Bernese News 7th June 2019




Grateful thanks go to Tim Williams, Margaret Bailey, their helpers, supporters and all who attended and/or donated to the Whistley Woofers Event held in aid of Bernese Welfare UK as once again it was a wonderful success, not only providing a super-friendly and super-enjoyable time for all but super-successful raising an astonishing £2000 to help needy Bernese who have neither an owner nor a home.

That industrious group of Bernese enthusiasts have proven time and time again what fantastic, genuine, generous folk they are, giving their time, energy and finances to help Bernese less fortunate than their own. A magnificent achievement on all counts and very much appreciated. I understand the date for next year's event has already been earmarked - so be sure to mark 24th May 2020 in your diary!


I received the sad telephone call last night from his daughter Trudie telling me that Tony Parker passed away on 30th May at Darent Hospital, Dartford following a stroke and pneumonia complications. Tony's wife Edna passed away on 7th July last year.

Tony and Edna were keen exhibitors especially 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 will take place on 21st June at Thames View Crematorium, Gravesend Road, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3JH. Family flowers only but donations may be made to the Thursday Fellowship Club which Tony enjoyed attending.

Sincere condolences to Trudie, family and friends.


Olga Vaychkus emailed;

"South West Essex Canine Association are holding their Open Show on the 28th July 2019 at Brook Farm, Stapleford Abbots, Essex, RM4 1EJ and have scheduled Bernese classes for the first time. Judge - Emily Green. Entries can be made up until midnight on Sunday, 7th July 2019."



At Three Counties Championship Show 2019 held today at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern breed specialist judge Cathy Connelly (Kossberne) had attracted 67 entries with 19 absentees and 1 withdrawn across 12 classes.

For comparison the entry at Three Counties 2018 was 53 entries with 16 absentees for all-rounder Frank Kane.

The Dog CC, his fourth plus Best of Breed was awarded to Sandy Rothery's Ch Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM. A son of Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Glamrock Midnight Raver he is homebred and rising 5 years old.

The Reserve Dog CC went to Penny Cooke & Jim Stevens' Tickbern Vagabond who is a homebred 2 year old sired by Davael Just Call Me Earl x Tickbern Sweet sensation.

In Bitches the CC, her first, was won by Shirley King & Julie Bramble's homebred Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW who has been knocking on the door for a while having collected six Reserve CCs. Three years old, she is sired by Ch Meadowpark High Class x Shirdees Chevrolet.

The Reserve Bitch CC winner was Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW. 2 3/4 year old, she is jointly owned by Karen Bird and Heather Head and bred by Karen and is a daughter of Ch Kernow Rock Star x Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern JW.

Best Puppy was Rebecca King, Jackie Green and Liz Dedman's 11 month old Olivia Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld) who was bred by Marieke De Wold and is sired by Int & Multi Ch Gorgeous Mc-Gregor Vom Rummelsbach x Emarli Vom Durrbachler Wald. Congratulations

CLASS RESULTS - Judge - Cathy Connelly (Kossberne)

Puppy Dog (6 entries, 2 absentees)
1st Bird's Cullumbern Milano
2nd King, Green & Dedman's Parwizz Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld)
3rd Wilson's Blumental Cadfael
Res Fairclough's Monalou Galloping Gourmet

Junior Dog (2, 1)

1st Cotton's Kernow Billy No Mates At Jukesbern

Post Graduate Dog (7)

1st Cooke & Stevens' Tickbern Vagabond
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Magical Spell
3rd King & Bramble's Shirdees Leathal Weapon
Res King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella JW (Imp Nld)
VHC Titchmarsh & Green's Waldershelf Dandy Lion

Limit Dog (8, 2)

1st Fairclough's Monalou Spirit of Discovery ShCM
2nd Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv'n On Prayer
3rd Barsby & Bonham's Halesbern Naughty But Nice
Res Vaychkus & Vaickus' Flintas Kalnu Suo At Bernaroso Sh.CM (Imp Lt)
VHC Marshall's Matthew Puchate Perly Of Bernannan (Imp Pol)

Open Dog (6, 2)
1st Rothery's Ch Glamrock Graffiti Artist ShCM
2nd Green's Ch Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella (Imp Can)
3rd Cooke & Stevens' Tickbern Ridin' High
Res Wright & Kirk's Arvella Mark Of Respect For Roesilbern

Veteran Dog   No entries

Puppy Bitch (7)
1st King & Green's Olivia Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld)
2nd Jones' Tremywyddfa Just In Time
3rd Wright & kirk's Objet D'art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern (Imp Fra)
Res Cooke & Stevens' Tickbern What A Mischief
VHC Head's Cullumbern Valencia Millermead

Junior Bitch (7, 1)

1st Sutton & Davenport-Willis Nelstephbern Dior Foreva
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Lexis Pot Of Gold
3rd Kluge's Megan Stroz Zagrody (Imp Pol)
Res Hundley's Jesterbrock Apus At Calizley
VHC Flaxman's Nelstephbern Madamoiselle 

Post Graduate Bitch (9, 4)

1st Bird & Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead JW
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Precious Rock
3rd Oakaby's Iscabern Daffadowndilly
Res Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun
VHC Harris' Meadowpark's Dancin' On My Own

Limit Bitch (9, 4)
1st King & Bramble's Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW
2nd Cooke & Stevens' Tickbern Upto Mischief
3rd Oakaby's Tickbern Teasle At Iscabern
Res Sayer's Tickbern Takin Liberties At Takodabern
VHC Flanagan's Collansues Secret Whispa

Open Bitch (5 entries, 3 absentees, 1 withdrawn)

1st Hughes' Ir Ch Werlwind's Celtic Dream For Carraigbern

Veteran Bitch (1)
1st Flanagan's Collansues Rosebud


Jude Simonds




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