Bernese News 23rd May 2015




Aileen & Ron Trevett emailed;

"We had a lovely day at the BMD Club of GB Garden Party this weekend and we are understandably 
delighted that our lovely girl Vino (Ch Vellbern You Japanese Gem - photo above) took and passed 
her Gold Good Citizen Award. We are pleased she has now proved to be not only a good show girl
with correct breed type but she has her 1st draft to show she has the ability to perform the task she
is bred to do, she has passed her Character Assessment "Excellent" and by passing her Gold Good
Citizen award has shown she is able to be well behaved and steady in all environments.  She is
just a perfect all round happy girl.  She shows that being a "Show" dog does not stop her living her
life to the full and having fun along the way."


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Don't forget that entries close on 29th May for the Southern BMD Club Championship
Show.  The show will take place on  14th at The Market Hall, Lockmeadow Market, Maidstone,
ME16 8LW and the judge will be all-rounder Stuart Mallard.

The schedule, entry form and online entries can be found here; 
www.fossedata.com/show_schedules/schedule.aspx?id=SBER_JUN_15

The Club secretary isTrish Goodyear. 61 Harvest Bank Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 9DP
Tel; 0208 4624769     Email: goodyear685@btinternet.com

The Southern Club website can be found at www.sbmdc.btck.co.uk


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Bernese Welfare UK has just received a cheque for the magnificent sum of £1030 from 
the Midland Bernese Carters which is the result of their recent fundraising activities to 
help needy Bernese.  
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to EVERYONE who contributed to this wonderful achievement

Pete Garrard emailed;

"WHISTLEY WOOFERS WEEKEND 2015


"After the success of last year’s fund raiser for Bernese Welfare, Tim Williams and Margaret
Bailey kindly offered to host another Whistley Woofers Weekend on May 9th and 10th at their
property at Pimlico, between Silverstone and Brackley.

"With a record 18 caravans and tents booked in, Margaret, Roy and Glenn were kept busy
mowing the grass and preparing the pitches and hook-ups, while Tim cleared the building
rubble from the drive and laid down some more hard core.



"With only occasional rain in the days before the event, the ground stayed firm and mud
free, although despite the sun, the wind kept the temperature down a bit which was great
for the dogs even if we’d have liked it a bit warmer.  Happily the weekend stayed dry apart
from one very sharp shower on the Saturday which sent everyone running for the shelter
of the gazebos.

 

"Several ring events were held on the Saturday, judged by Michelle Barsby while on
Sunday Jean Hellingsworth judged the fun races and Pete Garrard judged the fun obstacle
course which proved a great success and provided considerable amusement to the
spectators too, especially trying to dribble a very light ball through the cones in a fairly
strong breeze!.

  

 

"Apple Bobbing and Temptation Alley were available on both days, as was this year's variation
of the calamity carting course – there were several elements which depended on a degree of
luck, but being 7ft tall, good at fishing and dressing up and an expert at darts would have
provided a distinct advantage!



"We were also joined by two Rally Obedience Judges who had started carting with their
German Shepherd, Bruno, and wanted some advice and feedback on what they were doing.
Bruno was doing just fine and we only had to provide a few minor suggestions to enhance
their experience. They also enjoyed participating in some of the ring events with their Border
Terriers and declared that they had thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.

"On the Saturday evening, we all socialised around the gazebos and celebrated Jean
Hellingsworth’s birthday while being entertained by Malcolm Dewick on the keyboard and
Martyn Bullock on guitar. Pete Garrard also provided a brief, humorous interlude with a
couple of ditties adapted to include some of the carters.





"The results of the ring events are not yet to hand, but the winners of the Non-Ring events
were;

Calamity Cart Course – Dave once again

Apple Bobbing – Vicky & Coby – 4 apples

Temptation Alley – Maureen & Suzie – 1.98 seconds

Fun Obstacle Course – Bruce & Dixie – 47.70 seconds

 "A very impressive £930 was raised for Bernese Welfare, to which was added the money
raised by the World Wide Bernese Walk, sales of donated items and another donation
giving a total of £1000; a big vote of thanks is due to Albion Meat Products who very kindly
sponsored the prizes and especially to Maggie, Tim, Roy, Glenn, Wendy, Jean and Michelle
and all those who took part for all their hard work in offering, preparing, organising, devising,
running, judging and participating in such an enjoyable and worthwhile event."

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Kennel Club Press Release 

www.crufts.org.uk/content/dog-exhibitors/qualification-for-crufts-2016

CRUFTS 2016 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY OF DOGS

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS A DOG MUST HAVE FOR ENTRY AT CRUFTS 2016.

ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016, WHERE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES ARE
OFFERED.

A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are offered if it has
qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club.

(1) If it is a Champion, Show Champion, Field Trial Champion, Working Trial Champion,
Obedience Champion or Agility Champion under the Rules of the Kennel Club.

(2) If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club
Stud Book by 18th January 2016.

(3)  If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club
Stud Book by 18th January 2016 through Field Trials or Working Trials.  

(4)  If it has won any of the following prizes in a breed class (as defined in Kennel Club
Regulations for the Definitions of Classes at Championship Shows) at a Championship
Show, including Crufts, where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed between
19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.

First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class

First, Second or Third in Puppy Class

First, Second or Third in Junior Class

First, Second or Third in Yearling Class

First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class

First, Second or Third in Limit Class

First, Second or Third in Open Class

First, Second or Third in Veteran Class

(5) If it has won a first prize in any breed class at Crufts 2015.  (NB This is in addition to
those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under a. (4) above).

(6) If a Beagle, has won a First Prize at a Hound Show between 19th January 2015 and
18th January 2016 held under the Rules and Regulations of the Masters of Harriers and
Beagles Association.

(7) If it has been declared Best of Breed at a Premier Open Show, provided there were
more than three breed classes (more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds)
scheduled for the breed between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.

(8) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a
General or Group Open Show between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.


2. ADDITIONAL ENTRY INTO BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016 WHERE CHALLENGE
CERTIFICATES ARE OFFERED.

If it has won any of the following prizes at General and Group Championship Shows,
scheduled between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016, in non-CC classes for
breeds normally allocated Challenge Certificates (provided there are more than three breed
classes or more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds).

Best of Breed

Best Puppy in Breed

First, Second or Third in Puppy Class

First, Second or Third in Junior Class

First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class

First, Second or Third in Open Class


3. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016 FOR DOGUE DE BORDEUAX, CIRNECO
DELL’ETNA  AND WHERE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES ARE NOT OFFERED.

A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are not offered if it
has qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club.

(1) If it has been declared Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex of a Breed or gained any of the
following prizes in Breed or Variety Classes at a Championship Show, including Crufts
between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.

First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class

First, Second or Third in Puppy Class

First, Second or Third in Junior Class

First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class

First, Second or Third in Limit Class

First, Second or Third in Open Class

First, Second or Third in Veteran Class

(See note 2.)        

(2) If it has won a first prize in any breed class at Crufts 2015.  (NB This is in addition to
those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under c. (1) above).

(3) If it has been declared Best of Breed at a Premier Open Show provided there were
more than three breed classes (more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds)
scheduled for the breed.

(4) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a
General or Group Open Show held between 19th January 2015 and 18th January
2016.


4. ENTRY INTO AV IMPORT REGISTER CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016.

A dog is eligible if it has been awarded Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex or gained any of
the following prizes in the Imported Register Classes at a General or Group Championship
Show held between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.                                                                                
              
First, Second or Third in Puppy Class

First, Second or Third in Junior Class

First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class

First, Second or Third in Open Class


5. ENTRY IN FIELD TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016.

A dog is eligible for entry in Field Trial classes for its breed if it has at any time won an award,
a Diploma of Merit or a Certificate of Merit in actual competition at a Field Trial held under
Kennel Club or Irish Kennel Club Regulations.


6. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016.

A dog is eligible for entry in Special Working Gundog classes for its breed if it has at any time
been awarded a Working Gundog certificate, a Kennel Club Show Gundog Working
Certificate or won an award, Diploma of Merit or Certificate of Merit in competition at a Field
Trial held under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club.


7. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2016.

With the exception of Bloodhounds, a dog is eligible for entry in Working Trial Classes for
its breed if it has gained a qualification not lower than UD Excellent under Kennel Club
Working Trial Regulations.  A Bloodhound is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes if it
has won a prize at a Working Trial for Bloodhounds held under Kennel Club Working
Trial Regulations.


8. OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2016.

A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Obedience Certificate at a show held
between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.


9. AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2016.

A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Agility Certificate (Large, Medium and Small 
Dogs) at a show held between 19th January 2015 and 18th January 2016.


10. OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS.

The following qualifications refer to Kennel Club fully recognised breeds only.

(1) Any Champion from a country with which the Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement
qualifies automatically if it is domiciled in the UK and is on the Kennel Club Breed Register.

(2) Any FCI International Beauty Champion and the two Show Champion titles C.I.B. for
'non-working breeds' and C.I.E for 'working breeds’.

(3) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch
at specified shows in European countries covered by the UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME.

(4) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at
FCI World Winners Show 2015.  Winners of Junior Dog, Junior Bitch, Veteran Dog, Veteran
Bitch plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at European Winners Show in 2015.  This applies
to dogs resident in countries covered by the UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME.

(5) USA – Winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Awards of Excellence at the AKC
Invitational, December 2015.  Additionally, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Grand Champion
Select Dog and Bitch, Awards of Merit Winners (if offered) and Best Bred by Exhibitor (if
offered), at one National Breed Speciality show per breed chosen by the parent breed club
and agreed by the AKC.

(6) CANADA – The top five dogs from each group according to the Dogs in Canada Top
Show Dog point system, published in Dogs in Canada Blog. Additionally, Best of Breed,
Best of Opposite and Award of Merit Winners at the National Specialities agreed by the
Canadian Kennel Club. Additionally All Group Placement Winners (First, Second, Third and
Fourth in each group) held at the Purina National Dog Show August 2015.

(7) AUSTRALIA – One show has been nominated for 2015 in each of the eight states. 
Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch to
qualify at each show.     

(8) JAPAN - Winners of Best King and Best Queen, also Best Junior King and Best Junior
Queen at the FCI Asian International Championship Show 2015, Tokyo.

(9) NEW ZEALAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog
and Best Bitch to qualify from the NZKC National Show.

(10) GUERNSEY – All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show, Reserve Best Puppy in Show,
Best Veteran in Show plus Best Junior in Show from the Spring, Autumn and Winter Open
Shows in 2015.

(11) JERSEY – All Group Winners, All Puppy Group Winners, All Junior Group Winners plus
Best Veteran in Show from three nominated Championship Shows in 2015.

(12) BERMUDA - All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show plus Best Veteran in Sho
from the annual All Breed International Championship Shows 2015 (Devonshire).

(13) HONG KONG – Winners of CAC Dog and CAC Bitch for all Kennel Club recognised
breeds from the 2015 International Championship Show, Hong Kong.


NOTES ON QUALIFICATIONS

A Breed Class is a class confined to one breed.

Awards as above qualify a dog for entry at Crufts 2016 only if the class in which the award
was gained was not made ‘Special’ in any way, i.e. by age, colour, height, weight, coat, to
members of a society, to breeders etc. 
Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify, nor do wins in any classes other
than those stated above.

In any class scheduled at Crufts 2016 for which an age limit appears in the definition the age
is calculated to 10th March 2016.

No entries will be accepted ‘Not for Competition’.

Dogs qualifying after 4th January 2016 can only be entered online

For a full list of overseas qualifying shows please go to www.crufts.org.uk



COMPETING IN THE UK

COMPETING WITH DOCKED OR CROPPED DOGS IN THE UK

Docked Dogs

Dogs which were docked before 6th April 2007

If your dog was docked either in the UK or in a foreign country before 6th April 2007 then it
may compete at Crufts.

Dogs which were docked on or after 6th April 2007

If your dog was docked on or after 6th April 2007 it is not, under the law, permitted to be shown
at Crufts (where the public are admitted on payment of a fee).

Cropping

No dog with cropped ears is eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed
event.



UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME – Bringing dogs into the UK

Crufts exhibitors must ensure that their dogs fully comply with the entry rules for bringing dogs
into the UK. In the case of dogs being brought from some countries, this will involve a
process which can take a number of months to complete prior to travel to the UK and Crufts.

For further details please see www.defra.gov.uk/pets 


ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY, 4th JAN 2016 (P.O. POSTMARKED)

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY, 18th JAN 2016   





Jude Simonds       

bernerinfo@aol.com





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