Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
For an overview of regional club formation including BMDCA's recognition requirements see:
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AKC's recognition of the Bernese Mountain Dog?
- 1937 -
It seemed to begin so simply. In the May 1, 1937, Issue of the American Kennel Gazette there was a brief notice: "New Breed Admitted to Stud Book. Bernese Mountain Dog." There followed the newly accepted "Standard of Perfection" for the breed, which was admitted to the Working Group.
Recognition of the Bernese Mountain Dog by the American Kennel Club actually took place at the meeting of April 13, 1937. There were, we may be sure, many events, discussions, meetings, and deliberations leading up to this momentous recognition. The breed had, of course, been recognized and promoted in its Swiss homeland for many decades prior to this recognition of its status by the American Kennel Club.
- 1968 -
In 1968 the BMDCA was formed.
- 1973 -
In November the American Kennel Club granted sanctioned status to the BMDCA.