The Grand Canyon State Bernese Mountain Dog Club was established in 1986 as a regional club of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America to promote the interests of the Bernese Mountain Dog. We hold informational meetings and educational activities throughout the year that are open to anyone with an interest in the breed. We also conduct BMDCA Draft Tests and AKC Regional Specialty shows. Membership is open to all individuals in good standing with the American Kennel Club who are interested in promoting the objectives of the GCSBMDC.
There are two types of membership available: a Regular membership for anyone 18 years and older and a Junior membership for anyone under 18 years of age. Only persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the club are eligible for membership. Each applicant is required to submit a Membership Application form and a signed copy of the BMDCA Code of Conduct. The applicant must either attain the signatures of two sponsoring members or attend a general meeting of the club.
The GCSBMDC has established an annual awards program to honor club members who, with their dogs, have earned significant achievements during the year. To receive an awards plaque, the dog must have earned one of these titles: AKC Champion title, BMDCA draft title, AKC obedience title, AKC rally title, AKC agility title, AKC tracking title, AKC or AHBA herding title. See the Awards Application or contact the Awards Chairman for more details.
The Grand Canyon State Bernese Mountain Dog Club is licensed by the American Kennel Club, and is dedicated to the support, education and enhancement of the sport of purebred dogs, in conformation, draft, obedience and performance. We will do all in our power, to protect and advance the interest of the Bernese Mountain Dog according to the Guiding Principles of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America. To this end, we encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs; preserve and protect the Bernese Mountain Dog; promote understanding and appreciation of the breed; do all possible to improve the health of the breed and to preserve the natural working abilities of the breed in our dogs; provide education appropriate to the needs of owners, breeders, potential owners and all others with an interest in the breed. We will advocate honesty and integrity in all matters.
We encourage all members to advocate responsible and humane ownership; educate and be educated; support sportsman like conduct during all club activities.We will conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows, obedience and performance trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club and Draft Tests under the rules of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America. 8/2015