The Bernese Mountain Dog or “Berner” is a large breed dog and a member of the Working Group. The breed originated in the Canton of Berne in Switzerland and was introduced to North America in the mid 1920’s. The Bernese Mountain Dog is friendly, devoted, faithful, has a strong desire to please and is very affectionate towards his family. This breed requires a lot of human companionship and is an excellent family dog. Because of their large size, a Berner is not recommended for families with young children or elderly family members. Berners need a job and are happiest when working with their humans. Our dogs love draft, obedience, rally, agility, conformation, swimming and hanging out with their doggie and human friends. Yes they shed – a lot. We have shared our lives with Bernese Mountain Dogs since 2002 and at this time, our kennel only has stud dogs. We work in partnership with other breeders who share our breeding philosophy to produce happy, healthy, well balanced berner babies. We study generations of pedigrees for health, longevity, good health certifications and breed standard. If you are thinking of adding a Bernese Mountain Dog to your family, please do your research on the breed and ask a lot of questions about their health checks (hips, elbows, eyes, thyroid, heart, vonWillebrand, Degenerative Myelopathy A&B) If a breeder does not test their dogs for all of these conditions and have their dogs registered on Berner Garde, move on to another breeder. If you have any questions about the breed please feel free to contact us at