Special Awards - BMDCA Working Dog Excellent Awards
The Special Awards are the responsibility of the BMDCA Records Committee.
Purpose: To honor those Bernese Mountain Dogs demonstrating a high degree of achievement in several different performance activities.
The awards will be offered at two levels: the Working Dog Award and the Working Dog Excellent Award.
Draft titles will be required at both levels because this is the working heritage of the Bernese Mountain Dog.
Applying for the award:
Please note that this award is not automatic and must be applied for.
BMDCA members who have earned these awards with their dogs must apply for them and can be applied for at any time. There is a link below to an application form if you wish to use it, it is not mandatory. All qualifying award titles must be listed as "verified" in Berner-Garde — click on the "titles" tab on your dog's page to see a list of verified titles. If you have earned qualifying titles that are not verified in the Berner-Garde database, then copies of those title certificates must be submitted with the award application (via snail mail or email) to the BMDCA Versatility and Working Dog Awards Chair at the address listed below.
The deadline for applying to be included in upcoming year's yearbook and awards ceremony is January 31.
BMDCA Versatility and Working Dog Awards:
12632 E Bates Circle
Aurora, CO 80014
BMDCA VERSATILITY AND WORKING DOG AWARD APPLICATION
BMDCA Working Dog Excellent Award Qualifications:
• The Berner's owner must be a BMDCA member from the time the last title was earned through the completed application process.
• The Berner must have earned a BMDCA Draft Dog title.
• The Berner must have earned two of the following other titles:
a) AKC Companion Dog Excellent
b) AKC Tracking Dog Excellent or AKC Variable Surface Tracker
c) AKC Open Agility Dog or AKC Open Agility Jumper or AKC Open Agility Preferred or AKC Open Agility Jumper Preferred
d) AKC Herding Started, AKC Herding Intermediate, AKC Herding Advanced, AHBA Herding Trial Dog I, II or III, Herding Ranch Dog I, II or III, Herding Trial Arena Dog I, II or III, or Ranch Large Flock I, II or III.
All BMDCA Working Dog Excellent Award recipients will receive a plaque at the annual BMDCA Awards banquet and are eligible for a free page in the BMDCA yearbook.