The Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America (BSCA) was formed in 1996. It is the only Bergamasco club officially recognized by the American Kennel Club(AKC) and is the official AKC National Breed club. It’s main goal is the protection and management of the breeding of Bergamascos sheepdogs (through high quality blood lines). The Breeders listed below are the only Bergamasco breeders that BSCA recognizes and approves in accordance with the breed standard and the breeder's code of ethics.
All of the board members listed on this page meet the guidelines set forth by BSCA and are supported by the club in their proficiency of breeding and in depth knowledge of the Bergamasco breed, its characteristics, origins and temperament. They have all signed our breeder’s code of ethics and are active and participate in the club (See Code of Ethics).
The breeding guidelines set by BSCA are set to protect the purchaser in getting a true Bergamasco of quality, as well as protect our dogs in breeding them in a humane way offering an optimum emotional, and physical environment.
While BSCA breeders work with reputable breeding homes, it cannot insure health, quality and origins from other self claimed "breeders" who are not BSCA Approved Breeders. For breeder referrals we encourage prospect owners to check the list below or the American Kennel Club.
Breeders Approved by the Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America
Acadia Pastori Bergamascos
Mariaville, ME 04605
The BSCA is interested in the integrity of the breeders listed in its directory and welcomes comments and feedback (whether positive or negative) from anyone who contacts the breeders listed. For any complaint against a breeder listed in the BSCA Breeders Directory, please provide specific informations which describe why the Breeder is alleged to be deficient in his or her responsibilities with regard to the Code of Ethics. Complaints must be written and signed by a person who has had direct interaction with the listed member. Complaints should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org