saturday 22nd April, and full minutes are available on request for all members from the Secretary, although these cannot be approved as a true record until 2018...

  • Whilst ultimate authority for club policy relies on┬áKennel Club approval the club’s own management is governed via the AGM which is the membership’s opportunity to influence club decisions...

  • We hope that you like the new look website. We have many plans for the site but, as ever, lack of time inhibits their progress. If you are unsure where to navigate you may be helped by looking for the...

  • Hopefully everyone who cares about the health of our breed will understand the need for the breed to relaunch this initiative. This is not simply being morbid as awareness of the ages, and where possi...

  • Sunday 9th April 2017 – BMDC of GB Open Show at Grenoside Community Centre, Nr Sheffield, S Yorkshire Saturday 22nd April 2017 – BMDC of GB AGM at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, War...