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Bernese Mountain Dog

 

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
- Aldous Huxley


Bernese Mountain Dog puppy
"Miwan"

Bernese Mountain Dog adult
"Bernie"

Bernese Mountain Dogs trace their ancestry back 2,000 years to the Roman invasion of Switzerland. Roman mastiffs interbred with local herders to produce a dependable breed that could withstand severe cold while guarding livestock. 

This dog was also used to transport goods to market, drive cattle, track, and as a rescue dog. 

He takes his name from the Swiss canton of Berne where he was most popular.

This is a large breed, standing up to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. This is the only one of the four different varieties of Swiss mountain dogs that has a long coat. The Berner has a heavy, long-haired, shiny black double coat with striking reddish brown and white markings that requires regular grooming and does shed. Because of his coat, very hot and humid climates are not good environments. 

A sweet-natured, affectionate dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog is devoted to his family and eager to please. He is naturally territorial and makes an excellent watch dog. The Berner is dependable and good with children, as well as cats or other small pets. He is a very fast learner and will do well in obedience training. The Berner is friendly, outgoing, loyal, and resourceful.

Although the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed, he is very laid back. Not considered one of the more active breeds, the Berner's exercise needs can be easily met if he has a field or yard in which to run and play. One of his most endearing characteristics is his tendency to curl up at and on his master's feet!  

 
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Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ontario
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Quebec
 

 

 
 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Christy Hartley, Heaven on Earth
Alberta




 

British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Ian Harrower
5325 Knoedler Street
Prince George, BC   V2K 5V7
(250) 962-4662
Email:
dbmillsharrow@hotmail.com

*European Champion lines; eyes, hips, elbows certified. Temperament tested. Von Willebrand tested, Show and pet puppies,
written guarantee. Stud service

 


Catherine Mellalieu
10915 - 272nd Street
Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 8X8
(604) 462-9454
Email:
cmellalieu@hotmail.com

Nobleheart


Kelly and Randy Saunders
Mission, BC
(604) 820-8943
Email: 
info@enstonekennels.com

Enstone Reg'd


Greg and Sharlene Whittaker
26962 20th Avenue
Aldergrove, BC   V4W 2P1  
604-857-1654
Email:
arinabmd@shaw.ca

Arina Reg'd



Alberta

Kennel/Website

Christy Hartley
Box 10 Site 16 RR#2
Red Deer, AB  T4N 5E2
(403) 347-7684
Email:
bernesemtndogs@xplornet.com

Heaven on Earth Bernese Mountain Dogs

 

 

Ontario

Kennel/Website

Geraldine Brouwer
3911 Fifteen Road
St. Anns, ON  L0R 1Y0
(905) 957-2717
Email:
geraldine@bigcountrykennels.ca

BigCountry Berners


Karen McKortel
RR#7
Perth, ON    K7H 3C9
(613) 264-1919
Email: 
glenbern@gmail.com

Glenbern Reg'd


Swiss Guard
(519) 828-3136
Email:
petriv@xcelco.on.ca

Swiss Guard

 

 

 
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Rescue

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada National Rescue
Maureen Greaves
(403)226-4953

BMDCO Rescue

Teddy's Canine Railroad

North Peace Bernese Mountain Dogs
Tricia Ouellette
Fort St John, BC
(250)785-6464
  

 

Did you know?


The puppy in the 2002
movie, Equilibrium 
was a 
Bernese Mountain Dog.

 

 
 

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