Bernese News 15th March 2019



Veteran Dog  (6 entries, 2 absentees)
1st De Wolde's  Nl/Vdh/Ssv/Lux/ Croa/Int Ch/Bel/Aus/Swiss/Dk Georgeous McGregor Vom Rummelsbach.
7 year old masculine, well balanced boy with excellent bone, correct angulation, ideal angle of pastern to absorb his super movement. Excellent body condition with impressive muscle. A credit to his owner. Still capable of top awards.
2nd Carty's Floskirk Berneray. Almost 8 years and also very well balanced with good head proportions and pleasing eye shape/colour. Topline good although a slight kink in the coat at the loin can mislead the eye. Beautifully marked. Could perhaps have a touch more strength of pastern but a good mover all round.
3rd Giffney's Ir Ch/Vch Doremis Lolvo Kid (Imp Swe). A medium sized boy with great height to length proportions, enough bone for size, super feet with well fitting toes and good depth of pad. Dentition could have been a fraction neater. Good depth and (and slightly more than ideal width) of chest giving him an impression of power.

Puppy Dog  (4)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Talk About Class.
What a cracker! Nearly 11 months and at just the right stage just now. Super outline with a masculine and appropriately developed head. Loved his eye and earset. Well boned with tight feet of good depth. Topline just so with a gently rounded rump and tailset. Coat is very forward for age and lying pretty flat. Moved with an easy but powerful, confident and enthusiastic gait.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem Modus Operandi. Giving way a little on maturity but not disgraced in any way. Made a lovely outline with pleasing head, firm topline and sensible angulation. Strong in neck although a fraction shorter than I would prefer. A steady mover with no exaggeration.
3rd McPherson's Elnside Mad Max. Again giving away on maturity but has good set of shoulder and excellent pasterns. Topline is firm with strong loin - although the slight sweep of the coat tends to create an optical illusion. Head is developing well and is of good proportions despite not as forward as first and second. Adequate turn of stifle. Moved soundly enough but needs to settle a little.

Junior Dog  (11, 3)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troublue.
Very nice boy with super type and the kind of head/expression that shouts Bernese. Such a pleasing eye. Well built with level topline, gentle slope of croup and good tailset. Great ratio of depth to height and with surprising strength of chest for his age. Good bone and well shaped feet. On the move he was particularly good in profile with a steady, unexaggerated gait up and down.
2nd Maguire's Ridgewater Evergreen Reuben. 14 month stylish boy with balance being his forte. Bone is right for his size and combined with his super front and feet, and good angulation, gave him the advantage on the move with good forward reach and following well through. Head not quite as masculine as 1st but a work in progress who will be a different dog as he reaches maturity.
3rd McPherson's Elnside Mad Max.

Yearling Dog  (11, 2)
1st Murphy's Marouissa Wish You Were Here At Kinelarty.
Medium size with masculine head and pleasing eye/expression. Strong neck of sensible length, strong and firm in topline with ideal length of loin, well angulated and just enough bend of pastern. Beautiful markings combined with his obvious confidence will always get him a second glance.
2nd Cooke & Stevens' Tickbern Vagabond. Another beautifully marked boy but not quite as mature in chest as first. Very pleasing outline being all of a piece and totally unexaggerated. Sensible angulation and this showed in his easy, sound movement. Head is perfectly balanced with great eye and expression. Another few miles on the clock will bring out the best in him.
3rd Reynolds & Pawlyszyn's You're Good But I Am Better Berno Vega TAF. Also still developing and is already impressive in head with strong neck and ideal topline. Loved the depth of thigh and construction of rear pastern. Forequarters well muscled although pastern still needs to come up a tad. Moved easily but a fraction loose behind today

Post Graduate Dog  (17, 4)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troubadour JW.
Very impressive with obvious strength combined with the right amount of bone for his size. Head is masculine with good skull to muzzle ratio with facial markings being the ideal pattern to enhance him. Topline firm and level with correct croup and tailset. Very mature through chest and the whole picture giving him an impression of standing evenly on all four feet. Could possibly be a touch longer in neck - and the profuse coat in front of his throat does not help in this respect.
2nd King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella JW (Imp Nld). Towards the lower end of the size scale but with type being to the fore. Head is good with correct ratio despite an illusion of a tad more length in profile. Level topline, good depth of chest and moderate angulation make him noticeable in any line up. Would prefer a little less angle of pastern but moved very well in all directions.
3rd Galen-Bisping's Kernow Something Buzzy At Celticberns. Masculine throughout and has great head type, pleasing eye and strength of neck. One of the best for topline. Gently shaped croup and good depth of thigh. Moved very well in profile and coming to, but a little close from behind.

Mid Limit Dog  (9)
1st Delrue-Vandewalle's Hamilton De Llobu Astur.
The best mover in this class but also great type with ideal balance of height to depth, and length to height. Head is of good skull to muzzle ratio and very definitely masculine. Good strength of bone although front feet and pastern could be a little more defined and upright. Moderate but effective angulation which tipped the scales for him today.
2nd Jefferson's Shirdees Fast & Furious. So much to like about this dog who is nowhere near full maturity yet. The best of toplines with pleasing croup, bone to match his size and sensible angulation. Lovely head type with kind eye. Needs to get his showing head on as he tends to be short stepping in front while constantly looking up at his handler.
3rd King & Bramble's Shirdees Leathal Weapon. Thought this one would have been second in this class but really dropped his topline for the final look. Well constructed with sensible construction and very appealing head. Good width of chest with elbows fitting correctly. A tad flat in front feet at the moment but didn't appear to affect his good, fluid movement

Limit Dog  (13 ,2)
1st Vaychkus & Vaickus' Flintas Kalnu Suo At Bernaroso ShCM (Imp Lt).
5 years and at his best just now. Very pleasing in head, being masculine but not overdone and with ideal skull to muzzle ratio. Good strength of neck but with decent length too. Topline is firm with well muscled loin which he held on the move. Moderate angulation gave him a sound easy gait with good tail carriage. In the challenge, I felt that he could have done with a fraction more width between forelegs but otherwise a very good dog.
2nd Delrue-Vandewalle's Picasso Van 't Stokerybos. Very close decision as this powerful boy will always catch the eye. Masculine, well balanced head with good strength of neck, excellent topline and beautifully rounded rump. Super mover in profile and from behind but could be a little neater coming to. Would also like him a tad less square for my preference
3rd Westlake's Apriori Uill Smith For Jesterbrock (Imp Rus). A lot of appeal with this male with good head balance and kind expression. Firm level topline and adequate depth of chest but at 3 years old still needs a bit more maturity and a little more angle behind which would give him a bit more drive on the move. Stood evenly on all four limbs which gave him a pleasing balanced outline.

Open Dog  (19, 1)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class.
Such a great dog! Have given him a Group win in the past and think he is even better today! Powerful without being coarse with the right amount of bone for his size, firm, level topline with a well muscled loin. Angulation is just right and how it propels him along in an even, non-exaggerated, gait with tail raised at a 'happy' level while still being correct. Head is masculine with good ratio of skull to muzzle, correct flat skull and well set ears. Neck is powerful but enough length to allow the freedom of shoulder when moving. Feet are deep and clenched with enough 'give' of pastern to absorb that superb movement. The Standard says 'strong, sturdy, alert, well boned, of striking colour' - he is all of these. CC, Best of Breed and very proud to see him get a Group 2.
2nd Piskunovas' Genesis Rojaus Bernas. At 2 years old this superb male is still maturing and giving away a little against first. However, what great quality he has with well shaped head, strong in neck, good depth and width of chest, very strong in bone with the best of feet and perfect slight angle of pastern. His movement is breathtaking with incredible drive from rear quarters. Only lost out on maturity to 1st but of champion quality without a doubt. Reserve CC.
3rd Hecksher Olsen's Nord Ch/Dk Ch/Se UCh/No UCh Kaimon Gerheil Earth Wind And Fire JW. Also 2 years old and a little less bulky than I would prefer but his overall balance and type will always catch the eye. Head of good proportions with lovely dark eye and kind but alert expression. Bone is just right for his size and well shaped feet balance the overall picture. His movement is exceptional especially in profile where he reaches well forward and follows through from his strong hindquarters. In great muscular condition and ideal weight.

Good Citizen Dog Sheme - Dog  (8, 1)
1st Akehurst's Jesterbrock Alpine Storm.
Was VHC in a previous class but had really settled to the job by this class. Lovely smooth gait with a pleasing head and well set eye and ear. A slight wave of hair over the loin can give an impression of being overbuilt but had a firm topline when I put my hands on him.
2nd Otero Rodriguez & Otero Scutt's Homer De Llobu Astur (Imp Esp). Did not stay for critique but from memory he had a powerful build with good depth and width of chest.
3rd Ellis' Kernow Azir At Fitzford. Did not stay for critique but from memory he was a well balanced dog with excellent topline and sensible angulation.

Veteran Bitch  (8)
1st Jeffries' Esslinbern Fenix Fire Lily.
Good honest bitch who moved well from good angulation, super muscle build up and lovely type. Attractive head although ear set could be a fraction higher. Kept a good topline but doesn't need to carry any more weight.
2nd Gurney's Ch Monalou Fanny Craddock JW. Just lovely for type but also carrying a little more weight than ideal today which gave her a slightly shorter legged appearance. Beautifully proportioned head with well shaped dark eye, strong neck and well muscled shoulders. Moved steadily but apt to roll a little.
3rd Richards' Ch Tickbern Naughty But Nice Von Richenbern. Totally out of coat today but nothing that needs hiding on this one! Movement was really something with effective angulation and great muscle. Attractive head and eye, strong neck. Loss of coat gave her a slightly leggy appearance which detracted from the impression of strength that I prefer.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (3)
1st King & Green's Olivia Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld) TAF.
8 month feminine and well put together girl creating a good balance at this telling age. Well shaped head with kind eye. Good strength and length of neck. Very impressive through chest for depth and width. Topline still going through a growth stage and not helped by a ridge of hair rising over the loin. Moved in great style.
2nd Best's Tia Mkira Abjess. Also 8 months and has an athletic look about her just now. However, she has good balance, strong topline and very pleasing chest/brisket. Well shaped head of good skull to muzzle ratio and well set ears. A little less white on pasterns would be ideal. Unsettled on the move until she got it all together at the last moment.
3rd Beet's Tamarbern Dreaming Spires Of Wilobazmajic. 8 months and going through a leggy stage just now. Head has good skull to muzzle proportions in profile but as expected, needs to fill out with development. Level topline and well shaped croup. Good strength of pastern with slight angle to absorb movement. Moved with an easy gait in profile but a fraction close from behind.

Puppy Bitch  (9)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Voulez Vouz.
What a charmer! Destined for the big time if maturity is kind to her. Feminine head but with good proportions, lovely eye and nicely set ears. Deep through brisket and with correct spring of rib, strength of loin and perfectly shaped croup. Moved in no-nonsense fashion with correctly carried tail. Lost out to the male puppy only on weight as she still has a little 'puppy condition' just now.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem Alia Iacta Est. Pushed 1st all the way and is another star in the making. Perfectly balanced for depth to height and height to length and all matched by a lovely head. Slightly less sturdy looking than 1st but so much to like here. Sensible angulation and moved well although not quite as settled as she could be. A slight rise over the topline gives away her developmental stage.
3rd Galen-Bisping's Jaybiem Magnolia At Celticberns. Slightly finer than 2nd (who I see is her litter sister) but still has the attractive head, good strength and length of neck, sensible angulation and good feet. Excellent in topline and moved well enough. Possibly a tad squarer than my ideal but at this growing phase, much may change.

Junior Bitch  (11)
1st Willman's Goldbear's Faith Hill. 
A lovely moving youngster with a good combination of balance, femininity and type. In excellent body condition, strong neck of good length and adequate depth through brisket. Correct angulation which, when added to her good condition, produced a free and sound gait. Head still developing but was feminine and of good proportions. Good topline but coat was a little wild which detracted from the overall picture.
2nd Declerck's Quicky De Zandvijver. 14 months and appealed greatly here. Her outline and overall type will always gain her a placing. Very attractive head which was slightly more mature than first. Excellent topline with well muscled loin. Adequate angulation and good strength of bone. A very honest type. Just preferred the movement and reach of 1st on the move.
3rd Price's Silvretta Alpine Angel. Slightly smaller than 2nd but with no exaggerations and projecting a pleasing outline with good angulation, topline and depth. Well marked though one back foot had a noticeable 'sock'. Very impressive front and moved well coming to although a little less positive behind.

Yearling Bitch  (11)
1st Solis Ortega's Multi Ch Happy To Arennas Cumbres Andinas JW Multi JCh.
Beautiful girl with perfect balance, impressive front with good brisket, bone and feet. Firm over the topline and ideal shape of croup. Head has huge appeal and is surely one for the future. Moved like clockwork. In the challenge, her youthfulness went slightly against her in this quality line up.
2nd Willman's Goldbear's Faith Hill.
3rd Declerck's Quicky De Zandvijver.

Post Graduate Bitch  (15, 7)
1st Fasso's Miami Del Sacro Fiume. My notes say 'I love this one'! Average size, full of type, excellent neck, topline and croup, correct bone to match her size, well shaped feet with depth of pad. Beautiful head type although skull could be a fraction flatter. Lovely eye and expression. Moving, she was first class and I thought this would have been my certificate winner at this stage. Only 2 years old so some more development is to come. Champion quality. Reserve CC.
2nd Gurney's Monalou Cara Mia. Great for type with strength of body, depth and excellent bone. Does not need to be any heavier. Attractive markings although blaze could be slightly narrower to enhance expression. Good head with flat skull and correct stop. Good through loin and ideal croup. Sensible angulation produced a steady gait in all directions.
3rd Westlake's Jesterbrock Lovestruck. 2 years with such an appealing head and expression, kind eye, attractive markings and very impressive length and strength of neck. Topline well muscled although a tad more length of loin than ideal. Sensible angulation gave her a steady gait.

Mid Limit Bitch  (8, 1)
1st King & Bramble's Shirdees Miss Congeniality JW.
Real quality here and has a certain maturity despite being only 2 years old. A real lesson in topline and strength of loin. Lovely head with flat skull, feminine but well proportioned. From the front she really hits the spot with her strength of bone and chunky feet. Profile is so well balanced and hindquarters well developed and muscled. Sensible angulation that gave her an excellent gait. Just would prefer a fraction less bend of front pastern but this was really nit picking in the challenge.
2nd Bridges' Kernow All My Loving. Well made headpiece with ideal shape of muzzle and proportions of skull to muzzle. Good depth of body and well ribbed. A little less weight would have enhanced her as it tends to push her pasterns down a fraction more than I prefer. However, she moved steadily and with power.
3rd Stannard's Kohbern Ballantynes Bett. A positive mover who used herself well around the ring. Good bone and well shaped feet, super topline which she held standing and moving. A fraction longer in loin when compared to length of rib. Slightly out of coat today but not disgraced in this company.

Limit Bitch  (12, 1)
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My JW.
A very impressive girl who has not yet reached her best, but what is evident now hints at a future title. Plenty of substance giving that sturdy, strong impression while leaving you in no doubt that she is a female. Very attractive head of good proportions and kind eye. Body is also well muscled but I would prefer a tad less weight as it tends to push the pastern angle a little more than I would like. Beautiful markings complete the picture.
2nd Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly's Delight. Slightly longer cast than 1st which tends to spoil her topline on occasions but much to commend her in other ways. Adequate bone to match her size and sensible angulation gave her the required strength on the move. Lovely headpiece and particularly pleasing earset.
3rd Delrue-Vandewalle's Pia Van 't Stokerybos. Super type who could have topped the class had it not been for her tendency today to throw out a front leg when coming towards me. Great outline with excellent topline, well balanced bone, great feet and ideal slope of pastern. Such a lovely head and eye. Beautifully marked.

Open Bitch  (21, 3)
1st Gracheva's Illisia Z Krainy Zeusa.
This was one of the highlights of my day and certainly one of the best Bernese bitches I have judged. To see such a stunning outline, such great balance and super type makes me hold my breath and hope the movement will match. Today, I need not have worried as her movement was breathtaking - keeping her shape in all directions and free standing the way nature made her. Head and eye were ideal for me while body proportions, depth, angulation and overall body condition were the icing on the cake. The most difficult decision I have had to make when judging was to choose between a beautiful and powerful male and this beautiful and powerful female! The only deciding factor was the 'show off attitude' of the male but both are equally capable of even higher awards. Bitch CC.
2nd Miles' Ch Jaybiem Burli Shassi JW. A real 'honest' type who is very much 'what you see is what you get'. Such lovely type with strength, depth, soundness, bone and the kindest expression. Headpiece is glorious with ideal proportions. Considered her for Reserve CC but although her movement was faultless she was not quite as forward in her gait as the Post Graduate winner.
3rd Mauro's Ita Ch Starry Town Madame Butterfly. Owner didn't wait for the critique, but from memory she was a substantial girl of good type, beautiful outline and well angulated with good bone. Not quite as feminine as 1st and 2nd.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch  (7 ,2)
1st Marsden & Robertson's Trudaleaze Majik Potion.
5 years of good type who won this due to her very good movement, sensible angulation, strength of pastern and well shaped croup. Such a sturdy outline and evident strength of chest and bone from the front. Well marked.
2nd Spencer's Waldershelf Ethel's Way At Padiky JW ShCM. Ran 1st close but a little longer in body/loin and not quite so much strength of brisket. Impressive topline, very good bone and parallel lines from the front. Tail well set. Moved easily.
3rd Best's Tia Mkira Abjess.  Had settled by this class. Just needs to get her showing head on when moving as there is much to like about her.
Judge - Hedd Richards (Sheridel)

Jude Simonds



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