We strive to provide opportunities for people who simply want to learn more about the breed, want to learn more about breed health concerns, or gain awareness of breed health research, as well as give exposure to AKC events that may be of interest to you.
Our club activities range from informal Berner get-togethers to in-depth seminars on a topic about dogs or Berner ownership.
We also provide specific learning opportunities for our members. Club events offer opportunities for human-mingling, meeting other dogs, and asking questions if you are new to the breed or interested in getting help finding a reputable breeder.
We have formal club meetings at least six times per year in addition to educational seminars and informal get-togethers.
BMDCGTC Constitution & By-laws
- To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
- To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Bernese Mountain Dogs shall be judged.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breed by providing a forum for the dissemination of information pertaining to the breed.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials, rally trials, agility and tracking tests.
- To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience trials, rally trials, agility and tracking tests and any other event for which the club is eligible under the Rules and Regulations of the American Kennel Club, and conduct draft tests under the rules of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America (BMDCA).
- The Club was originally formed in 1988 under the name of Boundary Water Berners.
- The name was changed to the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities in 1989.
- The Club was officially recognized by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America in 1992.
- The club became a licensed AKC Club in 2013.
- Quarterly club newsletter
- Invitations and reminders about upcoming club and dog-related events
- Discounts on selected club events
- Education and assistance with all things Berner-related
- Breed rescue services
- Assistance in identifying reputable breeders
- Access to member-only programs like Wag-A-Wish, which can help BMD member-families with extraordinary medical expenses for significant disease or injury
- Provide you with a potential member sponsor if you decide you would like to join the Bernese Mountain Dog Parent Club, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America (BMDCA).