About BARC

About BARC

Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition, Inc.

BARC, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating Bernese Mountain Dogs from dog brokers, dog auctions, puppy mills, and any other dangerous, exploitative or abusive situation. BARC, Inc. places these dogs in loving pet homes as spayed or neutered companions.

Board of Directors

President:                         Amy Kessler
Vice President:                 Barb Sherman
Treasurer:                         Lauren Harris
Secretary:                         Nicole Prentis
Adoption Coordinator:      Lisa Florin
Co-Rescue Coordinator:  Roxanne Elliott
New Adopters Liaison:    Jennifer Anderson
Financial Liaison:            Gary Turner


The Perfect Berner

The Bernese Mountain Dog – Yesterday and Today – By Silvana Vogel Tedeschi, Marco Leonardi, Margret Bartschi Boll

This book gives English speaking readers the first opportunity to have access to important facts about the breed which have only been available in other languages.  The interesting history of the breed is described in great detail.  With words and informative illustrations, it is shown how the Standard is to be interpreted, and how the individual traits should be considered in the show ring and in breeding.  Particular attention is paid to the distinctive features of the temperaments and behavior of these former farm dogs, showing how their history has molded their character and behavior.