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New Zealand
New Zealand
North Island St.Bernard
Association Inc.
Est: 1981

NB : These events were not able to proceed as advertised due to Covid 19.
They have been postponed until -
8th January 2022 for the Giant Breed Open Show
9th January 2022 for the 33rd Championship Show
Entries close for both shows 29th December 2021

June 6th - Carting Day, Leamington Domain, Cambridge commencing 10am.
25th, 26th & 27th 38th Battle of the Giants - Mangatepopo Camp SH47
23rd October - GIANT BREED OPEN SHOW - Katikati with Tauranga KA & CNINS&U shows
24th October - 33rd Championship Show - Katikati with Huntly KA show.

Hi everyone

It is with regret that the committee of the North Island St Bernard Assn has decided to cancel the Battle of the Giants for 2020.

We have rebooked twice from June to September and then October, and, if the Auckland region had been in a position to return to Level 1 a week ago, things might have been different.

There is a possibility that by the time the October date rolls around, the country will be in Level 1.  With current levels of infection, modelling indicating there is a 25% chance of a Covid-19 outbreak outside of Auckland, the time required for preparation and pre event cooking and planning, and the general uncertainty, it has been unanimously agreed that we do not want to have the responsibility and risk of holding a group event at this time.

This is the first time in nearly four decades that we have not held this eagerly anticipated annual event.

We would like to sincerely thank you for your support, your entries, and your acceptance of our decisions as we tried to navigate to through the process.

Please supply bank details so we can process refunds in full.

We can only look forward to next years event and we very much hope to see you there.

38th Annual Battle of the Giants - Spring Fling
11th - 13th September 2020 at Mangatepopo Camp, SH47, Tongariro
Schedule out and Bookings taken late July 2020.

Wednesday October 7th 2020, approx 5 PM ·
Nzkc Grounds Ardmore · Ardmore, New Zealand

38th Annual Battle of the Giants - Postponed due to COVID-19
26th-28th June 2020 at Mangatepopo Camp, SH47
More details to follow - entries taken from April 2020

All Breeds & Crossbreeds Drafting (formerly Carting) Day - Postponed due to COVID-19
12th April 2020, Leamington Domain, Cambridge.
Entries $5.00 per dog taken from 10.00am - 10.15pm
Carting from 10.30am and concludes approx 1.30pm.
Coffee Cart on site.

The club AGM will be held at Leamington Domain on Sunday 22nd September 2019. All Welcome.

All Breeds & Crossbreeds Carting Day
22nd September 2019, Leamington Domain, Cambridge.
Entries $5.00 per dog taken from 10.00am - 10.15pm
Carting from 10.30am and concludes at 1.30pm.
Coffee Cart on site.

All Breeds & Crossbreeds Carting Day
19th May 2019, Leamington Domain, Cambridge.
Entries $5.00 per dog taken from 9.30am - 10.15pm
Carting from 10.30am and concludes at 2.30pm.

The under cover venue allows us to hold this event if it is raining.We will not be supplying food but there will be a coffee cart adjacent that has food and coffee available.
Bring your dog along and hitch them up.
Coaches there to assist, carts and harnesses there to borrow.
See you there.



Swiss Markets
Saturday, 4th May 2019 from 8am - 3pm
6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose, Auckland
Come and visit us there.

On the 16th September 2018 we will be holding our first ever All Breeds & Cross Breeds Carting Day.
Venue - Leamington Domain, Cambridge
Time - 9am - 3pm
We hope to see you there.
ENTRIES now open on our Home page.

**Dogs cart at discretion of committee**.

Dogs under 18months can be harnessed to pull a sled but not a cart. Handlers must be 16 years old or over.

Some dogs take to carting very well but a very few do not. You won’t know until you try.

The health and welfare of participating dogs is foremost to the organising committee.

Bitches in season on the day can not participate in this event. 

Dogs cannot participate if the have been exposed to any infectious canine disease in the 14 days prior to this event.

All dogs on short leads always.

October 2018 - Annual General Meeting. Attendance of all club members is encouraged.
Date, Location and Time - to be advised.

Annually we hold our Battle of the Giants Match Parade and our Championship Show and we attend public events.

Our Battle of the Giants is a totally fun weekend where St.Bernard people get together with the owners of invited breeds, the Bernese Mountain Dogs, the Newfoundlands, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and Leonbergers for a great time.
This is a relaxing weekend that involves your dog family too.
You can stay for the weekend (pre booked - sold out last year), or visit for the day.
The camp is fully catered and the rooms heated.

3pm Friday 22nd - 3pm Sunday 24th June 2018 - 36th Annual Battle of the Giants. - Thanks to all who attended this year.

Where - Mangatepopo Camp - SH47.(between Turangi and National Park township).

Timetable to be advised, and for the next Battle of the Giants we have another change of format – It will likely include a
Quiz Night, Auction, Battle of the Giants Games, Fundraising, the Battle Xmas Dinner, Secret Santa and Invited Club Events
(eg. Group Walk, Carting Tuition and Competition).
The theme for the Fancy Dress is yet to be decided.
This weekend is kindly sponsored by Royal Canin

Information available and bookings taken from March 2018. - This event is over for this year. Check out the pictures in the Gallery page and we will be back 21st - 23rd June 2019.


NB: Discount on accommodation costs for club members.

Swiss Markets
Saturday, 5th May 2018 from 8am - 3pm - See our pictures in the Gallery from this years event.
6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose, Auckland

Additionally we will have carting days, together with the Newfoundland Club. Dates, times and venue to be advised.

Discussions are underway to give our dogs a snow experience. More on that later.

Contact us at for further information on any of our events.



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