Bernese News 8th August 2017

The Bernese entry for Bournemouth Championship Show  2017 has been announced as
44 exhibits giving 43 entries for breed specialist judge Trish Goodyear (Harvestbank).

For comparison the entry at Bournemouth 2016 was 41 entries with 10 absentees for breed
specialist judge Gaye Strassen (St Fillans).

The Bernese entry for Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 2017 has been announced
as  46 exhibits giving 49 entries for all-rounder judge Robin Newhouse.

For comparison the entry at the 2016 show was 46 entries with 19 absentees for all-rounder 
judge Robin Searle.


The BMD Club Scotland Championship Show 2017 
was held on Saturday, the first day of
the Club's anniversary bumper weekend.  Thanks to Agnes Wilson for sending the results to me.

Photos courtesy Sarah Peacocke

Masses of caravans stayed over for the festivities and there were around 30 carts in attendance.
Breed specialist judge Sarah Peacocke (Husheen) had 142 entries with 23 absentees across 24
classes. There were also 64 dogs entered Not For Competition.

Above; Best Veteran, Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show and Best Puppy winners

Photo courtesy Sarah Peacocke


Above; Dog CC, Reserve Dog CC, Best Puppy Dog and Best Veteran Dog winners

Above; Best Veteran Bitch, Bitch CC, Reserve Bitch CC and Best Puppy Bitch winners

Photos courtesy Sarah Peacocke

Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall's dogs won both CCs, collecting the 25th CC plus Best in Show
with homebred Ch Meadowpark High Class, a 2 1/2 year old sired by Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW x
Meadowpark Northern Blend.  The Bitch CC, her 7th went to Meadowpark Perfect Blend who was
bred by Carole and Bernice. Rising 2 years old she is sired by Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber x
Meadowpark Royal Blend. Bernice andCarole also bred the Reserve Dog CC and Reserve Best in
Show winner, Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark JW who is almost 2 years old. A half brother
to the CC winner x Meadowpark One Lover, he is owned by Julie Baldwin.

The Reserve Bitch CC went to Tony and Pam Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean of Shadybower JW.
2 1/2 years old, she was bredby Shirley King and Julie Bramble and sired by Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW
ShCM x Shirdees Chevrolet.

Best Puppy was won by Rebecca King & Jackie Green's 11 month old Joseph Vom Durrbachler
Wald At Arvella who was bred in the Netherlands by Marieke De Wold and sired by Int Ch Gorgeous
McGregor Vom Rummelsbach x Emarli Vom Durrbachler Wald.

Best Veteran was won by Roy Toms' homebred Emberfay Moonglow who is almost 8 years old and
a daughter of Aus, Can, Am Ch Zanzebern Defender x Emberfay C'est Si Bon. Congratulations.

The judge's critique for this show can be found further down this page.


Breed specialist Marian Scott flew South to judge at Paignton
Championship Show yesterday
where she had an entry of 68 with 18 absentees.

Above; Dog CC and Bitch CC winners with judge Marian Scott

Photo courtesy Valerie Hughes 

Above; Dog CC, Bitch CC, Best Puppy and Best Veteran winners with the judge.

Photo courtesy Rebecca King via Marian Scott.

Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class won his 26th CC plus Best of

Jackie Green's Canadian import Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella won the Reserve CC.  4 1/2
years old, he was bred by Mylene Turbide and sired by Am Ch Alpenspirit  Remember Me x
Alpenspirit Grey's Anatomy.

The Bitch CC, her 6th was won by Joanne and Trevor Sutton's homebred Ch Bernsteph Dior
Remember Me JW ShCM who is 4 1/2 years old and by Tickbern Over The Moon x Sennensson
Nina Ricci At Bernsteph.

Mike and Di Atherton's homebred Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush won the Reserve Bitch CC. Sired
by Ch Monalou Dutch Courage x Athersbern Affinity, she is 5 years old.

Best Puppy was Rebecca King & Jackie Green's 11 month old Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At
Arvella (Imp Nld) and Best Veteran was Jayne and Terry Richards 7 1/2 year old Ch Tickbern
Naughty But Nice Von Richenbern who was bred by Penny Cooke and Jim Stevens and sired by
Monalou Touch OF Dutch To Glenbrienz ShCM x Tickbern Knick Knack.

Elsewhere at the show Chris Wood's Tamarbern Ducky Maiden won reserve (4th) in a Veteran
Stakes class of 22 entries judged by Mr J Richardson. Congratulations. 


The BMD Club of Wales held their Open Show on 29th July at Llandrinio Village Hall, Powys.
The judge was all-rounder Toni Jackson (Elbereth) and here were 50 entries with 22 absentees. 

Class results.

Veteran Dog  (2 entries, 2 absent)

Minor Puppy Dog  (1)

1st Wakeland's Collansues Secret Potion At Bramikdel

Puppy Dog  (1)
1st Wakeland's Collansues Secret Potion At Bramikdel

Junior Dog  (1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Stan Innovation.

Special Yearling Dog  (1, 1)

Novice Dog  (1)

1st Bateman's Funatic Definitely Maybe About Santala (Imp)

Graduate Dog  (2)
1st Perks' Karnow Festival Buzz
2nd Lindenau's Nathesbern Apollo

Post Graduate Dog  (4, 2)

1st Wakeland's Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel JW
2nd Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz

Limit Dog  (2)
1st Granger's Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW ShCM  Best Dog + Best in Show
2nd Ratcliffe's Tribern sevenseas Of Rhye At Tribern ShCM

Open Dog  (4, 1)

1st Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM
2nd Bird & Bridges' Kernow Something
3rd Round's Ch Collansues Black Magic

Veteran Bitch  (4, 3)
1st Morris' Welshbern Tesni

Minor Puppy Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Morgan's Judabern Graceful Lady
2nd Baker's Bernfawr Just My Luck

Puppy Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Bird & Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead  Best Puppy
2nd Morgan's Judabern Graceful Lady
3rd Baker's Bernfawr Just My Luck

Junior Bitch  (1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My

Special Yearling Bitch  (1, 1)

Novice Bitch  (1)
1st Baker's Tinland Molly Malone

Graduate Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Burli Shassi
2nd Baker's Tinland Molly Malone
3rd Perks' Bernfawr Hot Spice

Post Graduate Bitch  (4, 3)

1st Perks' Bernfawr Hot Spice

Limit Bitch  (7, 5)
1st Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem
2nd Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower

Open Bitch  (2, 1)
1st Morgan's Welshbern Sweet Lady At Judabern  Best Bitch



First of all I would like to thank all of the Scottish club committee for making us all so welcome at
what is a wonderful show in a lovely venue.  I was so happy to accept the invitation to judge both dogs
and bitches, and although it was a long day as I had a lovely entry, I enjoyed every minute.

I was blessed with some lovely dogs to judge, not least my Best in Show who is a dog I feel privileged
to have judged.  Overall I had a wide range to chose from, some, I'm afraid, at the lower end of the
breed height standard which, in turn, makes us think good average height dogs are 'tall'. Movement
in many cases is still an issue with dogs wide in front and close behind. Tail set has also got high.

Until I got to the later bitch classes I was thinking how good the temperament was then sadly I had a
few that backed off and didn’t want to be examined.  I’m one who thinks there's a fine line between
nervousness and aggression so these dogs were placed further down the line.

This was the first time I have awarded tickets in some 15 years and the breed has certainly developed
for the better in this time.  Thank you everyone for entering your dogs and giving me a chance to
enjoy judging such a lovely selection.

Veteran Dog   (3 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Giffney's Ir Ch Doremis Lolvo Kid.
Just over 7 years old, a lovely dog with good shape and bone.
Strong head with good eye and expression, level topline and moved well.
2nd Murphy's Ch Starrytown Favourite Son Don Giovanni At Kinelarty. An 8 year old boy, a little
out of coat today and not quite the good body shape of my winner.  Moved well and also has a lovely
correct head and expression. 

Minor Puppy Dog  (5, 2)
1st Wakeland's Collansues Secret Potion At Bramikdel.
At 9 months old, a nice dog in the making.
Slightly narrow in front at the moment but well proportioned overall. Nice expression. Good, tight feet,
a little straight in stifle, moved well.
2nd Giffney's Sennen Cruise Control. A young puppy, only just 6 months, with lots of growing to do. 
Correct type, nice shape and markings, moved well. 
3rd Tonkin's Pasturegreen Polar Express. At almost eight months, a good shape of dog that would
benefit from some ringcraft lessons to get him to show to best ability.  Lovely temperament and happy
boy who moves well. 

Puppy Dog  (4)
1st King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella.
At almost 12 months of age, this was
a lovely type with good expression and plenty of bone for size. Masculine head. Good depth of chest.
Slightly high over his rump at the moment, moved well. Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Hotston's Jesterbrock Pure Gold.
Another nice young dog, also nearly a year old, not quite as
good angulation as my winner and smaller overall.  Nice shape, compact with good head and
3rd MacLeod's Solo Van St-Niklas (Imp Pol). 11-month old dog, not as mature as first two in class.
Needs some time but shows promise with good overall shape, good chest, well-sprung ribs and nice

Junior Dog  (6, 2)
1st Smith's Piper Van't Stokerybos (Imp Bel).
A nice size and mature for his age. Lovely head,
eyes slightly loose at the moment but should tighten as head broadens. Level topline. Good bone
and moved well.
2nd Addison's Monalou Bollinger. Slightly smaller than winner, but all the right shape.Moved well
in front but a little close behind.  Good chest and ribs, good shoulder placement.
3rd Jefferson's Shirdees Fast N Furious. Nice type with a strong head, flat and broad skull and
good muzzle.  Plenty of bone, well ribbed with a broad body.  Paced a bit of the time when on the
move so movement not shown to best advantage today.

Yearling Dog  (7, 1)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark JW.
This dog took my eye as soon as he
came into the ring.  Lovely type, well-balanced with good reach of neck and broad, deep chest.
Lovely expression with a dark eye and correct head.  Slightly high tail carriage but moves well and
shown in excellent condition. Reserve Dog CC.
2nd Wright & Kirk's Arvella Mark Of Respect For Roesilbern.
Again a lovely type and shape, a
little out of coat today. Moves well with drive. Correct head and expression, good neck and well
sprung ribs.
3rd Biggins' Tangyachates Echo Beach At Greybern. Smaller dog than the first two but all there
and good shape overall.  Moved nicely in front, little close behind.

Maiden Dog  (3, 1)
1st Brabender's Elnside Maze Runner.
Nice shape of dog shown well.  In full coat, moved well.  Good broad chest, well sprung ribs, good shoulder placement.
2nd Tonkin's Pasturegreen Polar Express. 

Novice Dog  (3, 1)
1st Brabender's Elnside Maze Runner
2nd Hotston's Jesterbrock Pure Gold

Graduate Dog  (1)
1st Withheld

Post Graduate Dog  (9)
1st Phillips' Monalou Norwegian Star.
Liked this dog as soon as he came into the ring. Mature for his
age, lovely shape with good angulation. Broad, deep chest. Good bone, nice tight feet. Good strong 
head and kind expression.  Moved well in front, little close behind.
2nd Dickson's Monalou Vino Verdi At Geruth. Another nice typey dog, smaller than my winner but
again a lovely shape with a broad, correct, expressive head. Good deep chest. Tight feet and level
topline.  Moved well.
3rd Brown's Esslinbern Benrus Sky Chief. Similar in type to first two. Again a good compact dog in
good condition throughout.

Mid Limit Dog  (10, 3)
1st Robson's Trudaleaze Majik Spell.
A lovely mature dog of correct proportions. In full coat, 
showing well.  Good deep and broad chest, shoulder placement and well-sprung ribs. Strong head 
and good expression. Moved well.
2nd Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer. Again a well-proportioned dog of good size. Lovely
head and expression with a deep stop and well placed ears. Nice bone and tight feet.Moved well, just
slightly straight in stifle.
3rd Boreham's Deberni Viscount At Broels. A dark dog in full coat. Again correct proportions and a good mover in front, a little close behind.  Showed well.

Limit Dog  (9, 1)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Dream On.
A lovely dog shown to perfection today. The
full picture with a lovely head and expression. Deep and wide chest, level topline, correct height to 
length ratio, good angulation and moved so well.  At just 2 1/2, a great one for the future.
2nd Webster's Esslinbern The Charmed One At Tootega. Slightly smaller dog than my winner in
what was a strong class. Compact, again a lovely head and expression, well sprung ribs and good
3rd Granger's Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW ShCM. Showed and moved well, a little compact for
me.  Lovely dog with again a lovely head and expression, level topline and good bone.

Open Dog  (12)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class.
This dog comes into the ring and shows
as if he owns it from the moment he stands in the line up.  Such a correct type with great size and bone,
he’s a true credit to the breed.  Lovely head with kind expression, dark almond-shaped eye and correct
ear placement.  He has a strong neck, excellent shoulders, deep broad chest, well-sprung ribs and such
a balanced body.  His bone, markings and thick long coat are as near to perfection as I have seen. He 
comes to life as he powers round the ring showing such soundness and drive. Delighted to award him
the Dog CC and Best in Show. 
2nd Baldwin's Ch Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp).
Again a super and correct example of the breed.  Lovely size, correct head and expression, good bone and tight feet. Great overall
shape with broad chest and well-sprung ribs.  In full coat and a lovely picture.
3rd Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. The sire of my Best in Show, this is another
lovely dog from the same kennel.  He moves so well, looks the full picture and shows beautifully. A
little smaller than my winner and a bit out of coat today but again a dog that catches your eye and meets
the breed standard so well.

Veteran Bitch  (8)
A lovely class of older bitches, really good to see.
1st Toms' Emberfay Moonglow.  A lovely typey bitch, eight years old, in full coat and in lovely overall
condition.  Nice size, feminine head and expression. Nice size. Feminine head and expression. Level
topline and covered the ground soundly. Best Veteran.
2nd Rossall's Fortonpark Molly Malone.
Another eight year-old, lovely girl with in full coat, good
strong topline and correct tail placement.Good deep broad chest, well spring ribs. Moved with balance. 
3rd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze I'm A Maze Zing. Also an 8 year-old bitch, again a lovely
type with good action.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (1)
1st Hellingsworth's Alisnobern Anna At Carabaz.
A worthy winner of the class. An 8 month old
puppy showed very well. A good type, nice size and plenty of bone.  Level topline. Round tight feet.
A good deep chest and good shoulder placement.  All there for the future.

Puppy Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Dark Drama.
A 10 month old puppy with a lovely head
and expression. Right shape, good chest, nicely sprung ribs.  Good bone. Level topline and good 
tail carriage.  Moved well. Perhaps a little on the small side. Reserve Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Dybdall, Lydon & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark's Girl On Fire For Rodiveco.  Two weeks
younger than my winner but by the same sire.  Showing the same type and soundness but preferred
head and expression of winner. 

Junior Bitch  (7, 3)
1st Green's Bernervalley Summer Queen At Pasturegreen.
Nice typey bitch, a bit of a fidget but
that didn’t detract from her overall type and soundness.  Feminine head and expression. Level topline,
nice rump and tail carriage. Moved well in front, little close behind.
2nd Jeffries' Esslinbern Eternal Joy. Bigger bitch than my winner, going through an adolescent
stage but all there for the future.  Nice angulation, moves well.
3rd Tomkins' Kinelarty Ellen Ray Of Light For Bernershaw. Again a smaller bitch and lighter in
bone.  Good movement and nice head and expression.

Yearling Bitch  (5, 1)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Chasing Dreams.
Liked this one as soon as she came in the ring. A
young bitch that shows a lot of promise. Compact, in good coat. Lovely head and expression, good
dark eye, well set ears. Nice deep chest, plenty of bone.  Moves well and shows beautifully, really
catching and keeping your eye.
2nd Johnston's Esslinbern Dacapo In A Dream. Again a lovely young bitch, perhaps a little
unlucky to come up against my winner.  Good type with plenty of substance, another lovely head and
expression.  Just not so happy on the move today.
3rd Grimes' Fortonpark Future Dreams. Litter sister to my winner, a lovely type again. Feminine
head, expression and eye.  Really little to chose between all three in this class.

Maiden Bitch  (5, 3)
1st Handley's Jesterbrock Alpine Joy At Enchambray.
A little short of coat today but a nice stamp
of bitch, feminine with a slightly narrow head.  Good outline, level topline, rounded rump. Good tailset
and moves out well.
2nd Jeffries' Esslinbern Eternal Joy.

Novice Bitch  (3, 2)
1st Calder's Bernjovi Bed Of Roses.
A nice compact girl, could have a deeper stop. Good angulation.
Level topline. Nice rounded feet and plenty of bone.  Moves well from the front. 

Graduate Bitch  (2, 1)
1st King's Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell.
Well deserved winner, in full bloom. Moved
well covering the ground with ease.  Nice shape of head, correct eye and expression. 

Post Graduate Bitch  (9)
1st Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze.
Lovely girl, well balance on the move. Good topline and
angulation.  Sweet expression, good dark eye and nice deep chest. A really nice bitch shown well. 2ndWatson's Staubach Quiana At Sepdashar. Didn’t move quite as well as my winner but another
very typey bitch. Compact with lovely depth, well-sprung ribs and good shoulder.  Little to choose
between 1st and 2nd.
3rd Calder's Bernjovi Bed Of Roses

Mid Limit Bitch  (4)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's Delight.
A good-sized bitch with a feminine head, good shaped
dark eyes and well set ears.  Lovely shoulders, good neck, deep chest and balanced body that keeps 
it's shape on the move. Has good bone and moves well. In excellent condition and shown to
2nd Biggins' Harvestbank Fantastic Day At Greybern. A strong bitch with a good feminine head 
and sweet expression. Good forechest. Tan could be a little darker. Well angulated with good depth 
of body. 
3rd Tomkins' Meadowpark Hopes and Dreams For Bernershaw. Another nice bitch but not quite 
the head or expression of the first two.  Compact with a good outline. Moved well in front but another
one close behind.
Limit Bitch  (12)
1st Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower JW.
Excellent example of a good, typey
bitch who combines soundness with size. Meets the breed standard with ease. Good broad and 
deep chest, excellent angulation, good topline.  Lovely head and expression. My type of bitch. Lots
to like about her. Reserve CC.
2nd Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Picture Perfect. Another lovely example, smaller than
my winner and if I had a criticism would like more height but everything in the right proportion and
she has a lovely head, expression and shape.  Moves well.
3rd Baldwin's Fortonpark Dutch Design. Again a slightly smaller bitch but lovely type. Moves a bit
wide in front, but great expression and so happy today.

Open Bitch  (11)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Perfect Blend.
Lovely 5 year-old bitch that stands  
out for her type and excellent movement. I would prefer a little more size; it is a concern of mine that 
some of our bitches are towards the lower end of the standard but she is pure quality throughout but 
she is pure quality throughout, showed to perfection and kept her topline on the move.  She has a
sweet expression, correct colour and eye, and good bone. Bitch CC and Best Opposite Sex.
2nd McCormick's Monalou Artic Queen. I kept getting drawn back to this bitch who was sadly short 
of coat today so didn’t have the ‘finish’ of my winner.  A good sized bitch with a lovely head and
feminine expression.  She has a lovely overall shape with a good body and plenty of substance. Good
angulation which shows when moved. 
3rd Baldwin's Ch Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. Slightly smaller, compact bitch 
who moved well. Again a lovely expression. Showed well.
Judge - Sarah Peacocke (Husheen)

Jude Simonds




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