Welcome to BernEden, the home of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs and one mutt mascot. We are located in Salmon Arm, BC on 5 fully fenced acres. Here at BernEden, all our dogs are tested for orthopaedics, heart, thyroid, CERF (eyes) and degenerative myelopathy. (DM – SOD1-A and SOD1-B)
We are members in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada, The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America and the Vernon and District Kennel Club.
The Bernese Mountain Dog or “Berner” is a large breed dog and a member of the Working Group. The breed originated in the Canton of Berne in Switzerland and was introduced to North America in the mid 1920’s. The Bernese Mountain Dog is friendly, devoted, faithful, has a strong desire to please and is very affectionate towards his family. This breed requires a lot of human companionship and is an excellent family dog. Because of their large size, a Berner is not recommended for families with young children or elderly family members. Berners need a job and are happiest when working with their humans. Our dogs love draft, obedience, rally, agility, conformation, swimming and hanging out with their doggie and human friends.
Yes, they shed – a lot. Yes, they have large poops. Yes, they drool when there’s food. We have shared our lives with Bernese Mountain Dogs since 2002 and at this time, our kennel has stud dogs, a little girl we imported from The Netherlands in 2017 and a brand new addition from the USA. We are very excited about the future of BernEden as we move forward with plans to have our first litter in 2019. Please stay tuned! In the meantime, we work in partnership with other breeders who share our breeding philosophy to produce happy, healthy, well balanced Berner babies.
We study generations of pedigrees for health and breed standard. If you are thinking of adding a Bernese Mountain Dog to your family, please do your research on the breed and ask a lot of questions about their health checks (hips, elbows, eyes, thyroid, heart, vonWillebrand, Degenerative Myelopathy A&B) If a breeder does not test their dogs for all of these conditions and have their dogs registered on Berner Garde, move on to another breeder. If you have any questions about the breed please feel free to contact us at BernEden@hotmail.com Hopefully we have the answers. If not, we can refer you to someone who does!
Some links you may find informative are:
- Berner Garde Foundation
- Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada
- For the Love of Purebred Dogs
- Canadian Kennel Club
- Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals
If you are inquiring about any of our boys for stud services, please drop us a note and provide us with the following information on your girl. Registered Name, titles held and BernerGarde Number.