Bernese News 22nd July 2017

Belle ~ Northmeadow Bacardi 
26th April 2011 ~ 14th July 2017

Ann and Brandon Cheek emailed;
"Our beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog Belkins. Our first ever dog and the love of our life. You came
to us at 4 months old and touched our hearts from the first day we met you. Throughout your life you
remained that cute, bouncy Bernese - always behaving like a 4 month old puppy! You were full of
life and loved life with a great big smile on your face and a constant waggly tail wherever you went
and whoever you met. 

"You brought so much joy and love to our entire family and now our home seems empty and lifeless
without your happy, loving, greeting and smile.

"It’s been so hard to accept you leaving us and somehow we still feel cheated - you were full of life
and vigour and had so much more to give. You made our family a family and we shall miss you dearly.

"Sweet, happy, affectionate, loving Belle, the love of our lives; rest in peace my baby girl Belkins
until we meet again some day. Gone but never forgotten, you will always remain in our hearts
forever more.  xxxxx"


Bernd Guenter emailed to tell me that the 2018 edition of the Avonside Bernese Mountain Dog
calendar has now been published.

Bernd's photographs of beautiful Bernese in stunning poses and locations are world renowned and
the 2018 calendar is of the same high standard that we have come love.  The calendar covers 16
months, 4 months from the previous year and features 13 pages in total with 13 full colour images
full colour images accompanied by a large grid for entering important dates.

A large format wall calendar measuring 12 inches by 24 inches opened (12 x 12 inches when closed)
and the price is £10 including p&p within the UK and can be ordered from the Avonside website


At Leeds Championship Show today breed specialist judge Gary Lewthwaite (Garthwaite) was
awarding CCs in Bernese for the first time and attracted an entry of 72 with 23 absentees across
14 classes.

Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall collected both the top male awards with homebred father and
son.  Ch Meadowpark High Class was awarded his 23rd CC plus Best of Breed with his sire Ch
Meadowpark Vertigo JW winning the Reserve.  Later in the day Meadowpark High Class won the
Working Group under all-rounder judge Jack Bispham.

Carole Hartley-Mair with Ch Meadowpark High Class - Working Group 1 at Leeds 2017

The Bitch CC, her 7th, was won by Di and Mike Atherton's homebred 5 year old Ch Athersbern
Peronelle Blush.

The Reserve CC was won by Lacey Brown's Meadowpark Dream Come True With Kingstonka
ShCM who was bred by Bernice Mair and Carole and is a daughter of Swedish import Ch
Tjofselinas Z Diamuz At Fortonpark JW x Ch Meadowpark Living The Dream JW.

Repeating her Best Puppy win at National Worklng and Pastoral Breeds Championship Show last
week was Karen Bird & Heather Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead who is by Ch
Kernow Rock Star x Kernow Let It be At Cullumbern.

Best Veteran was Jackie Shopland-Reed's 12 year old Kyleburn Night Prelude who was bred by
Margaret Eaves and sired by Monalou Secret Pledge x Beckbern Night Sky At Kyleburn.


Jude Simonds


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