Bernese News 5th March 2018



Helen Davenport-Willis wrote;
"I am sorry to learn from Julie Vaughan that she has decided to give up judging. She was judge elect for Bernese at Border Union this year. Her health has improved somewhat but she is unable to take the travelling as she used to do.

"Involved in the early years of the breed in the UK, Julie started her Carlacot Bernese kennel in 1974 with a female from Irene Creigh, Kisumu Duchess and in 1981, produced a champion in her first litter, Carlacot Amalia, she was followed by her daughter Ch Bracken made up in 1983, Ch Fido in 1987, Ch Flame in 1990, Chs Genesis (Crufts BOB 1992) and Heather in 1992, Ch Carefree Kate and Ch Jupiter in 1994 and Ch Peggy Sue in 1996. In a way Julie bred Crufts BOB winner, Ch Clenoja's Fido's Prince who was by Fido ex Ch Genesis's litter sister, Carlacot Gorse.


Photo courtesy Helen Davenport-Willis

"Pictured is the male *BRH Ch Carlacot Fido (Carlacot Candyman ex Glanzberg's Kirsch of Carlacot) born 1985, winner of 34 CCs, 27 BOB and 11 res CCs - Group 1 at Blackpool in 1990 under Tom Horner and I think I am right in saying he won a Group under Ann Arch around the same period.

"Over the years Julie has owned, GSD, Bearded Collies, Akitas and in later years, she has been actively involved breeding and showing with success Finnish Laphunds also awarding CCs in this breed. These days, she shares her life with two working Sheepdogs and in the lovely part of Wales where they live, every day they enjoy the countryside and great walks.

"(* Ch Meadowpark High Class equalled Ch Carlacot Fido's CC record at LKA 2017)".


Kennel Club Announcement

More Crufts on TV than ever before!

Dog lovers can look forward to a record-breaking 14 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s largest dog show. This is two and a half hours more than the 2017 show which was then a record in itself.

With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.

This year Channel 4 will be broadcasting an extra one-hour programme from the show in the afternoon on all four days, including a new show on the Wednesday before Crufts begins.

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show
1830-2000 – More4 Crufts
2000-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show
1830-1930 – More4 Crufts
1930-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

1630-1730 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show
1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

1630-1730 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show
1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts Best In Show

Clare will host daily highlights of the world's biggest dog event live from the NEC and will be joined by Alan Carr, who will be presenting the afternoon show with Clare, and Channel 4’s ‘Supervet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. The presenters will be supported by vet, health and welfare expert Nick Blayney, as well as dog reporters and breed experts, Jessica Holm and Frank Kane.

All of the Arena action from the show will also be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at

Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy even more of this year’s Crufts. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.

“The enhanced TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes, but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”

Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.

Crufts is the world's greatest dog show and we hope our channel gives you a real sense of the fun and amazement that is the wonderful world of dogs!

Watch Crufts Live n YouTube 8th - 11th March 2018



I would like to thank the committee of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Scotland for inviting me to judge at their prestigious club show. It was a great honour, you made me feel very welcome and also for my gift which I will treasure.

A big thank you to my steward, John who ran my ring efficiently. Also to all who entered and took my decisions well on the day.

Veteran Dog  (1 entry)
1st Addison’s Torralbaz Lord Of The Manor. 
Well presented 7 year old, strong masculine head with correct eye shape and colour, tight lips, correct bite. Good front assembly, well ribbed, nicely rounded rump, well muscled at rear. Correct length of tail, straight, well boned legs on neat tight feet. Would prefer a bit more length of neck and more bend of stifle. Coat well groomed. moved well. Reserve Best Veteran In Show.

Minor Puppy Dog  No entries

Puppy Dog  (5 entries, 3 absentees)
1st Dickson’s Monalou Raffael At Geruth. 
10 month old confident puppy with super expression, dark eye, tight lips with correct bite. Ears used well. Correct medium length of neck, broad chest, deep brisket, good body ratios. Straight legs with plenty of bone, neat compact feet, rear well angulated and muscled, hocks well let down Held topline on the move. Presented well, nicely marked with a nice rich tan, well handled. Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy In Show
2nd Scott’s Szarhegyaljai Elyjah At Scobern (Imp Hun)
. 11 month old, masculine head with strong flat skull, correct bite, longer in muzzle than 1st. Nice broad chest and level topline, straight front legs on compact feet, good turn of stifle. Correct tail set and length. Needs to build up rear to strengthen rear pasterns. A little unsettled today.

Junior Dog  (2, 2)

Yearling Dog  (2)
1st Addison’s Monalou Bollinger.
Gorgeous 21 month old dog. My find of the day, forgave his lack of coat as he excelled in so many departments, balanced all through. Superb expression, excels in head, strong flat skull with well defined stop, super eye shape and colour, ears set high and used well, good bite, strong muzzle. Muscular medium length of neck, well angulated throughout, nice depth of brisket. Well boned legs on neat compact feet, level topline, would like more muscle at rear, good turn of stifle, tad long in hock. Correct tail set and carried well, superbly marked. His handler got the best out of him, fluid smooth mover, best mover of the day. Good temperament. Loved him, will watch his progress with interest. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Watson’s Monalou Just Monty. Exuberant boy, strong in head and muzzle, would prefer a darker eye. Excels in bone, broad chest and good depth of brisket. Neat compact feet. Well presented in a full coat, carried his tail a tad high on the move.

Maiden Dog  (1, 1)

Novice Dog  (2)
1st Scott's Szarhegyaljai Elyjah At Scobern (Imp Hun)
2nd Watson’s Monalou Just Monty

Graduate Dog ( 1, 1)

Post Graduate Dog  (2, 1)
1st Newton & Hogg’s Kumo Van’t Maroyke (Imp Bel).
Stood alone but deserved place. Mature medium sized boy, strong head with correct stop, dark brown eye round in shape, good ear placement. Would prefer more length in neck. Strong chest, deep brisket, topline strong and held on the move, well off for bone. Good turn of stifle, rounded rump, tail bit short but carried correctly on the move, fluid mover. Nice honest, well balanced dog, well presented in a nice coat with rich tan and superb front feathers. Considered for Reserve Dog.

Limit Dog  (4, 3)
1st King’s Elnside The Grandmaster ShCM.
Impressive looking, unmistakable male, up to standard in height. Excellent vibrant and alert personality, strong in head, flat skull, strong muzzle, slight furrow, nice dark almond shaped eyes, correct dentition. Prefer more length of neck, strong in shoulders, broad chest, well ribbed, strong in loin. Super bone, balanced throughout, well muscled at rear. Moved well once settled. Presented in a full coat with superb feathering. tail never stopped wagging! Best Dog and Best
in Show
2nd Hastings' Bernemcourt Liv’n On A Prayer.
Beautiful looking boy, excels in head and expression. Slightly smaller than 1st. Strong in head and muzzle, tight lips, ears correct and used well. Fabulous bone, well ribbed back, broad chest, level topline and held on the move. Well muscled, very well turned out, well handled. Moved close behind today and carried his tail high.
3rd Wilson’s Deheubarth Rhodi At Gelbackler. Smaller all over than first two but balanced. Stunning head, kind expression, beautiful dark eye, strong muzzle, would like a bit more neck. Nice topline, excellent turn of stifle, correct tail length and carried well. Would like to see feet tidier, superb feathering. Paced at first, moved better once settled.

Open Dog  (3)
1st Scott’s Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM.
Masculine head with super dark almond shaped eyes, strong in muzzle, good dentition. Correct length of neck, well ribbed, strong loin. Well off for bone, neat compact feet, good turn of stifle, well let down hocks. Moved well once settled, well presented.
2nd King’s Elnside Going The Distance. Similar in type to 1st, dark eye. Strong in bone, level topline, correct length of tail. ost out on rear movement.
3rd Carty’s Floskirk Berneray.  Smaller all over, but in proportion. Super expression with good head and nice dark eye, correct stop and muzzle. Deep brisket, superb bone, good turn of stifle and well let down hocks, rounded rump but tail a tad short. Presented well.

Veteran Bitch  (4, 1)
1st McCormick’s Monalou Artic Queen.
  7 years old, this bitch filled my eye full of quality and excelled in so many breed traits. Beautiful feminine expression, nice head with correct stop and length of muzzle, rich almond eye, correct ear shape and set well. Correct length of neck, nicely angulated throughout, level topline, good turn of stifle, good strong straight front legs sat on nice compact feet, well let down hocks. Good length of tail, moved with style and very well presented. Best Veteran Bitch, Reserve Best Bitch and Best Veteran In Show
2nd Hogg’s Ischia Van’t Mardyke To Buganeezee (Imp Bel)
. 8 1/2 year old medium sized bitch, pretty expression, bit rounder eye than 1st. Would like more neck, well ribbed, good bend of stifle. Well presented, fluid movement.
3rd Davidson’s Meadowpark Whispers Shadow. Feminine head and expression, longer in muzzle than first two. Level topline, good bone to neat compact feet, nicely angulated at rear. Correct tail set and length, well presented, moved a little wide at front today.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (2)
1st Newton’s Qamra Vt Maroyke.
Very promising 8 month old pretty bitch, nice head with lovely eye and correct bite, correct muzzle. Well angulated throughout, good bone, level topline, correct length tail. Moved well.
2nd Barton’s Bernervalley Gilmore Girl. Pretty girl full of herself and with an alert expression, nice eye. Good length of neck. Broad chest, well angulated, straight front legs sat on neat feet. Tail a tad short. Enjoyed making her handler earn her place, a bit more ringcraft needed.

Puppy Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Gerrard’s Monalou Contessa At Torralbaz.
10 month old superb bitch, fabulous head and expression, nice dark almond shaped eye, good stop, tight lips and good bite. Correct ratios. Well angulated front and rear, level topline held on the move, nicely rounded rump. Well let down hock, well boned straight legs leading to round compact feet, correct tail set and length. Fluid movement just starting to get tired in the challenge, very well presented, well handled. Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Best Puppy In Show.
2nd Barton’s Bernervalley Gilmore Girl.
3r. Jeffries’ Esslinbern Eternal Joy.
Very pretty bitch, fabulous expression, looked a nice picture on the stand. Carried tail well, well groomed. A bit spooked today and was difficult to go over which was a big shame because she moved beautifully.

Junior Bitch  (4, 1, 1withdrawn)
1st Kelly’s Everlasting Love Iz Bolshogo Doma (Imp Rus).
Medium sized bitch, nice dark eye and expression, correct in muzzle and bite. Well angulated, good bone, tight feet, would like a bit more length in neck. Well groomed, moved well.
2nd Barton’s Bernervalley Gilmore Girl.

Yearling Bitch  (2)
1st Jeffries’Esslinbern Eternal Joy.
Taller bitch with nice eye, head and expression. Correct length of neck, moderate all through, tad long in hock, neat feet. Well presented, moved OK once settled.
2nd Cowley’s Collansues Rock Angel. Bigger all over than 1st, nice head with feminine expression, dark eye, correct ears and used well. Good spring of rib, good turn of stifle, tad longer in loin than 1st. Tail carried high on the move, well presented.

Maiden Bitch  (2, 1)
1st Gerrard’s Monalou Contessa At Torralbaz.

Novice Bitch  (4 ,2)
1st. Gerrard’s Monalou Contessa At Torralbaz
2nd. Jeffries’ Esslinbern Eternal Joy

Graduate Bitch No entries

Post Graduate Bitch  (2)
1st. Davidson’s Meadowpark Pure Breeze
. 4 year old impressive looking bitch. Kind feminine expression, correct in head, dark almond shaped eye, ears correct. Good spring of rib, strong loin, well angulated throughout, stifles well bent. Well off for bone, round compact feet, level topline held on the move, correct length of tail and carried well. Graceful in movement, nicely presented, handled well. Best Bitch, Best Opposite Sex, Reserve Best In Show.
2nd McCormick’s Monalou Star Princess.
  Another lovely bitch, kind dark eye and super expression. Well constructed, well ribbed, strong loin, moderate bone, level topline. A little out of coat today, moved well.

Limit Bitch  (2)
1st Davidson’s Meadowpark Pure Breeze.
2nd Kelly’s Riden Hennet Rosetta Stone At Belhof (Imp Est).
Pretty feminine bitch, dark eye, ears used well. Good depth of chest, nicely angulated, stifles well bent, hocks well let down, nice bone, tight neat feet. Correct tail carried well, moved well, well presented.

Open Bitch  No entries
Judge - Julie Ann Wright (Roesilbern)



Minor Puppy Dog  (1 entry)
1st Austen's Halesbern The Warriors.
Raw and unschooled baby needing to strengthen in rear quarters. Pleasing head properties, pleasing overall outline and body proportions, coat and markings.

Puppy Dog  (3 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troubadour. Best Puppy. 
Masculine build and appearance, pleasing head with good balance of skull to muzzle, good eye shape and placement, well pigmented. Strong neck, firm topline, well coupled with strong loinPleasing balance of construction, active and typical mover.
2nd King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp). Very good type and quality with pleasing head properties, good bone and substance. Very pleasing eye and expression. Good ribbing, not as forward in development as winner and not showing the same power and drive on the move.

Junior Dog  (5, 4)
1st Griffiths, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem With N'without Y'zeus.
Well grown with ample bone and substance, pleasing make and shape with a typical headpiece and a pleasing eye and expression. Active mover but a little unruly and unsettled at times.

Yearling Dog  (6)
1st Baldwin's Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark. Reserve CC. Quality young male with pleasing overall balance of make and shape with a typical body outline and symmetry of proportion. Typical head, eye and expression. Pleasing flow of neck and back line, good ribbing, strong loin and well coupled, pleasing croup and rear quarters with well set and carried tail. Moves well with a breed typical gait.
2nd Wright & Kirk's Arvella Mark Of Respect For Roesilbern. Well grown with ample bone and substance, typical outline, proportions and appearance. Pleasing head properties, good eye and expression. Good width of fore chest, ample ribbing, not quite the finish, style and carriage of the winner.
3rd Watson's Jesterbrock Alpine Glory At Stepdashar.

Post Graduate Dog  (5)
1st Walton's Enchambray Waterloo.
Pleasing pattern and type, acceptable head properties with intelligent eye and expression. Pleasing symmetry of body shape and proportions, good depth of body, good bone and substance, pleasing profile action. Would prefer more strength in hocks.
2nd Westlake's Apriori Uill Smith For Jesterbrock (Imp). Nicely headed exhibit, good height to length ratio, pleasing ribbing. Pleasing coat, correct markings and active mover, just preferred overall outline and symmetry of winner.
3rd Bridges' Deerpark Traveling Man V Kernow (Imp).

Limit Dog  (7, 1)
1st Miles & Sampson's Jaybiem Mi Lord.
Imposing exhibit with presence and good breed type. Masculine head of good shape and proportions, good eye, well put together with a pleasing overall shape, deep and powerful in body. Good ribcage, strong loin, powerful quarters with good hock placement. Full of himself and just a little proud of his tail when moving.
2nd Bird & Bridges' Kernow Something ShCM. Pleasing type and quality, masculine head with good balance of skull to muzzle and good finish to flews and underjaw, pleasing eye shape and placement. Pleasing outline and proportions, well ribbed back, not quite as free and easy on the move as winner.
3rd Hyland's Charmsway Adventurer.

Open Dog  (5, 1)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class. CC and Best of Breed.
Easy winner of the class and subsequent awards and was delighted to see him go on to take the number one spot in the Working Group. An impressive exhibit from any angle demonstrating the essence of the breed for size, outline, proportions, has a deep and powerful body of balanced construction with a true front assembly and strong rear quarters with well placed hocks which he uses to perfection.
2nd Green's Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella (Imp). Pleasing type and quality, typical head with good eye and expression. Pleasing outline and proportions, not as impressive in front assembly or movement as the winner.
3rd Wright & Kirk's Materabern Good Friday.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (4)
1st Spencer's Padiky Starr Studded Skye.
Well put together with pleasing outline and proportions. Feminine head showing good balance of skull to muzzle, pleasing eye and expression. Ample bone and substance, tidy mover.
2nd Hall's Alisnobern Elsa. Not quite as forward in development as winner but showing obvious potential to grow into herself and settle on the move.
3rd Stannard's Kohbern Ballantynes Bett.

Puppy Bitch  (5, 1)
1st Dybdall, Lydon & Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark's Girl On Fire For Rodiveco.
Well grown and developed, pleasing balance and construction, feminine in outlook and demeanour. Strong neck, firm top line, free and easy action with good drive and extension.
2nd Bridges' Kernow Speakeasy. Promising youngster of good type, appealing head properties, good overall shape and symmetry of outline, good ribbing. As yet is not as forward in development as winner and needs to strengthen a little in hock.
3rd Harris' Meadowpark's Dancin' On My Own.

Junior Bitch  (7, 2)
1st Page's Halesbern Candy Crush.
Pleasing balance of construction, typical appearance with pleasing body proportions and outline, typical, good eye and expression. Strong neck, firm backline, strong quarters, active mover.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW. Very pleasing for type and quality, appealing head, eye and expression. Pleasing body outline and proportions, well coated, ample bone and substance, not quite as impressive in rear action as the winner.
3rd Green's Bernerdalens Quest For Fame At Waldershelf (Imp).

Yearling Bitch  (6, 1)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Chasing Dreams. Reserve CC.
Very pleasing youngster of good type and quality, well put together, strong body with pleasing proportions and symmetry of outline, good rib cage, strong loin, powerful mover with typical gait for the breed.
2nd Clough's Bernarks Now Or Never. Typical overall pattern with pleasing outline and body proportions. Balanced head with pleasing eye and expression. Good depth and strength of body, not as settled or composed on the move as winner.
3rd Green's Bernerdalens Quest For Fame At Waldershelf (Imp).

Post Graduate Bitch  (6)
1st Page's Halesbern Star In The Skye.
Pleasing overall balance and construction, good depth and strength of body with typical height to length ratio, ample bone and substance. Free and easy action.
2nd Bridges' Kernow Hello Old Friend. Well made, pleasing head with good eye and expression. Good rib and coupling with strong loin, pleasing style and carriage on the move. Little to choose between her and the winner.
3rd Vaychkus & Vaickus' Blue Aira Bernenskie Ranczo (Imp).

Limit Bitch  (11, 4)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's Delight.
Pleasing pattern and type, well gown and of sturdy build and proportions. Typical headpiece, good eye and expression. Ample ribbing, well coupled with strong loin of correct length, well boned, free and active mover.
2nd Flanagan's Collansues Heart Of Gold. Slightly different build and proportions to winner. Typical head showing good balance and with a pleasing eye and expression. Fair mover, just preferred the overall flow and symmetry of outline of the winner.
3rd Allison's Tickbern Quick Step For Alisnobern.

Open Bitch  (8, 3)
1st Stannard's Meadowpark Beach Blend At Tangyachates. CC.
Thought her a standout winner in the class and line up for Best of Sex. Well balanced quality headpiece with good balance of skull to muzzle, powerful but feminine build and appearance, good neck and firm well held back line, pleasing rib cage, strong loin. Powerful, efficient and enduring gait.
2nd Hartley-Mair's Meadowpark One Lover. Quality exhibit of good type, pleasing balance of construction, typical head, eye and expression. Pleasing flow of outline and symmetry of body proportions, good rib cage, strong loin, well set and carried tail. Not quite in the bloom of winner nor quite as impressive on the move.
3rd Baldwin's Ch Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark.
Judge - Ronald W James

Jude Simonds

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