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Three Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoying the woods during a Berner Walk

 Calendar of Events

Watch the BMDCO calendar for specifics of coming events: Monthly board meetings, Berner meet-and-greets, conformation events, carting clinics and much more.

Come One - Come All

Monthly BMDCO Board Meetings

Attending board meetings is a great way to keep up on club business and to put faces to the names of board members. Our meeting agenda may be packed full, yet we also have a doggone good time in the process.

BMDCO board meetings are always open for members to attend. They are normally the second Wednesday of the month at Village Inn Bridgeport (Tigard). We meet at 6:30 p.m. to order dinner and socialize. The actual meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. We are seated in one of the private dining areas, so ask the host where to find us.

Stay in Touch!

Join BMDCO Yahoo Group

The BMDCO Group Yahoo list includes all current members. Annual dues were due Jan. 1, so be sure to renew your membership to stay on this list. 

Watch your email for an invitation to join this list if you don’t already belong. Feel free to ignore the email should you not wish to join.

The BMDCO Yahoo Group enables us do outreach for volunteers, promote club events and swap wisdom about living with Berners. Members frequently seek input into problem behaviors, perplexing health issues, etc. This online forum is a place to pass on BMD swag we can no longer use.


The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon (BMDCO) was established in 1983 to protect and support the needs of Bernese Mountain Dogs. We proudly boast a membership of over 150 people, with more joining all the time.

New members are always welcome - you needn’t own a Bernese Mountain Dog to belong to the club.

June Draft Tests

Draft tests will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-3, 2018. Testing starts about 9 a.m. at Willamette Mission State Park in Gervais, OR. Spectators are welcome!

Sign up by May 19!

Premium List – everything you need to know for draft test day

Entry forms are due Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 pm, (PDT), at the address listed on the form. Oregon Draft Test Premium List and Entry Form

Order Lunch for Draft Test Day

Purchase and order lunch for the event in advance. You can choose from a selection of yummy Panera Bread lunches, from sandwiches to salads.

Why Drafting?

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America Draft Tests are a series of exercises designed to develop and demonstrate the natural abilities of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs in a working capacity involving hauling. The Bernese Mountain Dog has historically functioned as a draft dog in various capacities.

BMDCC National Specialty 2018

Honouring our Heritage

The specialty takes place Sept. 20-23 at Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC. See the BMDCC National Specialty flyer (PDF) for details.

Join our sister club to the north for a fun event and beautiful Berners galore!

The specialty includes:

  • Draft Test
  • Puppy/Veteran Sweeps 
  • Specialty Show
  • Veterans Parade, Baby Puppy, Altered Class and Juniors 
  • Sieger Show  
  • Four All Breed Shows and Sweeps Booster
  • Three Obedience and Rally Trials

BMDCO Regional Specialty

  • Conformation Judge – Sara Karl
  • Juniors Judge – TBD
  • Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes Judge – Val Horney
  • Obedience and Rally Judge – Lynn Eggers

Friday – July 20, 2018
Portland Metropolitan Expo Center
Superintendent – MBF

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April Herding Clinic

On Sunday April 22nd, the BMDCO will be holding a herding clinic at Brigands Hideout in Battleground, Washington.

Registration forms MUST be received by Saturday, April 7.

About the clinic...

Each dog will be given approximately 15 minutes in the pen with a sheep to evaluate their herding instinct. This trial is similar to what is required for an AKC certification, but there will not be certificates issued as part of this event. If you find your dog is a natural and would like to learn more about certification please contact Brigands directly. 

We have reserved the facility from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but if registrations are higher we can extend the time. 

If you have a general time frame, please indicate it on the form. I'll try to put together a schedule but times may not be exact. Once all registrations are received BMDCO Activities Chair will email you your scheduled time. Times will also be posted at the event.

Event Logistics

Lunch will not be provided. If you plan on staying all day you may want to bring drinks, lunch or snack for yourself.

The fee is $35 per dog for BMDCO members and $40 for non-members. BMDCO members will get priority over non members.

For detailed information, please see the BMDCO 2018 Herding Clinic flyer (PDF). If you are planning on registering, please email Cheryl Otis, Activities Chair, with the number of dogs you plan to enter and what time slot (see our flyer) you would prefer. This information will make scheduling easier. However, your place will not be confirmed until your registration form and payment are received. 

Remember to Update Berner-Garde!

Please update Berner Garde when you get a new pup or rescue dog – also when you have lost one of your beloved companions. 

You can note certificates, titles, health issues, date of death, cause of death, temperament concerns, number of litters and even studies entered. Photos are always a plus! 

Help us promote long, healthy lifespans in Berners! Contribute to the Berner-Garde Foundation database so that we can track and, hopefully reduce, the inherited health issues of the breed.

Visit the Berner Garde Foundation >​

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