Bernese News 18th July 2016
Jayne Richards emailed;
"Freya (Ch Tickbern Naughty But Nice von Richenbern!!) and I would like to thank everyone for
their cards and goods wishes on her obtaining her third CC at Three Counties, and yes I have
At National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show 2016 breed specialist Joanne
Sutton (Bernsteph) had an entry of 60 with 15 absentees across 11 classes.
Photo courtesy Joanne Sutton
Bernice Mair, Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall's 18 month old homebred Ch Meadowpark High
Class won his 7th CC plus Best of Breed and then went on to take Working Group 3 under
all-rounder Rodney Oldham (his critique of the Group can be found further down this page). The
Reserve CC went to the same owners' Meadowpark Perfect Record, a 16 month old sired by the
Czech import Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark x Ch Meadowpark Perfect Blend.
Bernice & Carole also bred the Best Puppy winner, Julie Baldwin's 10 month old Meadowpark
First Class For Fortonpark who has the same sire as the Best of Breed winner (Ch Meadowpark
Vertigo JW) x Meadowpark One Lover.
It was a first CC for Julie Morgan's Welshbern Sweet Lady At Judabern who is rising 4 years old,
bred by Jean Jones and sired by Ch Monolou Dutch Courage x Ch Welshbern Taran, with the
Reserve CC going to Lianne Marsden & Dave Robertson's homebred Trudaleaze Majik Potion
who is 2 years old and a daughter of Ch Jaybiem Innu Endo JW ShCM x Trudaleaze I Am A Maze
The Bernese entry for Leeds Championship Show 2016 has been announced as 61 exhibits
giving 60 entries for breed specialist Keith Creasey (Alphanova).
For comparison the entry at Leeds 2015 was 75 exhibits giving 73 entries with 11 absentees for
all-rounder Tom Johnson.
The Bernese entry for Paignton Championship Show 2016 has also been announced as
28 exhibits giving 28 entries for breed specialist Steve Green (Waldershelf).
For comparison the entry at Paignton 2015 was 58 exhibits giving 57 entries with 14 absentees
for all-rounder Dr Ron James.
George Wilson, Chairman of the BMD Cub of Scotland emailed;
"Everything is all set (and almost all packed and ready to go!!) for our Kelso 2016 weekend
on 6th & 7th August at Springwood Park and we look forward to seeing you all there - we have a
great weekend planned for you and you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes!
"As well as our Championship Show which takes place on the Saturday, there are lots of other
activities planned to take part in or simply spectate and for those who didn't plan to come but might
find themselves at a last-minute loose end over that weekend - come along and join us.
"For those who don't know, all the information you need to know about the activities we have
planned for the weekend are set out on our Club website which can be found here;
and if you have any queries or questions before the weekend call Agnes or I on 01698 860298
and during the event Agnes can be reached on 07934 474471."
Chris Wood emailed;
"Thrilled to report that Layla (Tamarbern Dusky Maiden) went Best AVNSC, Best AV Working and
Group 2 under judge Mr C Fittus at Totnes CS Open show at Newton Abbot on 17th July.
Layla took Group 4 at this show last year so I am delighted. This is her second Group 2 placing
this year so am over the moon as she will be a veteran soon."
NATIONAL WORKING & PASTORAL BREEDS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 16th July 2016
WORKING GROUP - Judged by Rodney Oldham
To be invited to judge at this premier group show is always a great honour. To be invited to make
the final awards in both groups and Best in Show a great thrill indeed. Ann Arch is surrounded by
an experienced team who work so well together to run shows year after year of a very high
standard for which we should all be grateful. Too many of us think these major events just happen
but without an army of unsung heroes working all year round in a voluntary capacity these shows
just cannot continue to take place.
This year was well up to its established high standard and I personally enjoyed every minute. The
groups were called into the ring in good time and the stewards kept things moving along smoothly.
First up was the Working Group with a full compliment in attendance from which I selected 8 for
my shortlist. They were the Bernese Mountain Dog, Bouvier des Flandres, Dogue de Bordeux,
German Pinscher, Leonberger, Portuguese Water Dog, Rottweiler and St Bernard. After a final
reassessment of individual action I felt the BdF Ch Liskport Lord Of the Rings indeed commanded
the ring with not only his easy flowing movement but his great ring presence, never letting up for a
second he was not to be denied the Group 1 spot.
Close on his heels came the ultra sound PWD Can Gr Ch Uk Multi Ch Hi Seas Dr Romeo MacDuff,
this lad is beautifully constructed with all ths thrength and substance we expect from the breed yet
nothing overstated allowing him to step out smartly and one could imagine him doing the job for
which he was intended, he was expertly piloted by his young handler into the Reserve Group spot.
Group 3 was the BMD Ch Meadowpark High Class that I have admired recently, at only just turned
18 months he is well on in his development yet one gets the impression that the best is yet to come.
He possesses a strong masculine headpiece carried on the best of frames which he uses to
advantage with his youthful enthusiasm on the move.
Group 4 and completing this quality line up came the German Pinscher Int Ch Hickson Matrix Of
Milo At Brintala, really appreciated his head and expression which is masculine yet without a hint
of exaggeration, his neck flows cleanly into very good shoulders with hindquarters in balance
allowing clean true action from any angle but particularly from the front where his elbows are held
firm and parallel.
Judge - Rodney Oldham