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    C & B - PDF
Guiding Principles
Code of Conduct
    COC - PDF


Procedure/Policy Documents



For an overview of regional club formation including BMDCA's recognition requirements see:

Regional Club Formation



Did you know about...
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.

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BMDCA Club Contacts

Officers    &   Directors

BMDCA Officers

Julie Latterell
    Spring Valley, WI

Vice President
    Elizabeth (Robin) Hamme
    Hendersonville, NC

Secretary, Recording
    Libby Smith
    Albuquerque, NM

Secretary, Corresponding
    Carrie Roos
    9138 Arlon Street, Suite A3-442
    Anchorage, Alaska 99507

    Michael Reed
    236 Los Cerros Avenue
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598

BMDCA Directors

Gary Galunas
    Troy, MI

Dawn Letry
    Double Oaks, TX

Lori Kennedy
    Denver, CO

Anne Summers
    Mulino, OR

Toby Erlichman VMD
    Downingtown, PA

More BMDCA Contacts

Club Contacts are also located on BMDCA's Committees page.

For BMDCA member breeders see: BMDCA Online Breeder Referral.

For Regional Club contacts see: Regional Bernese Mountain Dog Clubs.

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