Breed Activities


Historically, Berners worked alongside alpine herders and dairymen called Senn, guarding flocks and pulling milk carts to market. 


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Learn more about common activities for the modern-day Berner. Many club members participate in carting, conformation and agility with their companion Bernese Mountain Dogs.


Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoy getting out and seeing the world. Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon (BMDCO) members take their companion dogs along on hikes and snowshoeing, or simply for walks around town and on the beach. Click any photo to enlarge.

Draft Dogs Take to the Road

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Bred for strength, Bernese Mountain Dogs pull two-wheeled carts and four-wheeled wagons.

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Show Dogs in the Ring

BMDCO club members, want your favorite Berner photos selected for this gallery? Simply post them to Instagram with #BMDCO or email them to our Web Admin. We'll take it from there!

Agility Dogs Fly High

Berners at Home

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Judges look for many traits in conformation competitions. The Bernese Mountain Dog breed standard describes the optimal coloring, build and disposition.

These gentle giants enjoy nothing more than a soft pillow and a good cuddle!

Agility isn't just for Aussies! Alert and willing, Bernese Mountain Dogs do well in agility.

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Bernese Mountain Dogs Out and About

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It's easy to join. Just complete a brief membership form and mail it to the address provided on the form. We'll take it from there.