In memory of Bernese lost during 2010 who are greatly missed
DUNTIBLAE DARK STRANGER - HORACE - 27th May 2001 ~ 31st December 2010
Mike Sargent wrote;
"It is with great sadness that we have had to let dear Horace (Duntiblae Dark Stranger) go. Whilst he was never a show boy (too big!),
he was a wonderful member of our family. This photo was taken on Horace's 9th Birthday."
"Everyone who knew him called him "Happy Horace". He always seemed to have a smile. He leaves a huge hole in our hearts."
BESS OF BIRCHBRIDGE AT KERNOW - BETSY - 21st October 2000 ~ 27th December 2010
GREDDOCH WORLD OF OUR OWN CUM CLANQUAICH - STRIDER -18th December 2001 - 27th December 2010
Deely & Ruby Cumming wrote;
"It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you about the double loss of our oldies - Betsy 10 and Strider 9. "Their health and mobility had been declining since the onset of the extreme weather conditions, to the extent, that the quality of their lives was becoming non-existent.
"Both my oldies led very active lives, especially our Betsy who liked nothing better than to be following me around the field when I was cutting it, or jumping in the river and trying to drag an overhanging tree in; whilst Strider would be excavating a rabbit burrow or paddling in the burn, or simply just watching the activities. Therefore, my daughter Ruby and I decided that the time had come - not an easy decision - but one fitting for our "old married couple".
"Our beloved oldies, departed this world together on the 27th December 2010. For our Betsy and Strider, the house is empty, our hearts are heavy, but what wonderful memories we have, and will treasure, always."
IR CH BERNEMCOURT EXORNA AT CARRAIGBERN - MOLLY
28th January 2002 ~ 12th November 2010
Valerie Hughes wrote;
"Molly was my very first Bernese bitch and came to live with me January 2002. She stole my heart from the very first day
I saw her at five weeks old and was to become my very best friend and companion. She was never far from my side and was
the most faithful dog I had ever owned. She was never happier than when she was with me and travelled with
me all over Ireland and the UK. From the very first day she came with me to work and I still have photos of her l
ying asleep ON my desk as eight weeks old.
Needless to say, she wasn’t able to lie on my desk for long!!!
Molly was also my first introduction to exhibiting at Championship level. I cannot lie, it was hard work and she
hated it initially. At her very first show at six months old the judge could not even get his hands on her.
Persistence and hard work paid off and she was soon showing like a pro.
It would be remiss of me not to thank Yvonne Cannon for helping me make her up to Championship Level.
Once she attained her title I pulled her from the ring and only occasionally showed her over the last few years.
She had two litters in her lifetime and gave me my lovely Carraigbern Miss Alice. Over the years I acquired more Bernese
but Molls was always top dog. She didn’t have a bad bone in her body but in her younger days she was known to chase
a few cats and rabbits. As the years passed by she spent more time on the sofa and less time overexerting herself!
I could bring her anywhere as she was so well behaved and reliable.
She was a firm favourite with my Dad before he passed away.
I lost Molly on the 12th of November to cancer and there has been a huge empty space in the house since she left.
She has left her legacy behind her but there will always be a very special corner of my heart reserved for my Molly."
KORINTI ROYAL ROGUE - BRUNO - 11th March 2000 ~ 14th November 2010
Fenton Curley, Anne Keartland and Harry wrote;
"Heartbroken, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful boy Bruno (Korinti Royal Rogue) on Sunday 14th November when his battle with recently diagnosed Histio Sarcoma of the lung and CNS became too much to expect him to bear. A most beautiful companion with a beautiful mind and nothing but love for everyone.
"Bruno – our first Bernese and dog, spent many years as a Therapy Dog visiting our local nursing home where he was adored, loved high altitude walking with us in the The Alps, came to work with us at our office every day where he took on the role of “Security Chief” if only verbally. In his last 3 years really enjoyed displaying on the Show circuit where he did us proud always, finally winning his CC at the GB Club Championship Show 2009.
"We loved him dearly and he will be forever in our hearts – Rest peacefully dear Bruno, until we see you again."
HALESBERN EXTRA SPECIAL - PENNY - 2nd August 1996 ~ 30th October 2010
Lynn Page wrote;
"On Saturday we had to say goodbye to Penny. She was an exceptional Bernese,
living to the grand age of 14 years and 3 months. she was a singleton pup born naturally. Her sire was Coliburn Napoleon at Halesbern (11.11.1986 - 26.10.1998). Monty was well known around the rings at the time, winning his last Reserve CC as a Veteran and many of his offspring sired for me and other breeders made double figures. Penny's dam, Newkasbern Little Dove at Halesbern was herself a Napoleon granddaughter. Penny was spayed after her litters and had seldom seen the vets. I hope her longevity is passed on to her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter who live here and her other offspring who have reached double figures.
There are too many memories to write about here but she will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her. Despite having other dogs it feels very empty and quiet without her.
"So, the end of an era, . I hope her longevity is passed on to her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter who live here to carry on with and her other offspring who have reached double figures.
"Sleep tight Penny. You truly were "Extra Special"
ATHOLLBERN GLENROSA - ROSIE ‘Our Big Beautiful Girl’
28th September 2000 ~ 28th July 2010
Tom and Wendy Murray wrote;
"Our dear, dear Rosie; ‘Rosie Rottweiler’ to her friends.
"Rosie arrived in this world with four sisters and one brother and she was the one who stole our hearts.
Rosie was the ring leader right from the word go, the first to chew the computer cables, the first to dive into the tray of porridge
as she loved her food like most Berns do. Rosie had to be the first at everything apart from carting that is!
"Rosie was shown lightly but always placed and didn’t like carting at all until she reached eight years old and then
all of a sudden took to it like a duck to water. Last year she won the overall Best Beginner Trophy at almost 9 years old, such an
achievement for her and could be seen as a foursome with her pack mates at some of the Bernese Shows.
"Rosie’s favourite pastime was either chasing pheasants and rabbits, or guarding our caravan awning, which is what people
remember her most for and did so at Kelso last weekend. We all miss you Rose!"
BERNOLYN BEAU JESTER - JESTER - 7th August 1999 ~ 10th July 2010
Pam & Pete Jones wrote;
"Our wonderful boy Jester was given lasting sleep at home on the morning of Saturday 10th July, just one month short of
his 11th birthday. Jester had been deteriorating gradually over recent months and weeks and, of late,
the decline was more on a daily basis. His back legs had finally let him down and although it was a hard decision for us to let him
leave we knew we owed it to him to let him have his dignity.
"Jester was from the first bred litter of Bernolyn Bernese by Lynn & Sam Jones in Crewe. We can never thank them enough
for allowing us to have this wonderful boy and for their support and friendship throughout his life.
There were only 3 in the litter and he was the last surviving from that litter.
"Jester brought us such happiness and pleasure beyond measure. He was a very handsome boy with a wonderful
gentle nature, a beautiful face and soft melting expression with the most gorgeous understanding kind eyes.
Although he loved all the family he was particularly a Mummy's boy, if Pam was around he didn't particularly want anyone else!
"In his younger days Jester was shown at both Open and Championship shows. Although he never made it to top
honours he was usually in the cards and was frequently Best of Breed at Open shows. We fondly remember the time at the
Scottish Club Championship show when he won the Puppy class, Junior class and went on to take Best Junior in Show.
"Jester was the subject for the painting 'Dunroamin' by the animal artist Steven Nesbitt and it is a true likeness.
"No amount of words can describe just how special he was and how much he meant to us; he was simply "The Best".
Only time will heal the immense pain we feel right now.
"We would like to thank our friends for their kind words and cards and to everyone in the Bernese in GB group
for their kind messages at what is a truly sad time for us. Sleep tight Jibby-Jest. xxxx"
Gunner ~ Lovebern Lucky Got Stuck ~ 27th June 2003 - 27th June 2010
Kaye Wilks wrote;
"Gunner came into our family at the end of August 2003 and was our first Bernese. From that moment he won our hearts and became a huge part of our lives. He has left an everlasting impression on every one of us and we will never forget him. We have so many fond memories of him and could go on forever listing them. He was a true almost human-like character and seemed to understand exactly how we would be feeling. He is missed more and more everyday. Rest in Peace Lovely Boy"
KERNOW SPRING SWIFT - HARLEY - 3rd March 2006 ~ 27th June 2010
Sally Reeve wrote;
"It is with great sadness I write to tell you that I have lost my lovely Harley. He was given sleep on Sunday 27th July following
complications from heatstroke, there was also a possibility that he had a allergic reaction caused by a bee sting or snake bite
giving rise to a high temperature. I can only say he was truly a "dog in a million". I feel very honoured to have had Harley even
though at times he was a nightmare to live with; during his short life he had to be operated on twice to remove foreign objects.
These included one of my daughter's swimming costumes and various items of clothing normally poached from my clothes line!!!
He was a real scavenger. He was a real ambassador to the breed in every way.
Big upstanding dog, wonderful temperament and a personality as big as a 747.
"From day one he was a showman; from the tender age of 4 months he attended his first Companion dog show
winning Minor Puppy 3-6 months, then Puppy and overall Best Puppy. He then was rarely beaten in Puppy classes at both
Companion shows or Open and also taking many Championship show Puppy classes.
He was 2 points off his Junior Warrant certificate. His last win was at Bath Championship show on 30th May where he gained
2nd in Limit Dog. My daughter also so had 2nd with him in the YKC Working Stakes. She was looking forward to competing
a lot more with him in the YKC. This was his only Championship show this year .
"Also he had qualified for Crufts each year and had his points for his ShCM. He loved to show, meeting people, dogs and
never had an off day. He has gone on to father some wonderful puppies, all with his looks, personality and charm.
Most of all Harley was a true Family dog. He will be missed immensely by all that knew him."
EIGER - GLANZBERG DIAL M FOR MURDER - EIGER - 20th January 2002 ~ 9th June 2010
Cathy & James Connelly wrote;
"Eiger was our wonderful boy who gave us so much pleasure over the past 8 ½ years and we will never forget him. Eiger is now running free giving those rabbits something to think about!"
AUST CH. SITZENDORF STAR SENSATION - MORGAN - 8th August 2004 ~ 22nd May 2010
Jim Stevens wrote;
"With salt still stinging my eyes I have to write and tell you about the loss of my Best Mate
Aust Ch Sitzendorf Star Sensation, 'Morgan' to all who new him.
"Morgan flew into my life via Qantas five years ago in Perth Western Australia, fourteen weeks after I had visited him
at Silvia Ashford's (Sitzendorf.) Little did we know what adventures awaited us. He wasn't just a Champion in the show ring,
he was a Champion at everything he did; the softest, most gentle Bernese I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with.
Hard to believe that his father, the loveable rogue Tickbern Craftsman aka 'Phil' could be the sire of such an English gentleman.
"He lives on through his offspring and he lives on in my heart as I thank him at the start of each day for unwittingly being the i
nstigator of my return to the UK and the start of an incredible new chapter in my life. Go run free Mate,
FEORENA LOUD ‘N ‘PROUD JW - FLETCHER - 15th March 2004 ~ 19th April 2010
Mike and Di Atherton wrote;
"We are all heartbroken at Athersbern having had to say goodbye to Fletcher at the way too early age of 6.
He ruptured a cruciate on Easter Saturday which was repaired that Tuesday and initially he was fantastic on it.
There was no swelling or heat and he was weight bearing straight away. However, he soon developed a wound infection
which despite treatment moved to the bone and from that point nothing further could be done for him.
We made the decision to let him go and prevent any suffering.
"He was a fantastic dog, living life to the full usually being vocal about it all! He was successful in the show ring winning
a CC at SKC under Stuart Mallard and 5 x Reserve CCs from Jack Bispham, Albert Wight,
and breed specialists June Miles, Michelle Gurney and Jackie Green.
He was bred by Angela, Jo and Neil Heslam by Ir Ch Greddoch Bennan JW x Ch Early Dawn of Feorena JW.
"This is the first time in 16 years we have not had a male Bernese in the house and we hate it.
We feel so cheated to have lost him so young from something simple like an infection.
We miss him so much, words cannot express how we feel.
"Sleep tight Fletch, love you loads.
Mike and Di Atherton"
DOLPENA CELTIC MEMORY AT MOONBACH - BLAZE - 12th June 2003 ~ 2nd April 2010
Janet Riseborough wrote;
"My beautiful Blaze died on Good Friday. He was my pride and joy.
My Granddaughter Lucy handled him from when she was 5 years old.
"But Loved ones never leave you, they stay within your heart,
So the pain that we feel, is only when we are apart.
Sleep well my angel and in the fullness of time,
I will hold you in my arms again and forever you will be mine.
Once again our beloved Bernese break our hearts but we would not be without them."
FRISTINE HOPES'S TARGET - CHESTER - 7th April 2002 ~ 23rd March 2010
(Ch Kernow Beauson x Fristine Hopeful Hope)
Niall and Julie MacPherson wrote;
"He was our first Bernese and had more than his fair share of health problems through his life.
However, it didn't stop him enjoying life and he was a very loyal boy who never left my side when out walking.
He loved to be with us and holidayed with us all over Britain. He was great with kids and dogs alike, but not an
over fussy dog and could be quiet and reserved at times. He was just a lovely dog."
CH ALPHANOVA ZAZU - BROOKE - 4th November1994 ~ 25th January 2010
Keith Creasey & Ann Pickering wrote;
"On 25th January our old girl Brooke (Sire: Denaca Super Trooper Dam: Lynntilla Apple Amber)
was sadly put to sleep aged 15 years, 2 months, 21 days.
. Old age had unfortunately caught up with her.
We feel so proud and lucky to have bred, owned and shared our lives with such a beautiful and long lived Bernese.
She will be forever in our thoughts."