Diary Dates

  • GOLDEN JUBILEE 2022 There are updates to our information about plans and booking arrangements for the bumper Bernese celebration in September 2022. We hope lots of Bernese and their owners will be ab...

  • Our Spring Open show took place in glorious Spring sunshine at Grenoside Community Centre. Special Member's Award Judge's report now added and still photos to add. ...

  • Health Testing at September events now available to book...

  • Entries are open for Three Championship Shows held over two days in September as part of our Golden Jubilee event. ...

  • Health Test bookings at the Golden Jubilee event have had to be paused for a few days whilst we establish details. We are seeking clarity over the options from the supplier for these tests and hope to...

  • The club held a successful & well attended Spring Garden Party despite the weather and a successful BAD despite power failures.The damp & gloom couldn't depress the lovely atmosphere of the day ...

  • Our Show went ahead very successfully on 4th of December. Thank you to all who supported us. Photos and judges' reports, can be found on our report page....

  • We now have the dates for our 2022 club events so put them in your calendar to make sure you don't miss out, especially the special events around our Rescheduled, from last year, Golden Jubilee celebr...

  • Our long delayed 2020 Championship Show took place very successfully on 25th September 2021. Visit our report page for judge's reports and photographs and link to more photogrpaphs....

  • Our first actual event for nearly two years was by almost any measure, a brilliant success and very well supported. Read reports and look at photos of our first post pandemic Open show and the evening...

  • our first Garden Party after a two year gap was a huge success with a massive attendance enjoying great weather and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere all day. Access reports and photos here....

  • All exhibitors are reminded that: On line entries for the 4th September Open show close at midnight Sunday 15th August. Postal entries for the 25th of September Championship & Limited Obedience Sh...

Club Activities – Publications, Shows, Social & Educational Events

Club Activities

Events and Publications

The club puts on events and produces publications 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 lovers of the BMD. 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. Costs to attend events are normally reduced for club members.

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 sort of huge Bernese Festival with no show activity, just loads of Bernese owners having fun by taking part or working their dogs or just watching other people and their dogs doing this. There is a lovely, friendly and relaxed 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 with their families.

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

The club also produces several publications, the annual handbook, 2 magazines a year all mailed direct to members, or sometimes initially issued and distributed at events to reduce postage, as well as occasional items such as the Champions Book.

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 making. We always include Crufts in the events list for each year as well because the club has a presence at the side of the Bernese ring where people can buy items from our club Bernershop as well as pick up the latest mailing which always includes the new handbook for that year being available for the first time.

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.