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About The Club

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Finger Lakes (BMDCFL) was established in 1979. We cover the Finger Lakes region of New York State and Northern Pennsylvania. We provide advocacy, education, and social gatherings while promoting standards and striving for the betterment of the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Members consist of pet owners, breeders, and those actively involved in competition in confirmation, obedience, rally, draft and therapy work.

BMDCFL hosts four meetings and several special events throughout the year. Our events promote comradery and support among our Berners’ families. We welcome everyone who has a love for the Bernese Mountain Dog. In addition, we publish a newsletter, BLASSAI NEWS, to keep everyone informed of upcoming activities and events.

Thank you for visiting BMDCFL and we look forward to meeting you and your beloved Berners soon!! Please feel free to join us on Facebook where we welcome your Bernese photos!!!

Our Mission

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Finger Lakes Mission is to develop and serve the interests of the Bernese Mountain Dog by:

a) Doing all possible to maintain and bring to perfection the natural qualities of Bernese Mountain dogs as sound and beautiful companions and working dogs

b) Urging 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 will be judged

c) Educating the public as to the joys and responsibilities of owning a purebred dog

d) Protecting and advance the interests of the breed, and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials

e) Conducting sanctioned matches, specialty shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club


The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Finger Lakes serves Bernese owners and Bernese breeders in upstate New York, encompassing Buffalo Rochester Syracuse in the north and Jamestown Corning Elmira Binghamton in the south. The site includes Club information, special events, a breeder referral for a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Berner rescue, and links to information on how to raise, train, and care for your Bernese Mountain Dog.