Bernese News 14th August 2018




The Bernese entry for Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 2018 has been announced as 45 exhibits giving 48 entries for all-rounder judge Steve Hall. For comparison the entry at the 2017 show was 49 entries with 10 absentees for all-rounder judge Robin Newhouse.


Marian Scott emailed to tell me
that schedules are now available for the Northern BMD Club Open Show which will be held on 20th October 2018 at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall and the judge will be breed specialist Emily Green (Waldershelf). Further details from Marian Tel; 0191 410 3093 mobile 07980013742 or email


The BMD Club of Scotland 2018 Championship show
was held at the usual venue, Springfield Park, Kelso.
Breed specialist Julie Wakeland (Bramikdel) was judging dogs and there were 50 entries with 12 absentees and 1 withdrawn across 12 classes.

Winning his 2nd CC and declared Best in Show by the Referee George Wilson, was Susan King's year old Elnside The Grandmaster. Bred by Helen McAulay, he is a son of Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Elnside Pretty Persuasion. Susan also won Best in Companion Dog Show the next day too but this time it was with her 7 1/2 year old Elnside Going The Distance who is by Elnside Nothing But The Best x Elnside Lovely And Amazing. What a great achievement for Susan!

The Reserve Dog CC went to Julie Baldwin's Czech import, Ch Guiness Record From Christofland to Fortopark who is almost 5 years old, bred by Hana Chovancova and sired by Ch Sennehund Rossii Senator x Desert Rose From Christofland. Julie also won the Reserve Bitch CC with her 2 year old homebred Fortonpark Lilly's Delight who is a daughter of Guiness x Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight and then won Best Bitch Puppy and Best Puppy in Show too with her 10 month old Fortonpark Classic Design who is sired by Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark JW x Fortonpark Designer Record.

Best Puppy Dog went to Kernow Rock Legend, owned bySara Cockburn. This 7 1/2 month old was bred by Shandy Bridges and sired by Kernow Troubadour JW x Kernow Hello Old friend.

Best Veteran Dog was won by Sandra Hogg & Maureen Newton's Belgian import Kuno Van't Maroyke. 7 years old he was bred by Ronny Moreau Broucke and sired by Henrique Van't Maroyke x Maglod Flavi Sofie.

The Bitch entry of 79 with 23 absentees cross 12 classes was judged by breed specialist Anne Gerrard (Torralbaz) and she found her CC and Reserve Best in Show winner in Mike and Di Atherton's homebred Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush who collected her 11th CC on the day. Homebred, she is a daughter of Ch Monalou Dutch Courage JW x Athersbern Affinity and is 6 years old.

Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Show was awarded to Esther-Anne McCormick's 7 year old Monalou Artic Queen who is by Ch Bernerdalen's Uno Amigo Bueno x Ch Monalou Little Miss Swiss and was bred by Michele Gurney. Congratulations.

After the show Club Chairman George Wilson emailed;

"The officers and committee of the BMD Club of Scotland were delighted to welcome so many friends, old and new, at our 2018 Kelso Championship Show weekend. We really appreciate the support, help and friendship so many of you invest in our Club. "During the weekend lots of exhibitors and visitors told us how much they had enjoyed being with us this year and if you'd care to translate those words into a written message or email we'd love to add your comments to our Club website along with all the photographs and reports of the event! Send your comments via our website
or by post to Agnes Wilson , Ursine Cottage, 12/23 Greenhill Road, Cleland, Motherwell, ML1 5NF
or email Look forward to seeing you all next year!"


Two days later and far, far South it was Paignton Championship Show 2018 with all-rounder J Walsh Jnr who found 41 entries with 9 absentees across 14 classes.

Winning his 44th CC plus Best of Breed was Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall's homebred Ch Meadowpark High Class, who was also shortlisted in the Working Group judged by Kevin Young. Carole and Gary also won the Bitch CC, her third, with their 3 year old Meadowpark Picture Perfect. The same owners also took Best Puppy with the 7 1/2 month old Carraigbern Lasting Impression For Meadowpark (IKC) a son of Milo (High Class) bred in Galway by Valerie Hughes and out of American import Ir Ch Werlwind's Celtic Dream For Carraigbern. This youngster then went on to take Puppy Group 2 under all-rounder judge Jill Peak.

Best Veteran was Sue Flanagan's homebred Collansues Rosebud, a 7 year old sired by Ch Collansues Snow Patrol x Collansues Cream Cookie and Best Special Beginner was Chris Wood's Tamarbern Dusky Maiden who is now 8 1/2 years old,. bred by Sue Nunn and a daughter of Ch Kernow Ohso Special x Tamarbern Brier Rose. Congratulations.


And so we have another new Bernese Champion subject to Kennel Club confirmation.


Photo courtesy Gary Dybdall
Meadowpark Picture Perfect

Born; 11th March 2015
Owners; Carole Hartley Mair and Gary Dybdall
Breeders; Carole Hartley Mair and Bernice Mair
Sire; Ch Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp Cze)
Dam; Ch Meadowpark Perfect Blend

'Stella's' notable achievements include;

Best Puppy from Meg Purnell-Carpenter at Manchester 2016

Reserve CC from Helen Lamb at SKC (May) 2017

CC from Britt-Marie Young at Blackpool 2018
CC from Willie Dobbin at National Working & Pastoral Breeds 2018
CC from JR Wash Jnr at Paignton 2018



At Bournemouth Championship Show 2018 there were 58 entries with 8 absentees across 17 classes for breed specialist judge Lindsey Worrow (Downland),

Winning his 4th CC was Karen Bird & Shandy Bridges' Ch Kernow Something ShCM. 4 years old and bred by Shandy, he is a son of Ch Shirdees Love Me Do At Cullumbern JW ShCM x Kernow Uptou.

The Reserve Dog CC was awarded to Sandy Rothery;'s recently crowned Ch Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM. Another 4 year old, he is homebred and sired by Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Glamrock Midnight Raver.

In bitches it was a 4th CC plus Best of Breed for Trish Goodyear's homebred Ch Harvestbank Fields Of Gold JW ShCM. Rising 5 years old, she is sired by Ch Glamrock Ballroom Blitz By Glenbrienz x Ch Harvestbank Chantilly Lace JW ShCM.

The Reserve Bitch CC went to Shirley King & Julie Bramble's homebred Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW. Two years old, she is by Ch Meadowpark High Class x Shirdees Chevrolet.

Sue Flanagan had a good day taking both Best Puppy and Best Veteran with homebred stock. Collansues Magical Spell is a 9 month old dog sired by Shirdees Leathal Weapon (who is litter mate to the Reserve Bitch CC winner) x Collansues Magical Dream and Collansues Rosebud is 7 years old and a daughter of Ch Collansues Snow Patrol x Collansues Cream Cookie. Congratulations.



The class results of Group 2 dogs at Benelux Winners Show 2018 held on 9th August 2018 can be accessed by clicking the Link below;
(scroll down that page and click on "Berner sennenhond")

The class results of Group 2 dogs at the World Dog Show 2018 held in Amsterdam from 9th - 12th August 2018 can be accessed by clicking the Link below;
(scroll down that page and click on "Bernese Mountain Dog")



I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at their open show, I had a very enjoyable day with some lovely entries.

Junior Dog or Bitch  (2 entries)
1st Wright’s Graciel Musu Stebuklai (Imp LTU). 
7 month old bitch with good shape and outline, would prefer more bone and substance but still has time to develop. Nice head with overall good balanced markings with correct eye shape and ear set. Stood with a nice top line which she held on the move, slightly close rear movement, nice front with a sound side profile, Best Puppy in Breed.
2nd Worrall’s Jesterbrock Dragonstone. 11 month old bitch with good size and substance, nice broad head and good markings. Nice front movement but very close on the back end, also quite bouncy and needs to settle more on the move, but had a sound side profile.

Post Graduate Dog or Bitch  (1 entry, 1 absentee)

Open Dog or Bitch (2 ,1)
1st Knight’s Cullumbern Roman Road At Kernow.
21 month old male of good size and substance with good bone, nice strong head, correct markings and good width on chest. Good topline on stand which was held on the move, close on the rear movement but can be improved and has a sound side profile, Best of Breed and I was happy to see him go Working Group 4.
Judge - Paige Spencer   



Jude Simonds

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