National Berner Day

Happy Bernese Mountain Dog with a wagging tail, playing in a snowy mountain scene, surrounded by adorable plush toys..
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Welcome to the wonderful world of National Berner Day! This is the perfect day to celebrate those adorable furry friends known as Bernese Mountain Dogs. So, get ready to wag your tail and enjoy this pawsome national day!

When is Berner Day?

It's national berner day on the 20th April.

Internet History of National Berner Day

National Berner Day first gained popularity on April 20th, 2016. It started with a few online mentions and quickly paw-spread across social media platforms. Bernese Mountain Dog lovers from all over the internet joined paws to honor these gentle giants.

This delightful day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for Berners and everything they bring to our lives. From their fluffy coats to their wagging tails, they are truly a one-of-a-kind breed. The online community uses this day to share heartwarming stories, adorable pictures, and helpful tips for fellow Berner enthusiasts.

People have taken to social media to proudly display their Bernese Mountain Dogs, often using the hashtag #NationalBernerDay to connect with other dog lovers. It's a day filled with virtual doggy playdates and an overwhelming amount of cuteness.

So, whether you're a proud Berner owner or simply a fan of these lovable canines, National Berner Day is the perfect excuse to show some extra love and appreciation to these gentle giants.

History behind the term 'Berner'


Origins in Switzerland

The term 'berner' originated in 1670 in Switzerland. It comes from the German word 'Bern', which is the name of the capital city of Switzerland. The people from Bern, known as Bernese, were revered for their hardworking nature and exceptional skill in various fields such as farming, woodworking, and watchmaking. The term 'berner' initially referred to someone from Bern, but would later develop a broader meaning as it spread beyond the region.

19th century

Emigration to the United States

In the 19th century, a wave of Bernese emigrants left Switzerland for the United States, particularly settling in the Midwest and specifically in the state of Wisconsin. These Swiss immigrants became known as 'berners' due to their origin. They brought their distinct Swiss heritage and traditions, including their dairy farming expertise and the production of world-renowned Swiss cheese. The term 'berner' became associated with their cultural identity and contributions in the new land.


The Bernese Mountain Dog Connection

The term 'berner' expanded its meaning once again in 1937 with the official recognition of the Bernese Mountain Dog as a breed by the American Kennel Club. The Bernese Mountain Dog, also called the 'berner sennenhund', is a large and beautiful working dog originally from the Swiss Alps. With its striking tri-color coat and gentle nature, the Bernese Mountain Dog quickly gained popularity in the United States. The term 'berner' started to be used to refer to both the dog breed and enthusiasts of this beloved breed.

Late 20th century

Internet and Online Communities

With the rise of the internet and online communities, the term 'berner' began to be used to describe individuals who are passionate about the Bernese Mountain Dog breed and actively participate in online forums, social media groups, and other platforms dedicated to the breed. These 'berners' connect, share experiences, and exchange knowledge about Bernese Mountain Dogs, further solidifying the term's association with the breed and its community.

Did you know?

Did you know that Bernese Mountain Dogs were originally bred in Switzerland, where they were used as working dogs on farms? They are known for their strong work ethic and their friendly and gentle nature, making them excellent companions for families with children.


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First identified

20th April 2016

Most mentioned on

20th April 2016

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