Gallery

Gallery

BMDCV Autumn Picnic – 17 May 2015

We had a glorious balmy day for our Autumn picnic at Gardiners creek.  Thanks to everyone who came and we look forward to seeing you at another club event soon.

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Zuri & Abbey

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Kobi & Abbey

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Puppy kisses!!!!

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Majestic Humphrey

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Sisters make excellent pillows

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A tired out Wilbur

 

The Dog Lovers Show – May 2015 

This year we participated in the Dog Lovers Show from 1-3 May 2015 and once again we proved to be very popular.

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The BMDCV stand

 

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Kassie & the Mascot from Yappy Hour TV

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Zuri looking relaxed

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Kassie lapping up the attention

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Kassie & Kai at the pat a pooch stand

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Do Berner’s like attention?……YES!!

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Abbey relishing in the pats that flowed her way

 

 

Pet & Animal Expo – February/March 2015

Once again the BMDCV had a stand at the Pet & Animal Expo in at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.  As usual, the Berners were a huge hit.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

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Awaiting the oncoming crowds!

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Club president Lynney Wall and Scout.

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Do you think you can get any closer to the concrete Kai?

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Very stressful this expo business….

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Kassie demonstrating the Berner lick.

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Tired Zuri? Lucky you have a comfy lap to use as a pillow!

 

BMDCV Picnic at Jells Park – February 2015

Feb Picnic 2015

 

The BMDCV’s inaugural February picnic was a huge success cleverly slotted in between the heat of the day and the forthcoming storms.  Thanks to everyone who came and we look forward to seeing you again at the next one in May.

 

Berners at the Botanical Gardens Moonlight Cinema

Throughout the summer, Moonlight Cinema at the Botanical Gardens has a Doggie Movie night every second Thursday.  A group of us started off our Berner events for 2015 by going along with out Berners to see Grease.  Our Berners were, of course, a big hit amongst the other patrons!  And all our Berners enjoyed their ‘doggy popcorn’ – little containers of dog food.

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Kassie saying “Why look at the screen when you can look at me?”

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Patton enjoying his ‘doggy popcorn’

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Zeus practising his dancing moves with John!

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Enjoying our picnic dinner

BMDCV Christmas Party – December 2014

Despite the rather warm weather on Sunday, our annual Christmas party was a great success.  Games and activities were limited to those that did not require exertion like pass the parcel and of course we still had our annual Christmas parade.  Some much deserved recognition and thanks were given to those who have raised money for the club and the Guardian Angels fund.  We also were were also delighted to welcome two dogs rescued through the Guardian Angels program. Evie and Humphrey are wonderful ambassadors for the Guardian Angel program showing rehabilitation of rescue dogs is possible.  It also gave us a chance to recognise and thank the owners of all our rescue dogs – without their endless love, patience and perseverance these dogs would not be where they are today.

Congratulations also to Nikki Smith and Archie “Bernation Archys Crusade” who were the winners of this year’s Shining Knight award.  It was a tough field this year for the award with a record number of submissions so well done Nikki & Archie.  For more on Archie’s accomplishments click here.

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Playing pass the parcel

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Jen and Evie; Nikki and Archie all dressed up for the Christmas Parade

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Sue and Kai – the winners of the Christmas Parade!

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Nikki & Archie with the Shining Knight Award

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Guardian Angel rescue dogs Humphrey and Evie with Tracey and Jen on the ends of their leads!

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Presentation and enormous thank you to Jenny Martin for all her fundraising efforts for Guardian Angels.

Thank yous

Thank you to honorary members Tracey and Dave, Len & Joan and a special thank you to Julie Venni (and Kevin Walker and Sue Murray) for setting up the photo booth which was a huge success!

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Dave, Zuri, Tracey and Humphrey in the BMDCV photo booth!

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Michelle and Odin watching the presentations

Berners at Rippon Lea – November 2014

On 8 November Rippon Lea opened their gates to pooches for the first time.  Unfortunately the day was too hot to really enjoy the lovely grounds but we made the most of the superb setting to take photos of our lovely fur kids.

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Lovely Berners in beautiful surroundings!

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Chillin’ in style

 

The BMDCV Obedience/ Fun Day – October 2014

Thanks must go to Nikki Smith and her team of helpers, Sue, Robyn and Wendy!  We had a great turn out with 20 dogs and about 30 people.  The youngest dogs were 4 month old puppies Lenny and Maverick who showed that it is never too early to start training.  The oldest dog in attendance was 10 year old Bosley who showed the younger dogs how easy it all was.  We had a huge age range of people too and it was great to see the kids teaching the dogs with such skill.   Our newly learned skills were then put into practice playing games, like Simon Says and Egg & Spoon (aka Tennis Ball & Pooper Scooper) Races.  The fun and games were followed by a delicious afternoon tea.  Thanks everyone for coming and for those who missed out this time, keep a look out for the next one!

Our instructors: Sue, Nikki, Robyn and Wendy with their canine helpers

Our instructors: Sue, Nikki, Robyn and Wendy with their canine helpers

The attentive audience

The attentive audience

The two youngest canine attendees - Maverick and Lenny!

The two youngest canine attendees – Maverick and Lenny!

Demonstrating the heel command - look at the attention Kai is giving Sue!

Demonstrating the heel command – look at the attention Kai is giving Sue!

Synchronised heeling!

Synchronised heeling!

Sitting; and Maverick demonstrating that a high five never goes astray!

Sitting; and Maverick demonstrating that a high five never goes astray!

Kai showing his skills at staying

Kai showing his skills at staying

Kai showing how easy the recall command is

Kai showing how easy the recall command is

What next, Mum?

What next, Mum?

Wendy teaching the drop command

Wendy teaching the drop command

Lenny doing an excellent 'sit'

Lenny doing an excellent ‘sit’

Wendy explaining the finer points of teaching the 'drop command'

Wendy explaining the finer points of teaching the ‘drop command’

Nikki demonstrating the 'stand' command

Nikki demonstrating the ‘stand’ command

Success for Janine and Ramone with the recall!

Success for Janine and Ramone with the recall!

Group Photo time

Group Photo time

Berner Love!

Berner Love!

 

The BMDCV breed stand at the Royal Melbourne Show, September 2014

Committee member Tracey, with Kassie and Zuri, before the crowds descended!

Committee member Tracey, with Kassie and Zuri, before the crowds descended!

July & August 2014  – Snow walks

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Arrived to find lots and lots of glorious snow!

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Picture perfect landscape and Berners!

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Just chillin’

 

June 2014 – BMDCV Open and Championship Show

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The Veterans – Berners aged 7 years and over

 

December 2013 – the BMDCV Christmas Party

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Everyone is welcome at the BMDCV!!

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The winning team of the hula hoop race

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The pooper scooper game

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Tunnel ball with Berners

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The Berner Christmas Parade