Wishing all of our Berners a happy birthday

Photos by Mark Baer

Membership Meetings:


*** Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2PM

At the “Look About Lodge".  The Look About Lodge, a historical building, is  part of the Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation located at 37374 Miles Road in Solon, Ohio, Introduction to "Bernergarde"

We are pleased to have Jeannie Whitton-Smith, a Berner-Garde data operator, as our guest speaker. Our program for this meeting will be an overview of Berner-Garde.  “The Mission of Berner-Garde is to ensure all Bernese Mountain dogs have a long and healthy lifespan of 12-14 years”.

The Berner-Garde Foundation was established to collect, maintain and disseminate information about genetic diseases observed in the Bernese Mountain Dog. The BGF is comprised of a voluntary Board of Directors, several committees and, at it's core, a computerized database. The database contains information which has been compiled over many years from voluntary submissions of data from owners and from other public sources of information, including the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals(OFA) and the Canine Eye Registration Foundation(CERF).

We hope you will join us at this very informative meeting. All of our fur kids are welcome to attend. (There are some nice hiking trails in the back of the lodge.)  Please bring along a pot luck dish to share.


*** Sunday, May 20, 2018

Drafting Workshop.

The Bernese Mountain Dogs were bred to work - to help their owners with hauling those large milk containers down the Alps in carts.  And these guys love to pull -----

Here is some information on drafting (carting)





***Saturday/Sunday, June 9/10, 2018

Working Dog Weekend at Lake Farm Park

--More information will be posted later--

From Nancy Pedersen:

This is Sadie, AKC reg.  "Crosswind Snow Mist", bred by our own Dale and Mary Sparks. 
Sadie will be 8 on Febuary 1, 2018. She is currently the #7 Berner in the country in FastCAT (quite and accomplishment for a 7 year old Berner).
She runs the course at 16.68mph!! I am so proud of her!!


Our hearts go out to Sherry, who had adopted a very special lady, Piper.  After all this little girl had been through, she finally was able to relax and find peace in her forever home with Sherry and her crew.  At 12 years old, Piper could no longer hang on and peacefully went over the Rainbow Bridge .

RIP, sweet Piper

March 14 (2015)  -  Truffles Hayko

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Photos by Mark Baer


Happy Easter !

Our hearts go out to the Syroney family for the loss of their beloved Heidi.  Our deepest heartfelt sympathy. 

And now ---- they've lost their beloved Greta just recently!  

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Syroney family during this difficult time.

Don't forget to stop by our STORE once in a while.  If you haven't been there lately, you will be surprised by the variety of merchandise to be had  -  there is always someone's birthday !

From Nancy Pedersen:
Pearl,  AKC reg.  "My Uncatchable Wicked Wench", BCAT.
Pearl is my rescue dog that I have had for 11 months. I got her from Vilma last January. Pearl was 2 on October 19, 2017.
Pearl is the #1 Berner in the country in FastCAT.. you can also see this info on the AKC website under Events.
 She ran the 100 yd course in 8.03sec/25.47mph 

BCAT is Pearl's first title!

Congratulations, Nancy - this is quite an accomplishment for the girls!  How proud you must be of them!

Congratulations !

Front Page Brags:

Amrene and Wayne Smith had to had to say good-bye to their beloved Cairo.  She has fought a brave battle, but it was not enough.  We feel for you, Amrene and Wayne ....

Gretzky Atkian Congratulating Sadie on such an awesome accomplishment !!

These and many other items are available in our STORE


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