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. All club members and interested parties are welcome to attend all club events and 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 help make a better future.

If you just want a quick link to the Death Survey click here

Starting Carting: A happy carting dog at work is a joy to behold and a source of much pride and pleasure for its owners. Carting is our breed’s signature activity and a great spectacle to enhance any event. Bernese enjoy carting so why not find out more about how you could join in with the activity.

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 even need to own a Bernese or be actively involved in showing or breeding Bernese, pet owners and simple breed admirers are equally welcome, especially if you are hoping or waiting for your first puppy. We are a friendly, approachable club and if you visit one of our events you will find people happy to talk to you about their Bernese experience.

LATEST NEWS

  • Saturday 22nd SEPTEMBER 2018 The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Nr Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Click here to go to the Championship show report page...

  • The Autumn Garden Party, the only one this year, successfully took place on Sunday September 2nd. Click here for the report of the event....

  • The club will be producing it’s usual handbook for 2019 with a review of main events in 2018, dates for 2019 and photos of  many member’s dogs. The handbook is sent to members all over the...

  • The club’s latest Rescue Fundraising Swiss Party took place on Sunday 22nd April 2018 By kind permission of Aileen and Stephen Nesbitt at the usual venue North Standen Estate, Hungerford, Berksh...

  • SPRING GARDEN PARTY CANCELLED With great reluctance we have had to cancel the Spring Garden Party due to be held on Sunday April 29th due to the waterlogged state of the ground. Please click here for ...

  • The club is pleased to announce the publication of the latest version of this series covering all UK BMD Champions. For full details of how to obtain one of these books click on the link below to go t...

  • BMD CC Winners To coincide with the publishing of the new Champions book we are pleased to announce the launch of a new section which will eventually detail ALL the Bernese CC winners since 1977. For ...

  • Northern Open Show, Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield Sunday 15th April 2018 The show, sponsored by Happy Dog, went ahead as planned and further details of the show with results can be found on th...

  • As usual the club had a triple breed stand adjacent to the BMD ring at Crufts on Thursday March 8th for members and all other Bernese interested visitors to take advantage of. This is no mean feat and...

  • The club’s 2018 AGM took place on Saturday March 31st at Claverdon Church Centre, Claverdon, Warwickshire CV35 8PD at 10.00 am (Coffee from 9.30 a.m.) There was some debate and discussion as usu...

  • The club was extremely saddened to hear of the sudden death of long time Bernese supporter, Coral Denis. Coral was known to many of our members and people all over the world frequently popping up at B...

  • 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...