Bernese News 31st January 2017

I am sad to report that well known and popular Bernese carting enthusiast Glenn White passed
away in Milton Keynes hospital on 18th January 2017.  Glenn had been battling some health 
issues for a while.  

His funeral will take place at 10.40am on Friday 3rd February 2017at West Herts Crematorium, 
High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0JS.  

Refreshments will be provided afterwards at Hemel Hempstead (Camelot) Rugby Club, Chaulden 
Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 2BS.  Would those planning to attend please let
Tim Williams know by calling 01280 814550 or 07957 185813  or email  

Flowers are welcomed or if preferred donations in memory of Glenn may be made to Bernese
Welfare.  Condolences to Glenn's sister Cheryl, family and friends.


Manchester Championship Show 2017 saw Bernese second in the ring with all-rounder judge
Karl Jarvinen from Finland assessing an entry of 122 with 31 absentees across 14 classes. 

Dog CC and Best of Breed, Bitch CC and Best Puppy winners. Photo courtesy Gary Dybdall

The Dog CC, his 14th plus Best of Breed went to Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall's Ch
Meadowpark High Class and their Ch Meadowpark Perfect Blend collected the Bitch CC, her
6th. Both are homebred jointly with Bernice Mair who so recently passed away. 

Julie Baldwin's Ch Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark won the Reserve Bitch CC
and June Miles' homebred, 8 month old Jaybiem Stan Innovation (sired by ChMeadowpark
Vertigo JW x Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem) took Best Puppy and then went on to take Puppy
Group 3 under all-rounder judge Ronnie Irving.

The Reserve Dog CC was awarded to Sherry and Reg Round's Ch Collansues Black Magic.


Melody - Ch Tickbern Miss Chief
January 2009 ~ January 2017

Jim Stevens and Penny Cooke emailed; 
"There's an empty "special place" in our lounge tonight, but another new star shines, you can't
miss it, it's the biggest and the brightest in the sky!! The most amazing girl spread her wings 
and flew away to freedom from her cancerous body. Melody passed peacefully away after losing 
her battle with Hystio Sarcoma.  

"A once in a lifetime girl who championed in everything she did every day of her life, Mel gave
everything of herself herself every minute and we were privileged to share that time with her.
Born on the 20th January 2009 the only girl in a litter of five, we knew she was special, little did
we know !!! After qualifying for Crufts in 2010 she went on to win Best Puppy, At eighteen months
she gained her GB Championship. 

"She then took time out to be a mother to ten beautiful pups, came back to the show ring and was
second Open Bitch Crufts 2013. At Crufts 2014 she was Bitch CC and Reserve Best of Breed, then
again at Crufts 2015 Bitch CC and Reserve Best of Breed, In between her major shows she had a
second litter of nine babies, amassed 17 CCs, 11 with BOB, 15 Reserve CCs, 1 Group 4, 2 Group 
2s. She was Best in Show at the Bernese Mountain Club jubilee championships. She also made
her mark in Europe, her first show at the French Championships she came 2nd Open Bitch in a
class of 83. In Narbonne RCAC, Perpignan, CACIB, CACS, Marseille, CACIB, CACS and BOB.
In her last show in the UK at the 2016 GB Club championships she was awarded Reserve CC and
Best Veteran. 

"She loved the show ring and for her last outing we took her back to her heartland Switzerland,
where in Geneva she had her last lap of honour after 2nd Open Bitch. 

"She lives on in our hearts and in her offspring, very hard to come to terms with her loss; being
without her was something we didn't contemplate so soon, a void that will take a lot of getting used
to. R.I.P our special girl GB Ch Tickbern Miss Chief. xxxx".


The February 2017 issue of the Kennel Club Journal is now available and confirms two
Championship show judging appointments;

2017 Leeds - Gary Lewthwaite

2017 Richmond - Harry Nelson Parracombe


Entries close on the 15th February (postmark) for the Northern BMD Club Championship Show
which will be held on 26th March 2017 at the Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, 
N Yorks Y07 3AB.  The judge is Trish Barr.    

Further information from Marian Scott, Tel; 0191 410 3093 or mobile 07980 013742 or email

Download schedule;

Download entry form only;


John Harris, husband of well known exhibitor Judy sadly passed away recently and donations
in his memory were directed to Bernese Welfare UK. 

Bernese Welfare has received cheques amounting to £169.11 plus a pledge for a further donation
£50 not yet received. 

Thank you to all those who donated so generously and thanks to Judy for her thoughtfulness
in nominating Bernese Welfare UK to benefit at a time of her personal sadness. 


at  The Mole Barn, Leatherhead Leisure Centre,
Guildford Road, Leatherhead, Surrey. Judge;  Silvia Schmocker (Burgseeli).
Contact  Club secretary Trish Goodyear Tel; 0208 4624769 or

Gilling West, Richmond, Yorkshire DL10 5JG.  2pm start                 
Contact Club Secretary Shelagh Corrigan Tel; 0191 265 2686 or mobile 07980013743

at The Cochrane Hall. Alva, FK12 5LJ. 
Judge;  Mrs L Ratter. Contact Club secretary Agnes Wilson Tel; 01698 860298 or

7.30pm at Newhouse
Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Newhouse, ML1 5SY. Contact Club secretary Agnes Wilson Tel;
01698 860298 or 

Jude Simonds


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