Bernation Australia

Home of the Bernese Mountain Dog, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria





Bernation Archys Crusade is proudly owned and trained by Nikky Smith. 

Archy obtained his Australian Championship title at the age of 14 months with multiple Best of Breed wins and Baby Puppy in Group award at his first show, followed by a Best Minor Puppy of Breed at the Melbourne Royal Show in 2006.






In 2008, Archy obtained his Endurance title. This event is completed over a 20km course and run at just over 10kms/hour. Archy completed this with ease and is a fantastic representation of health and soundess within the breed.  Congratulations to Nik for the great work and pride she takes in showing off Archy to his full potential.






October 2008 Archie has just obtained his CD title. He not only got first in his ring, but obtained the top score in the entire trial. Well done Nikki and Archie.

In September 2008, Archie and Nikki entered the Royal Melbourne Show in the Novice Obedience Section.  Archie and Nikki again performed extremely well and took out first place for the dogs in this section.  She returns for the Best of the Best to run off against other dogs above her class.  Go Nikki!!


In 2007-08 Archie obtained his CCD in obedience. He performed extremely well taking first prize in all three events out of 100 with scores of 98,98 and 94. 



 Archie and his story so far.............. 


 Archie is owned and much loved by our show handler Nikki Smith.  Together they have achieved in all fields from the Show Ring with his Australian Title to Endurance and now working their way through the Obedience ranks. 

They are an example of where dogs can take you and what they are capable of when taken to their full potential.  Congratulations to Nikki, we are very proud of you and Archies achievements and grateful for your work in furthering the development of all our dogs. 

Of note, Archies mum Mia was also a bit of a star, being the Bernese on the Natures Gift pet food range.