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.
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.
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.