Bernese News 22nd August 2016


Ralph ~Jaybiem Adam Guessing 
23rd May 2016 ~ 5th August 2016

Jackie Evans emailed;
"Still grieving for Ralph and sadly missed."


At Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 2016 all-rounder judge Robin Searle drew 46
entries with 19 absentees amounting to 10 dogs and 16 bitches present across the 16 classes. 

It was a 10th CC plus Best of Breed for Bernice Mair, Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall's 19
month old Ch Meadowpark High Class.  Homebred, he is sired by Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW
x Meadowpark Northern Blend.  Litter sister to his sire, Meadowpark Sweetest Thing owned by
June Miles won the Bitch CC, her first.  She is a daughter of June's own Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW
ShCM x Meadowpark Sugar's Diva and is just a little shy of 3 years old.
The Reserve Dog CC went to Shandy Bridges' homebred Kernow Something, a two year old
sired by Ch Shirdees Love Me Do At Cullumbern JW ShCM x Kernow Uptou. 

The Reserve Bitch CC was awarded to Trish Goodyear's homebred Harvestbank Fields Of
Gold JW ShCM. She is nearly 3 years old and sired by Ch Glamrock Ballroom Blitz By 
Glenbrienz x Ch Harvestbank Chantilly Lace JW ShCM. 

Best Puppy was awarded to Bethan Jones' homebred Tremywyddfa Amazing Grace who is
9 months old and sired by Give Me Five From Christofland For Carraigbern (Czech import) x
Tremywyddfa Tiger Lilly.  Congratulations.


The Bernese entry for City of Birmingham Championship Show 2016
has been announced as
58 exhibits giving 57 entries for all-rounder judge Irene McManus.

For comparison the entry at the 2015 show was 93 exhibits giving 95 entries with 30 absentees
entry at the 2015 show was 93 exhibits giving 95 entries with 30 absentees for breed specialist
judge Trish Barr.

The Bernese entry or SKC Championship Show 2016 (August - no CCs) has been announced
as 9 exhibits giving 9 entries across 4 classes for Jennifer McAulay. 

For comparison the entry at the 2015 show was 9 entries with 4 absentees for breed specialist
Jacqui Embleton (Bernemcourt).



A current hot topic of discussion amongst enthusiasts of all breeds is the entry figures at
shows of all levels and having recently been asked to supply data to a few folk I thought I'd share 
a comparison table of Bernese entries for the Championship shows held in 2014 to the present
might be of interest.  I've also included the names of the judges.

Most shows are held around the same date in the show calendar and often at the same venue but
changes in date, day of the week or venue may impact on the entry.

The entry figures and absentees I've included are taken from the post-show published results and 
NOT the pre-show entry announcement other than for City of Birmingham 2016 which has not yet
taken place.




Jude Simonds


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