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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, September 16, 2018 - Greenwood Village, CO

103 Blue Heron Dr.
Greenwood Village, CO

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

Draft Clinic - Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Black Forest, CO

10180 Shoup Road, Black Forest,CO 80908
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$35.00 per handler
Lunch is included

Organizer:  Lori Kennedy

The BMDCR draft clinic is a great way for beginners to introduce their dogs to draft work.  It is also an opportunity for those who have started training to polish their skills and prepare for a draft test.

Informational Flyer and paper registration                     Online registration
Bernerfiesta - Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Black Forest, CO

10180 Shoup Road, Black Forest,CO 80908
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Bernerfiesta is the BMDCR's annual summer picnic.  This year it is being held in conjunction with the draft clinic.

The club is serving BBQ from Bird Dog BBQ along with beverages.  Club members are asked to bring a side dish based on the initial of their last name.
A - K    Dessert or Fruit Salad
L - Z     Salad, Slaw, or another Picnic Side Dish

RSVP  by August 17 to Julia Smith at  (Note: lunch is provided if you are attending the draft clinic)

Remember to bring water for your dogs and a shade canopy is a good idea if you have one.

Fall Draft Tests - Friday, October 5, 2018 -  Aurora, CO

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds  - Entries close September 24

Chairman:  Patti Davieau
Secretary:  Lori Kennedy

Judges:  Jennifer Brightbill and Jim Maxwell

Online Entry Link
Regional Specialty - Saturday & Sunday,October 6 & 7, 2018 -  Aurora, CO

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

Chairman:  Sharon Keefer

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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