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Bernese Mountain Dog  Breed First Recognized

by the Canadian Kennel Club

1 May 1977
First Bernese Mountain Dogs to be Register with the Canadian Kennel Club
all of the 22 dogs listed below were registered together on 1 May 1977 after the breed was recognized by the CKC

Junker v Hubelihof 
(Photo)
Bessi v Dettenbuhl  (Photo)
owner Walter Zumbuhl,
Calgary, AB


Fino v Chaindon
(photo)
Alexia les Boyards
Astrid les Boyards
Copin les Boyards
Cita v Ringelhalde

owner Pierre Reichenbach, St Brigide QC


Jakob v Hubelihof 
(Photo)
owner Eve Menegoz 
Hudson Heights, QC

Kara
owner: Mary Jane MacNamara
Sault Ste Marie, ON


Val Venosta's Haida von Stassi
(Photo)
owner: Marilyn Lister, Ottawa, ON


Sanctuary Wood Liesel (photo)
Mt. Chalet's Memo v Epic

owner: Sandra Mott,  Summerland BC

Biggi v d Krummen Ebene
Hasso v Korschtal
owner by David Harper,
Winnipeg, MB
 
Valleyvu's Heidi v Gartenhugl (Photo)
plus 7 puppies (first litter registered)
 owner: Ron Smith
 Campbellcroft ON
Sire of the first litter registered with CKC was Sir Bruno Vombreiterweg
First Bernese to win Best of Breed in Canada
1 May 1977
at the Elgin City Kennel Club Show in Aylmer, ON
Ch Valleyvu's Georg, TT
Breeder/Owner: Ron Smith

Photo: Georg playing with Joanne & Greg Smith
  First Bernese to earn a Qualifying Score in a CKC Obedience Trial
 May 28, 1977
scored 189.5 pts in Novice B class
at the Mountain City Kennel Club show in Lasalle, PQ
Halidom Kali V Meunsterplatz
Owner: Millicent Parliman (USA)
Breeder: Esther Mueller (USA)
  First Bernese to earn a CKC Companion Dog (CD) Obedience Title
29 May 1977
at the Mountain City show in LaSalle, PQ over the weekend 28-29 May 1977
with scores of 189.5, 192.5 and 193 points in the Novice B class.
Double R's Andy
 Owner: Laura Schwarz (USA)
Breeder: Robert Redford (USA)

First Bernese to earn a CKC Championship (Ch)
17 June 1977
at the Kingston & District Kennel Club Show
Ch San Marco’s Northern Lance
(Photo) Owner/Handler: Ray Fernandez
Breeder: Joann Evans (USA)

First Canadian-Owned Bernese to Place in Group in Canada
22 October 1978
Group 4th
at the Belleville & District Kennel Club show

First Bernese to Place in Group at a CKC All-Breed Show
9 July 1977
Group 3rd
at the Chateauguay Valley Kennel Club
Ch Goliath V Zinggen
Owner: James Curtiss (USA)
Breeder: Carolann Schmid (USA)

First Bernese to Win a Group at a CKC All-Breed Show
21 August 1977
Group 1st
at the New Brunswick Kennel Club Show
First Canadian owned and bred Bernese to earn
a CKC CD Obedience Title
First Bernese to earn a CKC Ch and CD
CD - 21 July 1977
Qualified for at the CanSave show Obedience trials in Ottawa, ON
the weekend of 19-21 July 1977 with scores of 179.5, 181.0 and 180.0
from the Novice A class.
Ch - 26 November 1978
Championship completed at Ottawa Kennel Club show.
Ch Val Venosta's Haida Von Stassi CD 
Owner/Breeder: Bruce & Marilyn Lister
First Bernese to Win a CKC Best Puppy in Group
10 June 1978
Ontario County Kennel Club show in Ajax, ON
Valleyvu's Jubilee
Owner: Sally Bray
Breeder: Ron Smith
  First Bernese to earn a CKC Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)
12 May 1979
Hasso V Koerschtal
Owner: Bobbie Harper
Breeder: Richard Brucker (Germany)
  The first Canadian Bred Bernese to Place in Group in Canada
 June 30, 1979
Group 4th
at the Chateauguay Kennel Club Show
 Ch Richriver's Rex
Owner:  A. Deschamps
Breeder: Pierre Reichenbach
First Canadian-owned Bernese to pass the tracking test
September 16, 1979
Ch Yogi V de Berghen TD
passed at 7 months old
Owner: Loes de Ruyter
(Dutch Import)

BMDCC First President
1979-1980
Marilyn Lister

First Meeting of BMDCC Board of Directors
24 November 1979
Ottawa, Ontario

 

First BMDCC Newsletter
January 1980
First Newsletter Editor: Janet Linden

First Annual General Meeting of the BMDCC
3 May 1980
Ottawa, Ontario

First BMDCC Booster
at the Ottawa Kennel Club Show
2 May 1981
24 Bernese Entered
BOB/BW/WD -  Ch Briel’s Joshua v. Bev’s
BOS - Ch Richriver’s Clara
Best Puppy - Bev’s Incredible Oregon VBB
WB - Bev’s Jabbering Jodi
First Bernese to Win Best Brace in Show
May 1981
United Kennel Club Show, Quebec
Ch Richriver’s Clara & her daughter Bersobel’s Alpha
Owner: Loes de Rutyer
First BMDCC Fun Day
1981
Smith Falls, ON
organized by Larry Rutter
First Bernese to earn dual (Can/Am) CDX Titles
 CKC Companion Dog Excellent 1982
AKC Companion Dog Excellent
OTCh The Chaletsuizo's Fleur “Buffy”
Owner: Coral & David Denis
Breeder: Patricia Hamilton
First Female Bernese to Place in Group at a CKC All-Breed Show
First Canadian Bred and Owned Female Bernese to Place in Group
11 May 1984
Group 4th
at the Forest City Kennel Club at Dorchester, ON
Ch Annette vd Swisstop Farm
Owner: Martin & Susan Quinn (Forde)
Breeder: John Schaer
Handler: Joe Lobb
First Bernese to win a CKC All-Breed Best in Show
14 October 1984
Ch Rich's Halidom Charlemagne
at London, ON  with 878 dogs in competition
BMD entry of 3-3-1-0  "
Owner: Richard Ponka (USA)
Breeder: Millicent Parliman (USA).
First Canadian Bred Bernese to win a
CKC All-Breed Best In Show

 4 May 1985
BIS Ch BigPaw’s Baron
At Seaway Kennel Club Show in Thorold, ON
with 526 dogs in competition
BMD entry was 0-0-1-0
Breeder: Susan Quinn (Forde)
Owner: Gina McDonnell (Wyss)
Handler: Joe Lobb
First Bernese to earn a dual (Can/Am) Ch & dual (Can/Am) CDX
CKC Championship 1983
CKC Companion Dog Excellent 1984
AKC Championship
AKC Companion Dog Excellent
Ch Alpenweide's Alpha Heidi CDX “Heidi”
Owner: Coral and David Denis
Breeder: Philip Harness
(Photo: Heidi winning BOS at First BMDCC Specialty 1986
with David Denis and Judge Marian Hodesson)
First Bernese to earn CKC Utility Dog & OTCh titles
01 October 1983
at the Montreal Dog Obedience Club in Ste Marguerite Station, QC
1st leg: 176.5 points at Cornwall & District Kennel Club, 5 September 1983
2nd leg: 186.5 points at Montreal Dog Obedience Club, 1 October 1983
3rd leg & OTCh: 186.0 points Montreal Dog Obedience Club, 1 October 1983.
OTCh Tanja V Gruenenmatt “Ursli”
Owner: Eve Mengoz
Breeder: Ernst Schluechter (Swiss)
First Bernese to earn a TDX in Canada
19 September 1984
Ch Yuna V Grünenmatt, CD, TDX “Sugus”
Owner: Eve Mengoz
Breeder: Ernst Schluechter (Swiss)
First BMDCC Booster in Western Canada
1985
Chilliwack, BC

Organizers in Photo:
Phillip Harness, Coral Denis, Donna Harness, David Denis

First BMDCC National Specialty
21 June 1986
Vancouver, BC
Marked Catalogue 
(Large PDF file 3.5 Megs)
First BMDCC National Specialty BOB Winner
21 June 1986
Vancouver, BC
BISS Ch Pike’s Harpo J Andrew
 Judge: Marian Hodesson
Stephanie Paterson w/San Marco Trophy
More details
First BMDCC Obedience Sanction Match
13 September 1987 
Nanaimo, BC
Highest Qualifying Bernese in Match
BigPaws Sieger Alpenweide “Ziggy”
Owner: Geri Sumner
Judge: David Denis
  First Bernese to Win a CKC Best Puppy in Show
11 September 1988
Pictou County Kennel Club held at Trenton NS
Surfsong's Dream Keeper
Owner/Breeder: Margie Mackay
  First Bernese to score a CKC High In Trial in Obedience
21 May 1989: HIT with a scored of 199.5
22 May 1989: HIT with a scored of 199.0
at Sault Ste Marie
Kennel Club,  Sault Ste Marie ON
Sanduskys Brighteye Abigail
Owner: Deborah Hotze
Breeder: Sandra Ongemach
First Female to win BOB at BMDCC National Specialty
1989 Toronto, ON
Judge: Marian Hodesson
BISS Ch Gitana de Braye “Tina”
Owner: Eve Menegoz
Breeder: Willie Fawer
First Bernese to Win two BMDCC National Specialties
First Bernese to win both Canadian
and US National Specialties
First Bernese to Win the BMDCC National Specialty
and an CKC All-Breed Best in Show
(on the same day). 

BOB 1988 BMDCC Specialty (Victoria, BC)
Judge: Walter Pinsker
BOB 1989 BMDCA Specialty (Phoenix. AZ)
Judge: Sylvia Howison
BOB 1990  BMDCC Specialty (Maple Ridge, BC)
Judge: Peggy Gutierrez Otero (Mex)
All Breed Best in Show 1990 (Maple Ridge, BC)
BIS MBISS Ch Alpenblick’s Alpine Alpenweide CD 
Owner: Philip & Donna Harness
Breeder: Coral and David Denis
First Bernese to win Back-to-Back Group 1st

 at Langley, BC, on 22 & 23 April 1989
On 22 April Group 1st with 84 entered in the Group 
On 23 April Group 1st with 87 entered in the Group 
First BMDCC Versatilty Award Winner
1991
CKC CD 1987, CKC Ch 1987, CKC TD 1991
Ch Bigpaws Banfield CDX, TD, DD
 Owner: Bonnie Dick
Breeder: Susan Quinn (Forde)
First perfect 200 score in Obedience in Canada
May 3, 1992
Kennebecasis Obedience Club Trial
Rothesay, New Brunswick
Liskarn America Bound Jerry “Jay Jay”
Owners: Alison Jaskiewicz (trainer)
Deborah Mulvey and Sara Dombroski
Breeder: Gordon Bridges
First Bernese to Win Canadian All-Breed Best in Show &
BMDCC National Specialty with Breeder-Owner Handler

MBIS BISS Ch San Marco's No Question “Sonny”
Owner/Breeder/Handler: David Paterson
Best in Show Wins
 (Photo) August 1990 - Temiskaming Kennel Club, Judge: Glen Stephens
May 1993 - Sault Ste Marie Kennel Club, Judge: Max Magder
BMDCC Specialty BOB
October 1993 - Belleville Kennel ClubJudge: Frank Lister (NZ)
First Bernese to earn Draft Dog Title (DD)
1993 Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada Test
 Maple Ridge, BC
Ch Bigpaws Banfield CD DD
Owner: Bonnie Dick, Breeder: Susan Quinn
Silbertahl's Legacy DD
Owner: Donna Virgint, Breeder: Dean Ricard
Uschka vd Hausmatt DD
Owner: Jim Whittome,  Breeder: Hansruedi Leisi (Swiss)
First Female to earn a BMDCC Versatility Award
1996
(CKC Ch 1992, CKC DD 1995, CKC CD 1996)
Ch Alpenblick's Tish v Autmhof CD, DD “Tish”
Owner: David & Coral Denis
Breeder: Donald & Cheryle Lantz (USA)

First Dual Versatility BMD
BMDCC Versatility Title: October 1996
BMDCA Versatility Title: May 1998
Ch Ursa Major's Stellar Bandit CD DDX AGN 
“Bandit”
Owner: Lea Doane and Phil Chagnon.
Breeder: Brenda Grant
First Canadian Owned & Bred Bernese to Earn a DDX
1999

First CKC  Herding Tested (HT) title
21 Sept 1997
at the ACDCC trials in Goderich, ON
Ch Swiss Star's The Tempest HT
“Ariel”
Owner: Gina McDonnell
Breeder:  Bobbie Hefner (USA)
First Bernese Litter to make Guinness Book of Records
  Born 19 February l998
Coral and David Denis's “Justus Litter”
The largest litter recorded in which all the puppies were of one sex
(14 Male Puppies)
Dam: Alpenblick's Great Lady 
Sire: Ursa Major's Stellar Bandit
First Draft Dog Excellent (DDX)
21 October 1998
BMDCC Draft test held at the Peace Arch Provincial Park, Surrey, BC
Mt. Tops Swiss Boy Tobias
DD, DDX “Toby”
Owner: Hilde & Olva Engen (USA)
First Canadian Owned Bernese to earn a DDX
First Female Bernese to earn a DDX
DDX
1999
Ch Thorgie of BC Bev's CD, DDX, CGN “Thorgie”
Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren 
Breeder: Bev Burney (USA)
First Bernese to Earn a CKC CD with three All Breed High in Trial Scores
First Bernese to obtain four back-to-back CKC All Breed HITs

Obedience Class - Novice B
01 May 1999 Saint John Obedience Club – 194.0 HIT
01 May 1999 Saint John Obedience Club – 197.0 HIT
 02 May 1999 Kennebecasis Obedience Club Inc – 197.0 HIT
02 May 1999 Kennebecasis Obedience Club Inc – 194.0 HIT
Grunberg Gita Gotta Dance CD "Gita"
Owner: Alison Jaskiewicz & Deborah Mulvey
Breeder: Deborah Mulvey

First BMDCC Sieger Show
10 September 1999
Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Oakville, ON
Judge: Dr. Mary Dawson
Best in Sieger & Best Male in Sieger Show: Ch Teton Lakota Wind
Owner: Jannel Beilhart,  Breeder:  Jannel Beilhart & Lilian Ostermiller (USA)
Best Female in Sieger Show: Ch Labernese Northern Lights "Angel"
Owner: Leslie Rouillier,  Breeder: Sharon Groves

More Details

First Bernese to have CKC High in Trials at an All Breed Trial,
a National Specialty Trial, and a Regional Specialty Trial
11 September 1999 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ontario – 195.0 HIT
11 September 1999 Oakville & District Kennel Club – 197.0 HIT
12 September 1999 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada – 192.0 HIT
Labernese Lord of Illusions CD
"Jake"
Owner: Margaret La Croix
Breeders: Sharon Groves & Candace Tokiwa

First Bernese to win a BMDCC & BMDCA National
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes

October 1998 Best Puppy in Sweeps BMDCC National Specialty
(Abbottsford, B.C.)
March 1999 Best Overall in Sweeps BMDCA National Specialty 
(Tucson, AZ)
BPISS Ch. Swisskiss You Were Ment For Me “Jewel”
Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles

First Bernese to be awarded a CKC Altered Championship
9 June 2000
Ch (Alt), Ch Naillig's Silverislets Bronson CD, DD “Bronson”
Owner: Richard and Heather Connell
Breeder: Ken Peer-Manning
(Photo: Rick Connell, Bronson, David Denis)
First BMD Female to earn Dual Versatility Awards
BMDCC Versatility Title: Sept 2000
BMDCA Versatility Title: Nov 2000
Ch Ebnet's Halogen CD DD “Halo”
Owned by: Phil Chagnon & Lea Doane
Breeders: Sean & Lisa Ebnet, Phil Chagnon and Lea Doane
First Bernese to earn CKC Agility Novice (AGN)
2001
Ch BC'S Florencia At Doubledutch DD AGN
Owner: Bev Mattson, Breeder: Dave and Bernadette Van Klaveren
Ch Oberland's Tasman CDX DD AGN
Owner: Bonnie Dick, Breeder: Wanda Tait
Ch Thorgie of BC Bev's CD DDX CGN
Owner: Dave and Bernadette Van Klaveren, Breeder: Bev Burney
Ch Ursa Major's Stellar Bandit CD DDX AGN
Owner: Phil Chagnon and Lea Doane, Breeder: Brenda Grant
First Female Bernese to win All-Breed Best in Show
25 May 2001
Chaleur Canine Club, Beresford, NB
MBIS Ch Darla vom Granzweg CD, DD “Darla”
Owner/Handler: Wendy Bennett
Breeder: Anita and Manfred Erb (Swiss)
Judge: Michael Woods
First Bernese to win multiple Best Puppy in Specialty Show
(All in the same month)

BMDCO 2001 Specialty 9 September, Oakville, ON
Judge: Ferelith Somerfield (UK)
BMDCC 2001 National Specialty 22 September, Blainville, QC
Judge: Thora Brown
BMDCQ 2001 Specialty 23 September, Blainville, QC
Judge: Heinz Imhof (Swiss)
MBPISS Ch Bernhaven's Sirius’ Hope “Sirius”
Owner: Frances Harding & Dr. Carlan Stants
Breeder: Frances Harding
Photo: Thora Brown, Kim Groves (handler), Frances Harding,
Carlan Stants, Violaine Savard (Show Chair)
First Bernese VATChC Veteran’s Agility Trial Champion of Canada 
First Bronze Award of Merit
Jul 27, 2002
VATChC, Ch Thorgie of BC Bev's CD, DDX, CGN “Thorgie”
Owner: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren 
Breeder:  Bev Burney (USA)
First BMDCC Working Dog Award Winner
October 2002
Oberland's Maritime Abernese CD, DD, TD  “Abby”
Owner: Terry Wilkins
Breeder: Wanda Tait
First Bernese Specials Agility Trial Champion of Canada (SATChC)
 28 Jul 2001
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Intermediate (AGI)

Aug 2002
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Excellent (AGX)

Jul 2003
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Masters Excellent (AGMX)
Aug 2004
First Bernese to earn an Agility Association of Canada (AAC)
Silver Awards of Merit
Nov 2006
First Berner to earn an Agility Association of Canada (AAC)
Gold Award of Merit

Sept 2008
Ch BC'S Florencia At Doubledutch DDX BDDX AGMX “Flora”
Owner: Bev Mattson
Breeder: Dave & Bernadette Van Klaveren 
First Bernese to Score over 2.000 CKC Breed Points
based on the Canadian Kennel Club point system
2002 Top Dog Show Year (total points 2458)
MBIS, MBISS Ch Bernina Bach Bruno v Lowenzehn TT “Bruno”
 Owners: Alfred & Mary Rohrbach
Breeder: Heidi Rohrbach
Handler: Krista Rohrbach
First Bernese to Star in a Feature Length Movie
Title: Good Boy!
10 October 2003 (Film Release Date in Canada)
Filmed in Vancouver, BC
Starring in the role of Shep:
Ch Allsgold’s Studebaker CD DD
“Odie”
(Photo: Movie Poster)
His body double in the movie was
Ch Allsgold’s Work for the Weekend CD DD “Willie”
(Photo: head shot)
Owner: Melodie & Wolf Grabner
Breeder: Brenda Comazzetto
Click here to go to Good Boy! Official Website
to see film clips.
First Bernese to earn CARO Rally Excellent
 June 2004
First Bernese to earn the CARO Versatility
March 2006
OTCh Sascha's Salaine CGN, SADC “Sally”
Owner: Darlene McCuaig-Balkwill
Breeder: Rose Tierney 
First Bernese to have multiple Best in Sieger Show wins
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ontario sponsored Sieger Shows on 
9 September 2001 - Oakville, Ontario - Judge: Debbie Mulvey  
11 August 2002 - Bradford, Ontario - Judge: Rosemary Tierney
 8 August 2004 - Judge: Barry McMath
Ch Wagenblast's Cessi
Owner: Jennifer Tulloch
Breeder: Angela Wagenblast
First Brace Draft Dog Titles
BMDCC Draft Test at Surrey BC on 5 June 2005
Highrun’s Steel Magnolia & BC’s Florencia at Doubledutch
Owner: Bev Mattson
Doubledutch Everlasting Shine & OH Chute at Doubledutch
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren
 Ebnet’s Pint of Porter & Ebnet’s Kammando Scout
Owner: Jennifer & Tom Brightbill
OH Chute at Doubledutch  & Ch Doubledutch Born of Paschen
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren
Highrun’s Steel Magnolia & BC’s Belle at Doubledutch 
Owner: Bev Mattson
(Photo: Dave van Klaveren, Phil Chagnon, Jennifer Brightbill, Wanda Tait, David Denis - with Berners Porter & Tank)
more details and pictures
First Bernese to Earn Brace Draft Dog Excellent
BMDCC Draft Test at Surrey, BC on 1 October 2005
BC’s Oh Chute at Doubledutch &  Doubledutch Born of Paschen
 Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren
 BC’s Oh Chute at Doubledutch & Doubledutch Everlasting Shine
Owner: Bernadette & David van Klaveren
Photo: Bernadatte with Shiane, Chute & Paschen
First Bernese CKC Agility Novice Selected Jumpers (AGNJS) 
2 April 2006
First Bernese CKC Agility Intermediate Selected Jumpers (AGIJS)
22 July 2007
First Bernese CKC Agility Intermediate Selected (AGIS)
30
March 2008
First Bernese CKC Agility Excellent Jumpers Selected (AGXJS)
20 Jun 2009 
 First Bernese CKC Agility Excellent Selected (AGXS)
21 Jun 2009
Ch Bernecho's Buntzen Berner CD DD
RE AGN AGXS AGXJS CGN TT HCT
“Buntzen”
Owner: Jane Sherris
Breeder: Melodie Grabner
First Bernese Bitch to win
Canadian All-Breed Best in Show and

National Specialty with Breeder-Owner Handler
BIS Evangeline Kennel Club, Canning, NS, June 2002 Judge: Melvin Beech
BMDCC Specialty, Fredericton, NB, October 2005
BIS, BISS Ch Wanderweg's Heartful of Grace “Grace”
Owner/Breeder: Fran Cozens
 Judge: Satu Yla-Mononen (Fin)
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Novice Jumpers (AGNJ)
April 2006
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Intermediate Jumpers (AGIJ)
September 2007
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Excellent Jumpers (AGXJ)
September 2007
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Master Excellent Jumper (AGMXJ)
10 August 2008
First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Master Champion (AGMCH)
5 October 2008
AGMCH Highrun’s Steel Magnolia CD DDX BDDX AGMX AGMXJ “Magz”
Owner/Breeder: Bev Mattson
  First Bernese to earn a CKC Agility Novice Selected (AGNS)
4 June 2006
CH Ebnet’s Kold Mazama Winter CD DD AGNS
"Winter"
Owner: Ruth Neilsen    Breeder: Sean & Lisa Ebnet
Brighteye Wakantanka CD DD AGNS
"Tonka"
Owner: Ruth Nielsen    Breeder: Glen& Deborah Hotze
First BMDCC Versatility Award winner to win
the National Specialty

BMDCC Versatility Award 2005
BISS 3 June 2006
Edmonton, AB
BISS Ch Rocky Mountain Shale CD DD “Onslow”
Owner: Maureen Greaves
Judge: Barbara Beland
First Bernese to Earn Obedience Trial Championship OTCh & Agility Trial Championship of Canada ATChC
CKC OTCh - 15 May 2005
AAC VATChC - 30 September 2006
OTChC VATChC Rumcay's CrackerJack CGN “Jack”
St. John Therapy Dog

Owner: Lois & George Irvine (handler: Lois)
Breeder: Judy Kelly
First BMDCC event
where all four Swiss "Sennen" breeds were present

BMDCC Carting Clinic on 24th March 2007 in Cobble Hill, BC
In photo from Left to Right:
Appenzeller
: Astro (owned by Paula Webber)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Leasel (Elizabeth & Keith Hay)
Entlebucher: Sassy (Coral & David Denis)
Bernese Mountain Dog: Mimi (Marianne Macdonald)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Velvet (Monika McNamara)
Bernese Mountain Dog: Katie (Bill & Lisbeth Plant)
First Bernese to Win Back-to-Back CKC Best in Shows
26-27 May 2007
at the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers' Association in Saanichton, BC
First Male Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Grand Champion Title
MBIS Ch Swisskiss He's A Sweet Talker “Joey”
Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles & Geoff Huber
26 May - Judge: Christina Rafton (AUS)
BIS with 275 Competitors
27 May - Judge: Michelle Billings (US)
BIS with 236 Competitors
First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Grand Champion Title
2 September 2007
MBIS GCh Darla vom Granzweg CD, DD, CGN “Darla”
Owner/Handler: Wendy Bennett
Breeder: Anita and Manfred Erb (Swiss)
(Requirements for CKC Grand Champion title effective January 01, 2007:
Must have CKC CH;  the obtain a minimum of 100 Grand CH points which must include one BIS or a BISS at a National Specialty, plus 3 group firsts or 3 Breed Specialty wins; plus an additional CKC title or a CGN Certificate.
First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Rally Novice (RN)Title
14
October 2007
 from the Rally Novice A class with scores of 81.0 - 91.0 - 81.0
at Canadian Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Association Inc. trials
in Dorval, Quebec
First Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Rally Excellent (RE)
25 May 2008
Naomi V Ueliland RE “Naomi”
Owner/Handler: Sandra Graham
Breeder: Elizabeth Dinkel
First Bernese to Place in Group at the Show of Shows
1 December 2007
Ottawa Kennel Club
MBIS GCh Backcountry Hemmental CGN TT DD “Hemmi”
Second in Working Group
Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett
Handler: Bonnie Galbraith
Judges: Thomas Burke, Caesar Guitierrez Perez
First Bernese CKC Rally Advanced (RA)
9 March 2008
at the K-W Kennel Club Trials, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON 
OTCH Sennenhof Delemont DDX RA “Aldur”
Owner: Joan Robinson
Breeder: Eve Menegoz
First Male Bernese to be Awarded the CKC Grand Champion Title
May 2008

MBIS GCh Swisskiss He's A Sweet Talker CGN “Joey”
Owner/Breeder: Madeline Knowles & Geoff Huber
First Female Bernese to Win Back-to-Back CKC Best in Shows
20-21 August 2008
at the New Brunswick Kennel Club Shows in Saint John, NB
MBIS GCh Backcountry Hildegarde CGN “Hilde”
Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett
Handler: Bonnie Galbraith
20 Aug - Judge: Mr. Sergio Pizzorno (Uruguay)
BIS with 233 Competitors
21 Aug - Judge: Mrs. Cheryl Egerton (Canada)
BIS with 222 Competitors
First Canadian Bernese to Earn a CKC CD
with three All Breed High in Trial Scores

First Leg: KENNEBECASIS OBEDIENCE CLUB
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Judge: Susan Des Cotes - score 198
Second & Third Leg: ISLAND DOG CLUB INC
Friday October 24, 2008
Trial 1 - Judge: Michel Calhoun - score 196 1/2
Trial 2 - Judge: Michel Calhoun - score 199
BISS Ch Backcountry Ivana DD, CD, CGN “Ivana”
Owner/Breeder: Wendy Bennett
 
First Bernese in Canada to win three back-to-back All-Breed Best in Shows
28-30 November 2008
at the Caledon Kennel Association Shows in Mississauga, Ontario
MBIS BISS Ch Avatar's Try Try Again “Ty”
Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves
28 Nov -  Judge: Ove Germundsson (Sweden)
BIS with 335 Competitors
29 Nov - Judge: Dr. Robert Smith (USA)
30 Nov - Judge: Mrs. Rosemary Shoreman (Canada)
BIS with 458 Competitors
 
First Bernese in Canada to Finish in the CKC Top Ten
 Show Dogs in the Working Group (7th Overall in Group 3)
 
MBIS BISS Ch Avatar's Try Try Again “Ty”
Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves

2008 Performance Statistics
BB G1 G2 G3 G4 BIS Points
 31 10 7 4 2 4 2507 
First Female Bernese to be awarded a CKC Altered Championship
28 June 2009
Ch (Alt) Avatar’s Travlin’ Light Of Bev “Ella”
Owner: Deborah & Peter Webster
Breeder: Bev Burney & Caroline Woods
Winning BOB Altered
at the  2009 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Quebec Regional Specialty
Judge: Deborah Mulvey
First Bernese in Canada to Finish #1 All Breeds 
CKC Top Ten Show Dogs
 
MBIS BISS GCh Avatar's Try Try Again CGN “Ty”
Breeder/Owner/Handler: Kim Groves

2009 Performance Statistics
BB G1 G2 G3 G4 BIS Points
 31 79 16 7 4 33  13,780 
First Bernese in Canada to complete the requirements for an
Rally Advanced Excellent Title (RAE)
9 October 2010
at the Cobequid Dog Club Trials in Truro, Nova Scotia
CH Backcountry’s Heaven Sent CD, DDX, BDD, RAE, CGN "Halo"
Owner/Handler: Jennifer Julian
Breeder: Wendy Bennett
To receive the RAE title, a dog must qualify ten (10) times in both the Rally Advanced B Class and the Rally Excellent B Class at the same trial.
For record of scores see Canuck Dogs website
First male Bernese in Canada to complete the requirements for an
Rally Advanced Excellent Title (RAE)
23 October 2010
at the Battle River Canine Association trial in Camrose, Alberta
CH Treeline’s Alpine Avalanche CD, DD, RAE "Kouga"

Owner/Handler:
Breeders: Lynne & Paul Bagnall
To receive the RAE title, a dog must qualify ten (10) times in both the Rally Advanced B Class and the Rally Excellent B Class at the same trial.
For record of scores see Canuck Dogs website
First Bernese in Canada to earn a Urban Tracking Dog (UTD) title
12 June 2011
Wagenblast's Ivaila Janyse CD TDX UTD RE CGN AKC TD W-FD/MF
Owner: Sue Wilkinson
Breeder: Angela Wagenblast
at the German Shepherd Dog Club test in London, ON
First Bernese to earn a CKC Scent Hurdle Dog title
 16 July 2011
and Scent Hurdle Dog Excellent title
30 July 2011
Oberland's Out Of Bounds Bosley CD DD AgXS AgXJS RN SHDX
Owner: Kim Tollefson
Breeder: Wanda Tait
at the Alberta Kennel Club Trials in Calgary, AB
 
   

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