Previous News from 2016 - 2019
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