Bernese News 29th April 2016
Wendy Murray emailed;
BERNESE WORKING CART GROUP'S CARTING AND FUN WEEKEND
Planned Agenda for the Weekend
THURSDAY 2nd June
FRIDAY SET UP DAY
Set up carting course and gazebos
First Draft Training from 9.30am onwards until 3pm
(Goody bags and certificates for First drafters.)
All cart training £5 per dog
DECORATED CART CLASSES – Judge TBC
Trophies for class winners and rosettes 1st – 3rd
All entries £1
10.30am - Swiss theme decorated cart class, Bernese only
11.30am – Any theme decorated cart class, any Breed
12.30am – Best Carting Turnout, any Breed
BUFFET AND GET TOGETHER 5.30 PM (Approx)
We aim to get the buffet laid out at 5.30 and this will be followed by entertainment.
N.B All times are approximate
Cart training from 9.30am UNTIL 3.00pm
NOVELTY CARTING COMPETITION
Beginners & Experienced
Rosettes 1st – 3rd placings.
Have as many goes as you like, all attempts £1, all profits goes into the carting group fund
MONDAY – CHILLOUT WITH DOGS
£12 per night or £40 for four nights.
Please book in advance.
Please note if you are coming for the day, please bring your own picnics, drinks and chairs.
There are toilets available.
BMD CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN OPEN SHOW 17th April 2016.
Many thanks to the exhibitors for such a lovely entry. Temperaments were excellent and it
was pleasing to see so many dogs enjoying themselves, (sometimes too much as far as the
handlers were concerned!). Presentation was generally top class but there were a few that
were outstanding in this respect.
There were a few still carrying their ‘winter weight’ but nothing too extreme. One dog
managed to injure himself slightly by sliding off the mat (and this also proved a bit of a
challenge to a few dogs/handlers.), I hope he has recovered now.
Minor Puppy Dog (1 entry)
1st Scofield's Kernow Rockpool. 7 month old in ‘party time’ mode today! Raw baby with
super temperament, excellent eye shape and the basics of good head proportions. Good
tail length suggests a lot of growing to come which will make him an ideal size. Back line
is strong but with a curling of coat over the loin which gives an impression of unevenness.
Well developed chest and rib for age. Excellent feet. Moved very soundly, especially
behind but having way too much fun to see much more than a few steps at a time! So nice
to him enjoy his day even though it probably frustrated his handler somewhat! Best Male
Puppy in Show.
Puppy Dog No entries.
Junior Dog (4 entries. 1 absentee)
1st Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery. Close decision between these two who are,
correctly, still immature. While there was much to like about both, 1st had the slightly better
tail set and overall body proportions which gave him a more pleasing outline on the move.
Attractive head with mid brown eye and markings to advantage. Body development was as
it should be at 13 months and had decent depth and width. Moved easily on well shaped
feet and had the slightly more efficient gait coming to.
2nd Wakeland's Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel. 16 months and showing a tad
more maturity than 1st. On head type and development, this one scored very highly, while
his topline is more finished due to muscle development as a result of being a little older.
Excellent chest and powerfully built all through. Tail set was rather hig and carriage was also
higher than ideal which detracted from his profile on the move. Strong rear quarters but
waving front feet slightly coming to.
3rd Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz.
Novice Dog (1)
1st Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz. Very ‘young’ looking male with the happiest of
temperaments and constantly wagging tail took the Standard to heart! Slightly short stepping
strides today as any attempts to extend his gait resulted in some over-excitement! Kind eye
and good markings enhance his overall type. Just needs to mature now.
Not Bred by Exhibitor Dog (4)
1st Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM. 3 year mature male with excellent
outline and a sound mover, especially from the rear where his power is generated correctly
to the forequarters. Pleasing croup and correct angulation added to his breed type. Such a
pleasing head with correct earset. Tail just a fraction short of hock but this is really nit picking.
2nd Green's Bernsego Jack Vorobey At Pasturegreen (imp Rus). 21 month and was
slightly more developed in brisket than 1st. Strong in skull and overall width of head although
would prefer it a little flatter (and made more obvious by the ear set). Great strength of body
with well muscled loins. Good length of tail.
3rd Hughes' Waldershelf Causing Kaos.
Graduate Dog (3, 1 withdrawn)
1st Wakeland's Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel.
2nd Green's Bernsego Jack Vorobay at Pasturegreen (imp Rus).
3rd Withdrawn by exhibitor – injury.
Post Graduate Dog (7, 1)
1st Miles' Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW. 2 year, very impressive male who looked right
from all angles. Strong bone, excellent outline which was enhanced by his correct coat. Well
shaped croup and good tail set/carriage. Well balanced with sensible angulation and how it
showed in his super movement! Gives an impression of a slightly short neck but 'hands on'
the long shoulders and angle with humerus tells the true story. Lovely headpiece with correct
stop and enhanced by markings. Just ticked the boxes for me today. Best Dog, Best of
Breed, Best in Show.
2nd Page's Tulipanos Berni Mr McEnroe (imp Hun). Another 2 year old of excellent quality.
Balanced proportions, super coat quality and sturdy and powerful all through. Moving without
exaggeration and nothing to fault him on here. Really nit picking, would prefer a slightly
broader head to match his overall size and maybe a tad less white on the chest.
3rd Green's Waldershelf Here Comes Erik JW ShCM.
Limit Dog (3, 1)
1st Scott's Welshbern One Vision at Scobern ShCM.
2nd Green's Pasturegreen Irish Cream. 4 year male who was presented to the ninth degree.
Excellent topline with good quality coat. Very best of feet. Correct tail length.Very sound on the
move but slightly less careful and focused than 1st. Would prefer a touch more length of body
to balance his height and create the 10:9 ratio.
Open Dog (4, 1)
1st Deik's Int Ch Star Is Coming Deikowej Doliny. 4 years with bombproof temperament.
Well shaped head with correct flat skull, correct 10:9 ratio of body to height and super depth/
width of chest to create the desired balance. Angulation was just right and gave him the best
advantage on the move. A difficult decision in the challenge for best male but a slightly heavier
ear went against him. Reserve Best Dog, Reserve Best in Show.
2nd Jefferson's Meadowpark Boysown. Lovely type with gorgeous outline, super bone and
sound on the move. Well shaped feet and matched his powerful frame. Slightly narrower in
skull than 1st and could possibly do with an ounce or two less but otherwise a quality dog.
3rd Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern.
Veteran Dog or Bitch (4, 1)
1st Miles' Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM. Nearly 8 and in great muscular condition and moving
with purpose. Attractive head with flat skull, correct eye shape and colour and straight,
powerful muzzle. Good depth and width of chest with correct length of ribbing. Considered
him in the male line up but by then he was giving a little in topline when standing. Best Veteran
Dog and Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Tiga Lilli. 10 year bitch who, despite carrying some
extra weight was able to move sufficiently. Would have preferred a little more of her in height
but she is balanced despite this. Correct straight front gave her this placing. Best Veteran
Bitch in Show.
3rd Fairclough's Ch Monalou What’s It All About ShCM.
Minor Puppy Bitch (3, 1)
1st Green's Lollypop De Neboa De Meigas At Pastruregreen (imp Esp) Naf Taf. 6 months
old chocolate box puppy with a wonderful temperament and constantly wagging tail. Although
very young still had correct proportions, effective angles and correct slope to pastern. Pretty
head with nicely shaped mid-brown eye. Nice rounded croup and tail set. Moved well if a
little exuberant at moments! Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun. Also 6 months and head beginning to go through
some changes. Another happy puppy with tail going non-stop. Very promising and with sound
movement especially from the rear where she was most impressive. Slightly longer in rear
pastern than 1st and not quite in control of her front feet at the moment.
Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Sharp's Monalou Maggie May. 10 months and looking very balanced here. Correct croup,
well off for bone and moving so well from the rear. A little wider coming to but partly due to
puppy exuberance! Beautiful dark eye and correctly proportioned head although still developing
and changing. In the challenge for Best Puppy Bitch she was giving a little on topline as the
hindquarters are growing slightly faster than the front at this stage of her development.
2nd Watson's Staubach Quiana At Stephdash. 10 months and slightly less developed than
1st. Excellent ear set and size of ear. Balanced and moving well enough but a little narrower
all round today.
Junior Bitch (2, 1)
1st Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower. 15 months and a bit of ‘wow’ to come
here I think. Really well made with excellent topline, correctly ribbed – both in depth and in
proportion to her short loin. Sensible angulation which came into its own on the move where
she strode out with an easy, sound gait and with correct width between hocks. Head still at
the slightly plainer stage at this age but beautiful, well shaped dark eyes. Thought she showed
enormous promise and look forward to seeing her mature.
Novice Bitch (1, 1)
Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch (8, 1)
1st Bird's Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern. Super class. 19 month very sturdy but active
moving bitch with well made ribbing and correct depth. Strong throughout but retaining a
definite femininity. Loved her head shape with well placed dark eyes and correctly set ears.
Presented in the best condition both for coat and muscular development. Well marked with
slight facial blaze and not too much white on chest. In profile the hair over the loin is apt to
flick upwards giving an incorrect impression of topline. However, ‘hands on’ reassures that
all is as it should be. Moved soundly though slightly distracted in the class by something
exciting outside the hall, but much more focussed for the Best Bitch challenge. Very close
decision between her and the Limit winner but the slightly more mature bitch had the edge.
Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower.
3rd Spencer's Waldershelf Ethel’s Way At Padiky JW.
Graduate Bitch (7, 1)
1st Bird's Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern.
2nd Coombes' Halesbern Calendar Girl. Pushed 1st all the way with her spot-on outline,
bone and outstanding presentation. Moved with easy soundness and balance. Excellent
strength of skull although possibly a touch flatter would have been ideal. Eyes a touch more
prominent than I would have preferred which tended to detract from the desired self-confident
3rd Boot's Fairy Court Sparkles Of Kaycibern.
Post Graduate Bitch (6, 3)
1st Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem. 2 years, very smart all round. Attractive head
with dark, well shaped eyes. Good body proportions with balanced depth, width and length.
Sturdy outline but light and active on the move. Figured strongly in the bitch line up and gave
only on a slightly less positive gait going away.
2nd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion. 2 year, in excellent condition. Very
impressive on the move and ideal for balance of bone/size/length. Perhaps a touch more
'stop' would complete the picture but at 2 years old, this may change.
3rd Thompson's Alphanova Rosetta At Brierbern.
Limit Bitch (6, 1)
1st Griffiths, Orme & Slade's Jaybiem Voudoo At Potterspride JW. 5 years. My notes say
'Beauty' and I cannot put it any better here. Type in abundance, in superb condition and moving
with ease and evident soundness. Topline is strong and level despite the flick-up of hair on her
loin saying otherwise! Standing, she is perfectly balanced with equal weight distribution on all
four limbs, head is strong with correct flat skull and it was difficult to fault her. But, she does
not need to carry any more weight and for perfection I would prefer her ears a fraction higher.
A beautiful girl and a well deserved Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex in Show.
2nd Wilson's Monalou Maid In Russia At Blumental. 2 years and has also ‘wintered well’!
Presented so beautifully and with type to match. So many good points to note though could
not quite match the flatter skull of 1st. Better to come from this one I think. Figured strongly
in the Reserve Best Bitch challenge.
3rd Green's Fortonpark Millie My Love At Pasturegreen.
Open Bitch (7, 2)
1st Green's Waldershelf All About Edna JW. 2 years and out of coat today – not that she
has anything that needs hiding. Well proportioned with table top backline which was held on
the move. Balanced, sound and lovely headpiece with dark eyes. Moved with an easy grace,
matching soundness to aesthetics. At 2 years old she just needs to drop slightly at the brisket.
Maturity should be an exciting prospect here.
2nd Watson's Stephdasher Sommer Girl. Such a good mover and in the best condition.
Loved her proportions and the fact that she is ‘made’ right. On the day she gave on her slightly
plainer head and lighter brown eye, though her skull proportions are better than the white
markings suggest. At 2 years old there is more to come here too.
3rd Thompson's Trudaleaze Aint I Gorjus At Brierbern.
Judge - Del Richards (Sheridel)