Bernese News 10th February 2015

The BMD Club of Scotland 23 class Open Show was held last Sunday at Cochrane Hall
Alva.  Thank you to Club secretary Agnes Wilson for sending me a marked catalogue so
promptly - it is very much appreciated.

There were 43 exhibits giving 50 entries with 25 absentees for breed specialist judge Lianne
Marsden (Trudaleaze) plus 4 Not for competition. 

Winning Best Bitch, Best in Show and Best Veteran was Ann Gerrard's homebred Ch
Torralbaz Designer Diamond who is rising 8 years old and sired by Ch Monalou Secret
Pledge x Monalou Prim 'N Proper. 

Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show was Murray MacLeod's 4 1/2 year old Torralbaz Lord
Of The Isles, a son of the Best in Show winner bred by Ann and sired by Ch Monalou Dutch

Best Puppy in Show went to Jack Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer who was just a
couple of days short of his first birthday.  Bred in Ireland by Jackie and the late Peter Embleton,
he is a son of Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber x Bernemcourt Cherish. 
Full class results and photos will appear on the Club's website


Leena Pawlyszyn tells me that the Central BMD Club can still accommodate candidates
who wish to attend the morning session covering  "Requirements of a dog show judge"
at their judging seminar which takes place on 22nd February at Stanton Village Hall, Stanton,
Derbyshire DE15 9TB.  The cost of the morning session is £12. 

Contact Leena by calling 01724 489349 or  Email  for further


Marian Scott emailed;
"Just a reminder that the entries for the Northern BMD Club show close on the 18th February and
entries should be sent to me Miss Marian Scott, 3 West View, Low Eighton, Low Fell, Gateshead,
Tyne & Wear. NE9 7UA.  Tel; Mobile 07980 013742, Email

"Also anyone needing a schedule can download from 
or the northern club website


During conversations in recent weeks several people I have spoken to have mentioned in
passing that they know "someone" who is looking for an older Bernese and asked that I bear that
in mind when rehoming Bernese through the Bernese Welfare UK rescue and rehoming scheme. 
If you DO know someone who is actively seeking to adopt a Bernese please ask them to contact
me directly so that I may take some details from them and add them to the adoption register as it
is that adoption register I rely upon (and not my memory of vague conversations) when trying to
match a home for each displaced Bernese that comes through the scheme.  

Welfare has rehomed a lot of Bernese in recent years and consequently used up a lot of good
homes kisted on our register so we are always keen to hear from anyone who is actively seeking
a non-puppy Bernese and so it is important that those looking for an older Bernese ensure their
details are ogged down efficiently to give them, and any needy Bernese coming through
Bernese Welfare UK, the best chance of being matched.


Kennel Club announcement to Judges

Judges Breed Health Monitoring In 2015

As part of the enhancements to Breed Watch in 2014 Judges of Category 2 & 3 breeds are
required to complete a mandatory breed health monitoring form after each championship show
appointment and each appointment at a General and Group championship show for non-cc breeds.
Optional health monitoring forms are available in judging books for breeds that do not currently
have any health or welfare concerns listed on Breed Watch.
The Kennel Club will continue to monitor health and welfare concerns in the show ring via
Judges Breed Health Monitoring forms in 2015.

The information collected from mandatory health monitoring forms in 2014 was recorded and
reviewed by the Breed Standards and Conformation Sub-Group throughout 2014, The information
is now being collated into an annual report which each breed will receive via their Breed Club(s)
and Breed Health Co-ordinator in due course.

Optional Health Monitoring Forms

Optional health monitoring forms found in the back of judging books should only be completed if
you consider there is a health or welfare concern within the breed. Judges are reminded not
to include breed type issues as a concern on this form. The optional form should only be completed
for Category One Breeds. If you have received a yellow mandatory form prior to your Judging
appointment of a Category Two or Three Breed please only complete this form and return to the
Kennel Club with a copy of your critique.

Mandatory Breed Health Monitoring Forms

Judges who receive mandatory yellow forms prior to Judging appointments are asked to complete
and return the form with a copy of their critique within 21 days of their appointment.

When completing the health monitoring form Judges are kindly reminded to include the number of
dogs entered, the number of dogs exhibited and on the reverse of the form to provide the number
of dogs affected by a condition, even if only an approximate number.

All forms should be sent to the Health Information Team at the Kennel Club using the envelope
provided by the Kennel Club when sending you the form.

For queries or further information relating to Judges Breed Health Monitoring please contact
Charlotte McNamara, Canine Health Advisor, at
or alternatively you can call 01296 318540.ext 298.

The Kennel Club would like to thank Judges for their continued co-operation with breed health


Jude Simonds



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