2019 Nat'l Specialty
WELCOME TO THE LUAU BY THE LAKE!
Join us for a tropical evening of beautiful dogs at the BMDCA’s seventh annual Top Twenty Gala,
which will be held the evening of Tuesday, May 7th. This event will showcase the top conformation dogs from 2018.
Entry is by invitation only and is sent to the top 20 Bernese Mountain Dogs in breed and all-breed points,
as determined by AKC statistics from January 1 through December 31, 2018.
Dogs will be prejudged by a three-judge panel the afternoon prior to the gala event. Each judge will evaluate the dogs on a predetermined point system, enumerating the criteria of our breed standard. The emphasis for judging is on the individual qualities of the dog and how closely he/she conforms to the breed standard.
Points will be tabulated once the prejudging is completed, and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event. In addition, attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
The Top Twenty competition will culminate Tuesday evening in the main conformation ring at the
Centre. The event will be opened to the general public to view the final showcase of the Top
Twenty dogs and presentation of awards to the top winners. No admission fee will be charged, and
there will be a cash bar and food available. This event will be both entertaining and exciting as
the handlers present their dogs to music chosen by them to represent the unique personalities of their dogs.
The theme this year is Luau by the Lake, so formal evening wear is encouraged by participants! This year in honor of the luau theme attendees are encourage to wear their finest Hawaiian outfits!
For more information about BMDCA's Top 20 program, please contact either Top 20 Co-Chair:
Sara Karl at
Murray Johnston at
Total Items: 2
Top 20 Posters
$25 and up
Top 20 General Fund
$25 and up