|Welcome to our website,
My name is Nina and I live in
a borough of Ghent, with my two sons, Ben and Arne.
Growing up, dogs have always been a great part of my
life. I’ve had dogs throughout my whole life, two to
four on average, of different breeds and varying in
size. They have always been a part of the family and
they walk around freely inside our house. My two sons
grew up surrounded by dogs and it will not surprise you
in the least that Arne inherited my affection for dogs.
It all started
when Arne was 9 years old. For a period of three months,
we had a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Border Collie
staying with us. Gipsy, the female Bernese, was his
absolute favorite. Subsequently, when the two dogs went
back to their owners, Arne kept on asking for his own
Bernese as he had fallen in love with the breed. At the
age of 14, I thought the time was right for me to grant
him his wish. At first we visited a couple of
exhibitions and that is where Arne realized that he
would want to participate in these dog shows with his
We went looking for his own Bernese
and quickly bought Kayla Van Ardiga, four months-old at
the time. Arne took her to the dog’s school to teach her
the main principles. Not long after that, he started to
take Kayla to weekly show training sessions. In April
2012, Arne entered his first competition with Kayla when
she was nine months old. Even though it did not go as
fluently as Arne had hoped, several colleague-breeders
showed their support, which made Arne want it even more.
In the meantime Arne has gained experience by entering
several other dog shows with Kayla, which were rather
successful. She likes everything and everyone, as long
as she is with her biggest friend Arne!
Meanwhile Arne’s twin brother Ben
started to become envious of his brother’s new best
friend Kayla and one day wanted to have a Bernese of his
own. That is how 11 months-old Kalina Easy Living came
to live with us. As she was given a very extensive
education with her breeders, she was a beautiful ‘ready
made’ dog. Ben does not like dog shows as much, so that
is why he lets his brother do them. However, Kalina is
not very fond of going to these shows, so we decided to
stop bringing her.
Our two Bernese
live in harmony with our two Jack Russells and several
cats. They love playing in the garden or just lying on
the terrace. We also take them out for a walk on a daily
basis, take them to friends, etc. In other words: they
are a true part of the family!
In the meantime,
I’ve gained some good experience concerning this special
and extraordinary breed. I’m very much aware of the fact
that Bernese Mountain Dogs need to be treated carefully
and tactfully to preserve and, on top of that, improve
several books, contacted experienced breeders for good
advice, found out different blood lines and pedigrees
and, lastly, took a course “Cynology for New Breeders”
at the Royal Society of Saint-Hubert (KMSH) in Brussels.
As I feel I’m
read into the Bernese Mountain Dog, I’ve decided to
continue Kayla’s blood line. She answers to the race
standards, has had her X-rays taken, has good results at
dog shows, descends from a good blood line and has a
very social character.
On May 17, 2014 Kayla gave birth to 12 beautiful
puppies. In our 'puppies' you can see how the pups have
grown into beautiful Berners with a stable character.
Red bitch stayed with us and is called Nicky Or
Bermodo's House. She has put her first steps in
the show world, and now has a page in the section 'our
We have a Facebook page, where we regularly give an
update of our first litter. All owners can follow the
littermates of their pup in their development.
Bernese Mountain Kennel Of
We are members of, and breed according the rules of the
BKZS. The puppies have a pedigree Saint Hubert and be in
compliance with chip, passport, vaccinations and
deworming. They grow up in the house and are well
socialized. For eight weeks, they receive our full