Welcome to SJR Bernese

We are located on ten beautiful acres outside of Iola, Texas, about 20 miles east of Bryan/College Station.  We are centrally located in Texas, just a few hours from either Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, or Austin/San Antonio.  We are active members in the Brazos Valley Kennel Club where I serve as Secretary and Breed Referral person for the club.

My name is Sue Turner-OBannon.  I have been involved in the sport of showing/breeding dogs since 1970.  I started with Cocker Spaniels showing them in both conformation and obedience.  I then showed English Springer Spaniels and owner-handled my first male to his championship and three Group placements.  At a show in Houston, I turned a corner and came face-to-face with the first Bernese Mountain Dog that I had ever seen.  It was love at first sight, and the story begins….