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BMD Puppy Development

Breed Standard

The health of a Bernese Mountain Dog begins well before it is born. The research done by the breeders is an all important first step towards a structurally sound and healthy dog. Understanding the BMD Standard will help prospective and current owners.

Bringing Your Puppy Home

Things to do before you bring your puppy home.

Finding A Puppy

and why they are important.

Fun With Your Dog

When it's too nasty outside to get exercise, these games will keep your dog's mind and body engaged.
Do you ever look at your dog and feel guilty that you are working out instead of playing with him? For those who love to multi-task and spend time with their dog, here is a quick 4-exercise workout you can combine with training and play sessions with your dog.


Groups: Breed Info

The Berner-L is a world wide group of Bernese Mountain Dog Owners, Breeders & Supporters. It's a great place to learn more about the breed, share your accomplishments and to ask for input on health issues and more.

Health & Safety

No one ever seems to want to talk about dog poop, yet elimination is an important part of digestion and one you should pay attention to.

Health Issues

Parvovirus, or Parvo as it is commonly referred to, is a highly contagious illness that is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact. While dogs of any age can get Parvo it is puppies under a year that are especially vulnerable. Parvovirus can be deadly so knowing the signs and getting treatment early is highly important!
Canine Distemper is a highly contagious and most often fatal viral infection that tends to attack the brain. While any unvaccinated dog can get distemper it is especially important for puppies to be vaccinated. If your breeder hasn’t already done so this should be a topic of conversation with your Vet at the well puppy checkup during your first week of ownership.
The Consequences, Symptoms and Treatment of Inguinal, Umbilical and Diaphragmatic Hernias in Dogs.
24 questions and answers about Kennel Cough diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Learn how to prevent parasites in your puppy or dog. It is almost always easier and more cost-effective to prevent parasites than to treat them once your dog has them. It is also safer for you and your family to have a parasite-free pet. This site includes prevalence across the US, Risk Assessments & Protection information for Coccidia, Ear Mites, Fleas, Giardia, Heartworms, Hookworms, Mange, Roundworm, Scabies Tapeworms, Ticks and more!

Health Resources

The Dog Food Advisor is a website designed to help you make a more informed decision when shopping for dog food. It offers unbiased dog food reviews and dog food ratings searchable by brand or star rating. Very helpful when looking for the best dry, canned or raw food for your puppy or dog.

Lost Dogs

Create a flyer for the pet you have lost or found (Other choices are also available in the drop down list). Just fill in the blanks, upload your photo and decide if you want contact strips at the bottom by clicking on a check box. NOTE: The Description space is great for any additional information such as the last seen at cross streets, additional info on what the pet looks like, etc.
Losing your dog is traumatic and overwhelming for everyone involved. But remember, time is of the essence so there's no sense wasting time assigning blame. Accidents happen, the most important task now is concentrating on finding your lost dog and getting the word out.
Group of volunteers who saw the need to provide education for dog owners on preventing the loss of their dog and to provide no cost resources to the owners of lost dogs to increase the chances of locating and being successfully reunited with their dog. The program also benefits local animal control and shelters by decreasing the number of “owned strays” entering the animal control/shelter system and increasing the chances of finding an owner once the dog is in their care.
Lost Dogs-MN is an all volunteer group committed to reuniting owners with their lost dogs. This service is provided free to dog owners, shelters/rescues and animal control professionals.
Lost Dogs Of Wisconsin is a group of volunteers who saw the need to provide free resources to the owners of lost dogs to increase their chances of locating their dog. The program also benefits local animal control and shelters by decreasing the number of “owned strays” entering the animal control/shelter system and increasing the chances of finding an owner once the dog is in their care.

Preventative Care

Dr. Jean Dodds is considered one of the foremost experts in pet healthcare and focuses on Vaccination Protocols, Thyroid Issues and Nutrition.


ClickerSolutions is a Yahoo group list dedicated to finding positive solutions to training and behavior problems.
This Yahoo group is comprised of concerned and dedicated Bernese Mt. Dog owners, foster care families and professionals who are seeking ways to help their Shy and/or Aggressive Bernese Mountain Dog.
True North Training Services believes that clear and positive communication skills are the keys to a good relationship with your companion or professional animal.

Veterinarians & Pet Emergency Hospitals

Look up Veterinarians & Pet Emergency Hospitals in the United States by City, State and/or Zip Code. NOTE: Checking the box that says "Check this box if this is a veterinary emergency" will show only those locations that offer 24 services.