Bernese News 22nd June 2018





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

"The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland annual Championship Show weekend at Kelso is just a few short weeks away and the officers and committee are looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

"Our Championship Show will be held on Saturday 4th August and our judges this year are Julie Wakeland (Bramikdel) for Dogs and Ann Gerrard (Torralbaz) for Bitches. There is still time for exhibitors to enter as entries close on Wednesday 4th July (postmark) and schedules are available to download from our Club website or from Club secretary Agnes Wilson Tel; 01698 860298 or email The entry fee for this show is £5 for Club members!

"Don't forget that camping is available from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th August, the Bernie Bash - not to be missed - is on Saturday evening and on Sunday we have the Companion Dog Show, Obedience, Working and Decorated Carts and all sorts going on (details can be found on our website ) so there is something for everyone to have a go at or just to enjoy as a spectator.

"Our warmest welcome is assured so I look forward to seeing you there!"


Janet Riseborough, Show Secretary/Show Manager of the Central BMD Club emailed;

"I wish to announce that this year's show was my last, as Show Secretary and Show Manager and to thank all members and exhibitors for supporting our shows over the eleven years. It is now time that I had a rest and hand over the reins of these two positions to someone else.

"I will carry on organising our Xmas Party day at the end of November as the committee and I love the fun we have on this day and work hard to ensure everyone has a great time. I am also staying on our Central Club committee and help the new candidates in any way I can. Many Thanks to you all. The names of the new Show Secretary and Show Manager to be announced at a later date.

"Companion Show results as follows, but I've no pictures at all.
Best in Show: Ronnie Harris with Ginny (Lhasa Apso)
Reserve.Best in Show: Trish Barr.with Yogi. (Australian Shepherd)
Best Puppy in Show: James Wookey with Bonnie.(Dobermann)
Best Child Handler: Sophia Ishaque with Stan Innovation (Bernese)"



Many thanks to the Officers and Committee for the invitation to judge at your very well run, friendly show. Held at a fabulous venue with a lovely big outdoor ring . Many thanks also to the exhibitors, I was over the moon with such an excellent quality entry.

Minor Puppy Dog  (1 entry)
1st Stephenson’s Bernark’s Mount Snowdon.
  Beautiful 7 month old puppy with good head proportions, dark eyes, good ear set and carriage. Medium length neck into sloping shoulders and level topline. Moving with good ground covering action. Pleased to award him Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show

Puppy Dog  (1)
1st Miles’ Littlehidden Jyme Spicez At Jaybiem. 
Lovely male of good shape and size. Excellent bone and substance. Dark almond shaped eyes and correct dentition. Very nicely marked. Moving well.

Junior Dog  (4 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Green’s Matthias Vom Durbachler Wald at Waildershelf (Imp Nld).
  Masculine male of good type. Dark almond eyes, well defined stop and strong straight muzzle. Good front assembly, well laid shoulders and firm topline. Moved well with excellent reach.
2nd Wilson’s Blumental Jack Jones.  Another well made male with good bone and substance. Masculine head and muzzle with dark eyes and good ear set and carriage. Firm topline and good tail set. Strong well angulated hind quarters.
3rd Evans' Harvestbank I’m A Believer.

Yearling Dog  (7, 1)
1st Miles & Ishaque's Jaybiem Stan Innovation JW.
  Quality male with excellent bone and substance. Strong head with dark almond eyes, well defined stop and strong straight muzzle. Correct length of neck into long sloping shoulders and firm topline. Well balanced throughout which showed on the move with excellent ground covering action. Pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog.
2nd King & Green’s Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald at Arvella JW (Imp Nld).  Strong male of good type. Good dark almond eyes, correct dentition and strong muzzle. Level topline and strong well angulated hindquarters. Preferred the front anglation of 1st.
3rd Stephenson’s Kernow Something Perfect.
Res Arciszewska & Sherratt’s Kyleburn Night Voyager.
VHC Wakeland’s Collansues Secret Potion At Bramikdel.

Post Graduate Dog  (4, 1)
1st Wright & Kirk’s Arvella Mark Of Respect For Roesilbern.
  Masculine well built male with a strong head and muzzle. Dark eyes and well set ears. Good front and rear anglation. Deep chest and level topline.
2nd Griffiths, Orme & Miles’ Jaybiem With N’Without Y’Zeus JW.  Balanced masculine head with dark eyes and correct dentition. Correct length of neck into well laid shoulders and good front assembly. Firm topline and good tail set. Good bone and short, compact round feet.
3rd Bailey's Halesbern Naughty But Nice.

Limit Dog  (6, 3)
1st Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery.
3 year old male of good type. Strong balanced head with dark eyes and medium well set ears. Muscular neck into good front assembly, firm topline and good tail set. Lovely front reaching movement.
2nd Bailey’s HalesBern Naughty but Nice.  Pleasing head and expression with lovely dark almond shaped eyes and good dentition. Deep chest down to elbow, well ribbed and strong loins. Moving better in this class than previous class.
3rd Walton’s Enchambray Waterloo.

Open Dog  (7, 3)
1st Bird & Bridges’ Ch Kernow Something ShCM.
  Quality type male with good bone, substance and proportions. Masculine head with Flat skull, dark almond eyes and broad muzzle. Excellent front assembly, sloping shoulders and level topline. Deep broad chest down to close fitting elbows. Well ribbed and strong loins. Broad, strong well muscled hindquarters and well let down hocks. Shown in excellent condition. Could not deny him Best Male and Reserve Best in Show.
2nd Granger’s Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem. Well boned male with balanced masculine head. Strong muscular neck, well laid shoulders, straight forelegs and compact feet. Broad deep chest, strong loins and rounded rump.
3rd Avery’s Lujento Morse.
Res Arciszewska & Skerratt’s Kyleburn Night Voyager.

Veteran Dog  (1)
1st Wright & Kirk’s Materabern Good Friday
.  Strong masculine head of good proportions and kind expression. Correct medium length neck and firm topline. Broad chest down to elbows and well sprung ribs. Compact rounded feet. Moved well

Minor Puppy Bitch  (4, 2)
1st Caswell’s Santala Rose Quartz. 
Feminine pretty puppy with good bone and substance for her age. Lovely head and super expression. Well made body with good outline and pleasing movement.
2nd Wright’s Gracielamusu Stebuklai (Imp Ltu).  Ultra feminine bitch with lovely dark almond eyes and good dentition. Correct level topline but tail carried a little too high. Lovely compact round feet and moving well.

Puppy Bitch  (2, 1)
1st Worrall’s Jesterbrock Dragonstone.
10 month old promising puppy. Head of good size and shape with dark eyes, strong muzzle and well set ears. Correct length of neck and lay of shoulder with straight forelegs and firm topline. Lovely blanced bitch moving with good ground covering profile action. Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Best Puppy in Show

Junior Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Watson’s Stepdasher Winter Wish. 
Attractive bitch with medium length neck, correct front and shoulders. Straight forelegs and super feet. Strong well muscled hindquarters and good tail carriage. Moving with lovely balanced reach action in profile.
2nd Jones’ Bernfawr Joyful Delight.  17 month old bitch with excellent bone. Pleasing head and typical expression. Good neck and topline. Lovely compact round feet. Moving well

Yearling Bitch  (9, 4)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem My My My JW.
Typy young, well made bitch with good bone and substance. Head of good shape with dark eyes and well set ears. Correct medium length muscular neck, well laid shoulders and straight forelegs. Broad chest down to elbow and firm topline. Rounded rump and strong hindquarters. Sound mover with good balanced reach.
2nd Bird & Head’s Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW.  Another quality bitch of good size and proportions. Feminine head with flat skull, defined stop and dark almond eyes. Good depth of chest, correct front and rear angulation with a firm level topline. Moving well.
3rd Harris’s Meadowpark’s Dancin On My Own.
Res Knight’s Kernow Something Fancy.
VHC Hellingsworths Alisnobern Anna At Carabaz.

Post Graduate Bitch  (7, 2)
1st Cloughs Bernarks Now Or Never. 
Feminine bitch yet with required bone and substance. Balanced head with strong muzzle, good ear set and correct dentition. Well laid shoulders and good straight forelegs. Broad deep chest down to elbow and level topline. Well muscled hindquarters and good tail carriage.
2nd King’s Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell.  Pleasing head and expression with lovely dark almond eyes, good dentition and well set ears. Level topline and strong well muscled hindquarters. Moving well.
3rd Flippance’s Tickbern Upto Jenna At Nenebern.
Res Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun.
VHC Small's Malindibeach Faberge Fancy.

Limit Bitch  (6, 2)
1st Miles’ Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW. 
Quality 2 year old bitch with lovely eye and expression, correct length of neck into sloping shoulder and firm topline. Well angulated and strong hindquarters. Moving well coming and going with lovely reaching action on the profile movement. Pleased to award her Res Best Bitch .
2nd Bird's Kernow Let It Be At Cullembern JW ShCM.  Feminine bitch yet still with good bone and substance . Lovely head with dark almond eyes and strong muzzle. Medium length neck into sloping shoulders and straight forelegs legs. Level topline and good rear anglation.
3rd Wilson’s Monalou Maid In Russia At Blumental.
Res Handley’s Jesterbrock Alpine Joy At Enchambray.

Open Bitch  (4, 2)
1st Sutton’s Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM. 
Stunning 5 year old, eye catching bitch. Strong, balanced feminine head with lovely dark almond eyes and well set ears. Muscular neck of good length. Well laid shoulders with good angulation and straight forelegs. Broad chest down to close fitting elbows. Well ribbed and strong loin. Firm topline and broad well muscled hindquarters. Could watch her move all day with her sound up and back then balanced ground covering reach in profile. Presented in super coat and condition A pleasure to award her Best Bitch and Best in Show.
2nd Granger’s Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower JW.
Strong bitch with ample bone and substance. Dark eyes, defined stop and broad, strong muzzle. All in proportion. Good length of neck, correct sloping shoulders, straight forelegs and firm topline. Moving with good reach in profile.

Veteran Bitch  (5, 2)
1st Toms’ Emberfay Moonglow.
Quality bitch with good bone and substance yet still feminine. Lovely balanced head with dark eyes and good expression. Moderate length of neck, into good front assembly and shoulders, level topline and rounded rump. Strong well angulated hindquarters and short round, compact feet. Excellent movement. Could not deny her Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Griffiths, Slade & Orme’s Ch Jaybiem You Doo At Potterspride JW.  Lovely feminine bitch with dark eyes and kind expression. Excellent shoulders and front assembly with firm level topline, chest down to elbows, strong loin, well muscled strong hindquarters and super feet. Sound moving up and back with lovely profile on the around.
3rd Small's Malindibeach Perfect Poseur.
Judge – Caroline Friend-Rees (Amical)

Special Award Champion Class (5 entries 1 absentee)

What a delight to judge a class of champions all of whom deserved first place. I judged this class at lunchtime on a very hot day and decided to move them a minimal distance due to the heat of the day.

1st Griffiths, Orme & Slade's Ch Jaybiem Vou Doo At Potterspride JW. I was surprised to hear the age of this champion veteran bitch. She looked as fresh as daisy and at seven and a half years of age she moved with drive. She has a lovely feminine head with good eye shape, level topline and was presented in excellent condition. I could we imagine her being able to carry out a day's work on the farm. I wish her many more years in Champion and Veteran classes.
2nd Bird & Bridges' Ch Kernow Something ShCM. Average size dog with good bone and neat feet. Correct shaped dark eyes in lovely head. Moved well with level topline and correct tail carriage. A worthy champion.
3rd Miles' Ch Meadowpark Sweetest Thing At Jaybiem
Res Sutton's Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me At Bernsteph JW ShCM
Judge - Pat Myers (Teddybern)  



Jude Simonds



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