BMD FIRSTS IN CANADA

 

1 May1977

 Bernese Mountain Dog breed is recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

 

First Bernese Mountaind Dogs to be registered by the CKC.
All of the 22 dogs listed below were registered together on 1 May 1977 after the breed was recognized
by the CKC.

Junker v Hubelihof

Bessi v Derrenbuhl

Owner: Walter Zumbuhl, Calgary, AB

Jakob v Hubelihof

Owner: Eve Menegoz, Hudson Heights, QC

Valleyvu`s Heidi v Gartenhugl plus 7 puppies (first litter registered)

Owner: Ron Smith, Campellcroft, ON

Sire of this first litter was Sir Bruno Vombreiterweg

Sanctuary Wood Liesel (photo)

Mt. Chalet`s Memo v Epic

Owner: Sandra Mott, Summerland, BC

Val Venosta`s Haida von Stassi

Owner: Marilyn Lister, Ottawa, ON

Fino v Cchaindon (photo)

Alexia les Boyards

Astrid les Boyards

Copin les Boyards

Cita v Ringelhalde

Owner: Pierre Reitenbach, St Brigide, QC

Kara

Owner: Mary Jane Macnamara, Sault Ste Marie, ON

Biggi v d Krummen Ebene

Hasso v Korschtal

Owner: David Harper, Winnipeg, MB

 

 

First Bernese to win Best of Breed in Canada

1 May 1977

at the Elgin Kennel Club Show in Aymer, ON

Ch Valleyvu`s Georg, TT

Breeder & Owner: Ron Smith

Photo: Georg playing with Joanne & Greg Smith

 

First Bernese to earn a Qualifying Score in a CKC Obedience Trial

May 28, 1977
Scored 189.5 pts in Novice B class
at the Mountain City Kennel Club show in Lasalle, PQ

Halidom Kali V Meuntsterplatz

Owner: Millicent Parliman (USA)
Breeder: Esther Muelle (USA)

 

First Bernese to earn a CKC Companion Dog (CD) Obedience Title

May 29, 1977
at the Mountain City Kennel Club show in Lasalle, PQ over the weekend 28-29 May 1977 with scores of 189.5, 192.5 and 193 points in the Novice B class.

Double R`s Andy

Owner: Laura Schwarz (USA)
Breeder: Robert Redford (USA)

First Bernese to earn a CKC Championship (Ch)

June 17, 1977
at the Kingston & District Kennel Club show

Ch San Marco`s Northern Lance

Owner/Handler: Ray Fernandez
Breeder: Joann Evans (USA)

First Canadian-Owned Bernese to Place in Group in Canada

October 22, 1978      Group 4th
at the Belleville & District Kennel Club Show

First Bernese to place in group at a CKC All-Breed Show
July 9, 1977
at the Chateauguay Valley Kennel Club show

Ch Goliath V Zinggen

Owner: Davetta Curtiss (USA)
Breeder: Christian Frankhauser (Schwitzerland)

First Bernese to Win a Group at a CKC All-Breed Show
August 21, 1977      Group 1st
at the Newbrunswick Kennel Club Show

First Canadian owned  and bred Bernese to earn a CKC CD Obedience Title

First Bernese to earn a CKC Ch and CD

CD July 21, 1977
Qualified at the CanSave show Obedience Trials in Ottawa, ON the weekend of 19-21 July 1977 with scores of 179.5, 181.0 and 180.0 from the Novice A class.

Ch November 26 1978
Championship completed at Ottawa Kennel Club show

Ch Val Venosta`s Haida von Stassi CD

Owner/Breeder: Bruce & Marilyn Lister, Ottawa, ON

First Bernese to Win a CKC Best Puppy in Group

June 10 1978

Ontario County Kennel Club show in Ajax, ON

Valleyvu`s Jubilee

Owner: Sally Bray

Breeder: Ron Smith

 

First Bernese to earn a CKC Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)

May 12, 1979

Hasso V Koerschtal

Owner: Bobbie Harper
Breeder: Richard Bruckner (Germany)

 

First Canadian Bred Bernese to Place in Group in Canada

June 30, 1979       Group 4th
at the Chateauguay Kennel Club Show

Ch Richriver`s Rex

Owner: A. Deschamps
Breeder: Pierre Reichenbach

First Canadian-owned Bernese to pass teh tracking test

September 16, 1979

Ch Yogi V de Berghen TD

passed at 7 months old

Owner Loes de Ruyter (Dutch Import)

First BMDCC president

1979 - 1980

Marilyn Lister

First Meeting of BMDCC Board of Directors

November 24,  1979

Ottawa, Ontario

First BMDCC Newsletter

January 1980

First Newsletter Editor: Janet Linden

First Annual General Meeting of the BMDCC

May 3, 1980

Ottawa, Ontario

First BMDCC Booster
at the Ottawa Kennel Club, 24 Bernese Entered

May 2, 1981

BOB/BW/WD - Ch Briel`s Joshua v.Bev`s
BOS - Ch Richriver`s Clara
Best Puppy - Bev`s Incredible Oregon VBB
WB - Bev`s Jabbering Jodi

First Bernese to Win Best Brace in Show

May 1981

United Kennel Club Show, Quebec

Ch Richrivr`s Clara &

her daughter Bersobel`s Alpha

Owner: Loes de Ruyter

First BMDCC Fun Day

1981

Smith Falls, ON  organized by Larry Rutter

First Bernese to earn dual (Can/Am) CDX Titles

CKC Companion Dog Excellent 1982

AKC Companion Dog Excellent

OTCh The Chaletsuizo`s Fleur

Owners: Coral & David Denis

Breeder: Patricia Hamilton

First Female Bernese to place in Group at a CKC All-Breed Show

First Canadian Bred and Owned Female Bernese to Place in Group

May 11 1984

Group 4th at the Forest City KC at Dorchester, ON

Ch Annette vd Swisstop Farm

Owner: Martin & Susan Quinn (Forde)
Breeder: John Schaer   Handler: Joe Lobb

First Bernese to Win a CKC All-Breed Best in Show

October 13 1984 at London, ON

with 878 dogs in competition, BMD entry of 3-3-1-0

Ch Rich's Halidon Charlemagne

Owner:: Richard Ponka (USA)
Breeder: Millicent Parliman (USA)

First Canadian Bred Bernese to Win a CKC All-Breed Best in Show

May 4 1985A

At Seaway Kennel Club Show in Thorold, ON with 526 dogs in competition BMD entry was: 0-0-1-0

BIS Ch BigPaw's Baron

Owner: Gina McDonnell (Wyss)
Breeder: Susan Quinn (Forde)  Handler: Joe Lobb

First Bernese to earn a dual (Can/Am) Ch & dual (Can/Am) CDX Titles

CKC Championship 1983, CKC Companion Dog Excellent 1984, AKC Championship, AKC Companion Dog Excellent

Ch Alpenweide's Alpha Heidi CDX

Owners: Coral & David Denis   Breeder: Philip Harness

(Photo: Heidi winning BOS at First BMDCC Specialty 1986 with David Denis and Judge Marian Hodesson)

First Bernese to earn CKC Utility Dog & OTCh titles

October 1 1983  at the Montreal Dog Obedience Club in Ste Marguerite Station QC

1st leg: 176.5 points at Cornwall & District KC Sept 5 1983
2nd leg: 186.5 points at Montreal Dog Obedience Club   Oct 1 1983
3rd leg: 186.0 points at Montreal Dog Obedience Club    Oct 1 1983

OTCh Tanja V Gruenenmatt

Owner: Eve Mengoz  Breeder: Ernst Schluechter (Swiss)

First Bernese to earn a TDX title in Canada

September 19, 1984

Ch Yuna V Grunenmatt, CD, TDX

Owner: Eve Mengoz

Breeder: Ernst Schluechter (Swiss)

First BMDCC Booster in Western Canada

1985  Chiliwack, BC

Organizers in Photo: Phillip Harness, Coral Denis, Donna Harness, David Denis

First BMDCC National Specialty

June 21, 1986 

Vancouver, BC

Marked Catalogue (large PDF file 3.5 MB)

First BMDCC National Specialty BOB Winner

June 21, 1986  Vancouver BC

BISS Ch Pike's Harpo J Andrew
Judge: Marian Hodesson

First BMDCC Obedience Sanction Match

September 13, 1987

Nanaimo, BC

Highest Qualifying Bernese in Match

BigPaws Sieger Alpenweide

Owner: Geri Sumner

Judge: David Denis

 

First Bernese to Win a CKC Best Puppy in Show

September 11 1988

Pictou County KC held at Trenton NS

Surfsong's Dream Keeper

Owner/Breeder: Margie Mackay

 

First Bernese to score a CKC High In Trial in Obedience

May 21 1989: HIT with a score of 199.5
May 22 1989: HIT with a score of 199.0
at Sault Ste Marie KC, Sault Ste Marie ON

Sanduskys Brighteye Abigail

Owner: Deborah Hotze
Breeder: Sandra Ongemach

First Female to win BOB at BMDCC National Specialty

1989 Toronto, ON

Judge: Marian Hodesson

BISS Ch Gitana de Braye

Owner: Eve Mengoz
Breeder: Willie Fawer

First Bernese to Win two BMDCC National Specialties

First Bernese to to win Canadian and US National Specilties

First Bernese to Win the BMDCC National Specialty and an CKC All-Breed Best in Show (on the same day).

BOB 1988 BMDCC Specialty (Victoria, BC)
Judge: Walter Pinsker
BOB 1989 BMDCA Specialty (Phoenix, AZ)
Judge: Sylvia Howison
BOB 1990 BMDCC Specialty (Maple Ridge, BC)
Judge: Peggy Gutierrez Otero (Mex)
All Breed Best in Show 1990 (Maple Ridge, BC)

BIS MBISS Ch Alpenblick's Alpine Alpenweide CD

Owner: Philip & Donna Harness
Breeder: Coral & David Denis

First Bernese to win Back-to-Back Group 1st

at Langley, BC on 22 and 23 April 1989
with over 80 dogs entered in the group

First BMDCC Versatility Award Winner

1991

CKC CD 1987, CKC Ch 1987, CKC TD 1991

Ch Bigpaws Banfield CDX TD DD

Owner: Bonnie Dick
Breeder: Susan Quinn (Forde)

First perfect 200 score in Obedience Canada

May 3, 1992

Kennebecasis Obedience Club Trial
Rothesay, NB

Liskarn America Bound Jerry

Owners: Alison Jaskiewics (trainer),
Deborah Mulvey and Sara Dombroski
Breeder: Gordon Bridges

First Bernese to Win Canadian All-Breed Best in Show & BMDCC National Specialty with Breeder-Owner Handler

MBIS BISS Ch San Marco's No Question
Owner/Breeder/Handler: David Paterson

Best in Show Wins
August 1990 Temiskaming KC, Judge: Glen Stephens
May 1993 Sault Ste Marie KC, Judge: Max Magder

BMDCC Specialty BOB
October 1993 Bellevile KC, Judge Frank Lister (NZ)

First Bernese to earn Draft Dog Title (DD)

1993 Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada Test Maple Ridge, BC

Ch Bigpaws Banfield CDX TD DD
Owner: Bonnie Dick, Breeder: Susan Quinn (Forde)
Silbertahl's Legacy DD
Owner: Donna Virgint, Breeder: Dean Ricard
Uschka vd Hausmatt DD
Owner: Jim Whittome, Breeder: Hansruedi Leisi (Swiss)

First Female to earn a BMDCC Versatility Award

1996
(CKC Ch 1992, CKC DD 1995, CKC CD 1996)

Ch Alpenblick's Tish v Autmhof CD, DD

Owner: David & Coral Denis
Breeder: Donald & Cheryle Lantz (USA)

First Dual Versality BMD

BMDCC Versality Title: October 1996
BMDCA Versatility Title: May 1998

Ch Ursa Major's Stellar Bandit CD DDX AGN

Owner: Lea Doane abd Phil Chagnon
Breeder: Brenda Grant

First Canadian Owned & Bred Berenese to Earn a DDX

1999

First CKC Herding Tested (HT) Title

September 21 1997


at the ACDCC trials in Goderich, ON

Ch Swiss Star's The Tempest HT

Owner: Gina McDonnell


Breeder: Bobbie Hefner (USA)

First Bernese Litter to make Guinness Book of Records

Born February 19 1998

Coral & David Denis's "Justus Litter"
The largest litter recorded in which all the puppies were of one sex (14 male puppies)

Dam: Alpenblick's Great Lady
Sire: Ursa Major's Stellar Bandit

First Draft Dog Excellent (DDX)

October 21, 1998

BMDCC Draft test held at the Peace Arch Provincial Park, Surrey, BC

Mt. Tops Swiss Boy Tobias DD DDX

Owner: Hilde & Olva Engen (USA)

First Canadian Owned Bernese to earn a DDX
First Female Berense to earn a DDX

1999

Ch Thorgie of BC Bev's CD DDX CGN

Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren
Breeder: Bev Burney (USA)

First Bernese to Earn a CKC CD with three All Breed HIT Scores
First Bernese to obtain four back-to-back CKC All Breed HITs

Obedience Class - Novice B
May 1 1999 St John Obedience Club 194.0 HIT
May 1 1999 St John Obedience Club 197.0 HIT
May 2 1999 Kennebecasis Obedience Club Inc 197.0 HIT
May 2 1999 Kennebecasis Obedience Club Inc 194.0 HIT

Grunberg Gita Gotta Dance CD

Owner: Alison Jaskiewicz & Deborah Mulvey
Breeder: Deborah Mulvey

First BMDCC Sieger Show

September 10 1999
Bonte Creek Provincial Park, Oakville ON
Judge: Dr Mary Dawson

Best in Sieger & Best Male in Sieger Show:

Ch Teton Lakota Wind
Owner: Jannel Beilhart  Breeder: Jannel Beilhart & Lilian Ostermiller (USA)

Best Female in Sieger Show:

Ch Labernese Northern Lights
Owner: Leslie Rouillier  Breeder: Sharon Groves

First Bernese to have CKC HIT's at an All Breed Trial, a National Specialty Trial and a Regional Specialty Trial

September 11 1999 BMDCO specialty - 195.0 HIT
September 11 1999 Oakville & District KC - 197.0 HIT
September 12 1999 BMDCC Specialty - 192.0 HIT

Labernese Lord of Illusions CD

Owner: Margaret La Croix
Breeders: Sharon Groves & Candace Tokiwa

First Bernese to win a BMDCC & BMDCA National Best Puppy in Sweepstakes

October 1998 Best Puppy in Sweeps BMDCC Specialty
March 1999 Best Overall in Sweeps BMDCA Spacialty

Ch Swisskiss You Were ment For Me

Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles

First Bernese to be awarded a CKC Altered Championship

June 9 2000

(Alt) Ch Naillig's Silverislets Bronson CD DD

Owner: Richard & Heather Connell
Breeder: Ken Peer-Manning
(Photo: Rick Connell, Bronson, David Denis)

First BMD Female to earn Dual Versatility Awards

BMDCC Versatility Title: Sept 2000
BMDCA Versatility Title: Nov 2000

Ch Ebnet's Halogen CD DD

Owned by: Phil Chagnon & Lea Doane
Breeders: Sean & Lisa Ebnet, Phil Chagnon & Lea Doane

First Bernese to earn CKC Agility Novice (AGN)

2001

Ch BC'S Florencia At Doubledutch DD AGN
Owner: Bev Mattson  Breeder: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren

Ch Oberland's Tasman CDX DD AGN
Owner: Bonnie Dick  Breeder: Wanda Tait

Ch Thorgie of BC Bev's CD DDX AGN
Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren Breeder: Bev Burney

Ch Ursa Major's Stellar Bandit CD DDX AGN
Owner: Phil Chagnon & Lea Doane Breeder: Brenda Grant

First Female Bernese to win All-Breed Best in Show

May 25 2001

Chaleur Canine Club, Beresford NB

MBIS Ch Darla vom Granzweg CD DD

Owner/Handler: Wendy Bennett

Breeder: Anita & Manfred Erb (Swiss)

Judge: Michael Woods

First Bernese to win multiple Best Puppy in Specialty Show (All in the same month)

BMDCO Specialty September 9 2001, Oakville ON
Judge: Ferelith Somerfield (UK)

BMDCC National Specialty Sept 22 2001, Blainville QC
Judge: Thora Brown

BMDCQ Specialty September 23 2001, Blainville QC
Judge: Heinz Imhof (Swiss)

MBPISS Ch Bernhaven's Sirius' Hope

Owner: Frances Harding & Dr Carlan Stants
Breeder: Frances Harding

First Bernese VATChC Veteran's Agility Trial Champion of Canada

First Bronze Award of Merit

July 27 2002

VATChC Ch Thorgie of BC Bev's CD DDX AGN

Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren

Breeder: Bev Burney (USA)

First BMDCC Working Dog Award Winner

October 2002

Oberland's Maritime Abernese CD DD TD

Owner: Terry Wilkins

Breeder: Wanda Tait

First Bernese Specials Agility Trial Champion of Canada (SATChC) July 28 2001

First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Intermediate (AGI)
August 2002

First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Excellent (AGX)
July 2003

First Bernese to earn a CKC AgilityMasters Excellent (AGMX) August 2004

First Bernese to earn an Agility Association of Canada (AAC) Silver Award of Merit  November 2006

First Bernese to earn an Agility Association of Canada (AAC) Gold Award of Merit  September 2008

Ch BC'S Florencia At Doubledutch DDX BDDX AGMX

Owner: Bev Mattson
Breeder: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren

First Bernese to Score over 2000 CKC Breed Points

based on teh Canadian Kennel Club point system

2002 Top Show Dog Year (total points 2458)

MBIS MBISS Ch Bernina Bach Bruno v Lowenzehn TT

Owners: Alfred & Mary Rohrbach

Breeder: Heidi Rohrbach

Handler: Krista Rohrbach

First Bernese to Star in a Feature Lenght Movie
Title: Good Boy!

Ocober 10 2003 (Film Release Date in Canada)
Filmed in Vancouver BC

Starring in the role of Shep:
Ch Allsgold's Studebaker CD DD
(Photo: Movie Poster)

His body double in the movie was
Ch Allsgold's Work for the Weekend CD DD
(Photo: head shot)

Owner: Melodie & Wolf Grabner
Breeder: Brenda Comazzetto

Click here to go to Good Boy! Official Website to see film clips.

First Bernese to earn CARO Rally Excellent
June 2004

First Bernese to earn CARO Versatility
March 2006

OTCh Sascha's Salaine CGN SADC

Owner: Darlene McCuaig-Balkwill
Breeder: Rose Tierney

First Bernese to have multiple Best in Sieger Show wins

BMDC of Ontario sponsored Sieger Shows on 
September 9 2001 Oakville ON Judge: Debbie Mulvey
August 11 2002 Bradford ON Judge: Rosemary Tierney
August 8 2004 Judge: Barry McMath

Ch Wagenblast's Cessi

Owner: Jennifer Tulloch
Breeder: Angela Wagenblast

First Brace Draft Dog Titles
BMDCC Draft Test at Surrey BC on June 5 2005

Highrun's Steel Magnolia & BC's Florencia at Doubledutch
Owner: Bev Mattson

Doubledutch Everlasting Shine & OH Chute at Doubledutch
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren

Ebnet's Pint of Porter & Ebnet's Kammando Scout
Owner: Jennifer & Tom Brightbill

BC's OH Chute at Doubledutch & Ch Doubledutch Born of Paschen
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren

Highrun's Steel Magnolia & BC's Belle at Doubledutch
Owner: Bev Mattson

First Bernese to Earn Brace Draft Dog Excellent
BMDCC Draft test at Surrey, BC on October 1 2005

BC's OH Chute at Doubledutch & Ch Doubledutch Born of Paschen
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren

C's OH Chute at Doubledutch & Doubledutch Everlasting Shine
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren

Photo: Bernadette with Shiane, Chute & Paschen

First Bernese to Earn:
CKC Agility Novice Selected Jumpers (AGNJS) April 2 2006
CKC Agility Intermediate Selected Jumpers (AGIJS) July 22 2007
CKC Agility Intermediate Selected (AGIS) March 30 2008
CKC Agility Excellent Jumpers Selected (AGXJS) June 20 2009
CKC Agility Excellent Selected (AGXS) June 21 2009

Ch Bernecho's Buntzen Berner CD DD RE AGN AGXS AGXJS CGN TT HCT 

Owner: Jane Sherris
Breeder: Melodie Grabner

First Bernese Bitch to win Canadian All-Breed Best in Show and National Specialty with Breeder-Owner Handler

BIS Evangeline Kennel Club, Canning, NS June 2002 judge: Melvin Beech
BMDCC Specialty, Fredericton NB October 2005 Judge: Satu Yla-Mononen (Fin)

BIS BISS Ch Wanderweg's Heartful of Grace

Owner/Breeder: Fran Cozens

First Bernese to earn a
CKC Agility Novice Jumpers (AGNJ) April 2006
CKC Agility Intermediate Jumpers (AGIJ) Sept 2007
CKC Agility Excellent Jumpers (AGXJ) Sept 2007
CKC Agility Master Excellent Jumpers (AGMXJ) Aug 2008
 CKC Agility Master Champion (AGMCH) Oct 2008

AGMCH Highrun's Steel Magnolia CD DDX BDDX AGMX AGMXJ

Owner/Breeder Bev Mattson

First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Novice Selected (AGNS) 

June 4 2006

Ch Ebnet's Kold Mazama Winter CD DD AGNS
Owner: Ruth Nielsen   Breeder: Sean & Lisa Ebnet

Brighteye Wakantanka CD DD AGNS
Owner: Ruth Nielsen   Breeder: Glen & Deborah Hotze

First BMDCC Versatility Award winner to win the  National Specialty

BMDCC Versatility Award 2005
BISS June 3 2006, Edmonton AB

BISS Chh Rocky Mountain Shale CD DD

Owner: Maureen Greaves
Judge: Barbara Beland

First bernese to Earn Obedience Trial Championship OTCh & Agility Trial Championship of Canada ATChC

CKC OTCh  May 15 2005
AAC VATChC  September 30 2006

OTChC VATChC Rumcay's CrackerJack CGN
St. John Therapy Dog

Owner: Lois & George Irvine (handler Lois)
Breeder: Judy Kelly

First BMDCC event where all four Swiss "Sennen" breeds were present

BMDCC Carting Clinic on March 24 2007 Cobble Hill, BC

In photo from Left to Right:
Appenzeller: Astro (owned by Paula Webber)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Leasel (Elizabeth & Keith Hay)
Entlebucher: Sassy (Coral & David Denis)
Bernese Mountain Dog: Mimi (Marianne Macdonald)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Velvet (Monika McNamara)
Bernese Mountain Dog: Katie (Bill & Lisbeth Plant)

First Bernese to Win Back-to-Back CKC Best in Shows
May 26-27 2007
at the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers' Association in Saanichton, BC

MBIS Ch Swisskiss He's A Sweet Talker

Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles & Geoff Huber
26 May - Judge: Christina Rafton (AUS)
BIS with 275 Competitors
27 May - Judge: Michelle Billings (US)
BISwith 236 Competitors

First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Grand Champion Title

September 2 2007

MBIS GCh Darla vom Granzweg CD, DD, CGN

Owner/Handler: Wendy Bennett
Breeder: Anita and Manfred Erb (Swiss)

(Requirements for CKC Grand Champion title effective January 01, 2007: Must have CKC CH;  then obtain a minimum of 100 Grand CH points which must include one BIS or a BISS at a National Specialty, plus 3 group firsts or 3 Breed Specialty wins; plus an additional CKC title or a CGN Certificate.

First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Rally Novice (RN) Title

October 14 2007
from the Rally Novice A class with scores of 81.0 - 91.0 - 81.0 at Canadian Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Association Inc. trials in Dorval, Quebec

First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Rally Excellent (RE) Title

May 25 2008

Naomi V Ueliland RE 

Owner/Handler: Sandra Graham
Breeder: Elizabeth Dinkel

First Bernese to Place in Group at the Show of Shows

December 1 2007
Ottawa Kennel Club

MBIS GCh Backcountry Hemmental CGN TT DD

Second in Working Group

Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett
Handler: Bonnie Fisher
Judges: Thomas Burke, Caesar Guitierrez Perez

First Bernese to be awarded the CKC Rally Advanced (RA) Title

March 9 2008
at the K-W Kennel Club Trials, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON 

OTCH Sennenhof Delemont DDX RA

Owner: Joan Robinson
Breeder: Eve Menegoz

First Male Bernese to be Awarded the

CKC Grand Champion Title

May 2008

MBIS GCh Swisskiss He's A Sweet Talker CGN

Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles & Geoff Huber

First Female Bernese to Win Back-to-Back CKC Best in Shows

August 20-21 2008

at the New Brunswick KC Shows in Saint John, NB

MBIS GCh Backcountry Hildegarde CGN

Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett
Handler: Bonnie Fisher

20 Aug - Judge: Mr. Sergio Pizzorno (Uruguay)
BIS with 233 Competitors
21 Aug - Judge: Mrs. Cheryl Egerton (Canada)
BIS with 222 Competitors

First Canadian Bernese to Earn a CKC CD Title with three All Breed High in Trial Scores

First Leg: KENNEBECASIS OBEDIENCE CLUB
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Judge: Susan Des Cotes - score 198

Second & Third Leg: ISLAND DOG CLUB INC
Friday October 24, 2008
Trial 1 - Judge: Michel Calhoun - score 196 1/2
Trial 2 - Judge: Michel Calhoun - score 199

BISS Ch Backcountry Ivana DD, CD, CGN

Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett

First Bernese in Canada to win three back-to-back All-Breed Best in Shows

November 28-30 2008

at the Caledon Kennel Association Shows in Mississauga, Ontario

MBIS BISS Ch Avatar's Try Try Again

Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves

28 Nov -  Judge: Ove Germundsson (Sweden)
BIS with 335 Competitors
29 Nov - Judge: Dr. Robert Smith (USA)
30 Nov - Judge: Mrs. Rosemary Shoreman (Canada)
BIS with 458 Competitors

First Bernese in Canada to Finish in the CKC Top Ten Show Dogs in the Working Group (7th Overall in Group 3)

 MBIS BISS Ch Avatar's Try Try Again

Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves

                         2008 Performance Statistics
                        BB  G1  G2  G3  G4  BIS  Points
                        31   10    7    4     2    4     2507

First Female Bernese to be awarded a CKC Altered Championship

June 28 2009

Ch (Alt) Avatar’s Travlin’ Light Of Bev

Owner: Deborah & Peter Webster

Breeder: Bev Burney & Caroline Woods

Winning BOB Altered at the 2009 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Quebec Regional Specialty

Judge: Deborah Mulvey

First Bernese in Canada to Finish #1 All Breeds 
CKC Top Ten Show Dogs

December 2009

 MBIS BISS GCh Avatar's Try Try Again CGN

Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves

2009 Performance Statistics
   BB   G1  G2  G3  G4  BIS  Points
   31   79  16    7     4    33  13780

First Bernese in Canada to complete the requirements for an Rally Advanced Excellent Title (RAE)

October 9 2010

at the Cobequid Dog Club Trials in Truro, Nova Scotia

CH Backcountry’s Heaven Sent CD, DDX, BDD, RAE, CGN 

Owner/Handler: Jennifer Julian
Breeder: Wendy Bennett

To receive the RAE title, a dog must qualify ten (10) times in both the Rally Advanced B Class and the Rally Excellent B Class at the same trial. For record of scores see Canuck Dogs website

First male Bernese in Canada to complete the requirements for an Rally Advanced Excellent Title (RAE)

October 23 2010

at the Battle River Canine Association trial, Camrose AB

CH Treeline’s Alpine Avalanche CD, DD, RAE

Owner/Handler: Catherine Maltby
Breeders: Lynne & Paul Bagnall

To receive the RAE title, a dog must qualify ten (10) times in both the Rally Advanced B Class and the Rally Excellent B Class at the same trial. For record of scores see Canuck Dogs website

First Bernese in Canada to earn a

Urban Tracking Dog (UTD) Title

June 12 2011

Wagenblast's Ivaila Janyse CD TDX UTD RE CGN AKC TD W-FD/MF

Owner: Sue Wilkinson
Breeder: Angela Wagenblast

at the German Shepherd Dog Club test in London, ON

First Bernese to earn a CKC Scent Hurdle Dog Title

July 16 2011

and Scent Hurdle Dog Excellent Title

July 30 2011

Oberland's Out Of Bounds Bosley CD DD AgXS AgXJS RN SHDX

Owner: Kim Tollefson
Breeder: Wanda Tait

at the Alberta Kennel Club Trials in Calgary, AB

First Bernese to earn an 
Urban Tracking Dog Excellence (UTDX) Title

First Bernese to be awarded the 
CKC Tracking Champion Title(TCh)

September 9 2012

Powassan, ON Judge: Sharon Smith

TCH Wagenblast's Ivaila Janyse CDX TDX UTDX RE CGN, AKC TDX , CARO RVE AT WCR1, WCFO MFX

Owner: Sue Wilkinson
Breeder: Angela Wagenblast

Note: Janyse is the first dog from the Working Class to earn a TCh

First Bernese to Win three Best in Specialty Shows (BISS) in Canada in the same year .

2012

BISS Ch Avatars Smooth Criminal

Owners: Luiz Fernandes & Kim Groves
Breeders: Jennifer Shupert & Kim Groves
Handler: Kim Groves
 
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ontario
June 9  2012  Orono, ON
Judge: Robert Rowbotham
 
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada
September 2 2012  Halifax, NS
Judge: Joe Lobb
 
Bernese Mountain Dog Club Of South-Western Ontario
September 22  2012  Rockton, ON
Judge: Cheryl Paterson

First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC

Grand Champion Excellent Title GChEx

February 12 2013

 

GChEx Darla vom Granzweg CD, DD, CGN

GChEx Backcountry Hildegarde CD, DD, RN, CGN

Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett

 

GChEx Backcountry Hemmental CGN CD DD TT

Owners: Wendy Bennett & Bonnie Fisher
Breeder: Wendy Bennett

 

 

First Bernese to earn an Expert Trick Dog Title

February 2013

First Bernese to become a Trick Dog Champion

March 28 2013 

Do More With Your Dog Program

Doubledutch's Nellie B CGN TDCH

Owners: Sheila and Ian Petterson
Breeders: Dave and Bernadette Van Klaveren

All the tricks are trained by Lisa Petterson (daughter of owners, age 16) Click here to watch a You tube video

First Bernese to earn a 

CARO Rally Advanced Team (AT) Title
CARO Versatility Excellent (VE) Title  and a
CARO Working Class Rookie leverl 1 (WCR1) Title

All 3 titles were earned on April 7 2013

Vanessa, ON Judges: Bonnie Christie & Debby DeCosta

TCH Wagenblast's Ivaila Janyse CDX TDX UTDX RE CGN, AKC TDX , CARO RVE AT WCR1, WCFO MFX

Owner: Sue Wilkinson
Breeder: Angela Wagenblast

First Canadian Bernese to win Best Altered In Show

June 1 2013
Northern Alberta Canine Association AB

Ch Treeline's Alpine Avalanche CD DD RAE

Owner: Catherine Maltby
Breeder: Paul and Lynn Bagnall

Judge: Rene Echevarria-Cofino (Dr)

First BMDCC Working Dog Excellent Award Winner

August 2013

Ch Backcountry Heaven Sent CGN PCD CDI CDX RAE DDX BDD

Owner: Jennifer Julian

Breeder: Wendy Bennet

First Bernese to become a Certified Search Dog (CSD)  in Wilderness and Urban

September 28 2013 

Ch Cenwulf-Loki Eos Everestas CD RN CGN CDS

Owners: Bobbie and Gary Barnes
Breeders: Donatas Sakas & Ausra Sakiene

Certified with "Newfoundland Search Dogs"
Certified by: MaryAnn Warren and Mike Adams
Picture: Loki with certified handler Gary Barnes

First Bernese to earn a

Sporting Detecting Started Title (SD-S)

April 26 2014

Judge: Teresa Lewin

Oberland's Up N Coming Bailey CD DD RE SD-S CGN

Owner: Nicole (Nikki) Wiebe

Breeder: Wanda Tait

The three components of which are interior, exterior, and container and the odor used is wintergreen.

For more information see the SDDA Rulebook

First Bernese to earn a
Novice Points and Distance SelectTitle (NPS)

August 22 2014
Judge: Sandra Esford

Ch Pinaccles Icefall TDX AGIS AGIJS NPS RN CGN

Owner: Dianne Jones
Breeder: Eden Jonas and Janet Robles

NPS is an agility event that involves sending your dog from a distance and planning your own course

First Bernese to earn a BMDCC Elite Versatile Performance Dog Award

2016

Ch Pinaccles Icefall TDX CD RE AGIS AGIJS IPS HT DD CGN

Owner: Dianne Jones
Breeder: Eden Jonas and Janet Robles