Previous News from 2016 - 2021
BMDCR held its Annual Awards Banquet on January 24th. Dogs who earned titles 2015 or had special accomplishments were honored. The clubs highest honor, the Kathy Roth Award, for service to the club and the breed, was awarded to Sandy Dunaway.Also this year, all BMDCR member dogs who have achieved the Grand Master Draft Dog Title were specially honored: Valerie Horney's Kuza and Roger, Elaine Witulski's Carly, Alice Clark's Dash, and Pam and Barry Solomon's Smokey and Watson.
BMDCR held its Spring Draft Tests on April 23 & 24, 2016 in Black Forest, Colorado, at the home of Tests Chairman Patti Davieau. Thank you Patti! And Thank you to our judges Steve Dudley and Fred Helmbold.
Berners and Berner Peeps enjoyed the BMDCR annual summer party, BernerFiesta! on June 12, 2016 at Pine Valley Ranch Park. We had a BBQ, streams and a lake to play in, hiking, massage and a nosework demo. Thanks to everyone who helped organize and attended.
The BMDCR Draft Clinic on July 24th was a huge success!! Many new draft teams got off to a great start. MANY THANKS to host and organizer Patti Davieau and to all the draft judges and club members who volunteered.
The BMDCR 2016 Independent Specialty was held on September 9th at Island Grove Park in Greeley, CO. Congratulations to all the winners and big thanks to all the entrants and volunteers!
Everyone had a Yabba Dabba Do Time at our Fall Draft Tests on October 8 & 9 in Longmont, Colorado!
to all the
club members and friends
and to all the exhibitors who joined us!
Club members and their Berners marched in the Golden Christmas Parade on December 10th. Draft carts, Berners and people were all decked out in festive holiday decor!
Congratulations to Laura Haupenthal & Al Beers, winners of the Kathy Roth Award!
This award, named in honor of one of the club's founders, is given annually at the BMDCR awards banquet. The award honors service to the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Rockies and love and dedication to the breed
Thank you Laura & Al for all that you do.
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Berner Noel at the Golden Old Town Parade!
December 9, 2017
BMDCR held its Annual Awards Banquet on January 2nd. Dogs who earned titles or had special accomplishments in 2017 were honored.7. The clubs highest honor, the Kathy Roth Award, for service to the club and the breed, was awarded to Patty Wellinger.
Congratulations to all!
Photo by Jill Byers
The BMDCR Spring Draft Tests "Pawpourri of Berners" on May 19th and 20th were a great success! Thank you judges volunteers, hosts, and teams! We're glad everyone had a great time!
Photos by Barb & Keith
The 2018 BMDCR Independent Specialty Shows "Bernermania" were truly FABulous! With 333 show entries and an overfull draft test, it was a record-breaking event!
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
BMDCR members participated in the Golden, CO Christmas parade on December 1st and brought smiles to many faces.
The BMDCR held its annual awards banquet on January 27. Congratulations to the many club members / BMD teams who achieved so much in 2018! Special congratulations to Barb LeTourneau, recipient of the club's highest honor, the Kathy Roth Award.
Watch the BMDCR 2018 in Review video created by Melissa Olson and presented at the awards banquet on our Facebook page (visitor post by Melissa Olson on January 28) or DIRECT LINK
The BMDCR held a Draft Match and Spring Draft Tests April 19-21, 2019 at Johnny Roberts Memorial Park in Arvada, Colorado.
Thank you entrants and congratulations to all who passed and earned titles. We appreciate Chairman Holly Foster, Secretary Marcia Zuger, Judges Patti Davieau and Mary Alice Eschweiler, as well as all our volunteers. Photos by Barb LeTourneau
The weather cooperated with a beautiful, non-sizzling summer day in Black Forest, Colorado on July 21, 2019 for the BMDCR Draft Clinic with BernerFiesta! Welcome new draft teams! Thank you volunteer trainers, hosts and cooks. Photos by Katka Cviklova & Sharon Keefer
Our Fall 2019 Draft Tests were held on October 12 & 13. Than you to Chairman Patti Davieau and Secretary Beth Dennehy or organizing another great weekend of draft tests at Patti's house in Black Forest, Colorado.
The BMDCR Annual Awards Brunch was held on January 26, 2020. Among the many, many accomplishments of our member dogs celebrated, we had FIVE Grand Master Draft Dogs in 2019! among many, many other titles!
Another annual tradition is to honor a club member with the Kathy Roth Award. This award is given to a member who has contributed significantly to the club and its goals. Congratulations to Teresa Dominguez our 2020 Kathy Roth Award winner! Teresa does a wonderful job as our newsletter editor. Her hard work and dedication not only keeps members informed, but helps create a sense of community.
Don't miss the
2019 Year in Review
slide show created by Melissa & Carl Olson!
Team BMDCR at the AHBA herding trial at Hachita Farms. Left to right: Sharon Montville and Jade got their JHD with two beautiful runs, Barbara LeTourneau and Zanna got their HCT, Sara Nashem Karl and Minnie got one leg of their JHD and Anna Lee and Finn got their HCT. Not pictured is Margaret Jezek and Mangus who got a leg on his HCT. Great weather and fun day!
We wish you and yours a safe, healthy, happy new year!
Our Zoom meeting and awards celebration on January 24, 2021 featured:
Kudos to all member dogs who achieved new titles and accomplishments in 2020
Announcement of the 2020 Kathy Roth Award winner, Candy McDanal
BMDCR 2020 Year in Review, a slide show prepared by Melissa and Karl Olson. Melissa stated "It's ALWAYS a pleasure to put this together for the annual meeting of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Rockies. I'm AMAZED at the things we all were able to accomplish in 2020! Thanks to everyone that contributed pictures of their dogs doing all the things that an intentionally bred Bernese Mountain dog SHOULD do! ❤ "
On April 16-18, 2021 BMDCR-hosted Farm Dog Certifications and Draft Tests and Colorado Springtime Snow, Oh My!
The 2021 BMDCA National Specialty was held in Estes Park, Colorado May 9-15 and hosted by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Rockies, the Grand Canyon State Bernese Mountain Dog Club, the Heartland Bernese Mountain Dog Club, and the Lone Star Bernese Mountain Dog Club. Many, many volunteers worked hard over the 4 prior years and at the event to make this Specialty amazing! Many thanks to Show Chair Alice Clark and Show Co-Chair Dottie Schulte.