DATEFIRSTS
1979-1980BMDCC President – Marilyn Lister
November 24, 1979Meeting of BMDCC Board of Directors, Ottawa, ON
January 1980BMDCC Newsletter with Editor, Janet Linden
May 3, 1980BMDCC Annual General Meeting, Ottawa, ON
1981BMDCC Fun Day, Smith Falls, ON; organized by Larry Rutter
June 21, 1986BMDCC National Specialty, Vancouver, BC
February 19, 1998Bernese litter makes the Guinness Book of Records with 14 all male pups

Dam: Alpenblick’s Great Lady; Sire: Ursa Major’s Stellar Bandit

October 10, 2003Bernese stars in a feature length movie, entitled “Good Boy!” Filmed in Vancouver, BC;

Starring: Ch Allsgold’s Studebaker CD DD; Body Double: Ch Allsgold’s Work for the Weekend CD DD

Owner: Melodie & Wolf Grabner; Breeder: Brenda Comazzetto

2006BMDCC Outstanding Service Award Recipients:

  • Coral and David Denis – for more than 25 years of service to the club, holding various positions on the Board of Directors, organizing numerous events, and generously donating to fundraisers.
  • Lea Doane – for spending hundreds of hours rebuilding the club’s records database after it was accidentally destroyed, compiling data and producing 3 years of missing records reports in a very timely manner.
  • Tracy Ricard – for demonstrating exceptional dedication to BMDCC Rescue, serving as the clubs first Rescue Chair and holding the position for 9 years.
March 24, 2007All 4 Swiss “Sennen” breeds present at a BMDCC Carting Clinic, Cobble Hill, BC:

  • Appenzeller: Astro (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)
DATEFIRSTS
May 1, 1977Bernese wins Best of Breed in Canada at the Elgin Kennel Club Show, Alymer, ON

  • Ch Valleyvu`s Georg, TT; Breeder & Owner: Ron Smith

June 17, 1977

October, 22, 1978

Bernese earns a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Championship (Ch) at the Kingston & District Kennel Club Show

Canadian-owned Bernese places in group (Group 4th) in Canada at the Belleville & District Kennel Club Show

  • Ch San Marco`s Northern Lance; Owner/Handler: Ray Fernandez; Breeder: Joann Evans (USA)

July 9, 1977

August 21, 1977

Bernese places in group at CKC All-Breed Show at the Chateauguay Valley Kennel Club Show

Bernese wins a Group (Group 1st) at CKC All-Breed Show at the New Brunswick Kennel Club Show

  • Ch Goliath V Zinggen; Owner: Davetta Curtiss (USA); Breeder: Christian Frankhauser (Schwitzerland)
June 10, 1978Bernese wins CKC Best Puppy in Group at the Ontario County Kennel Club show in Ajax, ON:

  • Valleyvu`s Jubilee; Owner: Sally Bray; Breeder: Ron Smith
June 30, 1979Canadian-bred Bernese places in Group (Group 4th) in Canada at the Chateauguay Kennel Club Show:

  • Ch Richriver`s Rex; Owner: A. Deschamps; Breeder: Pierre Reichenbach
May 2, 1981BMDCC Booster at the Ottawa Kennel Club (24 Bernese entered):

  • 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
May 1981Bernese wins Best Brace in Show at United Kennel Club Show, Quebec

  • Ch Richrivr`s Clara & her daughter Bersobel`s Alpha; Owner: Loes de Ruyter
May 11, 1984Female Bernese places in Group at a CKC All-Breed Show & Canadian bred and owned female Bernese to Place in Group

Group 4th at the Forest City Kennel Club, Dorchester, ON

  • Ch Annette vd Swisstop Farm; Owner: Martin & Susan Quinn (Forde); Breeder: John Schaer; Handler: Joe Lobb
1983-1984Bernese earns 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
October 13, 1984Bernese wins a CKC All-Breed Best in Show, 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)
May 4, 1985Canadian-bred Bernese wins a CKC All-Breed Best in Show at Seaway Kennel Club Show, 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
1985BMDCC Booster in Western Canada, Chilliwack, BC; Organizers: Phillip Harness, Coral Denis, Donna Harness, David Denis
1986BMDCC National Specialty, Vancouver, BC
June 21, 1986BMDCC National Specialty Best of Breed winner, Vancouver BC

  • BISS Ch Pike’s Harpo J Andrew; Judge: Marian Hodesson
September 11, 1988Bernese wins a CKC Best Puppy in Show, Pictou County Kennel Club , Trenton, NS

  • Surfsong’s Dream Keeper; Owner/Breeder: Margie Mackay
1989Female wins Best of Breed at BMDCC National Specialty, Toronto, ON

  • BISS Ch Gitana de Braye; Owner: Eve Mengoz; Breeder: Willie Fawer; Judge: Marian Hodesson
1988-1990Bernese wins:

  • 2 BMDCC National Specialties
  • Bernese wins Canadian and US National Specialties
  • Bernese wins BMDCC National Specialty and a CKC All-Breed Best in Show (on the same day).
  • Bernese wins back-to-back Groups

BOB:

  • 1988 BMDCC Specialty (Victoria, BC); Judge: Walter Pinsker
  • 1989 BMDCA Specialty (Phoenix, AZ); Judge: Sylvia Howison
  • 1990 BMDCC Specialty (Maple Ridge, BC); Judge: Peggy Gutierrez Otero (Mex)

All Breed Best in Show, 1990 (Maple Ridge, BC)

Group 1st on April, 22 and 23 1989 (Langley, BC) – with over 80 dogs entered in the group

  • BIS MBISS Ch Alpenblick’s Alpine Alpenweide CD; Owner: Philip & Donna Harness; Breeder: Coral & David Denis
1990-1993Bernese wins 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

Wins:

  • Best in Show, August 1990 (Temiskaming KC, ON); Judge: Glen Stephens
  • Best in Show, May 1993 (Sault Ste Marie KC, ON); Judge: Max Magder
  • BMDCC Specialty BOB, October 1993 (Bellevile KC, ON), Judge Frank Lister (NZ)
1998-1999Bernese wins a BMDCC & BMDCA National Best Puppy in Sweepstakes

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

Ch Swisskiss You Were ment For Me; Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles

September 10, 1999BMDCC Sieger Show at 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
June 9, 2000Bernese awarded a CKC Altered Championship

  • (Alt) Ch Naillig’s Silverislets Bronson CD DD; Owner: Richard & Heather Connell; Breeder: Ken Peer-Manning
May 25, 2001Female Bernese wins All-Breed Best in Show at Chaleur Canine Club, Beresford, NB

  • MBIS Ch Darla vom Granzweg CD DD; Owner/Handler: Wendy Bennett; Breeder: Anita & Manfred Erb (Swiss); Judge: Michael Woods
September 2001Bernese wins multiple Best Puppy in Specialty Show – all in the same month:

  • BMDCO Specialty September 9th (Oakville, ON); Judge: Ferelith Somerfield (UK)
  • BMDCC National Specialty September 22nd (Blainville, QC); Judge: Thora Brown
  • BMDCQ Specialty September 23rd (Blainville, QC); Judge: Heinz Imhof (Swiss)

MBPISS Ch Bernhaven’s Sirius’ Hope; Owner: Frances Harding & Dr. Carlan Stants; Breeder: Frances Harding

2002Bernese scores over 2000 CKC Breed Points based on the CKC 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
2001-2004Bernese wins multiple Best in Sieger Show at BMDC of Ontario sponsored Sieger Shows:

  • 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

2002-2005Bernese Female wins Canadian All-Breed Best in Show and National Specialty with Breeder-Owner Handler

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

BIS BISS Ch Wanderweg’s Heartful of Grace; Owner/Breeder: Fran Cozens

2005 – 2006BMDCC Versatility Award winner (2005) wins the National Specialty (June 3, 2006), Edmonton, AB

  • BISS Chh Rocky Mountain Shale CD DD; Owner: Maureen Greaves; Judge: Barbara Beland
May 2007Bernese wins back-to-back CKC Best in Shows at the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers’ Association, Saanichton, BC

  • MBIS Ch Swisskiss He’s A Sweet Talker; Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles & Geoff Huber
  • May 26th – Judge: Christina Rafton (AUS); BIS with 275 Competitors
  • May 27th  – Judge: Michelle Billings (US); BIS with 236 Competitors
September 2, 2007Bernese awarded the CKC Grand Champion Title

  • 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 win
  • plus an additional CKC title or a CGN Certificate
December 1, 2007Bernese places in Group at the Show of Shows, Ottawa Kennel Club

  • MBIS GCh Backcountry Hemmental CGN TT DD; Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett; Handler: Bonnie Fisher

Second in Working Group; Judges: Thomas Burke, Caesar Guitierrez Perez

May 2008Male Bernese awarded the CKC Grand Champion Title

  • MBIS GCh Swisskiss He’s A Sweet Talker CGN; Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles & Geoff Huber
August 2008Female Bernese wins back-to-back CKC Best in Shows at the New Brunswick KC Shows, Saint John, NB

  • MBIS GCh Backcountry Hildegarde CGN; Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett; Handler: Bonnie Fisher
  • August 20th – Judge: Mr. Sergio Pizzorno (Uruguay); BIS with 233 Competitors
  • August 21st – Judge: Mrs. Cheryl Egerton (Canada); BIS with 222 Competitors
November 2008Bernese in Canada wins 3 back-to-back All-Breed Best in Shows at the Caledon Kennel Association Shows, Mississauga, Ontario

  • MBIS BISS Ch Avatar’s Try Try Again; Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves
  • November 28th – Judge: Ove Germundsson (Sweden); BIS with 335 Competitors
  • November 29th – Judge: Dr. Robert Smith (USA)
  • November 30th – Judge: Mrs. Rosemary Shoreman (Canada); BIS with 458 Competitors
2008Bernese finishes in the CKC Top Ten Show Dogs in the Working Group (7th Overall in Group 3) in Canada

  • MBIS BISS Ch Avatar’s Try Try Again; Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves
  • Performance Statistics: BB(31)  G1(10)  G2(7)  G3(4)  G4(2)  BIS  Points(2,507)
June 28, 2009Female Bernese awarded a CKC Altered Championship

  • Ch (Alt) Avatar’s Travlin’ Light Of Bev; Owner: Deborah & Peter Webster; Breeder: Bev Burney & Caroline Woods
  • Winning BOB Altered at the BMD Club of Quebec Regional Specialty; Judge: Deborah Mulvey
December 2009Bernese finishes #1 All Breeds CKC Top Ten Show Dogs in Canada

  • MBIS BISS GCh Avatar’s Try Try Again CGN; Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves
  • Performance Statistics: BB(31)  G1(79)  G2(16)  G3(7)  G4(4)  BIS  Points(13,780)
June – September, 2012Bernese wins 3 Best in Specialty Shows in Canada in the same year

  • BMD Club of Ontario, June 9, 2012 (Orono, ON); Judge: Robert Rowbotham
  • BMD Club of Canada, September 2, 2012 (Halifax, NS); Judge: Joe Lobb
  • BMD Club Of South-Western Ontario, September 22, 2012 (Rockton, ON); Judge: Cheryl Paterson

BISS Ch Avatars Smooth Criminal; Owners: Luiz Fernandes & Kim Groves; Breeders: Jennifer Shupert & Kim Groves; Handler: Kim Groves

February 12, 2013Bernese awarded the CKC Grand Champion Excellent Title (GChEx)

  • 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
June 1, 2013Canadian Bernese to win Best Altered In Show at 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)
DATEFIRSTS
May 28, 1977Bernese earns a Qualifying Score in a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Obedience Trial at the Mountain City Kennel Club, Lasalle, QC

  • Scored 189.5 points in Novice B class
  • Halidom Kali V Meuntsterplatz; Owner: Millicent Parliman (USA); Breeder: Esther Muelle (USA)
May 29, 1977Bernese earns a CKC Companion Dog (CD) Obedience Title at the Mountain City Kennel Club, Lasalle, QC

  • Scored 189.5, 192.5 and 193 points in the Novice B class
  • Double R`s Andy; Owner: Laura Schwarz (USA); Breeder: Robert Redford (USA)
July 1977 – November 1978Canadian owned and bred Bernese earns a CKC CD Obedience Title and a CKC Ch and CD

  • CD at CanSave Show Obedience Trials, July 21, 1977 (Ottawa, ON); Scored 179.5, 181.0 and 180.0 in the Novice A class
  • Ch at Ottawa Kennel Club Show, November 26 1978

Ch Val Venosta`s Haida von Stassi CD; Owner/Breeder: Bruce & Marilyn Lister (Ottawa, ON)

May 12, 1979Bernese earns a CKC Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)

  • Hasso V Koerschtal; Owner: Bobbie Harper; Breeder: Richard Bruckner (Germany)
September 16, 1979Canadian-owned Bernese passes Tracking Dog Test at 7 months old

  • Ch Yogi V de Berghen TD; Owner Loes de Ruyter (Dutch Import)
1982Bernese earns dual (Canadian/American) CKC & AKC Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) titles

  • OTCh The Chaletsuizo`s Fleur; Owners: Coral & David Denis; Breeder: Patricia Hamilton
1983-1984Bernese earns dual (Canadian/American) Champion (Ch) & dual (Canadian/American) CDX titles

  • CKC Ch, 1983; CKC CDX, 1984; AKC Ch, AKC CDX
  • Ch Alpenweide’s Alpha Heidi CDX; Owners: Coral & David Denis; Breeder: Philip Harness
September-October, 1983Bernese earns CKC Utility Dog & Obedience Trail Champion (OTCh) titles

  • 1st leg: 176.5 points; September 5 1983 (Cornwall & District Kennel Club)
  • 2nd leg: 186.5 points and 3rd leg: 186.0 points; October 1, 1983 (Montreal Dog Obedience Club, Ste Marguerite Station, QC)

OTCh Tanja V Gruenenmatt; Owner: Eve Mengoz; Breeder: Ernst Schluechter (Swiss)

September 19, 1984Bernese earns a Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) title in Canada

  • Ch Yuna V Grunenmatt, CD, TDX; Owner: Eve Mengoz; Breeder: Ernst Schluechter (Swiss)
September 13, 1987BMDCC Obedience Sanction Match, Nanaimo, BC

  • Highest Qualifying Bernese in Match was BigPaws Sieger Alpenweide
  • Owner: Geri Sumner; Judge: David Denis
May 21-22, 1989Bernese scores a CKC High In Trial (HIT) in Obedience at Sault Ste Marie Kennel Club, Sault Ste Marie, ON

  • May 21st: score of 199.5
  • May 22nd: score of 199.0

Sanduskys Brighteye Abigail; Owner: Deborah Hotze; Breeder: Sandra Ongemach

1987-1991Bernese earns BMDCC Versatility Award

  • CKC CD, 1987; CKC Ch, 1987; CKC Tracking Dog (TD), 1991

Ch Bigpaws Banfield CDX TD DD; Owner: Bonnie Dick; Breeder: Susan Quinn (Forde)

May 3, 1992Perfect 200 score in Obedience in Canada at Kennebecasis Obedience Club Trial, Rothesay, NB

  • Liskarn America Bound Jerry; Owners: Alison Jaskiewics (trainer); Deborah Mulvey and Sara Dombroski; Breeder: Gordon Bridges
1993Bernese earn Draft Dog Title (DD) at the 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)
1996Female Bernese earns a BMDCC Versatility Award:

  • 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)

1996-1999Bernese earns a Dual Versatility & Canadian Owned & Bred Bernese earns a Draft Dog Excellent (DDX):

  • BMDCC Versatility Title: October 1996
  • BMDCA Versatility Title: May 1998
  • DDX Title: 1999

Ch Ursa Major’s Stellar Bandit CD DDX AGN; Owner: Lea Doane abd Phil Chagnon; Breeder: Brenda Grant

September 21, 1997Bernese earns CKC Herding Tested (HT) Title at the Australian Cattle Dog Club of Canada trials, Goderich, ON

  • Ch Swiss Star’s The Tempest HT; Owner: Gina McDonnell; Breeder: Bobbie Hefner (USA)
October 21, 1998Bernese earns a Draft Dog Excellent at the Peace Arch Provincial Park, Surrey, BC

  • Mt. Tops Swiss Boy Tobias DD DDX; Owner: Hilde & Olva Engen (USA)
1999Canadian owned female Bernese earns a Draft Dog Excellent

  • Ch Thorgie of BC Bev’s CD DDX CGN; Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren; Breeder: Bev Burney (USA)
May 1999Bernese earns a CKC Companion Dog (CD) with 3 All Breed High in Trial (HIT) Scores and obtains 4 back-to-back CKC All Breed HITs

Obedience Class – Novice B:

  • 194.0 HIT, May 1st (St John Obedience Club)
  • 197.0 HIT, May 1st (St John Obedience Club)
  • 197.0 HIT, May 2nd (Kennebecasis Obedience Club Inc)
  • 194.0 HIT, May 2nd (Kennebecasis Obedience Club Inc)

Grunberg Gita Gotta Dance CD; Owner: Alison Jaskiewicz & Deborah Mulvey; Breeder: Deborah Mulvey

September 1999Bernese has CKC HIT’s at an All Breed Trial, a National Specialty Trial, and a Regional Specialty Trial

  • 195.0 HIT, September 11th (BMDCO specialty)
  • 197.0 HIT, September 11th (Oakville & District KC)
  • 192.0 HIT, September 12th (BMDCC Specialty)

Labernese Lord of Illusions CD; Owner: Margaret La Croix; Breeders: Sharon Groves & Candace Tokiwa

September – November, 2000

Female Bernese earns Dual Versatility Awards

  • BMDCC Versatility Title: September 2000
  • BMDCA Versatility Title: November 2000

Ch Ebnet’s Halogen CD DD; Owned by: Phil Chagnon & Lea Doane; Breeders: Sean & Lisa Ebnet, Phil Chagnon & Lea Doane

2001Bernese earn CKC Agility Novice (AGN)

  • 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
2001-2008Bernese earns:

  • Bernese Specials Agility Trial Champion of Canada (SATChC), July 28, 2001
  • CKC Agility Intermediate (AGI), August 2002
  • CKC Agility Excellent (AGX), July 2003
  • CKC Agility Masters Excellent (AGMX), August 2004
  • Agility Association of Canada (AAC) Silver Award of Merit, November 2006
  • AAC Gold Award of Merit, September 2008

Ch BC’S Florencia At Doubledutch DDX BDDX AGMX; Owner: Bev Mattson; Breeder: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren

July 27, 2002Bernese earns Veteran’s Agility Trial Champion of Canada (VATChC) and Bronze Award of Merit

  • VATChC Ch Thorgie of BC Bev’s CD DDX AGN; Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren; Breeder: Bev Burney (USA)
October 2002Bernerse earns BMDCC Working Dog Award

  • Oberland’s Maritime Abernese CD DD TD; Owner: Terry Wilkins; Breeder: Wanda Tait
2004-2006Bernese earns CARO Rally Excellent & CARO Versatility

  • CARO Rally Excellent, June 2004
  • CARO Versatility, March 2006

OTCh Sascha’s Salaine CGN SADC; Owner: Darlene McCuaig-Balkwill; Breeder: Rose Tierney

June 5, 2005Bernese earn Brace Draft Dog Titles at the BMDCC Draft Test, Surrey BC

  • 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
October 1, 2005Bernese earn Brace Draft Dog Excellent at the BMDCC Draft Test, Surrey, BC

  • 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
April 2006 – October 2008Bernese earns a CKC:

  • Agility Novice Jumpers (AGNJ), April 2006
  • Agility Intermediate Jumpers (AGIJ), Sept 2007
  • Agility Excellent Jumpers (AGXJ), Sept 2007
  • Agility Master Excellent Jumpers (AGMXJ), Aug 2008
  • Agility Master Champion (AGMCH), Oct 2008

AGMCH Highrun’s Steel Magnolia CD DDX BDDX AGMX AGMXJ; Owner/Breeder Bev Mattson

April 2006 – June 2009Bernese earns CKC:

  • Agility Novice Selected Jumpers (AGNJS), April 2, 2006
  • Agility Intermediate Selected Jumpers (AGIJS), July 22, 2007
  • Agility Intermediate Selected (AGIS), March 30, 2008
  • Agility Excellent Jumpers Selected, (AGXJS) June 20, 2009
  • 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

June 4, 2006Bernese earn a CKC Agility Novice Selected (AGNS)

  • 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
May 15, 2005 – September 30, 2006Bernese earns 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

October 14, 2007 – May 25, 2008Bernese awarded the CKC Rally Novice (RN) Title at Canadian Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Association Inc. trials, Dorval, Quebec

  • Rally Novice A class with scores of 81.0 – 91.0 – 81; October 14, 2007

And awarded the CKC Rally Excellent (RE) Title, May 25 2008

  • Naomi V Ueliland RE; Owner/Handler: Sandra Graham; Breeder: Elizabeth Dinkel
March 9, 2008Bernese awarded the CKC Rally Advanced (RA) Title at the K-W Kennel Club Trials, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

  • OTCH Sennenhof Delemont DDX RA; Owner: Joan Robinson; Breeder: Eve Menegoz
August – October 2008Canadian Bernese earns a CKC CD Title with 3 All Breed High in Trial Scores

  • First Leg: Kennebecasis Obedience Club; August 16, 2008; Judge: Susan Des Cotes – Score 198
  • Second & Third Leg: Island Dog Club Inc; October 24, 2008:
    • Trial 1 – score 196.5; Trial 2 – score 199; Judge: Michel Calhoun

BISS Ch Backcountry Ivana DD, CD, CGN; Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett

October 9, 2010Bernese in Canada earns a Rally Advanced Excellent Title (RAE) at the Cobequid Dog Club Trials, Truro, Nova Scotia

  • CH Backcountry’s Heaven Sent CD, DDX, BDD, RAE, CGN; Owner/Handler: Jennifer Julian; Breeder: Wendy Bennett

RAE Title: Dog must qualify 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

October 23, 2010Male Bernese in Canada earns a Rally Advanced Excellent Title 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
June 12, 2011Bernese in Canada earns Urban Tracking Dog (UTD) Title at the German Shepherd Dog Club Test, London, ON

  • Wagenblast’s Ivaila Janyse CD TDX UTD RE CGN AKC TD W-FD/MF; Owner: Sue Wilkinson; Breeder: Angela Wagenblast
July 16 & 30,  2011Bernese earns a CKC Scent Hurdle Dog Title and Scent Hurdle Dog Excellent Title at the Alberta Kennel Club Trials, Calgary, AB

  • Oberland’s Out Of Bounds Bosley CD DD AgXS AgXJS RN SHDX; Owner: Kim Tollefson; Breeder: Wanda Tait
September 9, 2012Bernese earns an Urban Tracking Dog Excellence (UTDX) Title and awarded the CKC Tracking Champion Title (TCh), Powassan, ON

  • TCH Wagenblast’s Ivaila Janyse CDX TDX UTDX RE CGN, AKC TDX , CARO RVE AT WCR1, WCFO MFX; Owner: Sue Wilkinson
  • Breeder: Angela Wagenblast; Judge: Sharon Smith

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

February – March 2013Bernese earns an Expert Trick Dog Title and becomes a Trick Dog Champion

  • 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); Nellie’s Youtube video

April 7, 2013Bernese earns a CARO Rally Advanced Team (AT) Title, CARO Versatility Excellent (VE) Title, and CARO Working Class Rookie Level 1 (WCR1) Title, Vanessa, ON

  • TCH Wagenblast’s Ivaila Janyse CDX TDX UTDX RE CGN, AKC TDX , CARO RVE AT WCR1, WCFO MFX; Owner: Sue Wilkinson
  • Breeder: Angela Wagenblast; Judges: Bonnie Christie & Debby DeCosta
August 2013Bernese earns BMDCC Working Dog Excellent Award

  • Ch Backcountry Heaven Sent CGN PCD CDI CDX RAE DDX BDD; Owner: Jennifer Julian; Breeder: Wendy Bennet
September 28, 2013Bernese becomes a Certified Search Dog (CSD) in Wilderness and Urban

  • Ch Cenwulf-Loki Eos Everestas CD RN CGN CDS; Owners: Bobbie & Gary Barnes; Breeders: Donatas Sakas & Ausra Sakiene
  • Certified with Newfoundland Search Dogs by MaryAnn Warren & Mike Adams
April 26, 2014Bernese earns a Sporting Detecting Started Title (SD-S) from Sporting Dog Detection Association (SDDA)

  • Oberland’s Up N Coming Bailey CD DD RE SD-S CGN; Owner: Nicole (Nikki) Wiebe; Breeder: Wanda Tait
  • Judge: Teresa Lewin

The 3 components of which are interior, exterior, and container and the odour used is wintergreen.

August 22, 2014Bernese earns a Novice Points and Distance SelectTitle (NPS)

  • Ch Pinaccles Icefall TDX AGIS AGIJS NPS RN CGN; Owner: Dianne Jones; Breeder: Eden Jonas and Janet Robles
  • Judge: Sandra Esford

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

2016Bernese earns a BMDCC Elite Versatile Performance Dog Award

  • Ch Pinaccles Icefall TDX CD RE AGIS AGIJS IPS HT DD CGN; Owner: Dianne Jones; Breeder: Eden Jonas and Janet Robles
September – October 2016Bernese Mountain Dog Registered kennel with 5 Female Bernese becomes Certified Search and Rescue Dogs (CS&RD) in Wilderness and Urban Air Scenting.

  • Vinland Registered; Owners: Bobbi & Gary Barnes
  • Certified with Newfoundland Search Dogs Inc by MaryAnn Warren (AB), Doug Teeft (NS), & Mike Adams (NF)
2017Bernese earns BMDCC Versatility Excellent Award

  • GCh Backcntry OutWitOutPlayOutLast CGN CDX,AGNJS, AGNS, DDX, BDD, RAE, DDA, RM; Owner: Jennifer Julian; Breeder: Wendy Bennet & Bonnie Fisher
August 6, 2018Bernese earns Rally Masters (RM) Title

  • Oberland’s Up N Coming Bailey CGN, CDX, DDX, RM; Owner: Nicole (Nikki) Wiebe; Breeder: Wanda Tait
November 4, 2018Bernese earns the CKC Draft Dog Advanced (DDA) Title

  • GCh Backcntry OutWitOutPlayOutLast CGN CDX,AGNJS, AGNS, DDX, BDD, RAE, RM, DDA; Owner: Jennifer Julian; Breeder: Wendy Bennet & Bonnie Fisher