Bernese News 8th February 2018


The Southern BMD Club held their Open show last Sunday at the usual venue, the Mole Barn at Leatherhead Leisure Centre.  My thanks to club secretary Trish Goodyear for sending me a marked catalogue - much appreciated Trish!

Breed specialist judge Leena Pawlyszyn travelled Southwards to find 84 entries with 22 absentees across 25 classes.   

Best Bitch and Best in Show was awarded to June Miles' 2 year old homebred Jaybiem Burli Shassi who is a daughter of Jaybiem Yeuben Chozen JW ShCM xCh Meadowpark Sweetest Thing At Jaybiem.  Reserve Best Bitch was Joanne and Trevor Sutton's homebred Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM, a five year old sired by Tickbern Over The Moon x Sennensson Nina Ricci At Bernsteph.

Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show went to Olga Vaychkus and Arunas Vaickus' Lithuanian import Flintas Kalnu Suo, a 4 1/2 year old sired by Margarita Nigra Lord Lancelot x Mona Svelnumas and bred by Irmantas Tamauskas. Sandy Rothery's homebred Glamrock Graffiti Artist took Reserve Best Dog.  Sired byCh Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Glamrock Midnight Raver, he is 3 1/2 years old.

Wendy Westlake's homebred Jesterbrock Lovestruck won Best Puppy.  11 months old she is sired by Apriori Uill Smith For Jesterbrock (Imp Rus) x Jesterbrock Secret Romance.

The Best Veteran  winner was Sandy Rothery's Glamrock Future Legend who is rising 10 years old, homebred and sired by Monalou Toiuch of Dutch To Glenbrienz ShCM x Glamrock Spirit Of Youth.

The February 2018 issue of the Kennel Club Journal is to hand and includes an announcement that a Junior Warrant Certificate has been awarded to Kernow Troubadour. Owned and bred by Shandy Bridges, he is a son of Deerpark Traveling Man v Kernow (Imp) x Kernow Moon Song. Congratulations.,

I haven't been able to track down any photos of the main winners but I'll be pleased to add photos here if anyone has any they can email to me.


The draw for the Bumper Raffle organised by Jackie Green in aid of Bernese Welfare UK  took place at Manchester Championship show and £1000 was raised to help needy Bernese - a fantastic result for all the time, hard work put in by Jackie and her helpers - Di Atherton and Rebecca King who helped sell tickets. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and who bought tickets - your kindness will help improve the lives of Bernese less fortunate than your own.


Entries close on Wednesday 14th February (postmark) for the Northern BMD Club 20 class Ch show to be held at Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart on 25th March. The judge will be Newfoundland breeder Del Richards (Sheridel).   Schedules can be downloaded from the Northern Club website or contact Marian Scott Tel 0191 4103093 email


With just a month to go before the big day, the Bernese entry for Crufts 2018 has been announced as;

92 Dog exhibits making 101 entries plus
111 Bitch exhibits making 122 entries
totalling 203 exhibits making 223 entries for breed specialist judge Angela Haden (Cotshill).

For comparison the Bernese entry at Crufts 2017 was 219 exhibits making 242 entries for breed specialist judge Helen McAulay (Elnside).

The Crufts 2018 entry figures for ALL breeds can be found here;

Jude Simonds

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