BMDCNI Breeder Referral
If you are interested in a Bernese Mountain Dog, you can get a list of Breeders across the nation by going to the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America website, www.bmdca.org , and click on “Breeder Referral” on the left side of the page.
To learn more about Bernese Mountain Dogs (Berners), please consider coming to one of our Club’s Events! It will give you an opportunity to meet many Berner Owners and our Club’s Breeders. Our Breeders are there to answer your questions and provide you with breed information. The more you know, the better the choice you can make!
The BMDCNI does not endorse, guarantee, recommend or otherwise approve any particular Breeder(s) or guarantee or accept any responsibility for the health, temperament or any other aspect of the dogs sold by the Breeders. The BMDCNI does not inspect, monitor or regulate the breeding or business practices of its Members who are Breeders. Moreover, it does not become involved in resolving disputes between its Breeders and their customers. The BMDCNI strongly encourages all buyers to carefully document, in writing, all representations, promises, statements, warranties and guarantees made by sellers of Bernese Mountain Dogs. The seller should sign such documentation or provide a purchase contract that covers the same provisions. The seller should also proceed to fulfill his/her obligations throughout the life of the dog.
Preservation Bernese Mountain Dog or Poodle breeders will not allow their dogs to be crossbred. Therefore, the dogs generally used to breed doodles are of unknown quality or heritage. A Bernese Mountain Dog should be sturdy and balanced. He should be strong, intelligent and agile. A Bernese Mountain Dog should be able to work all day, as per the breed standard. A reputable breeder will work to put titles on their breeding stock in conformation or working events. Those titles indicate that their dogs have met the breed standard and excelled in the conformation ring or at working events. Reputable breeders do BMDCA-recommended health and genetic testing prior to any breeding to make the optimal match and produce the best qualities of a Bernese Mountain Dog. The crossbred dogs can be prone to the genetic diseases of both breeds and offer none of the advantages that owning a purebred dog has to offer.
The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America and the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeastern Illinois is opposed to the deliberate crossing of Bernese Mountain Dogs with any other breed!