The club puts on events for its members and other interested parties each year. Most of these are regular annual events which members enjoy. Contrary to what some people will say the events are not just for and about ‘showing’ and there is something for all members. It is not compulsory to attend an event and many members remain in the club purely for the club magazine and handbook but many members choose to enhance their Bernese experience by coming to at least one event every year.

The ‘something for all’ principle is demonstrated massively by the largest in terms of numbers of people and dogs attending, which are the two Garden Parties, one in Spring and one in the Autumn. These are a huge Bernese Festival with no show activity, just loads of Bernese owners having fun and taking part or working their dogs or just watching other people and their dogs doing this. There is a good atmosphere at the Garden Parties and they are a great place for people interested in the breed to come and see the dogs just being family dogs and sharing the experience of a great day out.

There are club shows of course, 1 Championship Show and 2 Open Shows, where you can also meet owners and dogs and talk about queries you might have.

There is also a biennial Swiss Party to raise funds for Rescue by having a great day out courtesy of Stephen and Aileen Nesbitt opening up their property to us.

We also have occasional educational events and the club AGM which is the member’s chance to hear reports from the Officers and Committee and share their thoughts on how the club should be run and contribute to rules and policy discussion.

Details of all these events can be found on this web site or will be sent out to members either in hard copy or email depending on their stated preference.

Diary Dates

  • All is set for the Autumn version of the hugely popular Bernese Jamboree on September 1st. Click here for the flyer giving more details and the evening event and camping booking forms. Event Flyer Cam...

  • Just an early reminder of a date for your 2020 diary. With the kind help of Stephen and Aileen Nesbitt the bi-annual Swiss Party in aid of Rescue will go ahead in2020. Provisional details, still to be...

  • with thanks to our generous sponsors HAPPY DOG This event will take place on Sunday 1st September at the established venue of Priors Marston Sports Club, Nr Daventry. Garden Party full details (when a...

  • with thanks to our generous sponsors HAPPY DOG Sunday 12th May 2019 The bi-annual event took place as usual and please refer to our Garden Party page for reports. Garden Party full report page...

  • Entry and details are now available for this year’s Championship Show and Limited Obedience show at Stoneleigh Park on 21st September. More Information ...

  • Northern Open Show, Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield Sunday 14th April 2019 Photos, results and reports (as available) on this link. Show Report ...

  • We have been asked to mention the club shows held in Belgium over two days on 15th and 16th of June. There are two shows at the same venue both awarding CACs, one on  Saturday and the other on Sunday,...

  • Christmas (Southern) Open Show 2018 kindly sponsored by Happy Dog Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxon. OX12 7LB Saturday 1st December 2018 Please click here for the report of the show...

  • 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....

  • Northern Open Show, Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield Sunday 15th April 2018 The show went ahead as planned and further details, photos and results can be found at this link Grenoside Open Show 20...

  • Annual General Meeting Saturday 31st March 2018 Claverdon Church Centre, Claverdon, Warwickshire CV35 8PD Following the 2018 AGM the minutes of the meeting, not officially approved until the AGM 2019,...