Historically, the Bernese Mountain Dog served as a farm dog of the midland regions of Switzerland, mostly around the city of Berne.

Early Bernese painting, Paulus Potter

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History of Bernese.

Recent Site Updates

• 2017-02-25 • Health Auction
Debut of the 2017 BMDCA Health Auction gallery.

• 2017-02-23 • Calendar & Regional Club Data
Regularly scheduled data release

• 2017-02-21 • Health
Announcing the Pearson Fund! The pilot version of the Pearson Fund has been established for the purpose of assisting Berner owners with the costs of necropsy and/or tissue collection and pathological diagnosis of specific genetic based diseases. The Fund will be used to reimburse up to $500 of the cost of approved procedures.

• 2017-02-20 • Specialty 2017
Corrected agility premium.

• 2017-02-17 • Specialty 2017
All Specialty premiums now available, and online entry for events handled by BaRay as well.