Welcome to the


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Last updated 2nd March 2017

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[Updated] What's New


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The Midland Bernese Carters
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Us and Our Dogs
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[Updated] Current Carting Calendar
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The Advance Calendar is now current
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Donations to Charities
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Carting Tributes
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Dog & Carting Photographs
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More Photographs
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Starting Carting
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Some Carting Video Clips
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Carts for Sale & Wanted
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The Links Page

Whenever we update the website, we note the fact on this page. Previously we have used a mailing list client in order to provide visitors with the means of being notified of these changes. Unfortunately, the Mailing List we have been using, Aardvark, is closing down its service, so until we identify and set up a new mailing list, please visit periodically in order to both view any changes and to check whether a new mailing list has been set up.

Having previously had a bitch who bloated (but fortunately survived, and lived to a good age) we felt that the information contained in the following link was very helpful, particularly for those who haven't encountered this dreadful, life threatening condition, and therefore decided to make it available to visitors to this website in the hope that it might save a life.
Quick Reference Guide for Bloat

The STARTING CARTING page is an ongoing project, and will be periodically expanded and updated.
This website was originally created in February 1998 as a 'homepage' by Pete & Wendy Garrard of the Midland Bernese Carters, but was moved to its current URL in April 2000, as the MIDLAND BERNESE CARTERS Website and is periodically updated with new information. Our thanks to Danielle Green for giving her permission for us to adapt her original Bernese Cartoon sketches.
©Pete & Wendy Garrard

Please note that this is principally a carting website, and while we're happy to answer questions about living with Bernese, problems, training, carting and so on, we're sorry, but we're not able to help with enquiries regarding breeding or puppies.
Before considering whether or not you want a Bernese, we would suggest that you research them thoroughly, for which a recommended starting point might be the Bernese Breeders Association, whose link follows.

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You might follow that with a visit to some of the UK Bernese Mountain Dog Club websites

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The BMDC of GB Website

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The Central Bernese Mountain Dog Club Website

For more information about Bernese generally, you can also if you wish, make your way around the Bernese Mountain Dog Web-Ring

This Bernese Mountain Dog Web Ring site is
owned by the Midland Bernese Carters.

Bernese Mountain Dog Web Ring
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Or alternatively, the Berner Ring -

The Berner Ring
This Berner Ring site is owned by The Midland Bernese Carters.
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Want to join the ring? Click here for info.

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