Bernese News 17th June 2016

The Bernese entry for Windsor Championship Show 2016 has been announced as 64
exhibits giving 68 entries. The scheduled judge was breed specialist Helen Davenport-
Willis (Nellsbern) who withdrew from the appointment on 14th June due to injury and the
replacement judge has now been confirmed as breed specialist Gillian Sharman (Gillro).

For comparison the entry at Windsor 2015 was 95 entries with 29 absentees for breed
specialist judge Angela Haden (Cotshill).



Thank you for the lovely entry on my first occasion awarding CCs in the breed. Having done
my homework I was very much aware of the words of wisdom in the Standard.

My main observation of the breed on show today was that many were not "compact rather
than long" and mostly lacking "rump smoothly rounded" as well. 

There were many very attractive heads with decent stops and tight eyes enhanced good
markings.  Generally substance was very good with straight forelimbs and firm elbows
although a few were weak at pastern allowing feet to turn out when asked to stop naturally.
Ribcages were pretty good extending well back although toplines varied considerably. Not
too many exaggerated gay tails. Action generally sound, not always as parallel as they might 
be but fortunately only a few displaying heavy, lumbering movement.

Overall I found the breed in a good state and hope breeders will endeavour to try to get back
to the desired overall shape which is so distinctive of this lovely breed.

Puppy Dog  (5 entries, 2 absentees)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark.
Head developing well with 
impressive almond shaped dark eyes and carried on a strong neck. Depth to well sprung ribs.
Decent topline and hindquarters. Best Puppy and Puppy Group 2.
2nd Westlake's Apriori Uill Smith For Jesterbrock (Imp). Broad, flat skull, dark eye and
definition to stop. Broad chest, good neck, ribs coming. Not quite as compact as 1st nor as
positive in action.
3rd Butcher's Arvella Rebel Rebel At Jenzobern. 

Junior Dog  (5, 1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark High Class.
  Felt this lad stood away here,
could be a touch shorter but retains balance.  Appeals in head with dark, tight eye, decent stop
and strength to muzzle. Broad chest, strong neck and deep, well sprung ribs. Good topline
and very well developed hindquarters. Easy, free mover. Reserve CC.
2nd Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery. As yet not quite as developed in head but is
coming, also scores in eye being tight and dark. Decent front assembly, spring to ribs, firm
topline. Gentle definition to hindquarters, free mover.
3rd Ellis' Kernow Azir At Fitzford.  

Post Graduate Dog  (9)
1st Law's Ecalpharas Gold.
16 months and well grown. Head is masculine without exagger-
ation. Super clean, almond shaped dark eye, deep stop, muzzle developing.  Broad chest 
with well boned straight front.  Strong neck, well ribbed up, firm topline. Turn to stifle,moved 
out freely with purpose.
2nd Crawford's Clanquaich Rudi Two Tone. 4 years old and obviously more mature, Head 
well laid out, clean dark eyes. Reasonable ribbing. Good topline, definition to hindquarters,  
also moves out freely enough. 
3rd Miles' Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW    

Limit Dog  (7, 1)
1st Round's Collansues Black Magic.
  Probably near the top end of the scale but fits the bill
with his compact frame and presents a balanced outline with well marked, masculine head 
features all well laid out.  Scored in topline and tail carriage. After a false start he pulled out all
the stops to put on a good performance clinching not only the class but the CC, his second I
not only the class but the CC, his second I understand.
2nd Baldwin's Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp). Younger and not
yet the maturity of 1st. Upstanding with good straight front. Broad and flat skull, super dark eye.
Good neck. Preferred the firmer topline of 1st today. Gentle turn to stifle, free mover with
sensible tail carriage.
3rd Green's Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella (Imp).

Open Dog  (2, 1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair and Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW.
Stood alone but of high
class.  Masculine headpiece with flat skull.  Good for eye and expression, neat blaze, strength
through muzzle. Well bodied and ribbed. Not quite the freedom coming back that I was looking

Puppy Bitch  (4, 1)
All around 6/7 months so still very raw.
1st Bridges' Liskarn Love In The Dark. Sweet baby of good shape and proportions. Head
developing and needs to break, super dark brown eye, depth to muzzle. Decent front assembly
and feet. Ribs coming well for age, gentle turn to stifle, moved out soundly.  
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Chasing Dreams.  Feminine and very similar, just a touch longer
cast. Also appeals for eye and expression. Straight front with elbows held firm.  Excellent neck,
topline and finish to croup. Sound mover.
3rd Wilson's Blumental Verusha.

Junior Bitch  (7, 1)
1st Jones' Lujento Gloria Swan Song.
Scores for shape of outline which is compact with gently
rounded rump.  Head has all the right components in proportion and just needing to mature on.
Very good broad front and round feet. Strong neck, ribs well sprung for age, firm topline.
Powerful hindquarters with which she moved out purposefully.  
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's Delight. So much to like, just preferred slightly more compact
outline of 1st. Attractive headpiece and best of eyes. Broad front, well boned, decent topline and
moved out soundly.
3rd Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower.

Post Graduate Bitch  (12, 2)

Difficult class.
1st Tomkins' Meadowpark Hopes And Dreams.Feminine with substance and of good size and
shape. Super eyes well placed, head with strength to flat skull. Decent front assembly. Good
neck, well sprung ribs. Good topline, definition to hindquarters and moves out true enough.   
2nd Stannard's Meadowpark Beach Blend At Tangyachates. Larger girl but still feminine and
very well put together. Dark, almond shaped eye, defined stop. Strong neck, well ribbed up, firm
topline and good, sound hindquarters.
3rd Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean of Shadybower.

Limit Bitch  (6, 1)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark.
Well grown but still feminine
with good substance right down to her round feet. Liked her head which is well laid out, defined
stop, dark eye.  Broad chest, well ribbed up, good hindquarters with which she moved out 
soundly. Reserve CC.
2nd: Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush. Slightly more compact but not quite as steady
in motion as 1st. Feminine with substance. Super eye. Decent front assembly, good topline and
3rd Flanagan's Collansues Magical Dream.  

Open Bitch  (7, 1)

Quality class.
1st Richards' Tickbern Naughty But Nice Von Richenbern.  feminine and so clean through
with substance.  Super eye and placement, moderate stop. Broad front, well developed ribcage, 
firm topline. Decent hindquarters and the very best of sound action. Happy to award her the CC
which I understand makes her up.  CC and Best of Breed.
2nd Stannard's Kohbern Swans Of Samui. Very similar, just slightly preferred the backskull of
1st. Also lovely eye and expression.  Level topline, well sprung ribcage. Rounded rump, another
very free and easy mover.
3rd Goodyear's Harvestbank Fields Of Gold JW. 
Judge - Rodney P Oldham

Jude Simonds


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