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BMDCA International Relations Committee

The International Relations Committee (IRC) was established to assist the BMDCA in communicating with all international clubs for Bernese Mountain Dogs. Our committee's goals are to improve information sharing between these clubs and the members of the BMDCA and to identify common breed related interests. Some of these topics are: health issues; breed management; legal issues that may affect the importation or exportation of dogs; breed stewardship; and major club events in different countries. An important goal of the committee is to create an environment for cooperation and timely exchange of information between our various alliance members.

Fluent in a foreign language? Willing to function as a translator for the IRC... please email the the BMDCA International Relations Chair.

Our first international gathering was held in May 2005, at our National Specialty in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A meeting was held between members of the International Relations Committee, BMDCA Board members and representatives of several foreign clubs who were attending our Specialty. Some topics of common interest were health screenings and differences in breeding practices from country to country. This event was a small step towards increasing communication and the information exchange between the international Berner clubs. Participants in the 2005 Specialty meeting included representatives from eight different countries. From this meeting came many requests for BMDCA members to attend upcoming club functions in other countries.

The BMDCA sponsors an International Relations Committee meeting coinciding with our National Specialty. For further information please contact the BMDCA International Relations Chair.

Please help us:

To obtain our goals and facilitate worldwide communications, the IRC would like to encourage our international Berner community members to identify other Bernese Mountain Dog Clubs; providing background and membership information, website address to the BMDCA International Relations Chair. Please include any upcoming events or shows that might be of interest to our international Berner community. In addition, if you wish to participate in the planning of an upcoming web meeting on global issues related to Bernese Mountain Dogs please contact the BMDCA International Relations Chair.

Cheers! Merci! Gracias! Grazia! Grazie! Arigato! Danke! Dzieki! Hvala!

Alliance Clubs — Websites

Argentina
     Boyero de Berna Club (BBCA) http://www.boyerodebernaclub.com.ar/

Australia
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of South Australia (BMDCSA) http://www.bmdcsa.com/
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Victoria http://www.bmdcv.com.au
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of WA (Western Australia) Inc. http://www.bernesewa.com.au

Belgium
     Belgische Berner-Sennen Club (BBSC) http://www.berner-sennen.be/
     Belgische Klub voor Zwitserse Sennenhonden (BKVS) http://www.bkzs.net/

Brazil
     Clube do Bernese (CPBB) http://www.cpbb.com.br/

Canada
     The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada http://www.bmdcc.ca/cms/

Czech Republic
     Club for Swiss Mountain Dogs (KSSP) - Klub švýcarských salašnických psû http://www.kssp.cz/

Denmark
     Dansk Berner Sennen Klub (DBS) http://www.berner-sennen.dk/

Estonia
     EESTI SVEITSI ALPI KARJAKOERTE TÕUÜHING (Bernese Mountain Dog Club) http://esakt.eu/

Finland
     Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dog Club of Finland http://sennenkoirat.net/site/188

France
     Association Française des Bouviers Suisse (AFBS) http://www.afbs-asso.com/

Germany
     Deutschen Club für Berner Sennenhunde (DCBS) http://www.dcbs.de/
     Schweizer Sennenhund-Verein für Deutschland e.V. (SSV) http://www.ssv-ev.de/

Great Britain
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain (BMD Club GB) http://www.bernese.co.uk/

     Ireland
       Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ireland http://www.berneseclubireland.com/
     Scotland
       The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland http://bmdcos.btck.co.uk/

Hungary
     Magyar Bernipásztor Egyesület (Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Hungry) (BSHC) http://www.bshc.fw.hu/

Israel
     Contact address shterzer@netvision.net.il

Italy
     Club Italiano Amatori Bovari Svizzeri (CIABS) http://www.ciabs.it/

Latvia
     LATVIJAS ŠVECICES KALNU SUŅU KLUBS (LŠKSK) http://www.sennenlatvia.com/

Lithuania
     Zennenhundai http://www.zenenhundai.lt

New Zealand
     The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of New Zealand (BMDCNZ) http://www.bernese.org.nz/index.asp?ID=3

Netherlands
     Vereniging de Berner Sennenhond (VBSH) http://www.bernersennen.nl/
     Nederlandse Berner Sennen Vereniging (NBSV) http://www.bernersennenhond.nl/

Norway
     Norsk Berner Sennenhund Klubb http://www.berner-sennen.no


Portugal
     Associacäo Portuguesa dos Boieiros Suicos (APBS) http://www.apbs.pt/

Russia
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Russia http://www.sennenhund.ru

Slovakia
     Slovakian Club of Swiss Mountain Dogs (SKSSP) http://www.skssp.eu/phpmenu.php

Slovenia
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Slovenia (SKBPP) http://bernski-klub.si/

Spain
     Club Espanol de Boyeros Suizos http://www.planetech.es/index.html

Svenska (Sweden)
     Svenska Sennenhundklubben, SShK http://www.sshk.a.se

Switzerland
     Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Switzerland http://kbs.5t5.ch/