Bernese News 27th July 2015
The Bernese entry for Paignton Championship Show 2015 has been announced
as 58 exhibits giving 59 entries for all-rounder judge Dr Ron James.
For comparison the entry at Paignton 2014 was 59 exhibits giving 61 entries with 14
absentees for breed specialist Lynn Barker-Waite (Graburlynn).
At Leeds Championship Show all-rounder judge Tom H Johnston awarded CCs in our
breed for the first time and had attracted 73 entries with 11 absentees across 14 classes.
Leeds 2015 Dog CC and Bitch CC winners. Photo courtesy Gary Dybdall.
Meadowpark took most of the top awards with Bernice, Carole and Gary's 22 month old Ch
Meadowpark Vertigo JW (Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x M Sugar's Diva) collecting his 13th
CC plus Best of Breed and was later shortlisted in the Group.
The Reserve Dog CC went to Gary's 5 year old Ch Meadowpark Sugar Daddy (Goodboy Van't Stokerybos x M Royal Suite).
Winning her 3rd CC was 19 month old Meadowpark Just A Dream and the Reserve bitch CC
went to 2 1/2 year old Meadowpark Perfect Blend (Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber x
Meadowpark Royal Blend).
Best Puppy was awarded to Lynn Atkinson & Lee Reynolds' 11 month old Meadowpark
Secret Blend who is sired by Diamuz x M Royal Blend. He was also placed VHC in an
entry of 20 in the Puppy Dog Stakes 3 under judge Derek Smith.
Judy Harris' 8 1/2 year old Vellbern Geisha Girl took Best Veteran. Bred by Ron & Aileen
Trevett she is sired by Ch Kernow Ohso Special x Ch Vellbern Japanese Queen JW ShCM.
Elsewhere at the show young Paige Spencer was placed 3rd in the age 6 to 11 Junior
Handling class under Lorna Dandy. Congratulations.
And so we have another new Champion, subject to KC confirmation.
Photo courtesy Andrew Brace
Meadowpark Just A Dream.
Born; 30th December 2013
Breeders; Bernice Mair and Carole Hartley-Mair.
Owners; Bernice Mair, Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall.
Sire; Tjofselinas Z Diamuz At Fortonpark JW (Imp Sweden)
Dam; Ch Meadowpark Living The Dream JW.
'Ruby's' notable achievements include;
Best Puppy from Julie Baldwin at Darlington 2014
Reserve CC from Andrew Brace at Three Counties 2015
CC from Svante Frisk at Northern BMD Club 2015
CC + Best of Breed from Robin Newhouse at SKC 2015
CC from Tom Johnston at Leeds 2015.
WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 3rd July 2015
I should like to thank the Society for giving me the opportunity to judge this wonderful breed
and the exhibitors for their sportsmanship.
Temperaments were excellent, angulation and movement continues to improve, in the
bitch classes especially there was more quality in depth: breeders are to be congratulated
for the continuing improvement in Bernese over time. I did note a slight but worrying trend
trend to equate sheer size with quality whereas the reality is that these over-sized dogs are
often coarse and unbalanced. Bites are much improved these days but some dogs had
grubby teeth and that we didn't see years ago.
Veteran Dog or Bitch (7 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Rothery's Glamrock Future Legend. 7 year old typey bitch with a feminine head,
good stop, correct eye and expression. Well bodied with good angulation fore and rear,
level topline, moved well .
2nd King and Bramble's Ch Shirdees Bobby Dazzler. Bigger than 1st with a lovely
feminine head with a well shaped eye, good stop. Good head. Strong bone with good
angulation. Wilting a bit in the heat as movement was not as good as 1st.
3rd Barr's Ch Bernsteph Chloe.
Minor Puppy Dog (2)
1st Mead's Deberni Lucky. 6 months old baby, well boned with promising head, lovely
dark eye, tip scissor bite which should improve as the head matures. Longer bodied, moved
well. Excellent temperament.
2nd Boreham's Deberni Viscount For Broels. Another 6 month baby (litter brother to 1st)
with a promising head and lovely expression. Compact body. Straighter in stifle than 1st and
movement was uneven but this will improve with time. Excellent temperament.
Puppy Dog (2)
1st Bridges' Kernow Something. Substantial puppy but in no way coarse. Good strong
head with lovely dark eye, strong muzzle. Well bodied, good angulation fore and aft, moved
well. Excellent outgoing temperament.
2nd Rothery's Glamrock Graffiti Artist. Well marked puppy with a strong, masculine head
without coarseness. Good deep body, good bone and angulation but moved a little close
behind. Put down to perfection.
Junior Dog (3)
1st Green's Bernsego Jack Vorobey At Pasturegreen. Compact dog, light boned with
good movement. Good head with deep stop, short muzzle and gentle expression.
2nd Miles' Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem. An excellent head and expression with a correct
stop and broad skull. A substantial well bodied dog but would prefer more angulation.
Movement was affected by the heat.
3rd Game's Chippis Magic Diamond.
Yearling Dog (5, 2)
1st Baldwin's Guinness Record From Christofland to Fortonpark (Imp). Handsome,
darker faced lad with a rich tan. Typey head and expression. Good depth of body. Long
cast. Well boned, good angulation front and rear, moved well with drive from the rear.
2nd Allison's Tickbern Space Cowboy For Alisnobern. Good head with a strong muzzle
though eye could be tighter however the overall expression was good. Well boned with
good angulation though moved close behind.
3rd Game's Chippis Magic Diamond.
Post Graduate Dog (11, 4)
1st Austen's Collansues Excaliber. A big, well boned dog with a strong, masculine head,
broad flat skull and dark eye. Well angulated, a little sluggish on the move but it was a hot day.
2nd Hyland's Charmsway Adventurer. Well bodied dog, if a little long cast. A typy,
masculine head with a good dark eye. Well angulated and another one whose movement was
affected by the heat.
3rd Green's Millennium Star Email Of Happiness at Pasturegreen.
Limit Dog (11, 3)
1st Baldwin's Tjofselinas Z Daimuz At Fortonpark JW (Imp). Gorgeous head and expression,
correct eye, excellent temperament. Compact dog with a good depth of body and well angulated.
2nd King & Bramble's Shirdees Continental JW ShCM. Another boy with a good strong head
with a dark eye. Well bodied with good bone, well angulated though not the movement of 1st
today. Much to like.
3rd Green's Pasturegreen Irish Cream.
Open Dog (6, 4)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. Super boy, put down to
perfection. Compact balanced dog, nothing exaggerated. Gorgeous head with broad skull,
correct stop, strong muzzle. Good shoulders, reach of neck, well angulated, good depth of
body. Moved well. Excellent temperament. .Dog CC and Best of Breed.
2nd Bridges' Ch Kernow Rock Star. Excellent head with broad skull, correct stop and strong
muzzle. Eye a little lighter than 1st and not the reach of neck but good angulation. Well bodied,
longer cast than 1st but still in proportion. Moved well. Reserve CC.
Good Citizen Dog or Bitch (7, 2)
Well done everyone in this class for achieving their Good Citizen award.
1st Biggins' Harvestbank Fantastic Day At Greybern. Lovely head with a gentle, feminine
expression, excellent temperament. Movement acceptable.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Rock Goddess. Feminine head with a gentle expression. Good
bone though not the enthusiasm of 1st on the move. Presented beautifully.
3rd Austen's Collansues Excaliber.
Minor Puppy Bitch (4)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Designer Record. A lovely confident little girl, pretty head with a
melting expression, correct eye. Excellent bone, good angulation with good turn of stifle and
well rounded rump. Moved nicely. Promising. Best Puppy.
2nd Zeligowska's Bellucci. Another sweetie, lighter boned than 1st and needs to drop at the
rear as a little straight in stifle at the moment but time is on her side. Front angulation good.
Head still has a bit to do but she has a good stop and correct eye. Moved well.
3rd King's Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell.
Puppy Bitch (5, 2)
1st Bridges' Kernow All My Loving. A good, dark faced head with a broad skull, correct eye,
feminine expression. Well bodied with a good depth of brisket, good angulation front and rear.
Good bone, moved well. Good temperament. Another promising one.
2nd Green's Kibou De Neboa De Meigas At Pasturegreen (Imp). Well proportioned body
although lighter in bone than 1st and longer in muzzle. A happy girl who moved well, much to
3rd Fison-Bates' Panda Riomadea Grande (Imp).
Junior Bitch (4, 3)
1st Green's Millennium Star J'adore Dior At Pasturegreen. A lovely head and expression,
a good dark eye. Good angulation with a well laid back shoulder, good rear angulation, moved
moved well. Excellent temperament.
Yearling Bitch (5)
1st Coombes' Halesbern Calendar Girl. A big, shapely bitch with excellent bone. A good
head with a broad skull, correct stop, a strong muzzle yet with a feminine expression. Good
depth of body, well angulated and moved well.
2nd Baldwin's. Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. A good head with a lovely
dark eye, strong muzzle and feminine expression. Good body and an excellent front but would
prefer a little more rear angulation. Moved well.
3rd Stannard's Kohbern Swans Of Samui.
Post Graduate Bitch (9, 3).
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Breezing On. Substantial, well marked
bitch with good bone, depth of body and angulation. A little longer cast than some but still
balanced. A correct, well marked, feminine head with a good stop, broad skull and correct
dark eye. Moved well keeping her topline.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Mountain Angel. Another one with a good head, strong muzzle
but would prefer a deeper stop. A lovely dark eye enhancing the feminine expression from
which the narrow blaze did not detract in the slightest. Well bodied with good bone and
angulation. Moved well.
3rd Watson's Stepdasher Sommer Girl.
Limit Bitch (10, 3)
1st Goodyear 's Harvestbank Fields Of Gold JW. Gorgeous head and expression, strong
yet feminine, dark eye, straight muzzle, good skull. Well bodied with good angulation fore and
aft. Moved well holding her topline on the move. Reserve CC.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Heart Of Gold. A lovely head and expression, good angulation,
well boned. A narrower front than 1st, moved well.
3rd Trevett's Vellbern The Raindancer.
Open Bitch (4, 2)
1st Trevett's Ch Vellbern You Japanese Gem. .A big, typey bitch with a strong head and
gentle expression. Broad skull, well set ears, correct muzzle, good stop and correct dark,
almond shaped eye. Well angulated, level topline, correct tailset. Moved out well. Excellent
temperament. Bitch CC.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Magical Dream. Narrower in skull than 1st but a good head
overall. Excellent bone, narrower in front than 1st, moved well. Lovely outgoing temperament.
Judge - Angela Haden (Cotshill)
BORDER UNION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 21st June 2015
Puppy Dog (4 entries)
1st Atkinson & Reynolds' Meadowpark Secret Blend. 10 mONths old, of good type, well
put together, scored in forehand, clean neck and wither and nicely balanced all through, would
like more definition in angle of hock but moved well both ways with drive. Best Puppy.
2nd Dickson's Monalou Vino Verde At Geruth. 9 months old and coming along nicely, not
the eye and expression of winner but sturdily built with good topline and spring of rib, broad
quarters and muscular second thigh, good angulation and movement.
3rd Brown's Esslinbern Benrus Sky Chief.
Junior Dog (3)
Three nice dogs of different types and stages.
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Dream On. Quite an eyecatcher, lovely head,
good neck and topline, firm topline and croup. Well set tail. Excellent pigmentation. Paddled
slightly in front as he turned into handler otherwise little to fault.
2nd Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On A Prayer. Close up to winner, excellent forehand,
strong topline and spring of rib, correct 9/10 ratio and hind angulation, good croup and tail set.
Moved out soundly and freely.
3rd Green's Waldershelf Here Comes Erik.
Novice Dog (1)
1st Grimes' Stormberne Let It Snow. Very imposing fellow, well built with attractive head and
very good neck and shoulder placement. Firm topline, well sprung ribs, good shape in profile
and well angulated quarters. Unfortunately his hind action let him down. Only 19 months and has
time to strengthen here.
Graduate Dog (2)
1st Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp Cze). Upstanding
young male, stood four square. Very good neck and shoulder placement, good front, would
like more return of elbow, but moved out very well, is maturing nicely.
2nd Wilson's Deheubarth Rhodri Mawr At Gelbackler. Very nice head and expression.
Short and square in build, a touch bum high in profile. Well boned with tight feet, rather
uncooperative with handler but moved soundly enough.
Post Graduate Dog (4, 1)
1st Dickson's Monalou Maserati At Geruth. Clear winner here, lovely clean lines and in
excellent coat and condition. Has strength without stuffiness, excellent neck and shoulder
placement, flowing smoothly over wither. Firm topline, croup and width of quarters, best
mover keeping his outline when moving. Reserve CC.
2nd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Aint I Adorable. Not the head of winner but nicely
put together. Good topline and bend of stifle, sound in front and quarters, also kept his outline on
3rd Carty's Floskirk Berneray.
Limit Dog (9)
Strong class and some good ones went cardless.
1st Griffiths, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem Y'euben Chozen JW. Scopey dog with clean lines.
Very good head and eye, strong muzzle and neck of medium length. So well constructed all
through and had to win here, just lost out in challenge where his tail set just spoilt his outline
on the move slightly, but was a strong contender for Reserve CC.
2nd King's Elnside Going The Distance. More compactly built dog with lovely head and
eye. Good pasterns and feet with correct build of 9/10 ratio, correct depth and spring of rib and
moved out really well.
3rd King & Bramble's Shirdees Continental JW ShCM.
Open Dog (4)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. Beautiful head and overall
shape. Good neck of medium length flowing smoothly into wither, enough depth and spring of rib.
Well bent hocks, keeps his profile on the move with correct tail carriage and shows himself to
perfection. Dog CC and Best of Breed.
2nd Scott's Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern ShCM. Upstanding male with correct 9/10 ratio.
Very good head though not the eye of winner. Very good neck and shoulders, strong topline
and nice depth and width of chest. Strong, well angulated quarters, moved out freely here but a
little unsettled in the challenge.
3rd Webster' Esslinbern Saliman Tootega.
Veteran Dog (1)
1st Grimes' Fortonpark Secret Gift. Big, imposing eight and a half year old. Well balanced
with good front and topline. Looked very well standing but very stiff and not inclined to move much.
Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Jeffries' Esslinbern Binda Hip Hop. 8 months and more settled here. Good eye, strong
muzzle. Clean wither, well sprung ribs and strong quarters. Still very unfinished as you would
expect but showed and moved quite well.
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Designer Record. Very pretty baby and a bit overwhelmed by her
surroundings. Lovely head, rich colouring and soundly constructed. With experience should
be one to watch.
Junior Bitch (4, 1)
1st Pawlyszyn's Meadowpark Bright N'Breezey. Very nice young bitch, clean lines, not stuffy.
Good head and length of neck, level topline and well bent stifle. Went well with good reachy
2nd Davidson's Meadowpark Pure Breeze. Nice type and is similar to above, just losing out
in topline to 1st. Good body and bone and moved freely.
3rd Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion.
Novice Bitch (2)
1st McCallum's Moyannabern Borealio Avec Noralu. Yearling bitch with good head, dark eye.
A bit straight in pastern, correct depth of chest, firm topline and went freely.
2nd Rossall's Stormberne Aint No Sunshine. Also 19 months and makes a pleasing picture.
Lovely head and expression, unfortunately slightly undershot. Very well balanced all through and
a sound, free mover.
Graduate Bitch (2)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. Same lovely type as her brother.
Attractive head and eye. Nice width and depth of chest, a touch straight in upper arm and pastern,
Well boned and on good feet, went freely.
2nd Thompson's Trudaleaze She's Gorjus. Not the head of winner but soundly constructed in
general. Good neck and flow into topline, strong, well angulated quarters of good width and a sound
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Breezing On. Good head, flat skull, dark almond
eye. Clean neck and wither, bit straight in elbow to pastern. Firm topline. Well proportioned and
nicely angulated quarters, moved very well with drive from quarters.
2nd Davidson's Meadowpark Whispers Shadow. Nice type though would like more return of
elbow. Good body, well ribbed back, broad croup. Good bone and feet and moved quite soundly.
3rd Thompson's Alphanova Rosetta.
Limit Bitch (5, 1)
1st Goodyear's Harvestbank Fields Of Gold JW ShCM. Big, upstanding bitch with lots of scope.
Good head and neck, well laid shoulder, elbows well under body. Ribbed well back with good bend
of stifle. Came into her own in profile movement. Reserve CC.
2nd Abbott-Brown & Abbott's Meadowpark One Love With Kingstonska. Attractive head with
good stop and almond eye. Correct forehand with good depth and spring of rib. In excellent coat
and condition and with good bone and feet, moved out really well. Close up.
3rd McCormick's Monalou Artic Queen.
Open Bitch (4)
1st Pawlyszyn's Ch Materabern Disco Diva. Very showy bitch both standing and moving.
Lovely head and neck, clean wither, level topline which just flowed to the tip of her tail, would
prefer a richer tan but she could not be denied. Lovely reachy, easy stride and true both ways.
2nd Baldwin's Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight. Lovely bitch of different type. Not as clean over
wither as 1st but otherwise little to fault. Strong body and quarters, firm back with good width
of loin and croup. Good, moderately angulated quarters and moved very soundly.
3rd Thompson's Trudaleaze She's Gorjus.
Veteran Bitch (2)
1st Green's Waldershelf Happy Hattie. Quality bitch, attractive head, dark eye. Good neck
and wither flowing into level topline with well sprung ribs. Medium angulation in quarters and
good width of second thigh. Only sign of age was in teeth colour, otherwise hard to fault. Moved
out freely, sound and true both ways.
2nd Goodyear's Harvestbank Born To Boogie.
Judge - Sue Pollock-Yule