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

• 2017-05-25 • Calendar & Regional Club Data
Regular data release. Includes the 2016 Senior Gallery (dogs over 10 years old) published in the Winter 2017 Alpenhorn.

• 2017-05-22 • Specialty 2018
Update to the schedule and integration of Facebook feed

• 2017-05-11 • Calendar & Regional Club Data
The "Class of 2017" Versatility and Working Dog Award winners are now available in the gallery. Regular calendar and data update.

• 2017-05-10 • Specialty 2018
Updates to the 2018 Specialty for committees, trophies, and hotel.

• 2017-04-27 • Regional Club Council
Regional Club Council page was updated to reflect the shift from nine specialty zones to eight. Zones 4 & 6 comprise the West; Zones 2, 5 & 8 constitute the Central and Rockies; and Zones 1, 3, & 7 comprise the East & South.