We are here to serve the needs of both our club members, future Bernese Mountain Dog owners and Bernese Mountain Dogs.

About the Club

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities (BMDCGTC) welcomes individuals who are passionate about the breed! Whether you are a past, present, or future Berner owner, we hope that you'll join us in our mission to support responsible care and breeding of Berners, as well as educating both members and non-members about the unique qualities of our favorite breed.

Founded in 1988, our organization has helped educate people about the breed, sponsor educational events, and promote participation in AKC events. Working closely with the AKC, the BMDCA and other clubs throughout the country, the BMDCGTC strives to provide meaningful engagement to club members and the community. Holding events and club meetings several times a year, we aim to engage owners in new ways. To find out more, click the link below!

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Membership Benefits

For those that love the breed and want to get involved, consider becoming a member of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities. Our club is full of like minded individuals who are all passionate about our favorite breed - Berners!

Full membership benefits include discounted fees for club affiliated events, voting at club meetings, access to programs such as Wag-A-Wish Benefit Fund and more. For full details on club membership, click the link below!

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About the Breed

Bernese Mountain Dogs, or "Berners", are an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized breed with a rich history. From their origins in Switzerland pulling carts, driving cattle, and watching the farm, Berners have quickly become a favorite around the world for their affectionate, easygoing personalities.

Still, careful research and consideration should be made before selecting any breed or individual dog. This is a breed that is not without health issues. If you are looking for a puppy, it’s important that you find a breeder that has this in mind, and has done their homework before selecting dogs for breeding. Before you and your family decide to make a Berner part of your family, please take a moment to consider the strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations that will help you make an informed decision!

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Winterfest 2021

Event Date: December 11, 2021

Rick and Coleen's

Join us Saturday, December 11th at 1 PM for a Bernese Mountain Day! We missed everyone last year, and we’re looking forward to seeing new friends this year.

Please park on the street and walk in through the front gate. ...

Last Updated November 30, 2021

2021 BMDCGTC Draft Test

Event Date: October 23, 2021

Hansen Park in New Brighton

Join us on October 23 & 24 for the 2021 BMDCGTC Draft Test for All-Eligible Dogs!

  • If you’re interested in learning more about drafting with your Berner, spectators are welcomed and encouraged! Draft tests happen rain or shin ...

    Last Updated August 13, 2021

2021 Annual Regional Specialty

Event Date: August 27, 2021

Washington County Fairgrounds

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities
15th Annual Regional Specialty

*** Due to Covid concerns, there will be no potluck at our show

Held in conjunction with the SCVKC Summer Cluster at the

Last Updated August 20, 2021