Bernese News 11th April 2017



I would like to thank the Committee of the Northern Club for the invitation to judge and for the
engraved glass bowl as a memento of the day. Thanks to the exhibitors for such a super entry,
we were blessed with a glorious sunny warm day, and it was great that the venue enabled us
to hold the show outside and bask in the spring sunshine.

Overall presentation, temperament and bites were very good and I was very pleased with my
main winners but there were a lot of very overweight dogs, not desirable in a working breed.   

Veteran Dog  (4 entries)
1st Dicksons’ Ch Monalou Dutch Connexion To Geruth
. 8 years old medium sized dog,
good head and expression. A neat and tidy outline, shown in very good condition, moving out
well. Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Wakelands’  Ch Collansues Buildin Bridges At Bramikdel JW
. 7 1/2 years old, a larger
framed dog altogether, shown in good condition, he moved out soundly but preferred the overall
shape and outline of 1st.
3rd Jefferson's Meadowpark Boysown. 7 1/2 year old, a more compact dog, slightly straight 
in the stifle and not so positive in the rear movement.

Minor Puppy Dog  (8 entries, 3 absentees)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Just Class.
Just 6 months old, excellent bone and
so together for his age. He has a lovely shape and outline, good head developing and is such a 
sound positive mover. Lovely happy temperament really enjoying his first show. Shows great 
potential. Best Puppy In Show.
2nd King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp) TAF. 7 months old and
another very typical puppy. Plenty of substance, good head developing, good body shape and
outline. Not so positive on the move as 1st but another lovely happy chap with great potential.
3rd Bateman's Funatic Definitely Maybe About Santala (Imp Fin). 8 months old developing
nicely. Lghter in the eye, no white on his front feet, rear dewclaws. Good temperament but not so
strong on his hind movement.

Puppy Dog  (6, 1)
1st King & Bramble's Shirdees Leathal Weapon.
An impressive looking puppy of 10 months.
Good bone and substance, masculine head developing, strong neck. He was full beans today
but he moved soundly keeping a level topline and correct tail carriage. Slightly longer caste than 
the Best Puppy, shown in in excellent coat and condition.
2nd Addison's Monalou Bollinger. 10 months old, smaller type of dog than 1st. He moved out
well but stands a bit narrow in front. Good head and plenty of substance, he was shown in hard, fit
3rd Griffiths, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem With N’Without Yzeus. A mature looking puppy of 10
months. Masculine head, dark eyes giving a kind expression. He tends to stand a bit roach-backed
which spoils his outline. Down on his pasterns and not so coordinated on the move as 1st and 2nd. 

Junior Dog  (6, 2)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Stan Innovation.
10 months and another mature looking chap for his age. Very
good overall conformation, plenty of bone and substance and good spring of rib. Correct tail carriage.
Moved out very soundly and freely keeping his topline.
2nd Watson's Jesterbrock Alpine Glory At Stepdashar. 13 months old, just out of puppy and
blowing his coat. Good head and expression. Lighter built all round than 1st, moved well giving a
pleasing balanced outline.
3rd Wright & Kirk's Arvella Mark Of Respect For Roesilbern. 14 months old, very nice masculine
head and dark eye giving a typical kind expression. Good front, plenty of substance, short coupled. 
He tends to stand roach backed, needs to strengthen in the hindquarters and flies his tail on the

Yearling Dog  (4)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark.
Medium sized dog, very neat and tidy. 
Good head, good stop, plenty of bone and substance. Well angulated front and rear. Moved out
well, shown in excellent coat and condition.
2nd King's Elnside The Grandmaster. Taller dog and shorter coupled than 1st. Masculine head,
well proportioned, not the hind angulation of 1st. Nice tight feet, he moved well. 
3rd Bridges' Deerpark Travelling Man V Kernow (Imp USA). Longer caste dog and not the
reach of neck of 1st and 2nd, he tends to stand narrow in the front and he’s down on his pasterns.
Not so positive on the move.

Novice Dog  (1, 1)

Graduate Dog  (1)
1st Monalou Norwegian Star.
Medium sized dog, handsome head d and plenty of bone and
substance. Good spring of rib. Would prefer more hind angulation, moved out soundly and freely 
keeping his topline with correct tail carriage.

Post Graduate Dog  (11, 1)
1st Vaickus & Vaychkus Flintas Kalnu Suo (Imp Lt).
This dog has really matured since I last
judged him and he was on top form today. Masculine head with good reach of neck, not overdone
in any way, a really honest dog with a great temperament. He moved so freely and effortlessly, he
could work all day long. Well handled and in excellent condition. Reserve CC.
2nd Gurney Monalou Just Call Me Oleg. Very typey, handsome dog, dark kind eyes. Plenty of
bone and substance, good spring of rib and rounded rump. He moved well but could not match
the drive from behind as 1st. He could look a bit happier. 
3rd Davenport-Willis' Apriori Usain Bolt Among Nellsbern (Imp Rus). Smaller type of dog
and not overdone in any way. A neat, tidy dog, very balanced giving a pleasing outline, Super   
soft, kind expression. He moved out freely and easily with a level topline and correct tail carriage.
A very genuine dog.

Limit Dog  (10)
1st Law's Ecalpharas Gold.
An impressive looking male, excellent type. Super bone and
substance, good spring of rib and depth throughout. Good strong topline with a rounded rump.
Slightly high tail carriage. Moved well. 
2nd Bird & Bridges' Kernow Something. Another impressive male, masculine head with kind
dark eyes giving a soft expression. Plenty of bone and substance and good depth of chest. He
chest. moved well, with a strong topline and correct tail carriage, tends to look a bit stuffy in the
neck which spoils his overall balance.
3rd Green's Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella (Imp Can). Very typical handsome dog,
super soft expression, he looks a very kind dog. Very shapely and well proportioned, not overdone
at all. He moved well.

Open Dog  (4, 1) 
Three really lovely males.
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class. What an outstanding dog, so
much bone and substance, he is so impressive without being coarse.  Excellent head, dark eyes, 
good reach of neck and well angulated front and rear. Good spring of rib and depth of chest. For
such a substantial dog he moves so freely and easily and he is so light on his feet. Well handled
and presented in tip top condition. Dog CC and Best in Show.   
2nd Scott Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM.
Another male who has really matured
since I last judged, smaller build than 1st. Masculine head, kind expression and good reach of 
neck. A very neat, tidy dog, balanced and well proportioned. Moved out well. A good honest dog.
3rd Round's Ch Collansues Black Magic. A big mature handsome dog. Impressive head, dark
eyes giving a soft expression. Well boned and bodied, with good depth of chest. A bit slack on his
pasterns and not so positive on the front movement.  

Veteran Bitch  (4)
1st Jeffries' Windlenell Quita At Esslinbern.
7 1/2 years, very feminine, pretty bitch not showing 
her age at all. In excellent shape and condition, she moved so freely and easily. Best Veteran Bitch.  
2nd Shopland-Reed's Kyleburn Night Prelude. Over 11 years old, what a grand old lady. Still in
excellent shape and condition, pretty girl, with a few grey hairs. Quite down on her pasterns now but 
she moved soundly. 
3rd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Im A Maze Zing. 7 1/2 years, another pretty girl but
carrying a few extra pounds. Slack on her pasterns with flat feet which affected her movement.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (7, 1)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Just Be.
Just 6 months old, very neat and sweet.
Gorgeous head and expression, good reach of neck. Lovely shape and make, very happy
temperament taking everything in her stride and she moved so soundly. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd Bird's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead. Another very sweet puppy, pretty head,
dark expressive eyes. Well bodied, good topline and correct tail carriage. Moved well but not so
positive as 1st. 
3rd Silcock's Arvella A Pretty Penny. 8 months, pretty head with dark facial markings. Taller,
and not the reach of neck of 1st and 2nd. Happy temperament and she moved very soundly, at
one with her young handler.

Puppy Bitch  (7,1)
1st King & Bramble's Shirdees Miss Congeniality.
10 months old and a very impressive looking
puppy, in excellent coat and condition. Pretty head, good reach of neck and well bodied up. Plenty 
of bone and substance and nice tight feet. Happy temperament, good steady, sound movement.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem My My MY. 10 months old, an attractive feminine puppy. Lovely shape and
outline. Good bone and she moved well with strong a topline, and correct tail carriage. Just not
so outgoing as 1st.
3rd Silcock's Arvella A Pretty Penny.

Junior Bitch  (7, 3)  

A difficult class as none of these girls wanted to move today.
1st Edge's Chesterbrook Solitaire. A lovely type of bitch with a pleasing head and expression,
dark facial markings. Excellent bone and substance, good depth throughout. A happy girl, nice
outline when stacked but very untidy front movement.
2nd Grimes' Fortonpark Future Dreams (TAF).  A very mature looking bitch, feminine head.
Lovely body shape and outline, she was reluctant to get into her stride.
3rd Davenport-Willis' Peaches And Dreams from Orsinas Land (Imp Slo). Well-grown
substantial girl with a strong head. Good reach of neck, level topline and good spring of rib. She
didn’t relax and get into her stride today but she moved soundly when settled. 

Yearling Bitch  (5)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Lily’s Delight.
A very attractive feminine bitch, lovely dark eyes.
Good reach of neck and well angulated. Well bodied, with plenty of substance. Good tight cat
feet, she moved well with a good strong topline and correct tail carriage. Presented in good coat 
and condition,
2nd Vaickus & Vaychkus Blue Aira Bernenskie Ranczo (Imp Pol). A lovely bitch, very pretty.
Good shape and stance, substantial but feminine. Moved very soundly but slightly longer caste
than 1st.
3rd Jones' Lujento Gloria Swansong With Welshbern. Not so feminine in the head, a
substantial compact bitch. Tends to dip at withers, moved very soundly.

Novice Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Atherton's Arvella Penny Lane.
Very feminine bitch, dark facial markings, sweet expression.
Good shape and stance and moved freely and soundly.
2nd Pawlyszyn's Materas Record Deal. A taller rangier bitch at present. Good strong head,
dark eyes and dark facial markings. She moves soundly but not as coordinated as 1st.

Graduate Bitch  (7, 3)
1st Bird's Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern.
Very pretty, feminine bitch with dark facial markings.
Maturing well, with good depth throughout, well bodied with good spring of rib, Nice tight cat feet.
She moved freely. Very good coat and condition.
2nd Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze. Lovely type, pretty with dark eyes and sweet
expression. Balanced shape and outline, good free and easy movement.
3rd Kelly's Ridon Hennet Rosetta Stone (Imp Est).  A substantial looking bitch but still feminine, 
kind dark eyes. Good angulation, tends to dip at the withers when standing which spoils her
outline. Moves soundly but could look happier.

Post Graduate Bitch  (8, 1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark. Picture Perfect.
Very attractive bitch, good
head and expression. Good reach of neck and well angulated. Lovely overall shape and outline,
she moved out well. Shown in excellent coat and condition.
2nd Bridges' Kernow All My Loving. Lovely type, feminine with dark expressive eyes. Good
depth and good spring of rib. She moved out very freely and soundly maintaining a strong topline
but is apt to look a bit stuffy in the neck when standing.
3rd King's Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell. Pretty feminine head, lovely overall
shape and balance giving a neat and tidy appearance. Good steady movement. Coat just on the

Limit Bitch  (12, 3)
1st Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion.
A beautifully balanced bitch throughout 
giving a very pleasing outline, not overdone in any way. Slightly plain in the head and she could
use her ears more to her advantage. Good reach of neck, well angulated, strong topline. She
moved very well and was presented in excellent coat and condition.  Reserve CC.
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Dutch Design
. Smaller type than 1st. Attractive girl, very neat and
tidy with a nice rounded rump and correct tail carriage. Happy girl who moved very well.
3rd Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem. Medium sized bitch, maturing well. Feminine head
with a kind expression. Good proportions and well bodied, not so strong in the topline and hind
movement of 2nd.

Open Bitch  (11, 4) 
Three lovely Champion bitches.
1st Atherton's  Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush.  Beautiful mature bitch, refined and very
attractive. Perfectly balanced throughout giving an excellent shape and outline. Gorgeous head 
and expression, good reach of neck into a strong level topline.  Calm temperament. Moved out
very well, on top form today. Bitch CC and Reserve Best in Show.  
2nd Baldwin's Ch Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark.
Another lovely mature bitch. 
Pretty feminine head, balanced with a good overall shape and stance. A very happy girl who
moved well, beautifully presented in lovely condition.
3rd Mair & Hartley-Mair's Ch Meadowpark Just A Dream. Slightly heavier built bitch but still
feminine, pretty head. Strong neck and topline, nice rounded rump and correct tail carriage.
Shorter on the leg than 1st and 2nd, moved well, in tip top coat and condition. 
Judge - Trish Barr 


Jude Simonds





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