Bernese News 2nd August 2016
LEEDS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 22nd July 2016
Photo courtesy Keith Creasey
Best of Breed, Judge Keith Creasey, Best Opposite Sex, Best Puppy and Best Veteran winners
I was honoured to judge at the premier northern show in my adopted county. On the day the
weather was a little cooler than earlier in the week but that said I was relieved for the dogs'
sakes that judging was concluded soon after midday.
I was pleased with the entry of around 60 which is about par for most shows in England this
year. The overall quality and type was varied but the entry included many youngsters who
still need time and so I feel it would be harsh to be too critical. I do however believe there to be
more shapely, balanced and sound exhibits than there were some 10-15 years ago.
Photo courtesy Keith Creasey
Dog CC, judge Keith Creasey, Reserve Dog CC and Best Puppy Dog winners
Puppy Dog (3 entries)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark. 11 months. A really nice youngster
with loads of potential. Good head, eyes, chest and front legs, strong back flowing on to a
rounded rump with good tail set. Pleasing balanced side profile. Showed and moved well.
2nd Gallagher's Blumental Maksimillian. Almost 9 months. Nice feminine head and good
overall shape. In good coat and condition, good spring of rib and well boned. Happy temperament,
showed well, moved OK when settled.
3rd Wright & Kirk's Arvella Mark Of Respect For Roesilbern.
Junior Dog (3)
A close call with three nice youngsters.
1st Phillips' Monalou Norwegian Star. Nearly 17 months. Strong and sturdy looking young dog.
Masculine head, good depth of chest, strong body and good angulation at the rear. Moved around
the ring soundly.
2nd Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery. Litter brother to 1st and similar in type. Also
with a strong head and of good overall balanced shape with adequate bone. Just a little looser
3rd Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Perfect Record.
Yearling Dog (3)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class. 18 months, certainly lived up
to his name and was the outstanding exhibit of the day. Strong head, good eye and expression
and ear set. Good front, depth of brisket, well proportioned body, level top line and nicely rounded
rump. He movedpowerfully with good reach and drive. In very good coat and was of excellent
presentation. Later, watching ringside, the larger Group ring seemed to be even more to his liking
when he put in an even better performance in the Group challenge. Dog CC, Best of Breed and
2nd Bridges' Kernow Something. A nice young 23 months dog, handsome, sturdy looking with
good substance, with a nice head and balanced side profile and in fine coat.
3rd Walton's Enchambray Waterloo.
Post Graduate Dog (6)
1st Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On Prayer. Almost 2 ½ years, medium size with plenty of
bone. Strong masculine head with kind expression. Pleasing side profile with good angulations
front and rear. A really sound mover in all directions.
2nd Martin's Kernow Claptons Greatest For Jaybiem. Similar in both age and type to 1st.
Also with a strong masculine head, good width of chest. Well boned with good top line and rear
angulation. Moved well.
3rd Law's Ecalpharas Gold.
Limit Dog (7 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Green's Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella (Imp). Of upper medium size with good
bone. A really handsome head and expression with super front, with good width of chest, good
reach of neck and strong back. Rounded rump and well angulated at the rear. A very good mover
with good front reach and rear drive. Even at 3 ½ years probably not yet the finished exhibit.
2nd Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM. 3 years 9 months. Another nice male.
Strong masculine head. Good front and rear angulation and pleasing side profile. Well boned
throughout and a steady mover. Shown in good condition,
3rd Instone & Clegram's Staubach Johann Von Der Wald.
Open Dog (5, 1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. 2 years 10 months of upper
medium size. A really handsome male. Strong but not overdone head. Good reach of neck, strong
back and good width to body. Well angulated front and rear and a very fluent mover. I later learned
he was my Best Puppy when I last judged and that he was sire to my BOB. Thought his son had
the edge in most departments today. Reserve Dog CC.
2nd Wright & Kirk's Materabern Good Friday. 5 years. A big lad with plenty of substance,
strong head. Good front and depth of chest, good body shape and nicely rounded rump. Steady
3rd Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern ShCM.
Veteran Dog (1, 1)
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Bitch CC, judge Keith Creasey, Reserve Bitch CC and Best Bitch Puppy winners
Puppy Bitch (5, 2)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Chasing Dreams. 7 months. A lovely young bitch of excellent breed
type, stood four square, nicely rounded rump. Good angulation. A promising puppy who one day
should capture those dreams. Best Puppy.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem Burli Shassi. Just over 6 months and the youngest on show. What a sweet
little baby. Nice head and overall side profile. Sound temperament. Took it all in her stride, showed
very well standing and on the move.
3rd Riley's Alyngarn Iseult At Yarmesor.
Junior Bitch (2)
1st Watson's Staubach Quiana At Stepdashar. Almost 14 months. Smaller than 2nd but very
shapely in side profile. Feminine head and sweet expression. Good depth of chest, top line and
spring of rib and moved well.
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's Delight. Just under 11 months, longer cast. At the in-between
stage as was a little up on her rear and rather loose on the move. She has a nice feminine head,
good front, good substance, well bodied and moved with drive.
Yearling Bitch (4, 1)
Three nice bitches.
1st Bird's Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern JW. At almost 2 years, below medium size. A really
nice bitch with a lovely head, narrow blaze and good front. Pleasing outline, balanced throughout
with good spring of rib, well angulated rear. Moved with ease.
2nd Mair & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark Special Blend. Almost 2 years but with plenty of
maturing to do. A little longer cast with feminine head, good reach of neck and level top line.
Showed and moved well.
3rd Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower.
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1st Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion. Although I would have preferred a more
defined stop to her skull, she is a well angulated, nicely shaped bitch with good top line, lovely
rounded rump and correct tail set. Moved very well. At 2 years 4 months she still needs a bit
2nd Spencer's Waldershelf Ethels Way At Padiky JW ShCM. . At 2 years 3 months, another
that has yet to fill her frame however she is a pretty bitch, with nice head, level top line and nicely
rounded rump. Moved and showed well.
3rd Tomkins' Meadowpark Hopes And Dreams.
Limit Bitch (8, 1)
1st Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem. 2 yrs 3 mths. Lots to like about this one. Below
medium size but adequately boned. Sweet head, level top line with correct angulation front and
rear. Moved well in all directions. She exhibits the pleasing, balanced side profile that I like and a
well deserving winner of the Reserve Bitch CC.
2nd Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. At just over 2 1/2 years, similar
in size to 1st. Lovely head and front, good top line and well angulated at the rear. Well presented
and a good mover.
3rd Shopland -Reed's Fleur De Neboa De Meigas (Imp).
Open Bitch (7, 3)
1st Gurney's Ch Monalou Fanny Craddock JW. Coming up to 5 years and the most mature
looking of the bitches on show with the quality to match. Nice head, eye, expression, stop and ear
set. Pleasing side profile with good front and rear angulation. Good depth of chest, brisket and well
sprung ribs. She moved very well in all directions. She has good bone and was shown in very
good condition. A clear winner of the Bitch CC.
2nd Abbott- Brown & Abbott's Meadowpark Dream Come True With Kingstonska. Just over
2 ½ years. A nice medium sized bitch with feminine head, good reach of neck and top line, good
angles to front and rear. Adequate bone for size. Moved soundly.
3rd Watson's Stepdashar Sommer Girl.
Veteran Bitch (3, 2)
1st Shopland-Reed's Kyleburn Night Prelude. Pleased to see this 11 year old exhibit enjoying
her day out. Below medium size, she has a sweet head and expression, lovely well balanced
outline, level top line and good spring of rib. Shown in excellent condition. A credit to owner and
breeder. Best Veteran.
Judge - Keith Creasey (Alphanova)