Bernese News 26th July 2015
SKC CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 17th May 2015
I was extremely pleased in the overall quality of this breed that I feel has much improved over
the last few years. Movement has also much improved although in the higher bitch classes
was perhaps not as good as it could have been. Perhaps this is due to bitches carrying large
which must put a strain on their rears.
Puppy Dog (4 entries)
1st & Best Puppy, Atkinson & Reynolds' Meadowpark Secret Blend. Excellent youngster
all round with excellent head balance, correct eye and ears. Good neck, correct body and
rib for age. Good bone So very sound on the move. Must have a good future.
2nd Dickson's Monalou Vino Verde At Geruth. Very good youngster with Good body and
bone. Just preferred the head and expression of the winner.
3rd Brown's Esslinbern Benrus Sky Chief.
Junior Dog (2)
1st Hastings' Bernemcoourt Liv'n On Prayer. Another extremely well balanced youngster
with good body and rib. Very good quality coat. Correct bone for age. Lovely head proportions.
good on the move.
2nd Brown's Esslinbern Benrus Sky Chief. Very good type of coat. Would like better
shaped eye. Needs to settle on the move.
Yearling Dog (1)
1st Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp). Very smart,
upstanding lad with very good bone and conformation. Very well balanced head with correct
eyes. Just needs to strengthen on the move.
Post Graduate Dog (3)
1st Dickson. Monalou Maserati At Geruth. Very well balanced body covered in coat of excellent
texture. Good front and rear angles and correct bone. Good head and muzzle with correct eyes
and expression. OK on the move.
2nd Wilson's Deheubarth Rhodri Mawr At Gelbbackler. Another lad of very good outline and
balance with good rib and loin. Correct bone and feet. OK on the move. Just preferred the head
and expression of 1st.
3rd Carty's Floskirk Berneray.
Limit Dog (9 entries, 1 absentee)
1st & Reserve Dog CC. Benson's Pasturegreen Irish Prince At Bernervalley. Very smart
lad of excellent balance. Lovely head and expression with correct eyes and ears. Good neck
and body with correct topline. Quality coat so very well presented. Good bone and feet,
correct front and rear construction all giving true sound movement. This lad must go on to
2nd Scott's Welshbern One Vision At Scobern. ShCM. Another quality lad so well made
and constructed with good firm topline. Lovely head with correct eyes and ears, correct neck.
Good body, rib and loin. Very sound on the move.
3rd Wright & Kirk's Materabern Good Friday.
Open Dog (4)
1st & Dog CC. Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. Excellent all
round. Super head and eye. Good neck and topline. Correct body, rib and loin. Excellent bone
and front and rear construction. So very sound on the move and so good to see in profile.
2nd Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern ShCM. Another quality lad with such a superb
well balanced head. Superb outline and topline. Correct bone and feet.
3rd King's Elnside Going The Distance.
Puppy Bitch (3)
1st Kelly's Ridon Hennet Rosetta Stone (Imp). Lovely baby with head and body developing
well. Correct bone for age. Good on the move.
2nd Jeffries' Easlinbern Binda Hip Hop. Very pleasing head. Good bone. OK on the move.
Rather heavier all round than 1st.
Junior Bitch (3)
1st & Reserve Bitch CC. Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall. Meadowpark Breezing On.
Youngster with superb outline and balance. Very lovely head with lovely eye and expression.
So very well put together with excellent front and rear construction. Top quality coat, so very
well presented. Moved and showed so very well. Another that has to go on to great things.
2nd Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze. Another quality youngster with the loveliest of
heads. Very good neck and body, correct bone. Excellent quality coat. Just needs to
strengthen on rear movement.
3rd Cumming's Clanquaich I Do Declair.
Yearling Bitch (2)
1st, Bitch CC & Best of Breed. Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Just A
Dream. This bitch had everything for me. Top quality all round. So very well constructed
with excellent head, neck, topline, rib and body. Correct bone and feet. Quality coat, so
very well presented. Shown and moved like a champion that she is destined to be.
2nd Benson's Tickbern Still On Top At Bernervalley. The loveliest head and eye with
super expression. Good neck and body. A little straight in stifle, would like a truer front action.
Post Graduate Bitch (4)
Not the strongest class for movement.
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. Lovely outline with very
good head and neck. Very good topline and turn of stifle. Correct bone and feet.
2nd Abbott Brown & Abbott's Meadowpark One Love With Kingstonka. Good neck
body and topline. Covered in excellent quality coat. Just preferred head and expression
3rd Thompson's Trudaleaze Shes Gorjus.
Limit Bitch (4, 1)
Overall quality and movement in this class was poor.
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Dutch Design. Pleasing head. Correct body and bone. Decent coat.
2nd Thompson's Alphanova Rosetta. Correct bone and feet. Pleasing head proportions.
3rd McCormick's Monalou Arctic Queen.
Open Bitch (6)
1st Mair, Hartley Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark One Lover. Best outline and mover in this
class. Pleasing head. Excellent bone, good body.
2nd Baldwin's Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight. Very pleasing head. Good bone and front and
rear angles. Preferred neck and body of 1st.
3rd Murphy's Kinelarty Amo Tiziana Jun Ch.
Veteran Bitch (3, 2)
1st McCormick. Torralbaz Diamond Princess. Excellent outline with correct topline. Good
bone and feet. Very good head proportions and correct eyes. Good neck. Just let down by
front and rear movement.
Judge - K Robin Newhouse
BATH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 24th May 2015 (No CCs on offer for Bernese)
Puppy Dog (1)
1st Rickman's Tickbern Teddy Bear. Young immature male, who is of good size. His head
needs time to broaden, grow and mature so it is in proportion to the rest of him, flat skull with
good set on of ears. He stands on good legs and feet, with ample bone although his topline
needs to settle. Could move with more enthusiasm and his rear action needs to settle.
Junior Dog (1)
1st Miles' Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW. Impressive male who has an instant look of
breed type and quality. Superb head type shape with ideal proportions for his age. Excellent
head to length ratio giving the ideal profile outline on the stack. His movement was spot on
in all directions holding a firm level topline. Give him another 6 months of maturity he can go
all the way to compete at the highest level. Reserve Best Dog.
Novice Dog (2)
1st Blenkinsopp's Mountain Crystal Don't Forget Me At Thiesbern (Imp). Very appealing
head and expression, with good eye shape, skull and muzzle need to broaden to add masculinity.
Strong broad neck of moderate length into powerful well angulated forequarters, well ribbed back,
strong muscular loin into well angled croup and set on of tail. Sound up and back action with
breed specific gait.
2nd Otero Scutt & Otero Rodriguez's Majestic Dream. Strong powerful male, with powerful
head in proportion with his bone and body. Pleasing eye and expression. Slightly less length of
leg and longer in body giving a more rectangular profile shape. Holds good topline, would prefer
better movement in all directions.
Post Graduate Dog (1)
1st Stelmach & Davis' Chippis Rough Diamond. Full broad skull and muzzle of correct length
ration, tight lips, eye set shape and placement not ideal. With good set on of ears and carriage.
Short compact neck. Up on the leg and compact in length. Pleasing profile action but rear
movement could be stronger.
Limit Dog (1)
1st Jones' Tickbern No Brakes. Very strong powerful muzzle and skull giving a very masculine
hard appearance. Full powerful body with very deep powerful chest giving the appearance he
lacks length of leg. Well angulated forequarters. Longer cast in back with firm level topline. Well
well set on tail. Sound front and good profile action.
Open Dog (1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. Quality headpiece, very
typical for the breed. He is handled and presented to perfection and is well angulated front and
rear standing on strong bone and tight feet. He is slightly longer in back than I prefer. He is a real
showman and blows you away on the move where he uses himself to full advantage in profile
and faultless on the up and back. Best Dog and Best of Breed.
Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Bird's Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern. Very impressive baby with an instant look of quality.
Narrow blaze on head but with perfect flat broad skull, level muzzle and high ear set. Correct
height to length ratio, strong bone, tight compact feet. Needs to come together on the up and back
but has pleasing profile gait. One who should have a big future ahead! Best Puppy.
Junior Bitch (5)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Breezing On. Striking bitch that catches your
eye instantly, her head piece and expression just makes you melt. She is mature for her age and
would not look out of place in the higher classes. She is longer cast in back than I prefer for this
breed she moves away true and honest with an impressive showy profile gait that is not necessarily
typical of what I am looking for in this breed. Presented to perfection.
2nd Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem. A more immature bitch than class winner who will need
a little more time to come together in head and body but has all the main ingredients to achieve
a bright future. she is very balanced and of correct proportions and is very true on the
up and back but needs time to settle in profile.
3rd Weston's Bernfawr In Vogue.
Novice Bitch (4)
1st Stannard's Kohbern Swans Of Samui. Very feminine in head, a little rounded in skull and
long in muzzle, narrow all through. Parallel front and rear with moderate angulation. Firm topline,
would prefer stronger feet and bone. She is of the height to length ratio I am looking for. Excellent
up and back movement very true and honest one of the best in this department, very easy ground
covering profile to compliment.
2nd Wills' Kernow Moon Dust. Superb headpiece, eye shape and ear shape just perfect. Well
angulated front and rear quarters that compliment one another. Good tuck up with parallel topline,
compact in body with good length of leg and deep chest. Presented in excellent coat. Was very
disappointed with her on the move which prevented her from winning the class.
3rd Westlake's Alpine Joy Page Story At Jesterbrock (Imp).
Post Graduate Bitch (5, 1)
1st Weston's Bernfawr In Vogue. Would prefer a more almond shape eye, has level muzzle with
flat broad skull. Strong muscular broad neck of good length. Well ribbed back and well sprung ribs.
Strong powerfull forequarters and rear quarters. Could have stronger pasterns. Did not make the
best of herself on the move.
2nd Wills' Kernow Moon Dust.
3rd Stelmach & Davis' Chippis Shes A Diamond.
Limit Bitch (6)
1st Stannard's Bernbienaime Bright Gem At Kohbern. On the stack she ticked all the boxes
with the perfect profile outline and proportions with very little to fault excellent bone feet and
angulation throughout well rounded rump. A well made feminine head piece of good make and
shape and proportions. Superb up and back movement complimented by easy powerful ground
covering profile action, would just like her to have a little more animation and then could of taken
Best of Breed. Best Bitch.
2nd Slade's Jaybiem Voo Doo At Potterspride JW. Impressive headpiece, parallel muzzle,
well developed furrow and flat skull. Good neck and front, longer cast in body than class winner,
strong bone and compact feet. Impressive showy profile movement. Reserve Best Bitch.
3rd Wills' Kernow Moon Dust.
Open Bitch (2, 1)
1st Stelmach & Davis' Chippis Ebony Ice P Beg.Ex. Presented in excellent condition for her
age, plenty of width through front body and rear. Moving unsettled but to be expected from a
Judge - Anthony P Rees