To promote involvement in performance events beyond the novice level, starting in 2012, the Top 5 Bernese Mountain Dogs in both CKC Obedience and CKC Rally Obedience will be recognized. Similarly, the Top 5 Bernese Mountain Dogs in CKC Conformation will also be recognized. The Top Dogs will be as identified by Canuck Dogs point system and the CKC Final Yearly Results for Conformation. There is no need to apply for this award and owners will be notified by the Records Chair early in the following year.