21st March 2018

 

 

CRUFTS 8th March 2018

I was pleased to have the honour of judging many fantastic Bernese. The upper classes especially had a depth of quality that made for some very close decisions.Temperaments were good although a couple of babies were overawed by the occasion, not helped by the hideously loud PA system. Mouths were good. Movement was, for the most part good. Front angulation caused some concern.


Dog CC DE WOLDE'S - NLY CH DEVAEL LOUD 'N PROUD VDW [ATC AT00124ESP]
Res Dog CC BALDWIN'S - MEADOWPARK FIRST CLASS FOR FORTONPARK JW
Bitch CC ATHERTON'S - CH ATHERSBERN PERONELLE BLUSH
Res Bitch CC BALDWIN'S - FORTONPARK CHASING DREAMS
Best of Breed ATHERTON'S - CH ATHERSBERN PERONELLE BLUSH
Best Puppy HARTLEY-MAIR'S - MEADOWPARK TOUCH OF CLASS

 


Veteran Dog  (5 entries, 2 absentees)


1st Pecenka's CZ/SK CH HARRY Z MOKROVOUSY HU VET CH [ATC AQ00551CZE]
A 9 year old,typey well marked male with a broad skull and muzzle,well defined stop and kind expression. Well angulated fore and aft with a broad chest,good depth of body and good bone. Moved well and with enthusiasm.
2nd Lundgren's INT/NORD/FI UCH/RLD/N/F CH BERNINGTONS WIDUNDER EUW-15, NORD V-12 [ATC AV00448SWE] A 7 year old dog, bigger and longer cast than 1st. Excellent head with broad skull and muzzle.Good body, shoulder a little upright, movement was good.
3rd Giffney's IR CH DOREMIS LOLVO KID (SWE) An 8 year old. A good head and expression. Well bodied but not the layback of shoulder of the 1st dog. Moved well from side and front but a little close behind.

 


Minor Puppy Dog  (1)


1st Smedsgaard's - MOUNT BLASSIS AWARDED BY COLUMBO [ATC AU02458DNK]
Good head for his age with a dark eye,everything there, should mature well.well angulated front and rear. A compact body with a good broad front. Movement a little loose at present. Excellent temperament. A very promising baby.

 


Puppy Dog (7, 2). 


1st Smedsgaard's MOUNT BLASSIS AWARDED BY COLUMBO [ATC AU02458DNK]
1st in MPD.
2nd Murphy's MAROUISSA WISH YOU WERE HERE AT KINELARTY. Longer cast than 1st. A super temperament. A good head with the correct stop. A good dark eye. Well bodied and moved well.Still a bit to do but I am sure he will get there.
3rd Green's MATTHIAS VOM DURRBACHLER WALD AT WALDERSHELF (IMP NLD)  A good head and correct dark eye giving a kind expression. A well bodied dog whose movement was good.Would prefer a better let down hock although I expect it will come.
Res Dickson's MONALOU RAFFAEL AT GERUTH



Junior Dog  (11, 3)


1st Hecksher Olsen's KAIMON GERHEIL EARTH WIND AND FIRE JW DKJW17 NORDJW17 HKJW17 [ATC AV00852EST]
  A lovely youngster with a good strong head and muzzle.Correct earset, correct shaped eye but it could be darker. Well angulated. A compact body with broad chest and good topline. Moved well
2nd Pecenka's ROBI CODELI GIRLS [ATC AU03093CZE] A well boned dog with a lovely head, expression and a correct eye. Good body. On the day did not move as well as the 1st.
3rd Gurney's MONALOU ITALIAN SECRET. A promising baby that gave way to the first two on age. A good head with a bit still to do. Well boned and good body. His topline is sloping up to rear at present but hopefully should drop as he matures.
Res De Wolde's TERRA DE BERN LORD OF THE RINGS VDW JUN WINNER '17 [ATC AV01088RUS]

 


Yearling Dog  (15, 6)


1st De Wolde's LUDWIGG VOM DURRBACHLER WALD BENELUX JUN WINNER '17 [ATC AV01090NLD]
  A well bodied dog with excellent bone and movement. Good angulation. A lovely head and expression with a broad skull,correct stop and good muzzle.
2nd Sassano's STARRY TOWN NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN [ATC AU02304ITA]  A compact, shapely dog with good angulation who moved well. A lovely head and expression. Smaller than 1st.
3rd Miles & Ishaque's JAYBIEM STAN INNOVATION JW.  A dog with a good head and expression.  A strong muzzle.Good angulation though a tad long backed. A good depth of body. Moved well.
Res Bridges' KERNOW TROUBADOUR JW



Post Graduate Dog  (15, 3)


1st Sozzi's DAMMI UN DADO DEL SACRO FIUME [ATC AU00511ITA] 
  A balanced dog with a compact body .A dark faced dog with a good head and expression enhanced by a good, dark eye. Well angulated front and rear. Good body. Moved soundly.
2nd Gurney's MONALOU JUST CALL ME OLEG.  A bigger dog than the 1st. Well boned with a good body. Masculine head with a correct eye. Moved well.
3rd Watson's JESTERBROCK ALPINE GLORY AT STEPDASHAR.  A taller, well boned dog who would be better carrying a little more weight. A good skull and stop with a longer muzzle. Moved well.
Res Maguire's MAPLERIDGE BACK TO THE FUTURE.



Mid Limit Dog  (13, 3)


1st Baldwin's MEADOWPARK FIRST CLASS FOR FORTONPARK JW.
  A medium sized, shapely dog with good bone. Well angulated front and rear. An excellent head with a gentle expression, broad skull and strong muzzle.Good depth of chest. Moved well with drive.Reserve CC.
2nd Law's ECALPHARAS GOLD.  Not quite the expression of the 1st,though a good head nevertheless.Well bodied with good angulation.Moved well.
3rd Goodyear's HARVESTBANK FERNANDO.  Lovely head and expression. Good rear angulation. A shade narrower in the front than the first two and longer cast. Good movement and an excellent temperament.
Res Bridges' DEERPARK TRAVELING MAN V KERNOW (IMP USA)



Limit Dog  (10, 1) 
.A lovely class


1st Miles & Sampson's JAYBIEM MI LORD.  Excellent head and masculine yet benevolent expression. Correct dark eye. Tad long cast but well boned and good depth of chest. Good angulation. Moved well.
2nd Gurney's MONALOU RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR.  Another good dog with a lovely head and expression. Good movement, good angulation. Well bodied. Unfortunately spooked by the loudspeaker at the end though rock solid up to that point..A gorgeous boy.
3rd Richards' MARRACK VAN'T PACHTHOF VON RICHENBERN (IMP BEL).  Another good dog. A good skull, good stop, strong muzzle giving a lovely expression.Well angulated. A good body. Movement not quite the drive of the first two though much to like..
Res Vaychkus & Vaickus' FLINTAS KALNU SUO AT BERNAROSO ShCM (IMP LT).



Open Dog  (19, 4)
Wonderful class, some very close decisions.


1st De Wolde's NLY CH DEVAEL LOUD 'N PROUD VDW [ATC AT00124ESP]  Gorgeous typey dog with a beautiful head and expression, broad skull, correct set on ears, good stop, strong muzzle. Excellent forequarters and well turned stifles, correctly proportioned body. Deep chest. Moved with drive. Excellent temperament. Dog CC.
2nd Baldwin's CH TJOFSELINAS Z DAIMUZ AT FORTONPARK JW (IMP SWE).
A lighter dog than the first. Excellent head, broad skull, good muzzle, lovely expression. Well angulated fore and aft. Correctly proportioned body. Moved well.
3rd Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's CH MEADOWPARK VERTIGO JW. Typey dog. Lovely head and expression. Correct proportioned body. Well angulated but little sluggish on the move today.
Res Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's CH MEADOWPARK HIGH CLASS.

 


Good Citizen Dog  (5)  


1st New's MEADOWPARK JUST DREAMY. 
Typey dog with good bone. A pleasant head. A little long cast. Moved well. Excellent temperament as to be expected in this class
2nd Austen's COLLANSUES EXCALIBUR.  A big dog with strong bone, would prefer more turn of stifle. Masculine head with a deep stop. Excellent temperament.
3rd Akehurst's JESTERBROCK ALPINE STORM.  Well presented confident lad. A pleasant expression, a good skull, longer muzzle.

 


Veteran Bitch  (15, 3) 


1st Dielentheis & Arbac's CH BERNER-EMMAS EBONY EXCEPTION [ATC AM00854DNK].
  9 years.  A happy girl with a feminine head, gentle expression. Beautifully put together, correct body proportions, well angulated, moved soundly and with enthusiasm.
2nd Richards' CH TICKBERN NAUGHTY BUT NICE VON RICHENBERN. A very typey bitch with good body, well angulated front and rear, little sluggish on the move. Lovely strong yet feminine head, gentle expression. Excellent temperament.
3rd Stannard's BERNBIENAIME BRIGHT GEM AT KOHBERN. Excellent head with a feminine expression. Well bodied with a level topline.
Res Toms' EMBERFAY MOONGLOW.



Minor Puppy Bitch  (2) 


1st Hartley-Mair's MEADOWPARK TOUCH OF CLASS. 
Outgoing baby with a lovely feminine head, broad skull, strong muzzle, kind correct eye.  Well boned, Good angulation, well bodied, moved well. A bit still to do but everything there. Promising.
2nd Smedsgaard's MOUNT BLASSIS AWARDED BY NATHALIE ATC AU02459DNK]. Shorter cast than the 1st. Promising head though the eye a little loose at the moment. Good angulation. Well bodied. Moved well.

 


Puppy Bitch  (10, 1)


1st Edge's MONALOU ITALIAN AFFAIR AT CHESTERBROOK. 
Confident girl. Good head with broad skull and correct muzzle, dark correctly shaped eye and feminine expression. Good bone. Correct depth of chest. Good angulation. Moved well. Should mature into lovely girl.
2nd Green's MADELL VOM DURRBACHLER WALD AT WALDERSHELF (IMP NLD).  Well marked head with broad skull. A longer muzzle than 1st. Not the bone of 1st. Good depth of body, well angulated for and aft.
3rd Oakaby's ISCABERN DAFFADOWNDILLY.  A good skull though the muzzle could be shorter. A correct dark eye and kind expression. Well boned, good depth of chest. Longer cast than first two.
Res Smedsgaard's MOUNT BLASSIS AWARDED BY NATHALIE [ATC AU02459DNK].

 


Junior Bitch  (14, 3)


1st Tornblom's BERNERHUSET'S KINEKS KAIZA JW SE JV-1[ATC AV00565NOR] Confident, strong headed dark faced bitch with a rich tan. Good bone, compact body. Good angulation. Moved well.
2nd Spencer's PADIKY STARR STUDDED SKYE. A bigger girl than the 1st. Strong, well marked feminine head. Well angulated. Moved well.
3rd Brodie & Flanagan's WALDERSHELF MILLIE ON AIRE. A strong head with a good dark eye. Well boned.would prefer a shorter cast body. Satisfactory angulation but plenty of time to mature.
Res Watson's STEPDASHAR WINTERS WISH

 


Yearling Bitch  (16, 6)


1st Benson's BERNERVALLEY SUMMER DREAM. A happy girl with a good head and lovely expression. Excellent bone. Shapely body .Good angulation.Moved well.
2nd Bird & Head's CULLUMBERN ROMAN TOGA WITH MILLERMEAD JW. Head still has a bit to do but all in place. A well boned, compact bitch with good angulation and depth of body.  Moved well.
3rd King & Bramble's SHIRDEES MISS CONGENIALITY JW. Longer cast than first two. A lovely head and expression, strong but feminine. Would prefer more turn of stifle. Moved well.
Res Jeffries' ESSLINBERN ETERNAL JOY.

 


Post Graduate Bitch  (17, 4


1st Small's MALINDIBEACH FABERGE FANCY.
Smaller bitch, well angulated, good body, everything in proportion. Pretty head with dark face and correct dark eye.  Moved well
2nd McCormick's MONALOU STAR PRINCESS .A good strong head. Compact body, good angulation. A shapely bitch. Moved well.
3rd Bridges' KERNOW HELLO OLD FRIEND. A lovely feminine head. Well boned, a tad long cast. Would prefer more angulation but much to like. Not in her best jacket, the downside of a dog show in March.
Res Jones' TREMYWYDDFA FORGET ME NOT


Mid Limit Bitch   (10, 1)


1st Baldwin's FORTONPARK CHASING DREAMS.
Cracking bitch. Well proportioned, good bone. Lovely strong, feminine head, correct dark eye, strong muzzle. Good body, well angulated, excellent movement. Reserve CC.
2nd Flanagan's COLLANSUES SUGAR N SPICE.
A good,strong head though over-trimmed ears did not flatter. A lovely head and expression. Good dark eye. Good bone and body, good movement.
3rd Bridges' KERNOW ALL MY LOVING.
A good head with a deep stop and short muzzle. Not the eye of the first two. Excellent bone, well angulated and moved well.
Res Stannard's KOHBERN SWANS OF SAM

 


Limit Bitch   (12, 3) 
  A super class.


1st Cooke & Stevens' TICKBERN TASSIMO MOCHA. .A dark faced, shapely bitch with a good head, gentle expression. Well angulated, good bone, good depth of body. Moved well.
2nd Baldwin's FORTONPARK LILLY'S DELIGHT. A bigger bitch with excellent bone, good body, well angulated. Feminine, strong head, correct dark eye. Moved well.
3rd Vaichkus & Vaickus' BLUE AIRA BERNENSKIE RANCZO JW SHCM (IMP PL). A small bitch, not in her best jacket. Good skull and stop, longer muzzle .A lovely head and feminine expression. Moved well.
Res Miles' SAVE DALLAS KISS FOR JAYBIEM

 


Open Bitch   (17, 4)  What a super class to have the chance to judge


1st Atherton's CH ATHERSBERN PERONELLE BLUSH. A gorgeous, typey bitch with a wonderful temperament. A feminine, strong head,with good skull, correct degree of stop, correct muzzle. Good broad front, good front angulation, layback of shoulder, good body. Excellent turn of stifle, moved with drive. Bitch CC and Best of Breed.
2nd Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's CH MEADOWPARK BREEZING ON.
Again a bitch of quality. Longer cast than 1st. A strong, feminine head, good skull, eye and muzzle. Well bodied, good depth of chest, good turn of stifle, excellent bone. Moved well but 1st had the edge.
3rd Sutton's CH BERNSTEPH DIOR REMEMBER ME JW SHCM. Another bitch of quality. A lovely head and expression. Good body, angulation, moved well but not quite the drive of the first two.
Res Dielentheis & Arbac's CH NYOTA VAN'T STOKERYBOS [ATC AS01845BEL]

 


Good Citizen Bitch (8, 1)


1st Small's MALINDIBEACH FABERGE FANCY
.winner of P.G.Bitch.
2nd Thompson's TRUDALEAZE SHE'S GORJUS AT BRIERBERN .A chunky girl with a charming head, correct eye. Well boned with a good front.  Satisfactory movement. Excellent temperament.
3rd Stelmach & Davis' CHIPPIS SHES A DIAMOND .A compact little girl with a good head and expression. Well angulated, satisfactory movement. Excellent temperament.
Res Boot's FAIRY COURT SPARKLES OF KAYCIBERN
Judge - Angela Haden (Cotshill)

 

 

 

Jude Simonds 

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