Bernese News 23rd July 2018


I received the sad news that Edna Parker has passed away in a care home on 7th July aged 80, having suffered from dementia for the past 15 years.

Edna and husband Tony were keen exhibitors in the past and back in the 80s and in 1989 made up their bitch Ch Choristma Bliss who was sired by Gillro Flapjack Of Forgeman x Ch Choristma Jungmutzi and bred by Muriel Majerus. Tony had continued to own a Bernese until fairly recently.

The funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.

Sincere condolences to Tony, daughter Trudy and family and friends.


The Bernese entry for Paignton Championship Show 2018
has been announced as 42 entries for all-rounder judge JR Walsh.

For comparison the entry at Paignton 2017 was 68 entries with 18 absentees for breed specialist judge Marian Scott (Scobern).


George Wilson, Chairman of the BMD Club of Scotland emailed;

"The officers and committee of the BMD Club of Scotland are looking forward to seeing all our friends and supporters at Kelso on the first weekend of August.


"We have some exciting new special prizes of folding chairs customised with unique embroidered logo for the winners of Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy and Best Veteran at our Championship Show on Saturday 4th August.

"The after-show Bernie Bash is once again well-supported too and all the usual Fun Events will fill the Sunday timetable. Our fantastically stocked Breed stand will be open all weekend with lots of goodies to tempt you!

"Everyone is assured of the warmest welcome and full details of everything that's planned are on our Club website
or contact Club secretary Agnes Wilson Tel; 01698 860298."



Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge and to my steward, Peter Bakewell, with a rather fitting name for assisting in the smooth running of the ring. A quality entry, rather than quantity, with 3 Bernese all worthy of CC’s bred by the same well-known and experienced breeder.

Junior Dog or Bitch  (1 entry, 1 absentee)

Post Graduate Dogr Bitch  (1 entry)
1st Griffiths, Orme & Miles’ Jaybiem With N’Without Y’Zeus JW.
2 year old handsome male of good type and correct proportions. Strong muzzle and good breadth of skull with well-defined stop. Medium length of neck, moderate shoulder and upper-arm angles leading into straight front legs and gently sloping pasterns. Bone in proportion to size and tight cat-like feet. Level topline, broad back and sturdy body in good condition. Well-rounded rump and correct tail-set. Balanced rear-angulation, well-muscled and short sturdy hocks. A little out of coat today but hiding nothing and moved well from all angles with an easy, active stride, driving from the rear. Happy to award Reserve Best of Breed.

Open Dog or Bitch  (3, 1)
Two lovely bitches.
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW. 2 ½ year old typey bitch with a beautiful outline and naturally stands four square. In good condition, not overdone in any way and looking just right for her age. Coat on the way back, lovely rich colouring and pigment. Clean head and expression with strong muzzle and neat medium sized ears. Would prefer slightly darker eye but almond-shaped with well-fitting lids. Good length of neck, shoulder placement could be a little better, but good length of upper-arm and correct width of chest. Strong bone, straight front legs and tight, cat-like feet. Good depth of chest and enough breadth of body. Firm topline and strong loin with just enough length of body to allow for easy, efficient movement. Well-rounded rump and correct tail-set. Well angulated rear, leading into firm, sturdy hocks. Moved well, powered around the ring, driving from her rear and extending in profile. One to watch. Pleased to award her Best of Breed and congratulations on going on to win Group 3.
2nd Miles’ Jaybiem My My My JW. Another typey 2 year old shapely bitch who looked a picture standing. Strong, yet feminine head with broad, straight muzzle, well defined stop and good breadth of skull. Dark almond-shaped eye and pretty expression. Medium length of neck, well-laid shoulder and ok for upper-arm. Straight front legs, slightly sloping pasterns and tight, round feet. Compact and sturdy bitch with a broad back and good depth of chest. Level topline, firm loin and well-rounded rump, again correct tail-set and carriage. Moderate rear angles and firm, well-let down hocks. In full bloom and initially thought she would have been the winner, but did herself no justice on the move today lacking the drive and extension of her kennel mates. Still, clean coming and going.
Judge - Gary Dybdall BVM&S MRCVS (Rodiveco/Meadowpark)

Jude Simonds 

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