Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shopping at the 2009 Specialty – Part 3 – The BMDC of Northern California

The regional clubs have such great items at their booths. It’s always fun to see their logos and what items they have. The money they earn at the specialty helps support functions that they put on throughout the year for the club members and their dogs.

BMDC of Northern California
Sheila Jones, Ways and Means
6261 Barbara Lane
Auburn, CA 95602-9633
Phone: (530) 878-1462
Web Site:

The Northern California Berner Club always has great Berner items. I just
loved their wooden Christmas items and their Christmas ornaments. Since my Nicky was born on Christmas Day, I am especially fond of Christmas and Santa Berner items. They have some terrific things that you will just have to buy!! Here is a list of some items and the prices:

Mouse pads – 4 different Berner designs - $10 each
Ribbon Car magnet – “Make Mine a Draft” - $5
Draft pins - $8
Reusable Grocery Bags - $10
Note cards – Berner Quilt picture on front (8/pack) - $10
Note cards – Draft Dog picture (10/pack) - $10
Handmade Christmas ornaments - various prices
Handmade painted ceramic tiles - $18 each
Wooden Letter Sets “Ho-Ho-Ho” and “SNOW” with Berner Puppies on them - $25/Set
Garden Berner Flags (28x40) - $25.50 each
Berner socks - $9
Ankle socks - $8.50
Nightshirts - $22
Wine charms – set of 4 - $10
T-Shirts - $18 each
  • “I Left My Cart in San Francisco”
  • “Proud American” – Berner wrapped in flag
  • “Agility Berner”
  • “Swiss Dog Day Afternoon” – drawings of all Swiss Breeds on Shirt

The BMDC of Northern California donated a large cork board to the Berner-Garde Fundraiser.

Joye Neff and Nicky "BG #38330" (and Will)
Berner Fundraiser
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA

There were so many great items in this booth. Here, you can see some of the ornaments, wine charms and car magnets.

The club offers a wide variety of coffee mugs. They also have reusable shopping bags, after all, Berners are green. Check out the wine bag! " dog can't hold its licker."

The agility shirt features a happy Berner clearing a tire jump. The wooden Ho Ho Ho would be a perfect addition to your holiday Berner collection.

The painted tiles are lovely, and here are the cork boards. The club donated a large cork board to the upcoming Berner-Garde raffle.

I am totally addicted to patterned socks. I thought I had all the dog and Berner themed socks out there, but I was wrong! There are both ankle and regular socks available.

Here are two of the shirt styles the club has available for purchase. The first is "I left my cart in San Francisco." It is such a lovely Berner study in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. The second was pretty popular with the specialty crowd. The "Swiss Dog Day Afternoon" shirt features beautiful studies of all of the Swiss breeds.

Last but not least, here is another view of the painted tiles and the club's note cards. The tiles come in many different colors, one is sure to match your decor.

Lynn Alvarez
Prospect Heights, Illinois
with Tobie, Monty, Lottie and McGee forever in our hearts

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