Welcome to Brightwater Bernese Mountain Dogs! Our dogs are members of our family and live with us in our home in Northern VA. Bernese Mountain Dogs have been a part of our lives since 1992.
We are currently active in AKC conformation and obedience. Bob is currently serving as President of Potomac Valley Bernese Mt Dog Club and Georgeann has served as President and Secretary, in previous years. We are members of the Bernese Mt Dog Club of America and the Catoctin Kennel Club. We are constantly learning and working on a responsible breeding program focusing on type, temperment and soundness. Our dogs are first and foremost members of our famiy who influence much of our lives and activities, enriching our lives!
To breed healthy Bernese Mountain Dogs according to the AKC Breed Standards for type, temperament and to place those we breed in loving,lifelong homes.
We undertake the breeding of these wonderful companions to maintain the Bernese Mountain Dog AKC Type Standards and will continue to strive to improve the health and longevity within our breeding program. We take this responsibility seriously, vowing to remain vigilantly available to and forthright with those that we carefully place our Berners with.
If you are looking to add a Berner to your family, please take the time to become an informed buyer. This is a wonderful, loving, and rare breed but it does have unique health issues and needs. Due to its recent increase in popularity, several commercial breeders have added this breed to their "breeding stock" without proper information about all the issues needed to breed responsibly. If we don't have a puppy for you, we will be glad to help you find a reputable breeder near you through the programs offered by our regional club and the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America. If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be glad to answer them.