Bernese News 29th August 2019


The Bernese entry for Richmond Championship Show 2019 has been announced as 52 exhibits making 54 entries for all-rounder judge M A E Personn (Sweden).

For comparison the entry at Richmond 2018 was 49 entries with 15 absentees for all-rounder Joe T Smith.


Marian Scott emailed;
"The entry for our [Northern Bernese Mountain Dog Club] Open Show is 54 making 65 entries plus 6 NFC for judge John Ritchie."

For comparison there were 51 entries with 20 absentees represented by 11 dogs and 16 bitches plus 2 entries Not For Competition at the 2018 show judged by breed specialist Emily Green (Waldershelf).

This year's show will be held at Ripon Racecourse and is held in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show where the judge will be all-rounder Espen Engh (Norway).

The September 2019 edition of the Kennel Club Journal is now available and includes this announcement.

Junior Warrant
Jaybiem Modus Operandi
S: Shirdees Leathal Weapon
D: Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem
Owner/breeder June Miles

An extra set of CCs were allocated to our breed this year at SKC Championship Show (August) 2019 and all-rounder judge Margaret Wildman attracted 25 entries (represented by 12 males and 5 bitches present) with 5 absentees across the 12 classes.


Above - Dog CC and Best of Breed winner  Photo courtesy Jack Hastings

The Dog CC, his first plus Best of Breed was awarded to Jack Hastings' 5 1/2 year old Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer who was bred in Ireland by Jacquie and the late Peter Embleton and sired by Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber x Bernemcourt Cherish.

The Reserve Dog CC went to the MacDonald's Junior class winner, Elnside Captain Fantastic who is a 16 month old sired by the Netherlands import Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella x Elnside Pitch Perfect and bred by Helen McAulay.


Above - Bitch CC winner   Photo courtesy Colleen Jeffries

In Bitches it was a first CC for another Junior class winner, Chris and Colleen Jeffries' homebred Esslinbern Gadaboot Grace who is 14 months old and sired by Ch Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark x Esslinbern Eternal Joy.

The Reserve Bitch CC was won by Lianne Marsden & Dave Robertson's homebred Trudaleaze Majikj Potion who is a 5 1/2 year old daughter of Ch Jaybiem Innu Endo JW ShCM x Trudaleaze I'm A Maze Zing.

The Best Puppy winner was Michelle Copeland's 7 month old Matera's Summerlin South who was bred by Leena Pawlyszyn and sired by You're Good But I'm Better Berno Vega (Imp Lit) x Meadowpark Bright N'breezey At Matera.

Best Special Beginner was awarded to Sarah Norris' Russian import Elenius Life Genri who is 13 months old, bred in Russia by E Bazanova and sired by Rus Ch Ellenberner Fool Equip x Rus Ch Mir Taffi Aivory One And Only.


Junior Dog (3 entries)
1st MacDonald's Elnside Captain Fantastic
2nd Norris' Elenius Life Genri (Imp Rus)
3rd Copeland' Szarhegyaljai Fifty-Fifty (Imp Hun)

Post Graduate Dog (4 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Addison's Monalou Bollinger
2nd Dickson's Monaloui Raffael At Geruth
3rd Roberts & Seaman's Esslinbern Saruman

Limit Dog (4, 1)
1st Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer
2nd Reynolds & Pawlyszyn' s You're Good But I'm Better Berno Vega
3rd Cockburn's Kernow Rock Legend

Open Dog (3)
1st Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM
2nd King's Elnside The Grandmaster ShCM
3rd Green's Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf JW (Imp

Special Beginners Dog (3, 1)
2nd Norris' Elenius Life Genri (Imp Rus)
3rd Copeland' Szarhegyaljai Fifty-Fifty (Imp Hun)

Puppy Bitch (2, 1)
1st Copeland's Matera's Summerlin South

Junior Bitch (2)
1st Jeffries' Esslinbern Gadaboot Grace
2nd Davidson's Elnside A Game Of Shadows

Limit Bitch (2, 1)
1st Corrigan's Szarhegyaljai Elekktra (Imp Hun)

Open Bitch (1)
1st Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion

Special Beginners Bitch (1)
1st Copeland's Matera's Summerlin South



I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge both the Lancashire Heeler and Bernese classes. Lovely big rings even though the ground was slightly uneven being an equine arena. Catering was great. Thank you and thanks to those who entered.

Puppy Dog or Bitch No entries

Junior Dog or Bitch No entries

Post Graduate Dog or Bitch (1 entry)
1st Flaxman's Nelstephbern Madamoselle.
19 month old bitch. Stood alone in this class. This girl needs time to mature. Good head and dark eyes, good bite. Great character, full of herself which made it difficult to assess her movement. Not quite in tune with her handler.

Open Dog or Bitch (2)
1st Flaxman’s Glanzberg See The Sun.
3 1/2 year old bitch. Lovely feminine head and expression. Good dentition, lovely dark eyes. Good reach of neck, depth of chest. Good top line and bend of stifle. Moved with drive. Shown in lovely condition with plenty of muscle. Best of Breed.
2nd Boreham’s Deberni Viscount At Broels. 4 1/2 year old dog. Lots to like about him. Lovely head with dark eyes, good stop with kind expression. Nice front with deep chest, level topline, good bend of stifle. Giving the picture of a typical good draught dog with plenty of bone. Moved well when he settled with his handler, which let him down a little today. Reserve Best of Breed.
Judge - Lynn Jones



Veteran Dog ( 2 entries, 1 absentee))
1st Round’s Ch Collansues Black Magic.
8 year old male, clean but strong head, good eye. Absolutely parallel throughout, balanced angulation front and rear. Shown in good coat. Correct bone. When he moved out he covered plenty of ground in profile.

Minor Puppy Dog (2)
1st Bird’s Cullumbern Milano.
Nice 8 month old male. Good angulation front and rear, level top-line, correct overall proportions, good bone. Correct depth of chest. Parallel ground-covering gait, front will tighten up with maturity. Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Hughes’ Sully. Nice 6 month old puppy, very much up behind on the day but correct head planes and good dark eye. Good bone, correct coat, overall conformation will come together in due course.

Puppy Dog (5, 2)
Points to commend both dogs but I just preferred the movement of number 1 on the out and back.
1st King, Green & Dedman’s Parwizz Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld) TAF. As much back length as I would like but well angulated front and rear. Good masculine head. Correct bone and good gait when viewed in profile.
2nd Bridges’ Kernow Easy Rider. Good head and expression. Correct reach of neck, good depth of chest and good overall proportions, just untidy on the going away movement.
3rd Hughes’ Sully.

Junior Dog (3, 1)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Modus Operandi JW.
Very nice example of the breed, excellent overall proportions. Correct bone, good feet. Level top line and easy ground covering parallel gait. Good coat. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Round’s Collansues Wildest Dreams.
As much length in the muzzle as I would like but good overall proportions, strong bone. Easy on the move, a level top line and another nice prospect.

Special Yearling Dog (4, 2)
1st Bridges’ Kernow Troublue.
Nice example of the breed, 20 months old, correct overall proportions, level top line. Excellent angulation, good feet and pasterns. Nice masculine head, good dark eye. Correct coat, well handled and presented.
2nd Round’s Collansues Wildest Dreams.

Post Graduate Dog (2)
1st Perks’ Kernow Festival Buzz ShCM.
As much back length as I would like but won the class on his superior movement when viewed from behind. Balanced angulation, good top line, easy ground covering gait.
2nd Marshall’s Matthew Puchate Perly Of Bernannan (Imp Pol). This exhibit can tend to stand a little bit too square when viewed from the side but in actual fact has the correct overall proportions. Good angulation front and rear and an easy gait.

Limit Dog (6, 1)
1st Bridges’ Kernow Troubadour JW.
Excellent angulation, strong top line. Typical head and expression. Good reach of neck, powerful shoulders, good feet and pasterns, correct croup, tail-set and carriage, absolutely sound on the move. Best Dog and Best in Show.
2nd King & Green’s Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella JW (Imp Nld). Good overall proportions, strong top line, balanced angulation but not quite the easy ground covering gait of 1. Well handled and presented.
3rd Wort’s Bernfawr In Demand At Glorybern.

Open Dog (4, 1)
1st Griffiths’ Jaybiem With N’Without Y’Zeus JW.
Good head and expression. As much back length as I would like but balanced angulation and won the class on his parallel ground covering gait.
2nd Hughes’ Ch Waldershelf Causing Kaos ShCM. Balanced angulation, level top line, good croup. Nice dark eye but untidy on the out and back.
3rd Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf JW (Imp Nld).

Minor Puppy Bitch (2,1)

Two very nice Minor puppies but by the narrowest of margins the 1st placed was just a little more together on the out and back on the day.
1st Head’s Cullumbern Valencia Millermead. Good head and expression. Correct bone, good top-line, easy gait. Good puppy coat.
2nd Morgan’s Judabern Lucky Lou. 7 month old youngster, excellent angulation. Lovely feminine head. evel top-line, nice prospect when she comes together a little more.

Puppy Bitch (4)
1st Wright & Kirk’s Objet D’Art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern (Imp Fra).
Won the class on her tidy movement. Strong top line, good bone, correct feet and pasterns. As much back length as I prefer but this may balance with further growth. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd Bridges’ Kernow Easy Peasy. A good prospect but a little on edge on the day. Good overall proportions. Nice feminine head. A touch untidy moving away but this will come together.
3rd Riseborough’s Malindibeach Serenade At Moonbach.

Junior Bitch (3)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est.
Nice example of the breed, excellent front, good shoulder, strong top-line. Shown in excellent coat and condition, easy ground covering gait. Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd Best’s Tamarbern Tia Mkira Abjess. A nice bitch with good angulation, again with as much length as you would like but with maturity and a little more condition she will do well.
3rd Hill & Nunn’s Santala I Have A Dream Of Chyburne.

Special Yearling Bitch (3)
1st Sutton & Davenport-Willis’ Nelstephbern Dior Foreva.
Two very nice examples of the breed, just preferred the head and general condition of 1. Excellent angulation, good top-line, smooth ground covering gait. Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show.
2nd Bridges’ Kernow Rock Legacy. Another lovely bitch with good angulation, nice overall proportions but I would like a little more condition, shown in good coat.
3rd Best’s Tamarbern Tia Mkira Abjess.

Post Graduate Bitch (7, 4)
1st Baker’s Bernfawr Just My Luck.
Balanced angulation, nice bone, good feet and pasterns. Good feminine head, nice dark eye. Good ground covering gait.
2nd Morgan’s Judabern Graceful Lady. A well angulated bitch with a good top line, nice shoulder, good croup, tail-set and carriage. Just preferred the movement of 1.
3rd Perks’ Bernfawr Hot Spice.

Limit Bitch (11, 9)
1st Baker’s Tinland Molly Malone.
Nice bitch and good overall proportions, well angulated, strong level top-line, correct bone. Nice easy gait.
2nd King & Brambles’ Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW. Another nice bitch, plenty of back length but good head and expression. Good top line, correct croup, tail-set and carriage.

Open Bitch (7, 4)
1st Morgan’s Welshbern Sweet Lady At Judabern.
A very nice 6 year old bitch with excellent angulation and lovely movement. Stood 4 square and moved to advantage.
2nd Bridges’ Kernow All My Loving. Another nice example of the breed but when free-standing tended to stand a little bit at 10 to 2. Good head and expression, easy ground covering gait.
3rd Miles’ Ch Jaybiem My My My JW.
Judge - Simon Luxmoore

Jude Simonds


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