Bernese News 4th May 2015

Hywel Roberts (Dolpena) passed away in hospital in the early hours of this
morning 4th May 2015 following a short illness.  Hywel had recently celebrated
his 83rd birthday.

Sincere condolences to wife Ann, daughter Sue, son Howard and their family and friends.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed and I will relay the details once known.


Jack Hastings' emailed;

"At Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland Open Show on 3rd May,
Bernemcourt Liv’n On A Prayer (Deaglan) won Bernese Junior, Best Of Breed
and then went on to win Best In Show under judge Sharon Jones, (Icynights).

"We are over the moon with this result, especially as the show was not judged
on the Group System, so he had to compete against all Working & Pastoral Best
of Breed winners to be awarded Best In Show.

"Deaglan is only 14 months old and this was his first show as an adult."


The BMD Club of GB provided some free of charge testing for Degenerative Myelopathy
(DM) at their recent Open Show held at Grenoside on 19th April and some of the owners
who took advantage of the opportunity have received their results. 
The GB Club still have some tests available and anyone interested in having their dog(s) 
tested can read the information HERE  

All enquiries, or to book a test contact please contact
Jackie Green on 024 7654 1617 or email


June Miles emailed;

"I was pleased to take advantage of the free DM testing at Grenoside and I am delighted
to announce that Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM (Bono) , Orlando Bloom at Jaybiem JW 
(Orlando) and Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem (Kiss) were all tested for DM and have
ALL been given A results .... meaning  Clear/Unaffected .  Also all given A Clear/Unaffected 
result for the SOD 1 mutation. Bono will be 7 on the 16th May. Magical age. His mother
Ch Jaybiem Invu is still going strong at 10!!!  Orlando has achieved his JW. I am due to be
admitted to hospital for kidney removal on 9th July so may be missing for a few days and
miss a few shows but hopefully not too many!"


Sandra Gibson ( emailed;

"Every year the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club hold a 'Fun Day' to raise funds for rescue
or forthcoming events etc. This will be going on again this year but we would like to extend
the invitation to other Mountain Dog breeds and if numbers permit hold a match - to be
done by a 'guest judge' who is not a specific judge of any 'Mountain Dog Breed'
It is to be held On Sunday 19th July 2015 - 11am at

Kington Cottage Farm
Kington Lane
CV35 8PL

"We ask all attendees to bring something for lunch and we enjoy a 'American Picnic'.
On the same day there will the regular 'Fun Classes' which of course any breed can
enjoy and enter."


3rd May 2015.

Class results

Puppy  (2 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Rothery`s Glamrock Graffiti Artist

Graduate  (4, 2)
1st Rumble`s Bernfold Donner By Glenbrienz. Reserve Best of Breed
2nd Vaychkus`s Flintas Kalnu Suo

Open  (2)
1st Allison`s Tickbern Quick Step For Alisnobern.  Best of Breed
2nd Rothery`s Glamrock Future Legend
Judge - Barry Blunden ( Licassa)

Any Variety Champion  (3)
1st Rumble`s Glamrock Ballroom Blitz By Glenbrienz ShCM
Judge - Harry Nelson (Parracombe)

Jude Simonds


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