2024 Events

  Simply scroll down for dates and preliminary details of….

 

  1] All our Club events arranged for 2024

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  2] Dates of  2024 Championship Shows with CCs for BMDs

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  3] Dates of significant overseas events involving, or specifically for, the Bernese Mountain Dog

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1] BMDC of GB Club Events 2024

For 2024 the club  has made some changes to its established programme, basically condensing our 5 main events into two long Bernese week-ends, so please note the dates carefully.

Further to our changes of venue in 2023 and after the very successful trial, running  two Garden Party weekends at Hollowell Steam Rally site near Northampton and including a show at the Autumn GP, we have some changes to announce to our event dates and venues for 2024.

In 2024 we will be condensing our previous 5 events into 2 long weekend events but before these large events we have Crufts and our AGM. Click on the events where listed below for more details when available.

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  Crufts – Saturday 9th  March – NEC Birmingham

  The club has a strong BMD ringside presence at Crufts with the club shop but also membership, both renewals and new memberships, can be taken as well as the new annual handbook being published and available for all members attending Crufts.

  Please collect your handbook if you can as it reduces our postage cost significantly.

  The club also organises the BMD stall for Discover Dogs where Bernese can be seen on every day of Crufts and their owners spoken to about owning the breed.

   Click here for

   KC Crufts web site

  Crufts Show Entry page at Fosse Data

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AGM – Sunday 21st April – Oakwood Community Centre, Derby

  The club’s AGM is open to all paid up members to listen to the reports of the Officers and specified Committee and all members are able to put forward proposals for discussion and vote. Following circulation of the Preliminary notice inviting proposals the Agenda is now available.

AGM 2024 details

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Club Week-end One – 4th and 5th May

 Following the successful trial of running an Open Show and Garden Party in one weekend in September 2023, at our Garden Party site, we plan to hold our:

 – Spring Open Show (previously held at Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield) DEFINITELY on Saturday 4 May (please note as you may see a printing error giving other  information)

  and our

 – Spring Garden Party on Sunday 5 May

 sitting either side of the

Saturday evening Pre Garden Party, Party

all at the

 Hollowell Steam Rally Site near Northampton.

Details of the Garden Party and Camping and Party booking arrangements will be mailed to all members in the Crufts mailing and available from here shortly afterwards.

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 Club Week-end Two – 24th to 26th August

 Although our annual Breed Championship Show went very well at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park in September 2023, the venue is  a disproportionate financial drain on the Club and has never been popular with everyone.

 As we found hosting a show alongside our Garden Party in Autumn 2023 was well received, we will now host our

 – Autumn Open Show on Saturday 24 August,

plus the

Autumn Garden Party on Sunday 25 August

 and our

 2024 Championship Show on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August 2024

 again, all at the

Hollowell Steam Rally Site near Northampton.

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 At both of these week end events ……..

  On site camping will be available from much earlier in the week until after the events the week after so, if you can, why not make a 6 or 7 day relaxing Bernese break.

  Why not come and be a part of the set up volunteers team and enjoy the team spirit, sense of achievement and the fun and the tea and biscuits

  We will have informal fun social, evening events inside the marquee to complete each day but booking will be required for Saturday evening‘s pre Garden Party, Party with food provided.

  Please note these week-ends will be outdoor events but there will be plenty of room in the field for parking near the Open show ring on Saturday and day tents and gazebos will be welcome (max 3m x­­ 3m) close to the main ring.

  We look forward to welcoming everyone to Hollowell again in 2024 whether camping with us or just visiting on one or more days as many do.

  Please put the dates in your diary now. Details will be sent to all club members and available from links here.

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 2] 2024 UK Shows where BMD CCs are on offer

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 For all shows held over several days, any specific dates given will be the days on which Bernese are due to be exhibited i.e. the working group day.

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 List of BMD CCs and Judges 2024

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1ManchesterM. SargentThu 18 Jan 24
2CruftsJoanne SuttonSat 9 Mar 24
3Northern BMDCMrs J BaldwinSun 24 Mar 24
4Working & P Breeds A. of WalesMr K.R NewhouseSun 20 Apr 25
5WELKSMr K YoungSat 27 Apr 24
6Birmingham NationalMr K CreaseyFri 10 May 24
7Scottish Kennel Club 1Mr TH JohnstonFri 17 May 24
8Scottish Kennel Club 2Mrs JS PeacockeFri 17 May 24
9Bath C.S.Mr A BicknellFri 24 May 24
10Southern Counties C.A.Mr T NagrechaSun 2 Jun 24
11Southern BMD ClubJulie Anne WrightSun 2 Jun 24
12Three Counties A.S.Mr R F JonesThu 6 Jun 24
13Border Union A.S.Janet RiseboroughSat 15 Jun 24
14Blackpool & District C.S.Lynne BarkerSun 23 Jun 24
15Windsor Dog Show SocietyMrs T L JacksonThu 27 June 24
16Boston & DCSBarry BlundenSun 7 July 24
17National Working & P B D.S.Mrs F KayeSat 13 Jul 24
18Leeds & District C.A.Sue Pollock-YuleSun 28 July 24
19Paignton & D.F.A.Mrs B BodleFri 2 Aug 24
20BMD Club of ScotlandMrs L RatterSat 3 Aug 24
21Bournemouth C.A.Mr G Payne10-12 Aug 24
22Welsh Kennel ClubMrs C Friend-ReesSun 18 Aug 24
23BMDC of WalesAnne WellsSun 18 Aug 24
BMDC of GBDi AthertonMon 26 Aug 24
24City of Birmingham C.A.Mr RAW SearleThu 29 Aug 24
25Richmond Dog Show SocietyJulie Wakeland6-8 Sept 24
26Darlington Dog Show SocietyMr JT Smith13-15 Sept 24
28Belfasttbc28-29 Sept 24
29South Wales K.A.Trish BarrFri 11 Oct 24
30Midland Counties C.S.Mr A Wight24-27 Oct 24
31Working & P B of ScotlandW. DobbinSat 2 Nov 24
32Ladies Kennel AssociationMr BM Croft12-15 Dec 24

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If you would like to see the BMD CC winners so far this year (once underway), or for any year since inception in 1977, click here to visit the CURRENT CC WINNERS LIST COVERING 2020 TO 2024  Simply scroll down the list to 2023 or use the links to navigate to earlier years.

This is within the CC records section detailing all the BMD CCs won since they were first awarded in 1977. These are listed in various ways including by kennel, by judge, dogs, bitches, all time winners and more.

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 3] 2024 Overseas Events of Note

 The World Dog Show will be held in Zagreb, Serbia between 25th and 28th April with the World Show itself, for FCI Group 2 containing BMD, on Sunday 28th

 The American BMD Speciality event will be held Nr St Louis Minnesota between 31st March and 6th April

 The European Dog Show will be held in Celje, Slovenia between 3rd and 6th of October with FCI Group 2 on Saturday 5th of October.

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 A Cautionary Note,

 Please be aware all details are given in good faith from the best information at the time they are posted and the club can accept no responsibility for any amendments, cancellations or honest errors.

 Anyone visiting any event in this financially and climatically volatile world , including our club events, should always make their own checks before actually travelling.

 This web site will be updated in the event of any club cancellations or changes and the club’s Social Media would be utilised to inform members and other visitors as far as possible. The club can accept no responsibility for travel made to a cancelled event.

Apart from never wanting to let our members down a huge amount of work goes into preparation for events before we ever arrive on site so we would only ever very reluctantly cancel any event, and always give as much notice as possible, but sometimes cancellation is an unavoidable late decision due to site conditions or health and safety/insurance to name but two potential reasons.