Bernese News 8th July 2015
The July 2015 issue of the KC Journal is to hand and includes a few items of particular
interest to Bernese folk.
PERMISSION TO SHOW
Having been investigated by Mrs G Simpson MRCVS, the following
applications are recommended as not satisfying the Committee under Regulation
F(B)3.a., with further provisos that under the provision of Regulation
B.12.b.(5) the Committee imposes an endorsement on the dogs records that they
not be eligible for entry at Kennel Club licensed Breed Shows or unlicensed
Breed events recognised by the Kennel Club.
Mrs RJ & Mr BA King - Lowcroft Blakemere At Leapingwell
Operations to repair bilateral elbow dysplasia.
CONFIRMATION OF JUDGING APPOINTMENTS
2015 Belfast - Di Atherton (Athersbern).
2016; WELKS - Anne Wells (Bernfold),
2016 Windsor - Helen Davenport-Willis (Nellsbern)
2016 Darlington - Peter Jolley.
2017 BMD Club of Great Britain
Dogs - Carole Hartley (Meadowpark)
Bitches - Heather Head (MIllermead)
Referee - Sandra Gatward (Timberlog)
In a week of searing temperatures breed specialist Angela Haden (Cotshill) attracted
95 entries with 29 absentees across 16 classes at Windsor.
Ch Meadowpark Vertigo won his 12th CC plus Best of Breed. Homebred by Bernice Mair,
Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall he is 21 months old and sired by Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW
ShCM x Meadowpark Sugar's Diva.
The Reserve CC went to Shandy Bridges' homebred Ch Kernow Rock Star. He is 3 years old
and by Ch Kernow Ohso Special x Kernow Uptou.
Aileen & Ron Trevett's homebred Ch Vellbern You Japanese Gem won her 4th CC. She too is
sired by Utwo x Ch Vellbern Japanese Queen.
The Reserve Bitch CC was won by Trish Goodyear's homebred Harvestbank Fields Of Gold who is
22 months old and a daughter of Ch Glamrock Ballroom Blitz By Glenbrienz x Ch Harvestbank
Chantilly Lace JW ShCM.
Best Puppy went to Julie Baldwin's homebred Fortonpark Designer Record who is 8 months
old and sired by Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark x Fortonpark Dutch Design.
Best Veteran was awarded to Sandy Rothery's Glamrock Future Legend who is a 7 year old
homebred bitch sired by Monalou ouch Of Dutch To Glenbrienz ShCM x Glamrock Spirit Of
Chris Wood emailed;
"Layla (Tamarbern Dusky Maiden) was placed 4th in the Special Beginners Stakes at Three
Counties Championship Show as well as 2nd in Limit Bitch. I'm so proud of my lovely Layla."
THREE COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 4th June 2015
Always a pleasure to be with the Bernese and their people. After seeing a dramatic improvement
in fronts in recent years I was concerned to see that a lot of dogs in this entry were going very wide
in front which for so long was a major problem.
Puppy Dog (1 entry)
1st Bridges' Kernow Something. 9 months beautifully marked and in lovely bloom. Quality
head, well balanced with kind expression. A little short in neck but well boned and ribbed with
neat tight feet. On the move took time to settle and demonstrate the frontal reach that he's
capable of but showed delightful temperament at all times. Needs to drop into his rear with maturity
but shows a lot of promise.
Junior Dog (4 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Dream On. 17 months, upstanding and essentially
masculine with very dense bone and great spring of rib. Quality head with plenty of strength, enough
neck, excellent overall balance. On the stack his handler sometimes overstretches him which hides
his moderate rear angulation but when he moves he coordinates perfectly and goes with great
power, using his tail.
2nd Miles' Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW. 13 1/2 months and much less forward and finished
than 1st. Lots of quality, beautifully marked but he needs to gain confidence. Very sound mover
set up he shows a classic outline, correctly proportioned and perfectly angulated. Needs work
which is justified as he is potentially something special.
3rd Green's Bernsego Jack Vorobey At Pasturegreen (Imp)
Post Graduate Dog (9, 4)
1st Gopal's Collansues Secret Bridges. One of those dogs who has obvious holes but when
he moves he pulls it all together. Strong masculine head with typical eye, ample bone and
beautifully marked but at 2 years he still needs to fill out in front. Excellent spring of rib, firm level
topline but a fraction long cast and a lightness over the loin accentuates the fact. Has a tendency
to stiffen behind on the stack disguising his moderate angulation. Goes away unusually parallel
but he could be neater coming on. Going around he opens up impressively, covering the ground
with ease and power.
2nd Hughes' Waldershelf Causing Kaos. At 13 months looked very raw and underdone by
comparison and altogether narrower all through. Skull needs to develop, has quality bone and
sets up more truly in front than 1st. Excellent overall proportions,moved better behind than in
front and goes around with style and personality.
3rd Grimes' Stormberne Let It Snow
Limit Dog (6, 1)
1st Baldwin's Tjofselinas Z Daimuz At Fortonpark JW (Imp). Very frustrating as standing he
was as impressive as I saw all day. Beautiful head and expression, well marked, optimum bone,
well developed forechest and excellent feet. Well ribbed and bodied, perfectly angulated front and
back, nicely conditioned with excellent coat. Moving he powers around but his front action is rather
wide coming on and not as firm as he could be. if I could have judged dogs purely on the stack he
would have been Best of Breed. I was delighted to see he is producing (siring today's Bitch CC
and Reserve CC winner as well as the winners of Junior Dog and Limit Bitch) so he should be an
asset to the breed.
2nd King & Bramble's Shirdees Continental JW. A little heavier over the shoulder than 1st and
like him his front action isn't his forté but he has lots to like. Very good basic head type, quite well
marked, strongly boned and correctly balanced. Not a swell let down behind as 1st but going
around he has a lot of appeal.
3rd Green's Pasturegreen Irish Cream
Open Dog (4, 2)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. Very handsome yearling still not fully mature but impossible to ignore because of his great presence and excellent type. Strongly
boned, well ribbed, nicely marked, he has an excellent headpiece and excellent eye. Very good to
go over, his rear angulation could be more defined but he is by no means straight. Where he comes
into his own on the move as he goes around with such energy and power, using his tail happily but
not gaily. Easy winner of the CC, Best of Breed on his tighter front action and then Group 2
under Barrie Croft.
2nd Bridges' Ch Kernow Rock Star. More mature and on the stack he he was at first my winner
as I preferred his rear angulation to 1st, but on the move he looked bored and just wouldn't use his
tail. Beautiful head, well boned and adequately marked. Classic outline and beautifully bodied and
conditioned. Goes away true and comes on quite well. His many physical qualities more than
warranted the Reserve CC. Would love to see him firing on all cylinders.
Puppy Bitch (7, 2)
1st Bridges' Kernow All My Loving. 9 months, of excellent basic type and so well constructed
which seems to have been a trademark of this kennel for so many years. Quality head which still
needs to develop in foreface. Very well boned with neat feet, already nicely ribbed and well
coupled and she is very pleasingly marked. Sound and steady mover, just needs to use her tail
a little more. Overall correctness took her through to Best Puppy.
2nd Oakaby's Tickbern Teasle At Iscabern. 10 months, well boned and ribbed and excellent
type all through. More facial white and less tan than 1st and on the move, while she's reasonably
sound, she tends to roll a bit as she's not as settled in topline as 1st, tending to stand a little
3rd Green's Kibou De Neboa De Meigas At Pasturegreen (Imp)
Junior Bitch (8)
1st Mair, Hartely-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Just A Dream. Almost 18 months with
exciting potential. Beautiful head and expression, immaculate front, perfectly balanced outline
Nicely marked, so well constructed and in gleaming condition. Moves really free and true.
All she needs is that extra maturity and body width then she will certainly become a big winning
champion. I understand she already has two CCs so should not have to wait too long.
2nd Weston's Bernfawr In Vogue. 15 months and of pleasing basic type but rather outclassed
by 1st. Lovely head type, kind eye, excellent bone and feet, sets up to throw out a well balanced
outline with good angles front and back. Moving she uses her rear well but is rather blousy
3rd Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem
Post Graduate Bitch (12, 4)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Breezing On. Junior of the highest quality, really
well put together and in gleaming condition. Glorious head - which cosmetically could have less
white and more tan to be picky - but otherwise she is beautifully marked. Wonderful bone and
rib, correct angulation throughout, covers the ground with ease and drive in profile; could just be a
little cleaner coming on. Still her overall type and intense quality took her through to her first CC.
2nd Westlake's Alpine Joy Page Story At Jesterbrock (Imp). Handsome kind of bitch with
definite appeal and outgoing temperament. Possibly not as feminine as 1st but she has lots of
type and substance, a pleasing head, well marked but fractionally longer coupled than 1st and
consequently not so firm in topline. Moves around with gusto but again could be cleaner in front.
3rd Bridges' Kernow Moon Song
Limit Bitch (8, 1)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. Very well balanced and full of
quality. very nicely marked and good combination of substance and femininity. Beautiful head,
excellent bone and substance throughout, nicely marked. In lovely bloom, could have a little more
return of second thigh but what she has is used to full advantage on the move. Rather gay tail.
2nd Wood's Tamarbern Dusky Maiden. Somewhat lower stationed in general type and less
prettily marked but she has lots of good Bernese breed points and makes a typical overall picture.
More finish of foreface and a darker eye would enhance the head and expression. Moves with a
degree of agility.
3rd Green's Fortonpark Millie My Love At Pasturegreen
Open Bitch (8, 3)
1st Richards' Tickbern Naughty But Nice Von Richenbern. Won on her overall correctness and
her freedom and enthusiasm on the move. Balanced head with typical expression, ample bone,
nicely bodied, could have a little more neck but otherwise she is very well balanced and decently
2nd Baldwin's Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight. Slightly more scopy than 1st, being a little more
upstanding and having more neck. Impressive general forehand, moves soundly but not with any
3rd Flanagan's Collansues Rock Goddess
Judge - Andrew Brace