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Coming Events

The BMDCNV always has "something cooking" when it comes to fun Berner-related events! Find the latest updates below.

Sept. 30, Fall Fun Day and CGC Test, Westford, MA

Oct. 28 and 29, Fall Draft Tests, Essex, MA

Nov. 9-12, Retreat Weekend, Ocean Park, ME

(As dates, locations and details get firmed up we'll provide complete information in the Event descriptions below):

Saturday, Sept. 16: Supported Entry, Falmouth, MA
Oct date TBD: Walk in Ridgefield, CT
Dec 17: Holiday Gathering, Boxborough, MA

You don't have to be a Club member to attend most events -- all "friends of Berners" are welcome! Come make new friends, learn about the breed, and watch those Berners dogs and puppies in action -- carting, showing, doing obedience or agility, or just having a blast!

Learn more about the events we participate in with our Berners!

Agility Conformation
Draft Herding
Obedience Rally Obedience

Fall Fun Day / CGC Test
WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2017 ~ 10 am - 3 pm
WHERE: 4H Fairgrounds, Westford, MA

Join us at one of favorite event locations for this annual Fall tradition. We've got so much fun planned for Berners and humans alike!


CGC Test at 10 am- To participate you must pre-register here.
Trick Dog Demonstration
Puppy Corral
Puppy Parade
Health and Education Topics
How to find the right BMD for you
Lunch & Group Picture
Berner Inc Raffle Drawing
and much more!

In addition to BMDCNV Paws N Shop, other vendors will be on site.

Raffle donations can be sent to

Linda DeCelles 195 Haverhill St. Rowley, MA 01969-2120

We don't want you to get lost! Directions to the Fun Day site :

Rte 495, exit 32, Boston Road.
Follow signs to Rte 110 (about 1/4 mile).
Turn left on Rte 110 and proceed 1/2 mile.
Turn right onto South Chelmsford Road.
4-H grounds are 1 mile on the right.


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BMDCA Draft Tests - Fall Edition
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 2017
WHERE: Cogswell's Grant, Essex, MA

Event Chair: Elizabeth Malcolmson / elizabeth@malcolmson.org / (978) 546-1010
Saturday Secretary:  Beth Atkinson and Alise Burbridge
Sunday Secretary: Jon Cons

Entry deadline: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Judges: Ruth Nielsen & Barry Solomon

Each passing team earning a title for the first time at a Nashoba Valley test will receive Nashoba's classic keepsake wooden cutout of a Bernese Mountain Dog pulling a cart; and also a rosette. All teams earning a leg toward an advanced title will receive a mug, a rosette, and a pawprint sticker to affix to their previously acquired wooden cutout. All participating teams will receive a ring favor.

Entry Fee
$35 per single entry or brace entry (Separate entry form required for each dog)

Entries Close
Entries close at the Test Secretary’s address at 6 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, after which time entries cannot be accepted, canceled or substituted.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining BMDCA Draft Test Regulations and being familiar with them. Regulations are available here.

Tentative Schedule
The following schedule is subject to change, once entries close. You will be notified of the final schedule when we confirm entry.

7:30 am - 8:00 am ~ Entrants and judges arrive
8:00 am - 8:45 am ~ Equipment check/freight haul weigh-in
to follow ~ Course familiarization
to follow ~ Judging
Lunch (judging will halt): Judges' discretion

Bitches in season are not allowed to participate in the Draft Test. Contact Draft Test Secretary for more information.

The Draft Test Committee will host dinner on Saturday evening, October 28. All entrants, stewards, club members and their guests are welcome to attend. Details will be available after entries close..

Let's draft!

Please refer to the Premium List for more details, including directions and accomodations.

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Fall Retreat - Veteran's Day Weekend
WHEN: November 9-12, 2017
WHERE: Oceanwood Camp & Conference Center, Ocean Park, ME

2-3 Nights Lodging, All Meals & Berner FUN included for $250 per person ($200/person if payment in full is received by July 31). This year a day rate is available. Contract Tressy for more information.

Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend at camp with your Berner!

*130 acre dog-friendly property, close to beach, trails and town.

*Easy to find - just 2 miles off Exit 36 on Route 95 (about 90 min north of Boston) *Inside locations for events during inclement weather.

*Housing is either cabin or rooms in retreat lodge.

Bring your dogs for a variety of events. We'll also have discussion groups on a variety of topics from therapy work, puppy basics, breeding and whelping!

Come learn a new skill, volunteer and share a skill you have, meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Relax with friends by the fire, or join in all the fun - you decide!

Register online here. Once you submit the registration, you'll see instructions for payment (both online and through the mail). Paper registration is here.

For more information please contact Tressy Manning at tressy.manning@gmail.com

Directions to Oceanwood

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View an online scrapbook of the 1988 Specialty. Many thanks to Club Historian Susan Todhunter for putting these treasured memories online!

Click here to see the historical pages from the 2011 Draft Tests - marking the 20th anniversary of draft tests hosted by the BMDCNV.

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