bernese mountain dog club of oregon

Draft Tests Are Coming up in June

Join in 3 days of draft tests, food and fun!

BMDCO is holding a three-day draft test weekend. The event takes place June 2-4 at Willamette Mission State Park, Gervais, Oregon. 

Judges include Steve Dudley from Arizona, Julie Bacon from Virginia and Peggy Granger from Wisconsin.

Entries close at 11:00 PM (PDT), May 19, 2017, after which time entries can't be accepted, canceled or altered, except as specifically allowed in the current BMDCA Draft Test Regulations. 

Download the Premium List today. The Premium List includes an entry form, test information and event schedule. 

Please see our calendar for event address and contact person.

Rubber Hits the Road at Recent Drafting Clinic

We had a capacity turnout for our introductory drafting clinic last March. Dogs and humans alike overcame the initial strangeness of the gear to parade around the practice arena like nobody's business.

Big puppy-pile hugs go to Jennifer Brightbill who taught the clinics.

BMDCO educational presentation on dog CPR
Jennnifer Brightbill teaching drafting to club members at the BMDCO draft clinic
BMDCA Summit to Sea National Specialty poster - image of BMD in the PNW

 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 first Wednesday of the month at McMenamins in Wilsonville. 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.

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 >

BMDCO members on the Berner Walk at 1000 Acre Dog Park


Get the Poop on

Demonstrating dog CPR
Two Bernese Mountain Dogs wading in the Sandy River during the Berner Walk

BMDCO General Meeting a Big Success 

The BMDCO general meeting / educational presentation / play date was a breath of fresh air! As always, we had a great group of Bernese Mountain Dogs and their people in attendance.

A representative from Cascade Training Center came and provided dog CPR Training as part of their Pet Saver CPR and First Aid Training Course. They brought along a doggy dummy so that everyone got hand-on practice taking pulse, administering breaths and giving compressions. 

Club members were all star students, asking questions and participating in a lively discussion. Everyone left the presentation with more tools to support their Berners' health and well being.

The event wasn't all school and no play. Attendees enjoyed an hour of socializing and Berner romping both before and after the presentation. And, of course, there was the General Meeting, where members learned all the latest and greatest about club doings and upcoming events.

It's safe to say everyone went home with happy, tired pups and valuable canine CPR knowledge in their tool belts.

Meet Our Sister Clubs

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Greater Seattle (BMDCGS)

Inland Northwest Bernese Mountain Dog Club (Washington, Idaho, Montana and northeast Oregon)

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Alaska​ (BMDC of AK)

National Clubs

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America (BMDCA)

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada

BMDCO member learning dog CPR using a dog dummy

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of OR

Three Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoying the woods during a Berner Walk


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.