OUR BERNERS IN ACTION

BMDCC NATIONAL SPECIALTY ANNOUNCEMENT

After being postponed for two years due to public health and government restrictions on public gatherings, the BMDCC NATIONAL SPECIALTY is scheduled for 2022. Please join us at the end of July!

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Monday, August 1, 2022

LOCATION: Spruce Meadows
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Calgary, AB T2X 4B7

REGISTRATION: Open now at dogshow.ca

For details and ways to support, click on the + NATIONAL SPECIALTY link below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Held in conjunction with the Alberta Kennel Club (AKC) All Breed Show.

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Monday, August 1, 2022
LOCATION:
Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, AB T2X 4B7

An Information Packet [PDF] has been compiled to provide the details needed to plan your trip to the BMDCC 2022 National Specialty and the latest information is available on the 2022 National Specialty Facebook Group. Entries close on June 29, 2022 – please see the Facebook page for more details.

SUPPORT THE 2022 NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Through Sponsorship: A heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful breeders and pet owners who are making our 2022 National Specialty possible. Our sponsorship list for prizes is complete and we have 100% of the requested support. Sponsorship Trophy Table (updated June 22, 2022).

For those who are interested, you can still consider making a general Specialty donation that will help offset costs. You may also have raffle items you wish to donate. Please contact Denise Keith.

Through Volunteering: The Club’s booth needs volunteers. Are you a pet owner local to Calgary willing to help? Please contact Denise Keith.

Your contributions and support are greatly appreciated and instrumental to our Specialty Shows and other club events.

HISTIOCYTIC SARCOMA TESTING AVAILABLE

Histiocytic Sarcoma testing will be available at the Specialty on July 31, 2022 or by bringing your dog’s blood samples to the show.

Please email Denise Keith by no later than July 15, 2022, to indicate the number of dogs you plan to test and whether you are bringing your samples to the show or requesting a test slot. The following forms need to be completed:

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, July 28, 2022

  • BMDCC Specialty Draft Trial (offsite) – Offering Novice Draft Dog (NDD), Draft Dog (DD) and Brace Draft Dog (BDD)

Friday, July 29, 2022

  • BMDCC Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes
  • AKC All Breed Conformation Show
  • AKC All Breed Rally, Obedience, and Agility Trials

Saturday, July 30, 2022

  • BMDCC National Specialty
  • BMDCC National Specialty Brace
  • BMDCC Veterans’ Parade
  • AKC All Breed Conformation Show
  • AKC All Breed Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes
  • AKC All Breed Rally, Obedience, and Agility Trials
  • BMDCC Judges’ BBQ Dinner

Sunday, July 31, 2022

  • European Style Evaluation for Bernese Mountain Dogs
  • AKC All Breed Conformation Show
  • AKC Limited Group 3 (Working Dog Event) with BMDCC sponsored Booster for Bernese Mountain Dogs
  • AKC All Breed Rally, Obedience, and Agility Booster for Bernese Mountain Dogs

Monday, August 1, 2022

  • AKC All Breed Conformation Show
  • AKC All Breed Rally, Obedience, and Agility Trials

Please watch for future announcements regarding the finalized schedule, how to register for events (beginning in early May and ending in early July), applying for the parade, purchasing dinner tickets and more.

DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF JUDGES

  • BMDCC National Specialty – All Conformation Classes Judge: Andrea Maret, Fully, Switzerland
  • BMDCC Draft Test Judges: June Ward, Tiny, ON, & TBD
  • BMDCC Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes Judge: June Ward, Tiny, ON
  • European-Style Show Judge: Christophe Maret, Fully, Switzerland
  • AKC Obedience, Rally, and Agility Judges: Assigned by AKC

Information sheet on the Judges.

BMDCC SHOW COMMITTEE

Below are other events that have been approved by the BMDCC.

JUNE 4 & 5, 2022 BMDCC All-Breed Carting Clinic (Didsbury, AB)
Info: Kim Doig

OCTOBER 23, 2022 BMDCC All-Breed Draft Test – pending CKC approval (Cobble Hill, BC)
Info: Dianne Jones

None at this time.

JUNE 24, 2022 BMDCC All-Breed Herding Trials – 2 sheep, 2 ducks (Cobble Hill, BC)
Info: Dianne Jones

ONGOING EVENTS

Bernese Mountain Dog Meet Ups Vancouver, meets every month at different locations all over the lower mainland. Every Berner is Welcome!

For more info: Shandess Willett ([email protected])

Meets every first Sunday of the month at 11.00 AM in Victoria, BC. Every Berner is Welcome!
For more info:

Maureen Schulze ([email protected] or 250-885-7083)

Ingrid Miller ([email protected] or 250-743-2428)

A group of Berner owners in the Ottawa area get together at Bruce Pit every Sunday at 11 am starting for some informal fun and exercise. Everyone is welcome!

For more info: Chantal Therrien  ([email protected])