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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Thursday, March 15, 2018   

BMDCGTC Members Reminder - Club Membership Renewals are now due.

Once again it is that time of year! If you have already sent in your renewal - THANK YOU! If you need the form - it is available below.

NOTE: If you haven't returned your membership renewal and will be attending the BernerPalooza Awards Banquets on March 10th there will be people there for you to turn it in to.

Document: 2018 Membership Renewal

Sunday, February 25, 2018   11:00 am to 3:00 pm

BMDCGTC Presents a speaker on Integrative Veterinary Medicine

Superintendent: Please RSVP to Shannon by Friday, 2/23/18. Email, Call or Text
Phone: 320-424-3125

Location: Stone Mountain Pet Lodge
10073 Baltimore Street NE
Blaine, MN 55449 See Map

The BMDCGTC is pleased to present Dr. Jean Hollenstein, Glacial Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Glenwood, MN, to speak on integrative veterinary medicine. She will cover several alternative modalities employed at GRVC, including Chinese herbs, acupuncture, cold laser therapy and osteopathy. In addition, she will discuss prolotherapy and VetiVax, an autologous cancer vaccine.

BMDCGTC Members are FREE! Nonmembers are just $10. We will have pizza for lunch with pop/water and a short club meeting.

Document: Integrative_Veterinary_Medicine_Event_Flyer

Saturday, March 10, 2018   Starts at 6 PM

BMDCGTC BernerPalooza Annual Club Awards Banquet

Location: Bayport American Legion
263 3rd St. N
Bayport, MN 55003 See Map

The awards dinner is always a great time and this annual club get together is once again featuring the Working Dogs Band, drawings and a great raffle (bring items to donate with you).

Just $20 per person for a fun night that is open to both Members and Non-Members. Dinner will begin at 6:30. Please check back for more details as they become available!

Document: Calling All Title Holders 2017

Wednesday, March 21, 2018   6 PM

BMDCGTC Broad Meeting

Location: TBD

Saturday, April 21, 2018   Time TBD

BMDCGTC Berner World Wide Walk - Pack Hiking

Superintendent: Jennie Chen
Location: TBD


Open to all well-behaved dogs. If you are interested in earning a Pack Dog title or just learning more about what it is, this is your chance. Pack Dog hikes offer an opportunity to get back to nature amongst the support and encouragement of other owners. Hike intensity will vary with terrain, but this is a sport that dogs can excel in with just a little effort put towards preparation. Click on the Jennie Chen Link for any questions.

Check back for more information.

Document: Pack Hiking With Your Dog

Monday, April 30, 2018 - Saturday, May 05, 2018   

BMDCA - National Specialty

Location: Sturbridge, MA

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America Celebrates its Golden Jubilee Anniversary in 2018 - Celebrations will begin at the Bernese National Specialty Show in Sturbridge, MA! Many of our local Berners will be making their appearance in the show ring, drafting, obedience, agility, rally or other activities.

BMDCGTC will be donating a large Minnesota Themed basket containing Minnesota & dog items to be raffled off. Bring your donations to any club function through March 31 or see attachment.

Document: Minnesota_Basket_Contributions

Wednesday, May 16, 2018   6 PM

BMDCGTC Broad Meeting

Location: TBD

Saturday, May 19, 2018   9 AM

BMDCGTC Spring Draft Clinic and Club Meeting

Superintendent: Questions can be directed to:

Location: Hansen Park
1555 5th Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112 See Map

All Breeds are welcome and this event is Free to members and non-members. This is a rain or shine event, so come prepared with water, treats, shade for your dog and your drafting equipment. For yourself, bring proper clothing and footwear. Send us an email if you have questions.

Start time for Advanced Dogs: 9am
Lunch/Club meeting: Noon Please bring your own lunch
Start time for Beginner Dogs: 1pm

Beginners are welcome to watch the Advanced Dogs. Please see Flyer for full details.

Document: 2018_Spring_Draft_Clinic_Flyer

Saturday, June 09, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018   Time TBD

BMDCGTC June Supported Entry Conformation Dog Show

Superintendent: Mary Pearson

Location: Scott County Fairgrounds
7151 W 190th St
Jordan, MN 55352 See Map

The supported entry for the Bernese Mountain Dogs is part of the whole dog show put on by the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club. If your dog doesn’t compete, please come out and share the comradely with fellow Berner owners. There will also be a hospitality table. If you have any questions, or wish to help out in any way, please contact Mary Pearson by clicking on the link above.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018   6 PM

BMDCGTC Broad Meeting

Location: TBD

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018   8:00 AM

SCVKC 4 Day Dog Show Cluster

Superintendent: Onofrio

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds
12300 North 40th Street
Lake Elmo, MN See Map

The BMDCGTC Regional Specialty is held in conjunction with the St. Croix Valley Kennel Club 4 Day All Breed Dog Show Cluster. See the August 24th BMDCGTC Event for additional details on the Specialty.

Friday, August 24, 2018   8:00 AM

BMDCGTC Regional Specialty

Superintendent: Onofrio
Location: Washington County Fairgrounds
12300 North 40th Street
Lake Elmo, MN 55042 See Map

The BMDCGTC Regional Specialty is part of the SCVKC four day show cluster and will once again be held on Friday. We will be welcoming breeder judge Dawn Hitchcock! We will be announcing sweepstakes and junior handler judges as it becomes known.

This event includes the specialty show, a WONDERFUL raffle and a short club meeting. You can count on the morning hospitality and a wonderful potluck organized by Darwin Missling.

Saturday, September 08, 2018   9:00 AM 0 2:00 PM

BMDCGTC/St. Croix Valley Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day


Location: Washington County Fairgrounds
12300 North 40th Street
Lake Elmo, MN 55042 See Map

The BMDCGTC will have a booth at RDOD! We would love to have you join us for a fantastic day with your well behaved dog! Come see a drafting demo, try agility, weight pulls, and more. You can enter a Canine Good Citizen or Therapy Dog International test. Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the breed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018   6 PM

BMDCGTC Broad Meeting

Location: TBD

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018   8 AM to 5 PM

BMDCGTC Draft Test

Location: Hansen Park
1555 5th Street NW
New Brighton, MN See Map

Plan to join us for the BMDCGTC Annual Draft test. A club meeting will be held on Saturday, 10/20, during lunch.

All breeds are welcome! Please check back for the 2018 draft premium and more details as they become available.

Saturday, December 01, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018   6 PM

BMDCGTC Broad Meeting

Location: TBD

This Board Meeting will be held on the same date as Winterfest. Please check back for the actual date.