So you want a Bernese Mountain Dog?

The Bernese Mountain Dog was bred to be the farmer’s companion, and today, a Bernese Mountain Dog will want to be by your side at all times. They make a great family dog and will be your best friend. They are loyal and devoted and will strive to please you. They are excellent with kind and gentle children. They are extremely intelligent, and are known for manipulating their humans. Because of their intelligence, they need to be mentally stimulated. They are gentle, easygoing, good-natured, affectionate, and docile. They are incredibly devoted to their own family, and generally aloof towards strangers. A tendency to be shy runs in the breed, and early socialization is important. Most Bernese Mountain Dogs do well with other animals, but some of them do chase smaller animals. They need daily exercise, but not as much as some more energetic breeds. They don’t enjoy playing fetch (somebody needs to let Sebastian know this….)and certainly don’t make good jogging partners. In warm weather, they will dig holes to try to get at the cool earth, and this will often happen in your favorite flower bed. In general, they love to be outside, as long as you are there with them. They always want to be part of the family and will demand a lot of your attention. Inside, they are usually quiet and calm, though their wagging tail will often find your cup of coffee. They do not bark unnecessarily, but will announce a stranger at the door, so they make good watchdogs. They are very protective of the members of their family. They are slow to mature, and can act “puppyish” for several years. The younger Bernese Mountain Dogs are very active, and the older ones are pleasantly mellow, though they still take a lively interest in family business. In short, this is a devoted breed that will need to be right in the thick of things. And did I mention, boy do they SHED!!!

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About Us

Established in 2015, Vermont’s Northern Traditions is a small family farm, snuggled in the hills of Northern Vermont. We are a Bernese Mountain dog breeder located in Eden, VT. We strive to produce the healthiest, highest quality Bernese Mountain dog puppies in the northeast. Our dogs are a big part of our family and live with us in our home. We care a great deal about our dogs and our future puppies, and want to set them up for success and happiness in life the best we can! Our biggest goal is to provide you with some of the best Bernese Mountain dog puppies. From the time they are born up to the time they go home with you at 8 weeks old. We are constantly handling them, training them, and socializing them. Our goal is your puppy will be well rounded, social, confident and healthy minded when they grow up. Our Facebook page has the puppies from birth and up. We let owners name the puppies as soon as they choose theirs. All puppies are required to be spayed or neutered, and they come with limited AKC papers.

Our Sire and Dams

Meet Our Dogs


Brady is our stunning 100lb ball of fluff! He was born in December 2015, and he is the most laid back dog ever! He has this slow moving walk that makes us wonder, “We should have named him Eeyore” from Winnie the Pooh.


Hilde is the daughter of Casco and is a spitting image of her mom!!! Born in April 2017, she has a wide white blaze, long tongue and is just as goofy! She is expecting her first litter March 2019!


Hazel is the little sister of Libby, although born in April of 2017. She is the sweetest puppy ever!!! Just like her big sister. In tune with the people around her, and absolutely loves to just be snuggled up next to you on the couch.


Merida is one of our more laid back dogs, but she definitely likes running with the pack. She was born August 2017


Kimber was born in October 2018, around the same time as our Halloween litter! Shes quick to learn and very focused on winning the hearts of the people around her. Loves car rides and “lazy-berner” playtime!


Future Dam
Frankie totally believes she is a lapdog, and will spend all her time in someones lap if given the chance. She was born September 2019, and is Charlie’s sister!


Future Dam
Charlie is a little spit fire, but she adores playtime with her people and will do anything for a belly rub. She is Frankie’s sister, and was born September 2019!


Retired Dam
She is a beautiful high energy puppy! Born in December 2015, not related to Brady, she is a lovable creature who just loves to love. When she gets up in the morning she must be loved before she goes out or even eats breakfast. She requires a great deal of attention, as do most Berners.


Retired Dam
Libby is our sweetest Berner. She is the therapy dog in the group. No matter how crazy the other dogs get, you’ll find her sitting with her humans just asking for love. She is best buds with River and Brady!!!


Retired Dam
Casco is the best furry friend anyone could ask for! She turned 6 in early 2019. This girl loves everyone. She does not argue with anyone, does not talk smack and is the most loyal and trustworthy friend you could ask for. We have nicknamed her our Galoofa dog!!! She is a Disney dog on steroids!!! She is just a funny as they come!!!!


Retired Dam
Belle is one of a kind Berners. She is absolutely amazing and extremely smart! She can be timid at first. Once she gets to know you she is mild mannered, loves attention and always happy. She might not be our biggest female, but she has a big heart, very stout and absolutely beautiful markings. She is a very attentive mom. She is now rehomed with Sebastian with a new loving dog-mom!


Retired Sire
Sebastian is the most gentle dog we have ever had as part of our family. He walks with the most royal gait. His presence is known when he is in the room. We adore our Sebastian!


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