Upcoming Events

Events count toward membership requirements unless noted otherwise.

New Event ideas are always welcome.  Please contact any board member with your ideas.

BMDCNC Calendar

FEB 9 — FIRST DRAFT CANCELLED

FIRST DRAFT - INTRODUCTION 
An Introduction to Draft Work

Instructors:  Larry Bohlig, Nick Hengeveld & Jim Maxwell

FEB 9 -- First Draft - CANCELLED!

FIRST DRAFT - INTRODUCTION 
An Introduction to Draft Work

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Please see February 23rd for rescheduled Seminar


Contact Jim Maxwell for more information email:  drafting@NorCalBernese.org




FEB 23 — FIRST DRAFT INTRO & BEGINNER

2019 "FIRST DRAFT" SEMINARS

 FIRST DRAFT - INTRODUCTION
An Introduction to Draft Work

10:00 AM   Saturday, February 23, 2019

First Draft Intro Registration


FIRST DRAFT - BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE
Next steps in becoming a successful draft team!

11:00 AM   Saturday, February 23, 2019

First Draft Beginner/Intermediate Registration

Location:  Dan Foley Park
1498 North Camino Alto, Vallejo, CA

Instructors: Larry Bohlig, Ken Harper, Nick Hengeveld, & Jim Maxwell

Our "First Draft" Seminars are designed to take you thru
step-by-step training to introduce your dog to the fun of draft work,
and our goal is to transform you and your dog into
a proficient and happy draft team!

All Breeds are welcome!

Contact Jim Maxwell for more information
email:  drafting@NorCalBernese.org




MARCH 9 — FIRST DRAFT & WORKING DOG DAY

2019 "FIRST DRAFT" SEMINARS

Intermediate Draft Work and Working Dog Day

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM March 9, 2019

Instructors:  Larry Bohlig, Ken Harper, Nick Hengeveld & Jim Maxwell

Location:  Performance Dogs In Action, Pleasant Grove, CA


We have reserved the wonderful training facility at
Performance Dogs In Action for the whole day!
Entrants can work on Rally OB, Agility, and Dock Jumping.
You may also want to take the opportunity to work with
owner/trainer Nola Jones and test your dog’s herding abilities.

Our "First Draft" Seminars are designed to take you thru
step-by-step training to introduce your dog to the fun of draft
work, and our goal is to transform you and your dog into
a proficient and happy draft team!

First Draft Intermediate & Working Dog Day Registration

All breeds are welcome!

Contact Jim Maxwell for more information
email:  
drafting@NorCalBernese.org




MARCH 31 — 2019 ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS


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AWARDS

If you are a BMDCNC member and your dog earned a new title or certification in 2018, we want to honor your hard work.

Awards applications must be received by February 28th - download the form below and be sure to get it in on time!     

LUNCHEON

We'll have a great Luncheon catered by First St. Cafe that will include:

* Build your own Gourmet Deli Style Sandwiches with all the makings

* Two salad offerings: Vegetable Pasta Salad & Fresh Fruit Salad

* Dessert and Coffee

Pre-order lunches for $18/person -  orders are due by March 15th.

Download the order form below or order your meals through PayPal.

2019 Annual Meeting Flyer

Awards Application (PDF)

Awards Application (Word Doc)

2019 Annual Meeting Lunch Order Form

or order your Lunch through PayPal:

Lunch orders (includes PayPal fees):
Name(s):

JUNE 7 — 2019 WOOFSTOCK SPECIALTY

WOOFSTOCK June 6-9, 2019

Regional Specialty on June 7th

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Download Flyer

Download Premium List

The luncheon costs $15. It includes your choice of a turkey, roast beef, or cheese sandwich, along with salads, fruits, chips, and sodas. Send the luncheon reservation form in by June 1 to Litia Bohlig. 

Download Luncheon Reservation Form





JUNE 23 — 2019 SUMMER MEETING

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Summer Quarterly Membership Meeting

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Willow Glen Group Picnic Area, Dan Foley Park

1498 N Camino Alto, Vallejo, CA 94589

 

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

10:00 Board Meeting

11:00 Arrive: Get settled, mingle, and enjoy appetizers. We will set up a Beginner and an Intermediate Rally walkthrough course. There will be no instruction. The course will have the usual rally cards. Come practice or learn Rally. 

12:00 Potluck BBQ: Bring your own meat (or other items) to grill. We will supply the fire.

Last names A-K:  Please bring an appetizer to share.

Last Names L-Z:  Please bring an salad or side dish to share.

The club will provide beverages, eating utensils, and dessert.


12:45 Membership Meeting Agenda:

Member, applicant, and guest sign-in

Approval of minutes of previous membership meeting (March 31, 2019)

Officer and committee reports

Election of new members

Unfinished (“old”) business, followed by new business

 

Don’t forget water for you and your dog(s), leashes, ex-pens, etc. There is shade, but you may want to bring a pop-up, just in case.

JULY 21 — SWISS DOG DAY AFTERNOON

22nd Annual Swiss Dog Day Afternoon
Upper Fort Mason Parade Grounds
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Parade


Entries for all events will be accepted on-site July 21st (9:00–10:30 a.m.)

Swiss Spirit Opening Parade at 10:00 a.m.  –  Events start at 10:30 a.m.

Click here for: Fort Mason Map

Download event flyer

Download Planning Booklet

For more information, contact swissday@bmdcnc.org




OCT 6 — FARMER JOHN’s BMD DAY

17th Annual Bernese Mountain Dog Day

Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM! 

Our heartfelt thanks to those who came from near and far again last year. We had over 130 Bernese guests at the 2018 Bernese Mountain Dog Day! We visited with 13-year olds down to those fluffy little puppies! Bring your Berner Friends this year or Just Come to Enjoy the Pack! Be sure to take pictures! Miss Cora will be there to greet you all with great memories and bright futures for our wonderful Berner Pals! Farmer John will be ready for hay rides for all the pack! When you see someone with a Berner, spread the word... Just can't wait! 

Farmer John's is located at 800 North Cabrillo Highway, on the Ocean Side, in Half Moon Bay, The Pumpkin Capital. Arrive early to beat the traffic. Water for the dogs and porta-potties for the people are provided.

For more information and directions visit Farmer John's Website.

Hosted by "Farmer" John & Eda Muller, Half Moon Bay 

 *This is not an official BMDCNC event*

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OCT 12 — 2019 FALL MEETING

BMDCNC FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Saturday, October 12, 2019

11 AM – 3 PM 


Willow Glen Group Picnic Area, Dan Foley Park

1498 N Camino Alto, Vallejo, CA 94589


Please remember to bring a crate or ex-pen and water for your dogs!

There is shade, but you may want to bring your own.

10:00 BOARD MEETING

11:00 DRAFT DEMO & PRACTICE RING

12:00 POTLUCK BBQ 

The club will supply the fire.

Bring your own food to grill + a dish to share:

  • Last name A-K: Please bring a salad or side 
  • Last names L-Z: Please bring an appetizer
  • The club will bring beverages, utensils & dessert

1:00 QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 

Member, Applicant & Visitor Sign In

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Officer Reports & Committee Reports

Election of New Members

Unfinished Business

  • Fundraising ideas
  • Club Ways & Means discussion

New Business

  • Nominations Committee
  • Event planning








NOV 1-3 — 2019 ALL-BREED DRAFT TESTS

November 1-3, 2019

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB of AMERICA

ALL-BREED* DRAFT TESTS

Hosted by the 
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California


Location: Bohlig Haus, 5355 Timberland Drive, Foresthill, CA 95631

Draft Test Judges: 

Friday: Val Horney & Ruth Nielsen

Saturday: Jasen Duncan & Val Horney

Sunday: James Maxwell & Ruth Nielsen

Draft Test Chair: Jim Maxwell

Draft Test Recording Secretary: Cindy Beckman

Closing Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at 11 p.m. PDT 

All Entries & Forms go to Draft Test Recording Secretary

Premium lists and entry forms will be available in September.


Trophy Donations gratefully accepted!

Honor a Dog, Handler or Mentor by sponsoring a Draft Trophy.

TROPHY DONATION - Thank you!
Trophy donated in honor of:

Questions?  E-mail: Draft Test Chair

* Eligible Dogs: Purebred or mixed heritage dogs who are registered or listed (such as PAL, ILP, Canine Partners, etc.) with the American Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club. 




DEC 14 — 2019 WINTER MEETING

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California’s

 27th Annual Holiday Party & 

Winter Membership Meeting

Saturday, December 14, 2019

California National Guard Armory
711 Hillcrest Ave, Benicia CA

11 am – 4 pm
(Doors open at 9:00 am for set up & drop off)


Schedule

  9:00 am  Setup and dropoff before parade

  9:20 am  Assemble for Benicia Parade

11:00 am  Arrive, get settled, mingle & munch

     Noon   Enjoy Potluck Luncheon

12:30 pm  Membership Meeting

  1:30 pm  Recognition of our veteran dogs

  3:30 pm  Cleanup (volunteers needed)


Bring your holiday dish to share

A-G Main Dish - H-O Appetizer - P-Z Side Dish

(There is no oven available but there is a microwave for heating) 




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