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                                BMDCO Activities for 2019


*** NOTE ***

Active members are reminded that they must attend at least 3 of the general meetings during the year.  Alternatively, your membership can be changed to an Associate Member which has no attendance requirements.


May 5-11.  BMDCA National Specialty, Brainerd MN.  Details at the web site.


May 18.  Group draft practice. Willamette Mission State Park, 10991 Wheatland Road NE, Gervais, OR 97026.  Time TBD. Only 2 weeks before our draft tests. We’ll work on individual aspects of the test (backing, narrows, hitch & harness) including group stays and freight hauls.  Rain or shine, open to all.  No fees or signup needed.


May 31, June 1 & 2.  Draft Tests. Willamette Mission State Park, 10991 Wheatland Road NE, Gervais, OR 97026.  Premium list here.  Free pizza for all on Saturday evening following the day’s test.  A general meeting will be held after the pizza party.


June 20-23.  Fundraiser at the Clackamas Kennel Club dog show at Canby, OR.  We will be monitoring the parking lot at the grooming tent for all 4 days of the show.  Sign-up for volunteers will be coming soon. We also will be participating at the AKC Meet the Breed at this show.


July 19. BMDCO Regional Specialty at the Stumptown Dog Show, Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive Portland, Oregon 97217. 

Conformation Judge – Karen Ericson
Juniors Judge – Karen Ericson
Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes Judge – Joanne Prellberg
Obedience and Rally Judge – Karla Curtis
Superintendent – MBF (infodog)

 - We typically start the specialty after lunch (~1:00 pm) and end around 5:00 pm

 - There will be a ringside potluck following judging (the BMDCO will supply the main course – we ask locals and members to bring side dishes and desserts to share)

- There will be a ringside raffle – donations are appreciated!

- For questions contact Anne Summers at


September 15.  BMDCO Picnic and general meeting.  Details coming soon. 


October 27.  General meeting and play date at DogTownPDX,1-4 PM, 1975 SE 1stStreet, Gresham, OR 97080. Nominations from the membership for 2020 BMDCO officers will be accepted only at this meeting.  


December 7. 5-9PM. Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, Lucky Lab Pub, 1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209. Election of BMDCO 2020 officers.  Live auction following the business meeting.


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