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20 -Alpen Schatz Boutique
21 -Gone Doggin
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24 -Karen Hocker Photography
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26 -By Jove
27 -Hunting Horn Jeweler

More Shopping at the BMDCA Specialty 2008

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This is a really great vendor and I have several items from them. I bought a jacket from Gone Doggin four years ago and every time I wear it, people rave about it!


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 21
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gone Doggin
Susan Osher
14796 Dove Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: (530) 477-5925
Fax: (530) 477-2792

Gone doggin carries unique and useful collectables for the Berner Lover. They have lovely Berner throws ($89.95) and they use the throws to make the jackets and vests. In fact, when I bought my jacket, I was able to choose the scenes that I wanted on the front and back of my jacket. The tapestry table runners ($50) are just gorgeous, as are the place mats ($50,) with each place mat a different scene. You'll definitely want to buy one of their tapestry purses and handbags. The pillows ($39) and tapestry wall hangings ($39) are also beautiful. You'll love their berner tiles which are suitable for trivets or for tiling. They also carry Berner cutting boards ($35,) cheese boards, switch plate covers (Single - $12.95 and Double - $14.95,) bell pull ($30,) car mats, jewelry boxes and music boxes ($58 to $75.)

Gone Doggin donated a really nice Berner Car Mat for the 2009 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.

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Bil Jac treats are great to use when training your Berner - Nicky is very food motivated and is very attentive when I get out the Bil Jac treats!!


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 22
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bil Jac Pet Foods
Bil Jac of New England
3337 Medina Road
Medina, OH 44256 Toll Free
Phone: (800) 321-1002, ext. 305
Cell Phone: (330) 441-1259
Fax: (978) 632-2578

With a theme of "Celebrating 60 years of superior nutrition...with integrity" it's easy to see that this company has been in business for a lot of years and they have a lot of satisfied customers. They state, "America's Freshest Dog Food." "Our fresh meat proteins deliver optimum digestibility, dense bone and luxurious coat. Our patented process protects the critical amino acids that protect your Berner's health and resistance to disease."

They carry a large breed formulat that helps keeps your Berner's joints healthy with glucosamine and chondroitin. Their breeder program features direct delivery, wholesale price and puppy pacs. Call Cindi Doyle at (800) 321-1002, ext. 305, for more information. Be sure to check out the website at:

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Of course the BMDCA Ways and Means was a very popular place at the Specialty. They have the most wonderful clothing!


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 23
Friday, May 23, 2008

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
Ways and Means
Dottie Schulte
1943 Montview Drive
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 392-1806

The BMDCA Ways and Means booth had t-shirts, sweatshirts, cardigans, jackets, golf shirts, rain jackets and scrubs and with the BMDCA logo on them. They had some cardigans that were sooooo soft and they were in such lovely colors, too.

The BMDCA has a list of publications that you really should check out on their website:

They have the 2007 Yearbooks (you can also buy previous Yearbooks ($42 to $48,) a CD of the 1968 to 2000 Yearbooks ($85,) Illustrated Standards ($8,) Draft Regulations ($2) and The Bernese Mountain Dog Handbook ($1.50.) The Breed Panel Discussion DVD is awesome, and a must see for Berner Lovers. They also have a BMDCA logo decal for your car (2) and a darling 11 inch stuffed Berner ($12.)

The BMDCA donated three items for our 2009 Berner-Garde Fundraiser: BMDCA Messenger Bag, a BMDCA CD Case and a BMDCA Convertible Bag Pack.

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When I saw the sign on this booth, I wondered how I could feature this photographer when she couldn't take photos of all of your dogs from Massachusetts, but then I discovered that she has some great other items!


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 24
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Karen Hocker Photography & Design Studio
Karen Hocker
2 Alcott Street
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: (781) 275-5451
Fax: (781) 275-5451

Karen founded Karen Hocker Photography in 2001, combining her lifelong love of animals and her fascination with photography. Karen carries Bernese Mountain Dog Pet Art Berner Headshot T-shirts ($16.99) available on t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. She has "Bark if you Love Berners" in white and gray sweatshirts or on t-shirts, totes and more. Her Bernese Mountain Dog Greeting Cards (set of 10 for $18.99) are great and the illustrations can also be placed on t-shirts, totes, sweatshirts, mugs, etc. "Love My Berner" dark t-shirts ($22.99) and "I Love My Bernese Mountain Dog" t-shirts are also very nice.

Karen is sending a Bernese Mountain Dog Note Cards, a mug and a t-shirt for the 2009 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.

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A cart made by the Wilczeks is a treasured heirloom!!


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 25
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Wilczek Woodworks
Bill Wilczek and Barbie Beck-Wilczek
1786 Broomstick Hill Road
Littleton, NH 03561
Phone: (603) 444-0824

Bill and Barbie make fine quality wooden carts and wagons for Berners. Their product line includes harnesses, instructional books and other carting related equipment. Check out their website at: to see the Photo Gallery. The have everything from an inexpensive starter kit to fine furniture grade wooden carts and wagons. They are sure to have what you want to enjoy your draft dog.

Bill and Barbie gave me a Fun with Draft Instructional Manual for our 2009 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.

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I bought my first Berner items from Eve Lapolla. I have known her for 10 years and she always has such great Berner items.


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 26
Monday, May 26, 2008

By Jove
Eve Lapolla
5599 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 451-0914

You are going to love the outstanding Berner items that Eve Lapolla carries. She absolutely has something for everyone!! Some of her new items are: Berner Towel with Paw Prints ($10.95,) hand painted Easter, 4th of July, Flower, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Santa, New Year, or Agility glasses ($16.95 each,) Berner Puppy Note Cards (6 cards for $12,) beautiful wooden Welcome Sign ($44.95,) Milano male head study Music Box ($54.95,) hand painted Child's Cup ($22.95,) 3 prong wooden Leash Holders ($37.95 to $45.95,) Porcelain Berner Head on gold Berner necklace ($17.95,) Puppy pewter Medallion Ornament ($13.95,) Berner Puppy Umbrella ($20.95,) and hand painted ceramic Bowls ($48.95 to $58.95.) I could go on listing items for several pages because Eve carries so many wonderful Berner items, but the best way to see what she has, is to visit her website.

I'm sure that you will end up buying some Berner stuff from Eve!

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Each day since I got home from the Specialty, I have featured one of the 27 vendors who was at the show and I hope that you had the opportunity to look at their websites and order some of the terrific berner items they had at the show. This is the last of the Shopping at the 2008 Specialty articles. If you like fine jewelry, then you are going to love this last vendor in our Shopping at the 2008 Specialty series.


Shopping at the 2008 Specialty ~ Part 27
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hunting Horn Jeweler
Kathy Norris
903 Nautilus Court
New Bern, NC 28560
Phone: 203-733-2793

Kathy selects each artist personally, and includes only items with the artistry and quality of workmanship that she demands for her own collection and for gifts. Kathy has spent 20 years as a vendor at dog shows, and her special jewelry is also available online. From classical to glitzy, her jewelry is all first class! All jewelry is made by her own jewelers in the USA,. All of her jewelry is 14K gold, 18K gold or sterling. The enamels are exclusive to Hunting Horn. Kathy carries dog charms, bracelets, pendants, pins, tie tacks, rings, earrings, from classic simplicity to fabulously fun. You really should go to see the fantastic items on her website. Here are three of her featured items from the Specialty:

The Bernese Mountain Dog Double Oval Enamel (Photo #1 on the website) piece was the most admired piece of jewelry at the Specialty. It is 1 1/8 inches long and 7/8 inches wide. The Berner is 1/4 inch deep and when you turn it to the side, a complete face ahs been created with the enamel work. It was just gorgeous!!!

The Bernese Mountain Dog Bracelet (Photo #2) is just awesome! It is a 14K gold bracelet with Berners trotting and has diamond and sapphire links. This bracelet is regularly priced at $2,595, but is now on sale (under overstock on her website) for $1,495.

The 14K gold Bernese Mountain Dog (Photo #3) ($895) is magnificent!! It measures 1 1/8 inches by 3/4 inch by 1/3 inch deep. It is also available in Sterling Silver for the show price of $195. Call Kathy at (203) 733-2793 to order it at the special show price)

You really should invest in some lovely Berner jewelry!!

Kathy donated a beautiful square Sterling Pendant with a 14K gold trotting Berner to our 2009 Berner-Garde Fundraiser.

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Remember when you shop with the vendors to tell them that you saw their article on Joye Neff's Shopping at the 2008 Specialty series.


Joye Neff and Nicky
Berner Shopper
Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh, PA

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