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The Colorado Bernese Mountain Dog Meetup Group

The Colorado Bernese Mountain Dog Meetup Group arranges dog park play dates, hikes, camping trips, educational classes, and many other fun, social events for Berner lovers.  See their Meetup group page for what's coming up.


BMDCR Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 2019 - Denver, CO

10180 Shoup Rd.
Black Forest, CO

12:00 pm: Board Meeting
1:00 pm: General Membership Meeting

This meeting is in conjunction with the Bernerfiesta summer picnic and BMDCR draft clinic.


Draft Workshop Sunday, July 21, 2019 -  Black Forest, CO

10180 Shoup Rd
Black Forest, CO 80908

Draft, (cart pulling) is one of the traditional jobs done by Bernese in their native Switzerland.  The BMDCR draft workshop is designed to give dog and handler teams a day of instruction suited to their ability level.  Everyone from first timers to the most exprienced are welcome.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$35.00 per handler  Lunch is included
Pre-registration required  See -

Bernerfiesta Summer Picnic - Sunday, July 21, 2019 -  Black Forest, CO

10180 Shoup Rd
Black Forest, CO 80908

12:00 noon.

Pot Luck dishes provided by club members with a main dish provided by the club.
$5.00 donation for non members.

Regional Specialty - Saturday & Sunday,October 5 & 6, 2019 -  Aurora, CO

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

Fall Draft Tests - Saturday & Sunday, October 12 &13, 2019 -  Black Forest, CO

Chairman:  Patti Davieau
Secretary:  Beth Dennehy

AKC Dog Shows

Many members of the BMDCR actively show their dogs in conformation, obedience, and agility at AKC licensed shows. These events are a popular meeting place for members. Shows in the Rocky Mountain area are usually superintended by Jack Onofrio Dog Shows.  Go to his home page ( for a schedule of events.  Once there follow one of the "Show Information" links. 

"Upcoming Shows" gives a long term view of shows that are coming up with dates and locations.  Follow a link to a show and you can find the Premium List which has directions and other information.

A show is "closed" when exhibitors can no longer enter a dog; about 16 days before the show date. The "Closed Shows" link gives a short term view of shows and will have more detailed information.  In particular, the Judging Program becomes available about 10 days before the show and contains the ring number and the ring time for every breed as well as the number of dogs entered.  This information helps you plan your outing.




Club Events Around the USA

There are many other regional Berner clubs throughout the United States besides the BMDCR.  Link to the BMDCA calendar of events page for information about events all around the country.

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