Bernese News 17th April 2019


The Bernese entry for Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales Championship Show 2019 has been announced as 37 exhibits giving 44 entries for all-rounder judge Keith Baldwin.

For comparison the entry at the 2018 show was 52 entries with 6 absentees for all-rounder Paul Lawless.

The Bernese entry for WELKS Championship Show 2019
has also been announced as 63 exhibits giving 79 entries for all-rounder Fran Kaye.

For comparison, at the 2018 show there were 94 entries with 23 absentees for breed specialist judge Janet Riseborough (Moonbach).


Tim Williams and Margaret Bailey are once again
hosting the Whistley Woofers Fun Day in aid of Bernese Welfare UK and so they are already getting everything organised and hoping for good weather!

It takes place on Sunday 26th May with all-sorts of good stuff going on such as fun classes which begin judging at 1pm, knockout games, have-a-go agility and carting with lots to have a go at or simply to watch for those less energetic! Everyone and all breeds are welcome to come and join the Bernese fun and it all takes place at 'Denbrae', Pimlico, near Syresham, NN13 5TN. (located just off A43 between Silverstone and Brackley, Northants).

For further information contact Tim and Margaret on 01280 81455 or 07957 185813 or Email



My grateful thanks to Marian or Shelagh (not sure which one of you!) who sent me a marked catalogue of the show which arrived today.

Held at the usual venue, Thirsk Farmers Auction Market, it was a bright but brisk day allowing most of the judging to take place outside on the hard-standing next to the hall.

All-rounder judge Liz Dunhill had 111 entries with 20 absentees plus 3 withdrawn.

For comparison the entry at the 2018 show was 103 entries with 10 absentees plus 1 withdrawn for all-rounder judge Del Richards.

Topping the Dog entry by winning his 52nd CC plus Best of Breed was Carole Hartley-Mair's 4 year old homebred Ch Meadowpark High Class (CH Meadowpark Vertigo JW x Meadowpark Northern Blend) and Carole also took Best Puppy in Show with Milo's son, Meadowpark Talk About Class who was just a few days short of his first birthday and who is out of Ch Meadowpark Just A Dream.

The Reserve Dog CC was awarded to Susan King' Elnside The Grandmaster who is rising 4 years old and a son of Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Elnside Pretty Persuasion and bred in Scotland by Helen McAulay

The Bitch CC, her 9th plus Reserve Best in Show went to Joanne and Trevor Sutton's homebred Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM who is 6 years old and sired by Tickbern Over The Moon x Sennensson Nina Ricci At Bernsteph.

Julie Baldwin's 19 month old homebred Fortonpark Sez I'm Classy who is a daughter of Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark JW x Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight took the Reserve Bitch CC.

Ch Monalou Fanny Craddock JW owned and bred by Michele Gurney was declared Best Veteran. 7 1/2 years old she is by Ch Bernerdalens Uno Amigo Bueno x Ch Monalou Perfect Recipe. Congratulations.


Veteran Dog (2 entries)
1st James' Dolpena Secret Star
2nd Wright & Kirk's Materabern Good Friday

Minor Puppy Dog (2)
1st King, Green & Dedman's Parwizz Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella TAF (Imp Nld)
2nd Fairclough's Monalou Galloping Gourmet

Puppy Dog (4)
1st Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Talk About Class. Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem Modus Operandi
3rd Tait's Esslinbern Gadaboot Guy
Res Copeland's Szarhegyaljai Fifty-Fifty

Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Hartley-Mair's Carraigbern Lasting Impression For Meadowpark
2nd Johnson's Gorsebern Candy Cane
3rd Cockburn's Kernow Rock Legend
Res Tait's Esslinbern Gadaboot Guy

Yearling Dog (1)
1st Seaman & Roberts' Esslinbern Saruman

Novice Dog (4)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Modus Operandi
2nd Horn's Husheen Let Me Love You At Westholincar
3rd Seaman & Roberts' Esslinbern Saruman
Res Copeland's Szarhegyaljai Fifty-Fifty

Graduate Dog (1)
1st Seaman & Roberts' Esslinbern Saruman

Post Graduate Dog (11 entries, 1 absentee, 1 withdrawn)
1st Pawlyszyn's You’re Good But I’m Better Berno Vega (Ltu Imp)
2nd Dickson's Monalou Raffael At Geruth
3rd King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella JW (Imp Nld)
Res Horn's Husheen Let Me Love You At Westholincar
VHC Watson's Jesterbrook Alpine Glory At Stepdashar

Limit Dog (10, 1, 1 withdrawn)
1st King's Elnside The Grandmaster ShCM. Reserve CC.
2nd Griffiths, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem With N’Without Y’Zeus JW
3rd Gurney's Monalou Russian Ambassador
Res Ratcliffe's Welshbern Seven Seas Of Rhye At Tribern ShCM

Open Dog (6, 2)
1st Hartley-Mair's Ch Meadowpark High Class. Dog CC & Best in Show.
2nd Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark JW
3rd Grange's Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW ShCM
Res Johnson's Gorsebern Candy Cane

Veteran Bitch (3, 1 withdrawn)
1st Gurney's Ch Monalou Fanny Craddock JW. Best Veteran in Show.
2nd McCormick's Ch Monalou Artic Queen

Minor Puppy Bitch (5, 1)
1st Gurney's Monalou Clarissa Dickson
2nd Dybdall & Lydon's Rodiveco Serendipity
3rd Wright & Kirk's Objet D’Art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern (Imp Fra)
Res Gould's Waldershelf Lexiellent

Puppy Bitch (7, 3)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd King & Green's Olivia Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld)
3rd McAulay's Elnside Analysis This
Res Jeffries' Esslinbern Gadaboot Grace

Junior Bitch (4, 1)
1st Sutton & Davenport-Willis' Nelstephbern Dior Foreva
2nd Dybdall & Lydon's Meadowpark Name Of The Game
3rd Flaxman's Nelstephbern Madamoiselle

Yearling Bitch (9, 1)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Sez I’m Classy. Reserve CC.
2nd Hughes' Carraigbern Lovely Lady
3rd Gurney's Monalou Cara Mia
Res Cohen's Fortonpark Top Design For Hutzpah
VHC Worrall's Jesterbrook Dragonstone At Oakbern

Novice Bitch (4, 1)
1st Sutton & Davenport-Willis' Nelstephbern Dior Foreva
2nd Wright & Kirk's Objet D’Art Du Hameau DeBaika Avec Roesilbern (Imp Fra)
3rd Flaxman's Nelstephbern Madamoiselle

Graduate Bitch No entries
Post Graduate Bitch (10, 2)
1st Green's Waldershelf Much Luv Martha
2nd Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun
3rd Watson's Stepdashar Winters Wish
Res Hignett's Jesterbrook My Girl
VHC Corrigan's Szarhegyaljai Elekktra (Imp Hun)

Limit Bitch (11, 3)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Designer Record
2nd Watson's Stepdashar Sommer Girl
3rd McCormick's Monalou Star Princess
Res Spencer's Padiky Starr Studded Skye JW
VHC Green's Bernerdalens Quest For Fame At Waldershelf (Imp Swe)

Open Bitch (12, 3)
1st Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM. Bitch CC & reserve Best in Show.
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly’s Delight
3rd Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Touch Of Class
Res Miles' Jaybiem My My My
VHC Dybdall & Lydon's Meadowpark Girl On Fire For Rodiveco

Judge - Liz Dunhill


I wish to thank the committee for inviting me to judge and my stewards, Dave and Bev.
I was very pleased with my entry, thank you to all who entered under me.

Puppy  (6 entries, 1 absent)
A lovely selection of puppies, all pleasingly confident in the ring.

Photo courtesy Julie Ann Wright
1st King, Green & Dedman’s Parwizz Vom Durrbachler Wald at Arvella (Imp Nld) TAF.
Exceptionally happy 6 month old male who’s tail never stopped wagging, head beginning to
develop nicely, pleasing expression with dark eye. Chest developing well, correct in body ratios.
Balanced in angulation with straight front legs leading to neat compact feet, well let down hocks,
well off for bone. Shown in good condition. Excelled in movement today which won him the class
and Best Puppy, pleased to watch him take Working Puppy Group 3.
2nd King & Green’s Olivia Vom Durrbachler Wald at Arvella (Imp Nld). 
9 month old feminine looking bitch with pleasing head and expression, correct bite. Medium length of neck, well ribbed, well rounded rump, prefer a bit more length in tail. Moved OK.
3rd Mrozowska’s Lawenda Przyniose Ci Szczescie (FCI)

Junior  (3)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Modus Operandi.
Well put together male, just one year old, a lot to like about him. Skull developing nicely, strong in muzzle and neck of medium length. Correct in body ratios, nicely angulated throughout the shoulders, good depth of brisket, well ribbed with an exceptionally level topline which he held on the move showing good reach and drive. Straight front legs sat on neat round feet, well muscled, pushed hard in the challenge. Reserve Best of Breed. 
2nd Miles’ Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est.
Litter sister to 1st, very similar in many ways. Moved well and carried her tail correctly on the move, just preferred to movement of 1st.
3rd Kluge’s Megan Stroz Zagrody

Post Graduate  (3)
1st Barsby & Bonham’s Halesbern Naughty But Nice.
3 year old male, super temperament on this guy with the most stunning headpiece, he finishes off his expression with great use of his ears. Correct bite. Strong muscular neck onto broad chest with straight front legs, nice bend of stifle, good bone and well let down hocks onto neat round feet.
2nd Flippance’s Tickbern Upto Jenna At Nenebern. Very pretty 3 year old bitch with dark eye finishing her pleasing expression. Correct length of neck, balanced throughout holding her level topline on the move. Today left her jacket at home, moved OK.
3rd Harris' Meadowpark Dancing On My Own.

Open (1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My JW.
Bitch with good ring presence and was a happy girl today. Strong in head but distinctly feminine, ears used well. Correct length of muscular neck onto strong shoulders and nicely angulated, straight front legs with good bone. Correct in body ratios which made her well ribbed and level in topline. Lovely well rounded rump and correct tail set that she carried correctly on the move, won today on her free movement. Pleased to award her Best of Breed.
Judge - Julie Ann Wright (Roesilbern)



Thanks to Club secretary Karen Bird for sending me a marked catalogue which arrived today. Much appreciated Karen!

The show was held at the usual venue, Grenoside, Sheffield and al-rounder judge Marion Sargent drew 53 entries with 8 absentees across 19 classes plus 6 Not For Competition. There were also 10 entries with 2 absentees across the four Special Members Awards classes for all-rounder judge Donna Whincup.

For comparison there were 56 entries with 13 absentees at last year's show under all-rounder Graham Hill plus 14 entries with 2 absentees in the Members Special Awards classes judged by Paige Spencer (Padiky).

Best in Show went to June Miles' homebred Jaybiem Modus Operandi, just a few days over a year old and sired by Shirdees Leathal Weapon x Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem and his half-sister, June's homebred Jaybiem My My My collected the Best Opposite Sex award. Rising 3 years old she is by Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW.

Reserve Best in Show was won by Tony and Pam Granger's Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem who is 5 years old, bred by June Miles and sired by Ch Jaybiem Innu Endo JW ShCM x Lujento Black Betty. 

Simon and Beverly Gould's Waldershelf Lexielent was awarded Best Puppy in Show, Bred by Steve, Jeannette and Emily Green this 8 month old is a daughter of Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf JW (Imp Nld) x Wal;dershelf LouLou My Love.

Bohenium Rapture At Padiky ShCM was Best Veteran. 9 years old this lad is owned by Diane and Paige Spencer, was bred by J McLoughlin and sired by Bryonygem Jacobs Boy x Darnell Doll. Congratulations.

CLASS RESULTS - Judge Marion Sargent (Tegwani)

Minor Puppy Dog (2 entries)
1st Fairclough’s Monalou Galloping Gourmet
2nd Watkins’ Monalou Paul Hollywood

Puppy Dog (2)
1st Watkins’ Monalou Paul Hollywood
2nd Round’s Collansues Wildest Dreams

Junior Dog (4 entries, 2 absentees)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Modus Operandi
2nd Johnson’s Gorsebern Candy Cane

Novice Dog (1)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Modus Operandi

Not Bred By Exhibitor Dog (3, 1)
1st Perks’ Kernow Festival Buzz ShCM
2nd Watson’s Jesterbrook Alpine Glory At Stepdashar

Graduate Dog (1, 1)

Post Graduate Dog (4)
1st Perks’ Kernow Festival Buzz ShCM
2nd Johnson’s Gorsebern Candy Cane
3rd Jefferson’s Shirdees Fast & Furious
Res Watson’s Jesterbrook Alpine Glory At Stepdashar

Limit Dog (2)
1st Fairclough’s Monalou Spirit of Discovery
2nd Marsden & Roberston’s Trudeleaze Aint I Adorable

Open Dog (4)
1st Granger’s Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem
2nd Hughes’ Waldershelf Causing Kaos ShCM
3rd Griffiths, Orme and Miles’ Jaybiem With N’Without Y’Zeus JW
Res Johnson’s Gorsebern Candy Cane

Veteran Dog or Bitch (3, 2)
1st Spencer’s Bohenium Rapture at Padiky

Minor Puppy Bitch (3)
1st Gould’s Waldershelf Lexiellent
2nd Wright & Kirk’s Objet D Art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Rosilbern (Imp Fra)
3rd Mrozowska’s Lawenda Przyniose Ci Szczescie (FCI)

Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Hackney’s Gorsebern Forget Me Not
2nd Kluge’s Megan Stroz Zagrody

Junior Bitch (1)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est

Novice Bitch (2)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est
2nd Wright & Kirk’s Objet D Art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Rosilbern (Imp Fra)

Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch (4, 1)
1st Spencer’s Waldershelf Ethels Way At Padiky
2nd Marsden & Robertson’s Tickbern Valincza Avec Vellbern
3rd Thompson’s Trudeleaze She’s Gorjus At Brierbern

Graduate Bitch (3, 1)
1st Cohen’s Fortonpark Top Design For Hutzpah
2nd Marsden & Robertson’s Tickbern Valencia Avec Vellbern

Post Graduate Bitch (3, 1)
1st Green’s Waldershelf Much Luv Martha
2nd Watson’s Stepdashar Winters Wish

Limit Bitch (4)
1st Green’s Bernerdalen’s Quest For Fame At Waldershelf (Imp Swe)
2nd Spencer’s Padiky Star Studded Skye JW
3rd Marsden & Robertson’s Trudeleaze Aint I Gorjus
Res Thompson’s Trudeleaze She’s Gorjus At Brierbern

Open Bitch (5)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem My My My JW
2nd Marsden & Robertson’s Trudeleaze Majik Potion
3rd Watson’s Stepdashar Sommer Girl
Res Granger’s Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower JW
VHC Wilson’s Monalou Maid In Russia At Blumental

SPECIAL MEMBERS’ AWARDS RESULTS Judge - Donna L Whincup (Tamilanda)

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge the special classes at your Open show. I was made to feel very welcome. Many thanks also to my ring steward Karen Bird for doing a sterling job.

Special Members Puppy Award Dog or Bitch (1 entry)

1st Gould's Waldershelf Lexiellent.
9 month old bitch well up to size, appropriately named as she sports many excellent breed qualities. Loved her head and its balanced proportions, correct flat skull, ears set high and in harmony with her head. Good breadth and depth to muzzle, correct scissor bite and stunningly marked giving her a very feminine look, nice dark eye well fitted and set well. Strong medium neck into a great front assembly, strong straight front legs sat on short round compact feet. Good flexibility to pastern. Nice body ratio’s, broad chest with good depth of brisket. She is well ribbed back and has a short, well muscled loin. Level topline leading in to her tail which is set well and carried correctly. Well angulated with good depth of thigh for one so young, strong hocks well let down this gave her the tools to be able to move with good reach and drive giving her an effortless gait. Liked her overall shape and balance. In good coat with good breed markings, one to watch .

Special Members Junior Award Dog or Bitch No entries

Special Members Post Graduate Awards Dog or Bitch (4 entries, 1 absentee)

1st Watson's Stepdashar Winter Wish.
2 year old bitch feminine bitch of good quality. Dark eyes, well set ears of good shape, nice depth to muzzle with good furrow, flat back skull. Medium strong neck in to a well angulated front, good lay of shoulder and length to upper arm enabling her to have good reach on the move. Strong straight front legs, sat on well rounded feet. Elbows tight to brisket which has good depth. Strong topline and well muscled loin, well angulated rear, hocks well let down tail set and carried well. She has substance and balance and is well turned out, she made the most of her time on the floor covering the ground with her free flowing movement. A lot to like.
2nd Marsden & Robertson's Tickbern Valencia Avec Vellbern. Nearly 2 years old a bitch of good proportions, I liked her overall balance and shape, she is larger than my class winner but still retained her femininity. Kind in head and expression with correct ear shape and set. Dark kind eye, muzzle has good depth and width with correct dentition. Muscular neck into well laid shoulders. Good, well boned straight front legs sat on fabulous, well attended feet. Elbows close to brisket , strong loin and well ribbed back. Liked the rear angulation of this bitch and her quality when moving, she lost out today as for me she was just too heavy, carrying a little bit too much weight. Beautifully marked and in good coat.
3rd Jefferson's Shirdees Fast & Furious. My winner of this class when stood, he has so much quality and breed type, his balanced outline just shone through. Not sure if the ring was too small, but his handler could not get him to stride out, he tends to watch his owner when moving which alters his gait totally. I feel with good guidance and advice he can turn this bad habit around thus enabling his handler to get the best out of him. I felt I need to point out why he took a 3rd place today, but you can only judge on the day.

Special Members Open Award Dog or Bitch (5, 1)

This class could have been so different on another day as my top 3 places could have swapped. My decision today was made purely on weight. My 2nd and 3rd places today were just too overweight. They are a strong breed with good bone who should be active and alert, that is not a standard that says heavy due to weight.
1st Hughes' Waldershelf Causing Kaos ShCM. 5 year old dog who has style, substance and breed type; for me he has a little too much white on his head but weighing up all his other qualities I could forgive this. He sports a very masculine head, good width to flat back skull, ears set well and of good shape, dark eye and good depth and width to muzzle. Would like a little more neck. He has a well constructed front assembly, elbows tight to body, he is well ribbed back. Well angulated rear with good muscle tone to second thigh. Hocks well let down, tail set correct. He was in good coat. He won the class on his movement with his free flowing reach and drive, I loved the bounce in his rear action. He is handled sympathetically, would like a little more strength to topline which would give a better outline.
2nd Watson's Stepdashar Sommer Girl. Feminine 5 year old bitch, great bone and substance. Kind in head with beautifully set ears, dark eye. Medium length of neck into a well angulated front. Straight front legs sat on really good firm round feet. Well ribbed back, strong powerful loin giving her a super topline and creating a wonderful outline, balanced all through and moved well but just too heavy today.
3rd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion
Res Thompson's Trudaleaze She’s Gorjus At Brierbern



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