Bernese News 2nd July 2018



The 2018 Whistley Woofers Weekend fundraiser held over the early May Bank Holiday weekend managed to escape much of the bad weather that had soaked much of the UK (SO different from the ongoing heatwave we are currently experiencing!) and was a great success.

This is the fifth year that hosts Margaret Bailey and partner Tim Williams aided by their band of trusty helpers have organised this event in aid of Bernese Welfare UK.  £1862 was raised at the event plus additional donations resulted in a cheque for £2000 being received by Bernese Welfare UK. Thank you SO much to everyone who supported this fun event that has grown bigger and better every year. The selflessness and generosity of those who seek to help Bernese less fortunate than their own is humbling.

After the event Pete Garrard emailed;

"Whistley Woofers Weekend 2018.  This year’s Whistley Woofers fundraiser for Bernese Welfare took place once again at Tim Williams and Margaret Bailey’s property at Pimlico, between Silverstone and Brackley, in Northamptonshire on Sunday 27th May. For a couple of weeks before the event Roy Toms had been hard at work in the paddock mowing the grass, staking out the rings and marking out the caravan pitches while Marg dealt with the background preparations and camping bookings and Tim kept on building things and playing with his toys (Digger, Dumper Truck, tandem, the list goes on.........).

"Caravans started arriving early in the week, and by the weekend around 25 caravans and tents were pitched along the sides of the paddock, with the gazebos set up under the trees and the rings roped off. The Wibbly Wobbly path through the long grass had been (accidentally) widened slightly and a larger area than previously had been mown at the far end of the paddock by the gate into Whistley Wood. This was to provide room for the Working Cart Course competition to be held, which should have taken place at the GB Club’s cancelled Spring Garden Party.

"On Saturday evening a well attended meeting of the Working Cart group was held, hosted by Di Crawshaw and Chris Handley, which was followed by a social get together and a massive fish and chip take-away.On Saturday night however an enormous thunderstorm kept many of us awake for several hours during the night but happily the ground soaked it all up and Sunday stayed fine and sunny despite a line of thunderstorms rolling past all day, just a few miles up the road.

"The fun dog show classes were opened by a parade of 18 decorated carts and a fun obstacle course was held in the adjacent ring, while the working cart course competition was run at the far end of the paddock. Monday was a day for clearing up and then relaxing to reflect upon another fantastic weekend for which many thanks are due to Tim & Marg for the use of the paddock, to Roy for managing the site and to everyone else who helped in any way before, during and after the event."

I'm in the process of collecting photographs of the event which I'll upload into a full report ASAP.


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In January the Kennel Club wrote to all breed clubs asking them to appoint a Breed Education Coordinator (see Kennel Club Press release copied below). Trish Goodyear tells me that she has stepped forward to take on the role and Gary Dybdall will assist.

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2018/january/kennel-club-asks-each-breed-to-appoint-breed-education-coordinator/


KENNEL CLUB ASKS EACH BREED TO APPOINT BREED EDUCATION COORDINATOR
KC Press Release dated 30th January 2018

Vital administrative role which will receive full advice and support from dedicated Kennel Club staff.

The Kennel Club has written to all breed clubs and councils to ask them to appoint a Breed Education Coordinator (BEC) in their breed by 1st June 2018. The BEC will be responsible for overseeing the breed’s programme for educating its judges under the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), which will go live in January 2019.

Enclosed with the letter was a copy of the BEC role description, which emphasises the importance of the candidate having good administration experience, including report writing and use of computers and spreadsheets. Good people skills are also important.

The role will encompass managing the information for the breed clubs/council in all breed educational opportunities, i.e. breed appreciation days, multiple-choice breed standard exam, mentors, observers, as well as the assessors and exhibits for the subsequent Kennel Club-organised breed competence assessments. Dedicated Kennel Club staff will assist the BEC in carrying out their role and provide them with advice and support throughout all stages of the JCF education process.

The role is essentially administrative and requires good coordinating skills. It is not intended to replace the vital role of a judges’ education process which the Kennel Club still expects breed clubs and councils to provide in order to meet their obligations under the JCF. The training of judges by breed clubs and councils is absolutely central to the JCF and its aim of producing suitably-qualified judges for future generations of dog show exhibitors.

In breeds with a large number of breed clubs, it may be that each club and the breed council (if applicable) will wish to appoint a representative with the sole purpose of liaising with the BEC. This will ensure that all clubs and councils are involved in the education of judges and will also help with the distribution of workload. Once again, Kennel Club staff will be on hand to offer full support and advice to any volunteer offering their services under the JCF.

The Kennel Club recognises that many breed clubs and councils already have someone working in a similar role to that of the newly-created BEC. It is therefore hoped that this experience can be used when appointing the BEC, which is a much-enhanced position.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club recognises 220 pedigree dog breeds, and we look forward to recruiting a BEC for each of these by the summer. We would emphasise that the role is not intended to remove the responsibility for a judges’ education process from breed clubs and councils and, in fact, is a coordinating role on their behalf in order to help them meet their obligations under the JCF. For this reason, it could well be that some breeds will appoint someone who is not a championship show judge but who has strong administrative and people skills. With 2019 just around the corner, it is very important that each breed has someone at the heart of coordinating its breed education in time for when the JCF begins.”

The Kennel Club will be inviting all appointed BECs to an event on Sunday 15th July at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire where they will be briefed fully on the role and have the opportunity to ask questions.

The full BEC role description can be found at: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/1159415/bec-role-description.pdf.

THE JUDGES COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK (JCF) KENNEL CLUB BREED EDUCATION COORDINATOR (BEC)

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A KC BREED EDUCATION COORDINATOR (BEC)?

A KC Breed Education Co-ordinator (known as the BEC) is an administrative role to co-ordinate all points of breed specific education and support for judges. This co-ordinating role is held on behalf of the breed clubs in order to support the breed club obligations under the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) for the education and training of judges. The BEC is, therefore, someone who will work with breed clubs/breed council to promote JCF Level 1 – 3 judges who wish to progress through the breed specific judging levels with the purpose of helping the judge to identify opportunities for them to enhance their knowledge of the breed right through to achieving JCF Level 4.

If the identified educational opportunities are effective, the KC BEC (working with breed clubs /breed council) will be able to contribute to providing the necessary training opportunities for the judge to progress. The BEC will need to co-ordinate all of the educational and judges development opportunities on behalf of the breed clubs/breed council
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This is an important administrative role and will encompass managing the information for the breed clubs/breed council in all breed educational opportunities ie including Breed Appreciation Days and Multiple-choice Breed Standard Exam, mentors, observers, as well as the subsequent assessors and exhibits for the KC organised Breed Competence Assessments.

The Kennel Club recognises that many breed clubs and/or breed councils may already have someone working in a similar role to that of the newly created BEC, ie someone who already co-ordinates educational and training needs and it is hoped that breed clubs/breed councils may utilise this experience when appointing a BEC. However, the KC’s identified role of a BEC is a much enhanced position and will be a key component to the KC’s rollout of the JCF and the judges’ education process. It may be in some breeds that have large numbers of breed clubs that each breed club might wish to appoint a representative with the sole purpose of liaising with the BEC. This will ensure that all breed clubs/councils are involved as well as creating balance in the distribution of workload. The BEC’s role is not intended to remove the responsibility for a judge’s education process from the breed club/breed council. As stated in this document the BEC is a key co-ordinating role on behalf of the breed clubs/councils in order to support the breed club obligations under the JCF for the education and training of judges.

WHO CAN BE A KC BREED EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR?
• Someone with good administration experience, including spreadsheets, reports and a
familiarity with computer skills would be advantageous
• They do not necessarily already award CCs in that breed
• They do not necessarily need to be a current or previous breed club committee
member SR165 / CATVersion 1 January 2018
• Someone who is currently active or has retired from judging and has the regard of the
breed club/breed council
• The BEC does not necessarily have to be someone from within the breed, as this is a coordination role.
• Someone who is personable and approachable, who will be able to create a good
rapport with both judges and member of the relevant breed clubs/councils
• Please note: The Kennel Club envisages that in numerically small breeds the BEC could act as either a Mentor or Observer, in addition to the role of BEC, with the permission of the Kennel Club, but not all 3 roles

WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF THE KC BREED EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR’S ROLE (BEC)?
• To administrate and co-ordinate the information and delivery of a judge’s education
in the breed
• Liaison with breed clubs/breed council
• Liaison with prospective breed judges
• To liaise between the breed clubs/breed councils and the
Kennel Club Education & Training team to ensure that the BEC/breed clubs do not operate in isolation.
• To act as point of contact for breed education enquiries
• Co-ordination of Breed Appreciation Day and Multiple-choice Breed Standard Exams
• Co-ordination of breed mentoring days
• Co-ordination of mentors
• Co-ordination of observers
• Proactively promote the breed and recruiting of new judges

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A KC BREED EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR (BEC)?
• To identify the need for educational opportunities
• To forward plan the breed’s education and training needs to ensure an effective process
• To co-ordinate Breed Appreciation Days by liaising with breed clubs/breed councils
• With the assistance of the breed clubs/breed councils, to develop the Multiple-choice Breed Standard Exam for prospective judges based on the breed standard for use at
Breed Appreciation Days as per guidance set out in the Code of Best Practice for the
Running of a Breed Appreciation Day and subsequent Multiple-choice Breed Standard Exam
• To arrange the delivery of the Multiple-choice Breed Standard Exam at Breed Appreciation Days
• To assist Kennel Club Education and Training Team with the delivery of Breed Competence Assessments as required
• To update the Kennel Club Education and Training team with details of the activities
organised by the BEC, breed clubs and/or breed council and also to advise the KC of the outcomes from training provided
• To provide an annual report to the breed clubs /breed councils and Kennel Club on all of the activities organised SR165 / CAT Version 1 January 2018
• To identify through breed clubs /breed councils and assist in the recruit ment of mentors within the breed
• To facilitate the initial introduction of the mentor to the judge as and when required, and to monitor the mentoring process with each judge
• To encourage breed clubs/breed council to actively promote the supported entry club shows
• To identify through breed clubs/breed councils and assist in the recruitment of observers to observe judges when required
• To arrange for judges to be observed at the appropriate time/show
• To collate information on feedback sheets, on the performance of ‘trainers’
• To receive feedback from the observers, mentors and assessors for updating judges records so that their details are given at the correct JCF judging Level
• To help judges, where appropriate, to reflect on and learn from things that did not turn out as expected
• To refer the judge to other sources of information, advice or further support when
appropriate
• To encourage judges, mentors and observers to take responsibility for their own
decisions, plans and actions when appropriate
• To present a positive image of the Kennel Club and follow Kennel Club’s Code of Practice for Volunteers
• To keep up-to-date, accurate and confidential records of all contacts made and subsequent actions taken.


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The sweltering hot weather across the UK last week (and the hot weather is forecast for much of the UK for the coming week too) dictated that Bernese were judged under canvas at Windsor Championship Show 2018. Our judge was breed specialist Tom Kelly (Belhof) who had travelled all the way south from Scotland to find 69 entries with 22 absentees.


Best of Breed, Best Opposite Sex, Best Puppy and Best Veteran winners with the judge.
Photo courtesy Julie Ann Wright

Winning the Dog CC from the Limit class was Sandy Rothery's Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM.

The Reserve Dog Ticket went to Ir Ch Mapleridge The Dark Knight At Bernervalley. Owned by David and Jackie Benson who had travelled over from Ireland, this dog is a 3 year old bred by Joseph O'Callaghan and sired by Am Ch Alpenspirit Who On First x Copy Paste From Berno Manija.

In bitches it was a 2nd CC plus Best of Breed for June Miles' homebred Jaybiem My My My who is 2 years old and sired by Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW x Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem.

Shandy Bridges' homebred Kernow All My Loving won the Reserve Bitch CC. Rising 4 years old she is a daughter of Ch Shirdees Love Me Do At Cullumrn JW ShCM x Kernow Uptou and she is also the dam of Shandy's Best Puppy Kernow Troublue who is 6 months old and sired by Kernow Troubadour JW. Kernow Something Perfect (Ch Kernow Something ShCM x Kernow Hello Old Friend) owned by the Stephenson's won Best Special Beginner.

Materabern Good Friday owned by Julie Ann Wright took Best Veteran. He is 7 years old and by Ch Chyburne Classy Luka x Materabern Cha Cha Cha. Congratulations.

 

And so we have another new Champion, subject to KC confirmation.


Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM  Photo courtesy Sandy Rothery and Julie Ann Wright

Born; 5th July 2014
Breeder and owner; Sandy Rothery
Sire: Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM
Dam; Glamrock Midnight Raver

Banksy's' notable achievements include;

Reserve CC from Keith Baldwin at Three Counties 2017
Reserve CC from Kevin Young at Southern BMD Club 2017
Reserve CC from Harry Nelson at Richmond 2017
Reserve CC from Janet Riseborough at WELKS 2018
Reserve CC from Richard Hallam at Birmingham National 2018

Show Certificate of Merit

CC from Julie Baldwin at Southern Counties 2018
CC from Di Atherton at the Southern BMD Club 2018
CC from Tom Kelly at Windsor 2018.

Congratulations


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EASTBOURNE & DISTRICT CS OPEN SHOW 24th June 2018

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this prestigious show, Many thanks for your generous hospitality and a special thanks to Suzi for running my ring efficiently. Thank you to all who entered under me and attended in the scorching weather.

Junior Dog or Bitch  (3 entries, 2 absentees) 
1st  Gorbould’s Glanzberg Only The Best.
12 month old bitch, feminine expression, correctly marked. Strong in head with nice dark eye of correct shape, correct ears, tight lips. Nicely angulated throughout, straight front legs onto tight feet. Correct length of tail carried well on the move, moved OK.

Post Graduate Dog or Bitch  (3, 2)


Photo courtesy Julie Ann Wright
1st King & Bramble’s Shirdees Leathal Weapon.
Loved this quality male who excelled in head sporting a plush coat with a rich dark tan. Great width to back skull, ears set well and used to full advantage, eyes dark of good shape, strong jaw with correct bite and tight lips. Strong neck of good length. Correct front assembly, straight front legs, well feathered, round compact feet, good depth of brisket and well ribbed back. Retained topline on the move, well rounded rump, well muscled at rear, correct turn of stifle, well let down hocks. Tail carried well, moved with reach and drive. Shown in great condition, turned out well and handled to perfection. Pleased to award him Reserve Best of Breed.

Open Dog or Bitch  (3)

Photo courtesy Julie Ann Wright
1st Rothery’s Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM. A fantastic overall picture this mature quality male produced today topped off with exceptional markings, excelled in head and expression, ears set well framing his stunning head piece, strong muzzle, dark almond eye with nice amount of stop. Lovely length to neck into shoulders well laid back, straight well boned front legs sat on good round compact feet. Nice depth to brisket, underline correct, topline strong and retained on the move. Strong loin leading to a well muscled rear, stifle moderate, hock well let down, tail bushy and of correct length. Turned out in tip-top condition. Pleased to award top honours and happy to see him shortlisted in a top quality group. Best of Breed.
2nd King and Bramble’s Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW.  25 month old quality feminine bitch. Beautiful head, dark almond shaped eye. Balanced throughout, moved correctly fore and aft, a lot to like just lost out today through lack of coat.
3rd Gorbould’s Bernerhof Precious Phoebe. 4 year old bitch, feminine head and expression, nice dark eye. Lovely length of neck. Well off for bone, well angulated throughout, well rounded rump. Correct length of tail carried correctly on the move.
Judge- Julie Ann Wright (Roesilbern)



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BORDER UNION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 16th June 2018

I have been looking forward to this appointment for so long. Judging my first single Championship Puppy Group would in itself have been an honour but to have the chance to judge all seven Puppy Groups and then choose Best Puppy in Show was such a privilege. I sincerely thank the Officers and Committee of Border Union Agricultural Society for this special appointment and for their hospitality throughout the weekend. My stewards on both days were great company and supportive for which I was very grateful.

Working Puppy Group
Battle of the bigger dogs here and I rewarded soundness highly with just five making the short-list. The Siberian Husky has such an alert expression and impressed with her brisk side gait. I like her personality but her over-enthusiastic efforts just cost her in the final run off.

Heading this impressive quartet was the Bernese Mountain Dog, Baldwin’s Fortonpark Sez I’m Classy. Admired her head greatly with such a gentle expression. Such a calm and collected disposition. Moved with drive and good reach forward. Silky coat in tip top condition
Judge - Nick Gourley (Judge)



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SOUTHERN BMD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 10th June 2018

In 2007 I judged the club Open show for the Southern Bernese Mountain Dog Club so was delighted and honoured to be asked to officiate again, this time at the Championship show in 2018. I had a lovely day, helped by my two stewards Chris and Julie. The atmosphere throughout the day was good, with applause for every class placing. It was refreshing to see people enjoying themselves, lots of laughter and smiles. We seem to have been lacking this at shows of late and the committee and Club should be proud of themselves for hosting such a good show.

Veteran Dog  (2 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Turner's Ch Tangyachates Beachcomber.
  Well known Champion male of good size. He has a gorgeous head and expression with dark eyes. Decent bone for his size. Good overall shape but just dipping in topline slightly. Presented well and moved with a calm, steady gait.

Minor Puppy Dog (1)
1st Bridges' Kernoe Follow Up.
Shapely puppy of 8 months who was a bit unsure to start with but settled throughout the day. Lovely head shape, slightly loose eyes but they should tighten with maturity. Good angulation both ends, needs a bit more length of leg for perfection. Settled to move soundly all directions. Big coat, excellent presentation and handled well. Best Puppy in Show.

Junior Dog  (3, 1)
1st Green's Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (Imp Nld).
Teenager of 15 months maturing along the right lines. Correct ratios to show a balanced outline with level topline. Strong, masculine head with correct bite. Excellent ground covering gait, presented and handled to perfection. Will be one to watch I think.
2nd Rumble's Harvestbank In Dreams Of Glenbrienz. More mature in body than no.1 giving a decent overall shape. Strong, masculine head with good expression. Is slightly tied in at his elbows and his front movement reflects this but he is good at the rear and in profile. Didn’t really want to co-operate with his handler today, too busy enjoying himself!

Yearling Dog  (3, 1)
1st King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld). 
Very nice young male of 22 months who is maturing well. Nicely marked with rich tan. He has a masculine head with dark eyes but they could be a slightly better shape. Good length of neck partially hidden by his profuse coat, with correct topline and angulations. Coming towards he toes in slightly but moves with drive from the rear. Presentation and handling were excellent.
2nd Shaw's Glanzberg Moonlight Magic. Happy boy enjoying his day out. Masculine head with good expression, muzzle slightly longer than ideal. Good front angulation but slightly straighter in the stifle which leads to him over reaching on the move.

Graduate Dog  (3, 1)
1st Shaw's Glanzberg Massif.
  Rising 3 year old male showing the correct body proportions. Lovely head and temperament. Nicely angulated at the front, touch straight behind. Presentation could be better.
2nd King & Bramble's Shirdees Leathal Weapon. Gorgeous head on this young dog with a mischievous look in his eyes, making his handler work hard as usual. He has strong bone but just too short on the leg at the moment, also being out of coat makes it look worse. I hope he grows a bit taller as he has a lot to like. Powers around the ring when he is concentrating. Presentation excellent.

Post Graduate Dog  (5, 2)
1st Barsby & Bonham's Halesbern Naughty But Nice.
Large, impressive boy on the stand giving an excellent outline. Strong, masculine head with dark eyes, correct ears and bite. Balanced angulation front and rear, with a level topline. Presented in top form, handled to make the most of him. Profile movement very good but moves wide coming towards.
2nd Goodyear's Dunmill Summer Sunrise Over Harvestbank.  Won this place on his sound movement and happy temperament. Head could be stronger with tighter eyes. Excellent bone for his size.
3rd Austen's Halesbern The Warriors.  Another young male not really co-operating with his handler. Insisted on pacing all the way around the ring. Medium sized dog who would benefit from more bone. Good head shape, happy temperament.

Mid Limit Dog  (3)
Difficult class.
1st Austen's Collansues Excalibur. Top sized, balanced dog with a lovely head and good expression despite slightly lighter eyes. Good length of neck and level topline. Would prefer a touch more bone. Profile movement was good but a bit close at the rear. Presentation was good, as was temperament.
2nd Barsby & Bonham's Halesbern Naughty But Nice.
3rd Westlake's Apriori Uill Smith For Jesterbrock (Imp Rus). Lovely body shape on this mature male. Strong, masculine head, good length of neck and level topline. Would prefer more leg length for balance but excellent bone and presentation. Moves out with enthusiasm but not quite level today, shame as I liked him.

Limit Dog  (6)
1st Rothery's Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM.
Lovely young male just coming into his best. He is a decent size with a lovely outline. Strong, masculine head with a kind expression. He is always alert and uses his ears well which helps to show off his good neck and shoulders. Level topline, and excellent angulation. He has excellent bone for his size. Presentation was spot on and handled to advantage. He is slightly close at the rear when moving away but head-on and profile movement was excellent. Delighted to award him his second CC, hope he doesn’t have to wait too long for his well deserving crown.
2nd Hughes' Waldershelf Causing Kaos. Upper medium sized dog with a masculine head and darker markings. Adequate bone for size. This dog really comes into his own on the move powering around the ring and looking like he could do a days work. Presentation was excellent and handled very well.
3rd Bridges' Deerparlk Traveling Man V Kernow (Imp USA). Shapely male with a strong masculine head. Dark eyes and rich tan add to his calm expression. Good body shape but would prefer more length of leg for better balance. Excellent bone and feet. Could be cleaner coming and going but profile movement is good.

Open Dog (6)
1st Gopal's Ch Collansues Secret Bridges.
5 year old male in his prime. Top size with bone to match giving a pleasing, balanced outline. Strong, masculine head, eyes could be a bit darker but still gives a nice expression. Good angulation and a level topline. Can stand with his back feet turning out slightly and moves a touch close at the rear too. His profile movement is lovely, covering the ground easily despite his size. Had to settle for the Reserve CC today.
2nd Bird & Bridges' Ch Kernow Something. Darker faced mature male with the most gorgeous expression. He has a lovely head shape and really dark eyes. Level topline, good angulation both ends but slightly short in neck which his profuse coat makes look even shorter. I would prefer more length of leg to balance his body shape but he has strong bone and excellent tight feet. Excellent profile movement but toeing in today coming towards.
3rd Vaychkus & Vaickus' Flintas Kalnu Suo At Bernaroso ShCM (Imp Lt).  Good honest dog of correct proportions. Bone is good for size. Masculine head with flat skull. Handled to get the best out of him, profile movement was excellent.

Veteran Bitch  (3)
Three bitches of different types.
1st Flanagan's Collansues Rosebud. Very shapely bitch with strong bone. Pretty head and showed off her expression at all times, must be a joy to show as she aims to please. Powered around the ring with drive easily due to her correct construction. Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Rothery's Glamrock Future Legend.  Smaller bitch with bone to match. Correct proportions height to length and a balanced shape. So sound on the move especially when viewed in profile. Difficult to believe she is 10, a credit to her breeder.
3rd Toms' Emberfay Moonglow. Larger, working type of bitch of 8 years. Good head shape and nice expression. Balanced angulation front and rear. Sound in profile but toes in coming towards. Handled well.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (2, 1)
1st Glover's Maxima's Kingdom Queen Delta At Lalitabern (Imp Bel). 
8 month old at her first show and a bit unsure of herself. On the smaller side at the minute but plenty of time to grow. Head developing nicely, dark eyes but a touch round. Good shoulder placement, level topline, good rear angulation and rounded rump. Moved quite happily just toeing in slightly coming towards. By the end of the day she had decided showing was okay! Best Puppy Bitch.

Puppy Bitch  (1)
1st Glover's Maxima's Kingdom Queen Delta At Lalitabern (Imp Bel).

Junior Bitch  (6, 3)
Close decision between 1 and 2.
1st Green's Waldershelf Much Luv Martha.  Very smart young bitch who was handled to perfection. Showed off her excellent proportions and balanced outline. Dead level topline. Decent bone for her size. Moved out soundly, just a touch untidy coming towards but this could change with maturity. Will be interesting to see how she develops.
2nd Westlake's Jesterbrock Lovestruck.  Darker faced bitch with a pretty head, good length of neck but slightly longer body proportions. Good lay of shoulder, level topline and good bend of stifle. Decent bone for size. Moved soundly coming and going but rolled slightly when viewed in profile. Handled very well.
3rd Gorbould's Glanzberg Jodie Only The Best.  Decent sized bitch who wasn’t really happy today. A bit plain in head but good body proportions with good angulation front and rear. Difficult to assess movement as she was looking for her owner.

Yearling Bitch  (3)
1st Bird & Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW.
Lovely shapely bitch maturing along the right lines. Feminine head with dark rich tan colouring. Dark eyes, good ear set, correct bite. Excellent shoulder placement, level topline and strong hindquarters. I would prefer more length of leg for balance but she moves with style and drive. Presented and handled to perfection.
2nd Westlake's Jesterbrock Lovestruck.
3rd Flanagan's Collansues Precious Rock. 
Very nice bitch who had the better length of leg I was looking for. Feminine head with kind expression. Balanced angulation which enabled her to move out well. Would just prefer more bone for size.

Novice Bitch  (4, 3)
1st Westlake's Jesterbrock Lovestruck.

Graduate Bitch  (1)
1st Flanagan's Collansues Something Rosie.
Upper medium sized bitch with a decent head. Very attentive to handler and excellent temperament. Excellent proportions. Slightly upright in shoulder, level topline and good rear angulation. Bone consistent with size. Moves out well with ground covering movement.

Post Graduate Bitch ( 7, 1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My.
  Lovely bitch of correct breed type. Feminine head with dark eyes and correct ear set that she used well to help show off her kind expression. Correct length of neck leading into good shoulder placement. Strong, level topline, correct length of loin and a nicely rounded rump. Presentation was excellent. I don’t think I have seen this bitch look as animated as she did today and the more I moved her the better she went. Foot perfect moving in all directions and demanded that I didn’t overlook her. She had to impress me to go over the Open Bitch who I have always admired and today she went all the way. Bitch CC and Best in Show.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Secret Whispa.  Nice honest bitch with a lot to like. Longer on the leg than first but still good proportions. Feminine head but I would prefer her to be slightly shorter in the muzzle. Sound, ground covering movement. Happy girl.
3rd Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun.  Lovely head on this shapely bitch coming up 3 years. Another who moved out with style. Would just prefer more bone for her size and this was the deciding factor between 2 and 3.

Mid Limit Bitch  (4)
1st Miles' Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW.
  2 year old bitch who came without a coat but proved she had nothing to hide. From her feminine, darkly marked head, through correct neck, dead level topline and correct tailset and carriage to her excellent conformation and bone I loved her. Moved soundly in all directions also showing her calm temperament and happy nature. Will go further when back in full coat.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Sugar N Spice. Different type to first being more rangy but still correct. Feminine head with dark eyes and good expression. Excellent neck, topline and croup. Good bone for her size. More exaggerated in movement than I prefer but was very happy to be here so she may be better when she is a bit calmer!
3rd Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun.

Limit Bitch  (6, 3)
1st Miles' Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem.
  Another bitch of lovely overall shape from this kennel. Strong but feminine head with gentle expression. Correct shoulder angulation, good body depth and loin length. Good bend of stifle, good bone for size being upper medium in height. Steady, sound mover.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Magical Dream.  Top sized bitch with lots to like. Strong, feminine head, level topline, correct croup leading to excellent tail set and carriage. Excellent bone and feet. Very happy girl but would insist on pacing, did just enough to show me she was sound when in trot.
3rd Gorbould's Bernerhof Precious Phoebe.  Honest type of bitch with a pretty head. Medium sized with adequate bone. Good angulation but slightly dips in topline. Untidy coming towards but profile movement was good.

Open Bitch  (6, 1)
1st Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM.
A favourite of mine being a very feminine, medium sized bitch with a melting expression. Excellent breed type from her correct head, balanced body shape, strong bone and correct tail set. Presentation, as always was excellent and she moves so soundly in all directions. She didn’t like the heat today and it was the deciding factor between her and the excellent youngster in Post Graduate. Reserve CC.
2nd Goodyear's Harvestbank Fields Of Gold JW ShCM. Different type to the winner but still lots to like. Strong, upper sized bitch who retains her femininity. Good length of neck leading into correct shoulders, good depth of chest. Would prefer slightly more bend of stifle. Strong bone and nice feet. Occasionally loses her topline on standing but on the move it is perfect. She is sound on the move, being very impressive in profile view. Excellent presentation and handled to get the best out of her.
3rd Miles' Ch Meadowpark Sweeteth Thing At Jaybiem.  Medium sized bitch with bone to match. Darkly marked on her face but still feminine. Would prefer a slightly shorter muzzle. On standing she can slope off at the croup but moved soundly. Happy girl enjoying her day.

Brace  (1)
1st Miles'
Judge - Di Atherton (Athersbern)



Jude Simonds    
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