Bernese News 20th January 2015


At Manchester Championship show our first set of tickets for 2015 were on offer and
all-rounder judge Steve Hall had attracted 90 entries with 17 

Leading the dogs it was a 2nd CC for Julie Baldwin's Swedish import  Tjofselinas Z Daimuz At
Fortonpark (Imp Sw) JW.  2 years and 3 months old he was bred by Lotte 
Schander  and is sired
by Maroussia Zante 
Zhivago x Kronblommas Jolanta.  Julie also won the Reserve Bitch CC with
his daughter of just over one year old, 
Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark who is out of
Ch Meadowpark Living The Dream and 
bred by Bernice Mair and Carole Hartley-Mair.

The top honours of the day, 
having previously won 5 Reserve CCs, went to Bernice, Carole and
Dybdall's  homebred 2 year + 3 month old Meadowpark Perfect Blend who was awarded her
first Bitch CC plus Best of 
Breed.  She is sired by Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber x Meadowpark
Royal Blend.

Steve, Jeannette and Emily Green had a good day collecting Best Puppy plus the Reserve Dog CC
with Waldershelf Here Comes Erik, a homebred 8 month old sired by Int Ch Bernerdalens Jackpot
x Meadowpark Thats Royal At Waldershelf.   Erik also won 2nd out of an entry of 44 with 14
absentees in the Dog World Puppy Lincoln Stakes under all-rounder judge Frank Kane and 3rd in
the Young Kennel Club Stakes judged by Maree McKenzie in an entry of 14 with 6 absentees. 
The family's homebred Waldershelf Happy Hattie was also declared Best Veteran. 7 years old
she is by Ch Bernolyn Its Beano Surprise x Quarts De Chaume Vant Rijkenspark at Waldershelf.

I also heard that Dave and Karen Jefferson's Meadowpark Boysown took 3rd in the Bannerdown
Special Beginner Stakes under Maree McKenzie in an entry of 40 with 22 absentees. 
Congratulations to all.  


Helen Davenport sent details of an educational event that some of you may be interested in. 
The breed Club for one of the "cousins" of Bernese - the Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of Great
Britain are holding a breed specific judge training seminar  on 18th April 2015 at Cogenhoe and
Whiston Village Hall, York Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 1NB, beginning at 10am and finishing

During the morning session  training will be given on the conformation of the Entlebucher and all
aspects of the breed standard so that you will be able to assess dogs in the show ring.  It will cover
the unique features of the breed, for example the Entlebucher differs from most breeds having a
body ratio of 8:10 height-length which makes the dog appear too long in the body to those unfamiliar.
This difference and others will be covered in more detail during the session.
An assessment, which will qualify you to join the Club's judging list will be carried out in the afternoon.  
There are only 10 places available for the afternoon assessment. However, there are more spaces
available for the morning seminar if you just wish to attend that session.

The fees for the seminar are;
Morning session only, including lunch - £15 per person or
Full day, including lunch and assessment - £25 per person.

Anyone wishing to attend should book before 10th April 2015 and enquiries should be directed
to Lynn Gibbins on 01347 838747 or email


The SKC May 2015 Championship Show schedule has an unfortunate omission.

CCs for Bernese ARE, as usual, on offer at this show. 
The show takes place on 17th May at the Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NF. 
(If using Sat Nav system please use Edinburgh Airport postcode EH12 9DN and follow the
signs for Royal Highland Centre.) 

The Bernese judge is all-rounder Robin Newhouse.  

Download schedule here;

Postal entries close on Monday 30th March 2015 (Postmark)

On-line entries can be made up until 12 noon on Tuesday, 7th April 2015 at

Further information contact;  
Mrs E Harrison, Paterson House, Eskmills Park, Station Road, Musselburgh,
Midlothian. EH21 7PQ
Tel; 0131 665 3920    Email:


Jude Simonds



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