Bernese News 19th August 2019

 




The UK Bernese world has lost one of it's most hard-working and enduring stalwarts. One of my dearest and closest friends of over 40 years, Maggie Davis (Whitesmocks) passed away last night just 9 weeks after receiving a terrible, unexpected diagnosis which was so bravely borne.

Knowledgeable, generous and loyal to everyone and everything she held dear, Maggie was a founder member of the Northern Bernese Mountain Dog Club and served on that committee and as Secretary in it's early days. Maggie was a founder member and Chairman of the Bernese Breeders Association of Great Britain (established1983) and Chairman of Bernese Welfare UK since it began serving needy Bernese in 1986. Maggie was a tireless and industrious worker and supporter of Bernese albeit working in the background - Maggie never sought fame nor acknowledgement - her reward was the pleasure she enjoyed just doing what she loved to do fuelled by her undeniable passion.

And she did it all so impeccably and with unflinching conviction.

Editor of the Oasis Magazine and meticulous compiler of records, she was an avid collector of memorabilia too. Maggie also ran the Furness Guinea Pig Rescue for many, many years, providing and finding homes for a variety of rodents, gave her services to cat rescue (adopting quite a few along the way), enjoyed driving her very smart ponies and traps around the highways and byways and was devoted to her dogs, giant rabbits, hens and pet giant land snails! I am devastated at the loss of someone so very special who I admired so much, was privileged to call a close friend and who I shall never forget - they sure don't make 'em like Maggie any more.

My heartfelt condolences to husband Rod, family and friends. Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.


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Still time to enter this show. There is also an opportunity to have your dogs "Histio" tested (via blood sampling) at the show. All details on the Club website www.bernese.co.uk

 


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I am told that whilst holidaying in Lithuania
Olga Vaychkus attended some shows and achieved Lithuanian Champion titles, subject to confirmation, with two of her Bernese namely Flintas Kalnu Suo At Bernaroso ShCM (Imp Lit) and Blue Aire Bernenskie Ranczo JW ShCM (Imp Pol) who are jointly owned with Arunas Vaickus. Congratulations.


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It's that time of year when new calendars start to appear and Bernd Guenter emailed to tell me that the 2020 Bernese Mountain Dog calendar published by Avonside is now available.

 


Bernd tells me that this is the 25th consecutive year that he has provided the photographs for the Avonside calendar and what a fantastic achievement that is - and such a treat over all those years for Bernese lovers - the photos are stunning.

Available direct from Avonside via their website www.avonsidepublishing.co.uk  the calendars are also available from the Southern BMD Club and details are on their Club website too - www.sbmdc.btck.co.uk


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Two shows on the same day on Saturday
with the Welsh Kennel Club Championship show and the BMD Club of Wales Open show both held at The Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells.
First up was all-rounder Caroline Friend Rees who had drawn 62 entries with 17 absentees across the 16 Championship Show classes.

For comparison, at the 2018 show there were 48 entries with 17 absentees for all-rounder Steve Hall.

Photos courtesy Julie Ann Wright - thank you!

The Dog CC and Reserve Dog CC were awarded to litter mates.

 

The CC, his first went to June Miles' & Sofia Ishaque's Jaybiem Stan Innovation JW. Homebred by June, he is 3 years old and sired by Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW x Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem. June is also joint owner (with Gary Griffith & Mandy Orme) of the Reserve Dog CC winner, Jaybiem With N'without Y'zeus JW.

 

In Bitches it was a second CC plus Best of Breed for Shandy Bridges' homebred Kernow All My Loving who is 5 years old and sired by Ch Shirdees Love Me Do At Cullumbern JW ShCM x Kernow Uptou.

Joanne and Trevor Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM won the Reserve Bitch CC. 6 1/2 years old she is a homebred daughter of Tickbern Over The Moon x Sennensson Nina Ricci At Bernsteph.


Best Puppy went to Karen Bird's homebred Cullumbern Milano who is 8 months old, sired by Kernow Troubadour JW and out of Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW. He went on to be placed Working Puppy Group 2 under all-rounder Jeff Luscott. Congratulations.

CLASS RESULTS

Veteran Dog No entries

Minor Puppy Dog (2 entries)

1st Bird's Cullumbern Milano
2nd Hughes' Welshbern Warren Gatland

Puppy Dog (5 entries, 1 absentee)
1st King, Green & Dedman's Parwizz Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld)
2nd Bridges' Kernow Easy Rider
3rd Wilson's Blumental Cadfael
Res Hughes' Welshbern Warren Gatland

Junior Dog (2, 1)
1st Fairclough's Monalou Galloping Gourmet

Graduate Dog (2, 1)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troublue

Post Graduate Dog (3)
1st Flanagan's Collansues Magical Spell
2nd Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz ShCM
3rd Marshall's Matthew Puchate Perly Of Bernannan (Imp Pol)

Limit Dog (7)
1st Miles & Ishaque's Jaybiem Stan Innovation JW
2nd Griffith, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem With N'without Y'zeus JW
3rd Fairclough's Monalou Spirit of Discovery ShCM
Res Bridges' Kernow Troubadour JW
VHC King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella JW (Imp Nld) 

Open Dog (5, 3)
1st Green's Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf JW (Imp Nld)
2nd Hughes' Ch Waldershelf Causing Kaos ShCM

Veteran Bitch No entries

Minor Puppy Bitch (2)

1st Head's Cullumbern Valencia Millermead
2nd Morgan's Judabern Lucky Lou

Puppy Bitch (4)
1st Wright & Kirk's Objet D'art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern (Imp Fra)
2nd Head's Cullumbern Valencia Millermead
3rd Bridges' Kernow Easy Peasy
Res Riseborough's Malindibeach Serenade At Moonbach

Junior Bitch (5)
1st Flanagan's Collansues Lexis Pot Of Gold
2nd Best's Tamarbern Tia Mkira Abjess NAF
3rd Miles' Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est
Res Williams' Tinland Pink Sapphire
VHC Hill & Nunn's Santala I Have A Dream Of Chyburne

Graduate Bitch (4)
1st Sutton & Davenport-Willis' Nelstephbern Dior Foreva
2nd Bridges' Kernow Rock Legacy
3rd Williams' Tinland Pink Sapphire
Res Flanagan's Collansues Something Rosie

Post Graduate Bitch (5, 2)
1st Harris' Meadowpark's Dancin' On My Own
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Precious Rock
3rd Baker's Bernfawr Just My Luck

Limit Bitch (9, 5)
1st Bridges' Kernow All My Loving
2nd Bird & Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW
3rd Baker's Tinland Molly Malone
Res King & Bramble's Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW 

Open Bitch (7, 4)

1st Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM
2nd Miles' Ch Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW
3rd Morgan's Welshbern Sweet Lady At Judabern

A change of judge and all-rounder judge Simon Luxmoore then stepped into the ring for the BMD Club of Wales Open Show which had attracted 68 entries with 28 absentees across the 16 classes.

For comparison, at the 2018 stand-alone show there were 36 entries with 14 absentees judged by Pauline Luxmoore-Ball who is the wife of this year's judge.

  

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

 

 

Above; Best on Show and Reserve Best in Show winners.



Best Dog and Best in Show was awarded to Shandy Bridges' Kernow Troubadour JW. Racking up some consistent wins recently, he is almost 3 years old, homebred and sired by Deerpark Traveling Man v Kernow (Imp USA) x Kernow Moon Song.


June Miles' took home the Reserve Best Dog and Reserve Best Bitch awards with homebred litter mates Jaybiem Modus Operandi and

 

Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est who are 16 months old and sired by Shirdees Leathal Weapon x Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem.


Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show went to Nelstephbern Dior Forever. Jointly owned and bred by Joanne Sutton and Helen Davenport-Willis, she is 20 months old and a daughter of Apriori Usain Bolt Among Nellsbern (Imp Rus) x Perfectproposal From Orsina's Land (imp Svn).


Best Puppy Bitch was awarded to Julie Ann Wright & Dave Kirk's French import Objet D'art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern who has enjoyed a lovely run of consistent wins. 11 months old, she was bred by Stephane Leymarie & Christine Lebeau and is sired by Leonardo 11 Twinas Du Haras De La Vergne x Ira Del Rey De Asturias Du Hameau De Baika.


Karen Bird's 8 month old homebred Cullumbern Milano (Kernow Troubadour JW x Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW) won Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show - achieving that twice in one day doesn't happen very often in the dog world! Congratulations.

CLASS RESULTS

Veteran Dog (2 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Round's Ch Collansues Black Magic

Minor Puppy Dog (2)
1st Bird's Cullumbern Milano
2nd Sully

Puppy Dog (5, 3)
1st King, Green & Dedman's Parwizz Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld)
2nd Bridges' Kernow Easy Rider
3rd Sully

Junior Dog (3, 1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Modus Operandi JW
2nd Round's Collansues Wildest Dreams

Special Yearling Dog (4, 2)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troublue
2nd Round's Collansues Wildest Dreams

Post Graduate Dog (2)
1st Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz
2nd Marshall's Matthew Puchate Perly Of Bernannan (Imp Pol)

Limit Dog (6, 1)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troubadour JW
2nd King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella JW (Imp Nld)
3rd Wort's Bernfawr In Demand For Glorybern
Res Stephenson's Kernow Something Perfect
VHC Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz

Open Dog (4, 1)
1st Griffith, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem With N'without Y'zeus JW
2nd Hughes' Ch Waldershelf Causing Kaos ShCM
3rd Green's Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf JW (Imp Nld)

Veteran Bitch (2, 2)

Minor Puppy Bitch (2)

1st Head's Culumbern Valencia Millermead
2nd Morgan's Judabern Luck Lou

Puppy Bitch (4)
1st Wright & Kirk's Objet D'art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern (Imp Fra)
2nd Bridges' Kernow Easy Peasy
3rd Riseborough's Malindibeach Serenade At Moonbach
Res Head's Cullumbern Valencia Millermead

Junior Bitch (5, 2)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Alia Iacta est
2nd Best's Tamarbern Tia Mkira Abjess NAF
3rd Hill & Nunn's Santala I Have A Dream Of Chyburne

Special Yearling Bitch (3)
1st Sutton & Davenport-Willis' Nelstephbern Dior Foreva
2nd Bridges' Kernow Rock Legacy
3rd Best's Tamarbern Tia Mkira Abjess NAF

Post Graduate Bitch (7, 4)
1st Baker's Bernfawr Just My Luck
2nd Morgan's Judabern Graceful Lady
3rd Perks' Bernfawr Hot Spice

Limit Bitch (11, 9)
1st Baker's Tinland Molly Malone
2nd King & Bramble's Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW

Open Bitch (7, 4)
1st Morgan's Welshbern Sweet Lady At Judabern
2nd Bridges' Kernow All My Loving
3rd Miles' Ch Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW




Jude Simonds  
bernerinfo@aol.com

 







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