Bernese in Snow

 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain – est. 1971

Welcome to our club website

Opening Parade Autumn Garden Party 2023

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

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

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

Why not take a look at what’s on offer and 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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  • News of the sad passing of Sonja Gorbould-Todd of the Glanzberg affix and news of a Crufts tribute....

  • 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....

  • Thank you to all members who top up their membership renewal with a donation to Breed Health and/or Rescue...

  • 2024 Spring Open Show - Saturday May 4th Hollowell Northants. Details and Online Entry available now. Please note error in day on front of schedule....

  • Most general Championship Show dates for 2024 are confirmed and have been added to the club events and most significant overseas shows for the year on one page. ...

  • SORRY - 2024 HANDBOOK SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED. THE EXTENDED DEADLINE IS LONG PASSED....

  • The Royal Kennel Club Health Department have issued a summary of their activities for the  year and circulated this to the Breed Health CoOrdinators....

  • The club was very sad to learn of the passing of Tony Granger of the Shadybower affix this week....

  • Membership Renewals are due for all members at the end of the year. Why not renew online to make sure you don't miss out on club mailings or news of next year's events....