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The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada presents Versatility and Working Dog awards to honour our breed’s long history as a multi-use farm dog, a beautiful show dog and a trusted companion.  Award recipients exemplify the versatility of our breed and are a testament to the commitment and effort of their owners.

BMDCC Versatility and Working Dog awards are presented to Bernese Mountain Dogs whose owners are BMDCC members in good standing and have earned the following Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) titles:

Versatility Award
Dog must have earned the following:

  • CKC Championship or CKC Altered Championship (CH)
  • Two of the following CKC titles: Companion Dog (CD), Tracking Dog (TD), Draft Dog(DD), Rally Excellence (RE), Agility Novice (AGN) or Agility Novice Jumpers (AGNJ) in regular selected or veteran classes , Herding tested (HT) or Herding tending tested (HTT)

Working Dog Award
Dog must have earned the following:

  • CKC Companion Dog (CD)
  • Two of the following CKC titles: Tracking Dog (TD), Draft Dog (DD), Rally Excellence, Agility Novice (AGN) or Agility Novice Jumpers (AGNJ) in regular selected or veteran classes , Herding tested (HT) or Herding tending tested (HTT)

Elite Versatile Performance Dog Award
Dog must have earned the following:

  • CKC Championship title
  • All of the following titles: Companion Dog (CD), Tracking Dog (TD), Draft Dog(DD), Agility Novice (AGN) or Agility Novice Jumpers (AGNJ) in regular selected or veteran classes , Herding tested (HT) or Herding tending tested (HTT)

Versatility Award Excellence
Dog must have earned the following:

  • CKC Grand Champion title (GCH)
  • Two of the following CKC titles: Draft Dog Excellence (DDX), Tracking Dog Excellence (TDX) or Urban Tracking Dog (UTD), Companion Dog Excellence (CDX), Rally Advanced Excellence (RAE) or Rally Masters (RM). Agility Intermediate (AGI) or Agility Intermediate Jumpers (AGIJ) in regular selected or veteran classes, Herding Started (HS) or Stock Dog Started (SDS) or Herding Tending Started (HTS)

Working Dog Excellence
Dog must have earned the following:

  • BMDCC Versatility Award or Working Dog Award
  • Three of the following CKC titles: Draft Dog Excellence (DDX), Tracking Dog Excellence (TDX) or Urban Tracking Dog (UTD), Companion Dog Excellence (CDX), Rally Advanced Excellence (RAE) or Rally Masters (RM). Agility Intermediate (AGI) or Agility Intermediate Jumpers (AGIJ) in regular selected or veteran classes, Herding Started (HS) or Stock Dog Started (SDS) or Herding Tending Started (HTS)

Please note:

  • Canine Good Neighbor (CGN), Pre-Companion Dog (PCD), Herding Instinct Test (HIT), Rally Novice (RN) and Rally Advanced (RA) titles are not accepted for Versatility or Working Dog Awards.
  • Titles earned prior to active membership may be applied towards a Versatility or Working Dog Award after 12 months of membership in good standing in the Club
  • All titles must be listed and verified on Berner-Garde.
  • Titles can only applied towards one award at the same level (i.e. titles cannot be used to apply for both the Versatility and Working Awards, it must be either/or). If pursuing an Excellent level title, you can apply for a Working Dog Excellent Award after earning either the Versatility Award or Working Dog Award.

To apply, please send the following information to the Records Chair, Jennifer Julian at [email protected]

  • Owner’s name, address and email
  • Dog’s Registered Name (including CKC titles)

Click here to see our Versatility and Working Dog Award Winners.

To promote involvement in performance events beyond the novice level, starting in 2012, the Top 5 Bernese Mountain Dogs in CKC Obedience, CKC Rally Obedience and CKC Agility will be recognized. Similarly, the Top 5 Bernese Mountain Dogs in CKC Conformation will also be recognized. The Top Dogs will be as identified by Canuck Dogs point system and the CKC Final Yearly Results for Conformation. There is no need to apply for this award and owners will be notified by the Records Chair early in the following year. Recipients must be BMDCC members in good standing.

Top Dog Winners Coming Soon.

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and recognize exceptional contributions to the club by its individual members. It is expected that any nominee will have dedicated time and effort on behalf of the club that is well above and beyond the norm.

A candidate for the award may be nominated in writing by any club member. The executive will review all nominations and vote on whether or not to present the award at that time. When submitting a nomination, the candidate’s exceptional service to the club must be described on the form, detailing why the nominee deserves special recognition. Nomination forms will be enclosed in the Fall or Winter issue of the Bernese Please Newsletter.

Members of the BMDCC Executive/Board of Directors may not be nominated while holding an active position with the club.

The awards, where possible, are presented at the National Specialty.

Click here to see our Outstanding Service Award Recipients.