Bernese News 5th August 2015

The Bernese entry for Bournemouth Championship Show 2015 has been announced as
59 exhibits giving 58 entries for breed specialist Sandra Gatward (Timberlog). 
For comparison the entry at Bournemouth 2014 was 37 exhibits giving 36 entries with 7 
absentees for breed specialist Sue Flanagan (Collansues).

At Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 2015
the Bernese entry is 64 exhibits giving 64
entries for all-rounder judge William Dobbin. 
For comparison the 2015 show had 60 exhibits giving 54 entries with 12 absentees for breed
specialist Ann Wells (Bernfold).


The BMD Club of Scotland's Kelso weekend has repeatedly been applauded by those who
attend as the not-to-be-missed annual Bernese event and already the praise for this year's
event is being voiced.  

The Championship Show held on Saturday attracted 54 Dog entries for breed specialist judge
Kate MacDuff (Torridonian) and 90 Bitch entries for breed specialist Richard Hallam (Oldberne).

The Dog CC, his third plus Best of Breed was awarded to Julie Baldwin's Tjofselinas Z Diamuz 
To Fortonpark JW with the Reserve CC going to Ruth Dickson's 6 year old Ch Monalou Dutch
Connexion To Geruth. Bred by Michele Gurney he is by Multi Ch Barancourt VD Weyenberg 
x Monalou Golden Girl. 

It was a second CC for Mike and Di Atherton's homebred Athersbern Peronelle Blush.  She won
first CC at the same show last year.  3 years old, she is a daughter of Ch Monalou Dutch
Courage x Athersbern Affinity.  Her half sister Fortonpark Millie My Love At Pasturegreen owned
Philippa Green won the Reserve CC.  6 years old she was bred by Julie Baldwin and is out of
Fortonpark Its A Star. 

Best Puppy was won by Mark Julie Wakeland's 7 month old Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel.
Bred by Shirley King & Julie Bramble, his sire is Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Shirdees Chevrolet.

Gerry Jones and Jackie Carr's Markeila Little Jem At Beaucroft won Best Veteran.  Bred by Marian
Roberts she is 8 1/2 years old and sired by Ch Fortonpark Its Otto x Markeila Romantic Rinia. 

After the show the BMD Club of Scotland Chairman George Wilson emailed; 

"What a wonderful time we had at our Kelso 2015 weekend which was a huge success with
an extremely good turnout of participants as well as lots of visitors and spectators plus there
were more than 30 carts in attendance.  It was great to spend such an enjoyable time with
friends old and new, some who had travelled from all corners of the UK to be with us; thank
you to everyone who makes our 'weekend' the event it has evolved into and to each and every
one of you who helps us and supports our Club's events. We'll be doing it all again at Kelso 2016
so make a note in your diary that all roads lead to Kelso for the first weekend of August next
year and we can guarantee our Club committee will all be hoping to see you all again and 
be ready to welcome you. 

"An unfortunate incident occurred whereby a lady was accidentally knocked down by a car 
being driven by her carer but I can confirm that the lady wasn't seriously hurt and she chose
to remain at the show to enjoy the rest of the day's proceedings.

"Class results are already online and photos taken over the weekend will soon be
uploaded to the Club website which can be found at "

And so with the results in from Kelso we have another new Bernese Champion, subject
to Kennel Club confirmation. 

Tjofselinas Z Diamuz To Fortonpark JW
Photo courtesy Julie Baldwin

Born; 14th October 2012
Breeder; Lotta Schander (Sweden)
Owner; Julie Baldwin
Sire; Marroussia Zante Zhivago
Dam; Kronblommas Jolanta. 

'Rio's' notable achievements include;

Best Puppy from Sue Hewart-Chambers at Southern BMD Club 2013,
Best Puppy from Christine Richardson at Blackpool 2013
Best Puppy from Willie Dobbin at BMD Club of Scotland 2013

Junior Warrant Certificate

Reserve CC from Mandy Hearne at Crufts 2015
Reserve CC from Jeff Luscott at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2015 

CC from Helen Davenport at WELKS 2014
CC from Steve Hall at Manchester 2015
CC + Best of Breed from Kate MacDuff  at BMD Club of Scotland 2015


At Paignton Championship Show 2015 which took place on Monday there were 57 entries
with 14 absentees across 12 classes for all-rounder judge Dr Ron James.

The long trip South was worthwhile for the Mair's who won several of the top awards with their
homebred young stock.

Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW who is 22 months old (Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Meadowpark
Sugar's Diva) won his 14th CC plus Best of Breed, 19 month old Meadowpark Breezing On won
her 3rd CC, Meadowpark Perfect Blend who is under three years old (by Ch Tangyachates
Beachcomber  x Meadowpark Royal Blend) won the Reserve Bitch CC and Meadowpark High
Class who is 6 1/2 months old and sired by Ch Vertigo x Meadowpark Northern Blend took Best 
Puppy. Vertigo went on to take Group 3 under Frank Kane and High Class won the Puppy Group
under Meg Purnell Carpenter - quite a promising start to a baby puppy's show career!

The Reserve Dog CC was won by Shandy Bridges' homebred Ch Kernow Rock Star who is 3 1/2
years old and a son of Ch Kernow Ohso Special x Kernow Uptou. 

Best Veteran went to Steve, Jeannette and Emily Green's homebred Waldershelf Happy
Hattie who is sired by Ch Bernolyn Its Beano Surprise x Quarts De Chaume Van't Rijkenspark
At Waldershelf (Imp Ned).  She is 7 3/4 years old. 

And so we have a second new Champion within a week (who are father and daughter)
to join the Bernese Hall of Fame, subject to Kennel Club confirmation.

Meadowpark Breezing On
Photo courtesy Gary Dybdall

Born 1st January 2014
Breeders: Bernice Mair & Carole Hartley-Mair
Owners; Bernice Mair, Carold Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall
Sire; Tjofselinas Z Diamuz At Fortonpark JW
Dam; Ch Meadowpark Whispers Breeze.

'Evie's' notable achievements include;

Reserve CC from Jeff Luscott at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2015
Reserve CC from Robin Newhouse at SKC (May) 2015

CC from Andrew Brace at Three Counties 2015
CC from Trish Goodyear at Blackpool 2015
CC from Dr Ron James at Paignton 2015   

Jude Simonds



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