Bernese News 17th June 2015
SOUTHERN COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 31st May 2015
Firstly I would like to thank Southern Counties for my appointment and also the exhibitors for
their entries and the opportunity to go over some quality Bernese and I found myself having
some tough decisions when it came to the top awards as many of my first places were worthy
of these. In dogs I gave the CC and BOB to Ch Meadowpark Vertigo and the RCC to his sire,
now a veteran, Ch Jaybiem Utwo, both very strong large males of similar size and worthy
I felt the general quality of the bitches was better than the dogs which made my eventual
decisions much more difficult, not only between the eventual winners but other strong
contenders were given serious consideration along the line. I surprised myself by giving the
CC and the Reserve CC to two totally different bitches, one at the smaller end of the standard
whilst the other is towards the top end of the standard. Both were of good type and both
presented lovely balanced profiles in proportion to their size. Bitch CC went to Slade’s Jaybiem
Voo Doo at Potterspride, RCC to King and Bramble’s Ch Shirdees Bobbie Dazzler.
Overall most dogs were clean and well presented, and I thank people for their efforts.
Unfortunately some dogs were well out of coat, which affected the overall picture. Generally
temperaments were good although I would have like to have seen a bit more confidence in
some of the younger puppies. I feel generally as a breed we need to pay attention to front
movement which cut across both dogs and bitches.
Puppy Dog (2 entries)
1st Bridges’ Kernow Something. 9 1/2 months, confident puppy with dark markings.
Mature looking for age with good bone, head OK for age with correct bite and nice dark eye.
Stood four square with good front and rear angulation and moved well both ways. Would have
preferred a bit more neck to complete a more balanced profile.
2nd Rickman’s Tickbern Teddy Bear. 10 months old darker marked, confident puppy, taller
than 1st but with sufficient bone for size. Correct bite, nice dark eye and good stop but would
have preferred a flatter skull. Not as true as 1st on the move .
Junior Dog (2 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Miles’ Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem. 13 1/2 months, presenting a nice balanced profile
for age , excellent bone. Strong head, good bite , dark almond shaped eye, and in good coat.
Moved OK from the rear and in profile but a little narrow in forechest which reflected in loose
Post Graduate Dog (11, 2)
1st Baldwin’s Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp Czec). A clear
winner in this class today. 19 months, excellent temperament. Presenting an impressive
balanced picture in good coat and standing 4 square, good bone with lovely rear angulation.
Strong head with dark markings, good stop, dark eye and kind expression. Moved out well
with excellent drive from behind.
2nd Gopal’s Collansues Secret Bridges. Larger sized dog with excellent bone and a strong
head although eye could be darker. Lovely confident temperament. Lacking some coat and
would have preferred more rear angulation which might improve tail carriage.
Limit Dog (5)
1st King and Bramble’s Shirdees Continental. Medium size male with confident but calm
temperament who presented a lovely profile of excellent breed type, in full coat with depth and
breadth throughout. Strong head, flat skull, dark eye. Good shoulder and rear angulation
following into correct movement with good reach and drive holding a level top line.
Presented in excellent condition and pushed hard for the Reserve CC.
2nd Avery’s Lujento Morse. Taller dog of good proportions in good coat with strong head and
dark eye. Excellent bone and well constructed moving out well with good reach and drive.
Open (6, 2)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. Still a young male at nearly
19 months, well muscled and broad throughout and presented in excellent coat and condition.
Strong masculine head, with correct dark eye, good stop, flat skull and correct ear set. Strong
neck of medium length sitting on excellent shoulders with correct angulation in upper arm and
shoulder. Good topline, which was maintained on the move but with good rear angulation which
assisted with effortless free movement showing drive from the rear and good reach at the front.
Very pleased to award him the Dog CC and Best of Breed and to see him go on to be short-
listed in the Group.
2nd Bridges’ Ch Kernow Rock Star. More compact, short coupled, medium size male. Would
prefer more length of neck but with good bone for size. Stood four square with good rear
angulation and calm confident temperament. Strong head in proportion to body, with kind expression
and dark eye. Moved well.
Veteran Dog / Bitch (6, 1)
1st King and Bramble’s Ch Shirdees Bobbie Dazzler. At 9 years old, an amazing larger size
girl of excellent breed type, strong but feminine, and whilst showing her age with a little greying on
her muzzle she moved out and covered the ground like a dog of younger years with good
reach and drive. Strong head with a lovely kind expression, excellent bone and substance
presenting a lovely profile with correct construction both front and rear. Her quality throughout
cannot be denied. Reserve Bitch CC.
2nd Miles’ Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM. Just into veteran at 7 years this is a strong male with
excellent bone and substance throughout. Standing four square he has good front and rear angulation
with presenting a balanced picture. Strong head with a flat skull and dark eye, although would have
preferred more stop. Moved well all ways with excellent reach and drive. Whilst in full coat would
have benefitted from a little more preparation to enhance this impressive dog. Reserve Dog CC
and incidentally sire to the Best of Breed.
Good Citizen Dog / Bitch (7, 2)
1st Flannagan’s Collansues Rock Goddess. Taller type of bitch who moved OK but would have
liked a bit more width throughout. In good coat and was well presented. Feminine head with dark
eye and kind expression.
2nd Wood’s Tamarabern Dusky Lady. Smaller, more compact type of bitch. Calm but confident
and very feminine. In good coat with good turn of stifle. Moved OK at rear but a little wide at front.
Puppy Bitch (5)
1st Bridges’ Kernow All My Loving. 9 1/2 months old, calm and confident. Smaller sized bitch
in good coat with a lovely compact shape. Very feminine expression and dark eye. Good bone
for size and moved well front and rear standing four square. Best Puppy.
2nd Oakaby’s Tickbern Teasel At Iscabern. Nearly 10 months, confident puppy with enough bone
for size and a very feminine head with correct dark almond shaped eye. Balanced in profile and
Junior Bitch (6)
1st Baldwin’s Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark. Nearly 18 months, this young
girl presents a lovely balanced picture for her age. In good coat with a feminine head, dark eye
and kind expression. Good bone and depth of chest, correct angulation front and rear with well
let down hocks leading to good free movement.
2nd Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Meadowpark Just A Dream. Very similar to 1st with
feminine head, nice eye. Beautiful proportions, good construction front and rear and well let down
hocks leading to free movement. Unfortunately well out of coat today but I guess these two
quality litter sisters will change places many times.
Post Graduate Bitch (6)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Meadowpark Breezing On. This girl caught my eye straight
away and oozes quality. Lovely confident temperament. In excellent coat, gorgeous head with dark
eye. Excellent bone and good construction with well let down hocks and level top line, moved with
strength and good drive at the rear but not as settled at the front.
2nd Flannagan’s Collansues Mountain Angel. A very dark marked bitch in good coat who gives
an impression of strength both standing and on the move. Good construction and stands four square.
Dark eye, but would prefer a flatter skull to enhance an otherwise strong head.
Limit Bitch (7, 1)
1st Slade’s Jaybiem Voo Doo At Potterspride. A lovely, smaller sized bitch in contrast to my
larger sized Reserve CC, this girl is in correct proportions in relation to her size standing
naturally four square with strong bone and good breadth throughout creating a balanced, compact
shape. She has beautiful construction with good strong shoulders, correct angulation, a good turn
of stifle and well let down hocks leading to effortless, strong and correct movement showing good
reach and drive whilst maintaining a level top line. She appeared that she could maintain this all day.
A feminine but strong head and lovely expression together with a tail that never stopped wagging,
just held my attention although I had to forgive her coat a little which, whilst was on it's way in, had
not reached full bloom today. Bitch CC.
2nd King and Bramble’s Shirdees Chevrolet. Another quality bitch who I liked very much and
was called in for consideration for the Reserve CC challenge. Presented in excellent coat. A strong
but feminine head, excellent bone, this girl presents a balanced picture standing four square with
good shoulder and rear angulation and a level top line. Moved with strength showing good reach
and drive although a little close from behind.
Open Bitch (8, 2)
1st Baldwin’s Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight. Another quality bitch presenting a lovely, balanced
shape in good coat. Strong head, lovely dark almond shaped eye, good ear set but would prefer a
shorter muzzle and more defined stop. Well muscled, good construction with good bone, correct
shoulder angulation and a good turn of stifle with well let down hocks. Stood four square and moved
well maintaining level top line and side gait showing good reach and drive. Considered for top
honours but preferred the head and expression of my winners.
2nd Sutton’s Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me. Medium size quality girl in excellent coat with
lovely correct proportions. Well constructed front and rear with good bone, level top line, short
coupled and nice rounded rump presenting a balanced profile. Strong but feminine head with dark
eye. Unfortunately a little unsettled on the move and not making the best of herself today.
Judge - Jeanette Green (Waldershelf)