Bernese News 10th May 2017


At Birmingham National Championship Show all-rounder judge Stuart Mallard had attracted 
62 entries with 11 absentees. 

It was an 18th CC plus Best of Breed for Carole Hartley-Mair & Gary Dybdall's homebred Ch 
Meadowpark High Class.

The Reserve CC was awarded to Karen Bird and Shandy Bridges' Kernow Something. 

Mike and Di Atherton's homebred Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush took the Bitch CC, her 5th 
with the Reserve going to June Miles' homebred 11 month old Jaybiem My My My who was also 
Best Puppy.  

Later in the day High Class was placed Working Group 4 under Rodney Oldham.


Firstly, I think it is a great honour to be asked to judge at one of thE parent club’s shows and
I thoroughly enjoyed my day. A very special thanks to my stewards, Gary and Liam, who enabled
things to run very smoothly and kept me on track. It is always nice to see people interacting with
their dogs. 

A few general observations; it was lovely to see some very promising puppies on show, all of
which seemed to take showing in their stride. All exhibits today showed excellent temperament
with no sign of nervousness. The surprisingly very warm day did affect some of the exhibits (and
handlers) when moving. Mouths were good with one exception of an undershot bite. Movement
is always difficult in a smallish indoor ring with mats, but front movement does leave a lot to be 
desired with a lot of very wide actions. It is also surprising the number of dogs that do not move 
in a straight line; even with mats to follow there were several that wander off a straight course.

Minor Puppy Dog  (2 entries) 
1st King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella (Imp Nld).
 7 months old. Nice
head with a dark but slightly rounded eye. Strong shoulders with straight forelegs. Good shape
with bend of stifle. Lovely long tail, but lacking in the white tip. Coat in good condition and OK
markings. He moved OK but needs to strengthen up to produce more drive and consistency. 
Overall a promising youngster. He had a busy and long day and in the challenge for Best Minor 
Puppy had clearly run out of steam!
2nd Horn’s Husheen Let Me Love You.  8 months old. Dark almond shaped eyes. A narrower
head than 1st and this is extenuated by a lack of stop. Currently at a leggy stage and needs to 
fill his frame. Good level topline. His movement is weak at present and haphazard which should
improve as he grows into his frame.

Puppy Dog  (4 entries, 1 withdrawn) 
Nice class. I am sure these boys may change places as they develop.
1st Griffiths, Miles & Orme’s Jaybiem With N Without Yzeus.  10 1/2 months old. Nice head
with dark but slightly rounded eyes. Nicely proportioned white blaze. At this stage appears to have
a short neck. Overall a pleasant shape with straight forelegs and adequate angle at the rear 
although, ideally, he could have more bend of stifles. Long bushy tail and lovely shine to his coat.
Nicely marked overall with white in the all the right places. When he settled down he was the best
mover in the class but he did tend to pace at times. Best Puppy Dog.
2nd Connelly’s Shirdees Top Gun.  10 months old. Nice head. Much longer in the neck than 1st.
Good bone throughout but smaller in overall frame than 1st. Currently looks slightly long and when
standing doesn’t keep a level topline. Coat in good condition with nice markings. Moved OK but
needs to generally strengthen up.
3rd Jefferson’s Shirdees Fast N Furious.  10 months old, litter brother of 2nd. Nice head with
a thicker white blaze making the head look bigger. Nice dark eye. Good overall shape with good
rear angulation. Well presented. Another who needs to strengthen up to get the best out of his

Junior Dog  No entries 

Novice Dog (2 entries, 1 absentee)  
1st Mead's Deberni Lucky.
2 year old boy with a good stop, large white blaze, nice dark but
slightly round eye. Good straight forelegs with good shoulder placement. Adequate angles at the
rear with well let down hocks. Good level topline. A slightly wavy coat. Good markings. Moved OK
with a slightly curved tail on the move.

Not Bred by Exhibitor Dog (4, 1) 
1st Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz.
2 years old. Pleasing head but I would prefer more stop. Dark 
but slightly rounded eye. Finer than many but has adequate bone. Stands a little straight at the
rear which affects his topline. Shiny coat with plenty of white. Best mover in the class.
2nd Grimes’ Stormberne Let It Snow.  3 years old. Strong masculine head with dark almond
shaped eyes. Excellent bone, slightly down on his pasterns, good rear angulation. Looks good
on the stand with a long bushy tail. Plenty of white with a dark tan. Would suggest that he is
slightly too heavy and this affects his movement. It may have been the size of the ring for this
large lad but he couldn’t get it together today and was erratic and unbalanced.
3rd Robson’s Trudaleaze Majik Spell.  3 years old. Nice head but needs a little more stop to
fully define it. Adequate bone but a lighter frame than 2nd. Stands a little hunched up. Movement
was OK but he needs to find more drive.

Graduate Dog  (4)  
1st Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery.
 2 years old. Nice male head with a flat skull
and nice dark eyes. Long neck, good straight forelegs and good bend of stifles presenting a good
shape in the stand. Adequate bone. Slightly wavy coat in good condition. Nice white markings. 
Moved well but could be tighter at the front where occasionally he sticks his front leg out to the side.
2nd Perks' Kernow Festival Buzz.
3rd Robson's Trudaleaze Majik Spell.

Post Graduate Dog  (6, 1)
1st Stammers’ Athersbern Crowning Glory.
Nearly 5 years old. Nice head with good stop. 
Lovely dark almond shaped eyes with a large white blaze. Not the biggest but a nice well-
proportioned shape. Slightly down on his pasterns but lovely rear angulation. Nice white markings
and lovely coat. Best mover in the class, keeping a good level topline. (Made his handler work
2nd Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery.
3rd Hughes’ Waldershelf Causing Kaos. 
Rising 3 years old. Masculine head with dark almond
shaped eyes. Taller than 1st with plenty of daylight below. Good straight forelegs but I would 
prefer more bend of stifles. He needs to strengthen up on the move and carried his tail high which
spoilt the overall picture on the move.

Limit Dog (4, 1)
1st Bird & Bridges’ Kernow Something.
 2 year old boy. A lot to like about this lad. A strong
masculine head but with a gentle, soft expression. Good stop with lovely dark almond shaped
eyes. Strong sloping shoulders and upper arm with a distinct angle. I would prefer a longer, more
defined neck. Adequate bend of stifle. Thick good conditioned coat. Adequate white markings with 
a narrower white blaze than some. Best mover in the class with excellent drive from the rear and
good tail carriage keeping a level topline. He does, however, tend to waiver from a straight line. 
Preferred the overall masculinity of the Open class winner in the challenge. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Wakeland’s Shirdees Joe DiMaggio At Bramikdel JW.  2 years old. Nice masculine
head with good stop and a slight furrow. Beautiful dark eyes. Well off for bone, nice strong chest.
Longer in the neck than 1st. Smaller than some but a nice proportioned shape. I would prefer 
slightly more bend of stifle. Moved well but did carry his tail high. Seemed pleased to be here
and enjoying himself.
3rd Marsden & Robertson’s Trudaleaze Ain’t I Adorable.  Rising 4 years old. I would prefer 
more stop to complete the head shape. Broad white blaze. Seemed to be feeling the heat today.
Another that would benefit from a slightly longer neck. Adequate bone, would prefer more bend of
stifles and he does tend to turn his rear feet out when standing. His movement was erratic and he
didn’t really settle into a stride pattern.

Open Dog  (3) 
1st Round's Ch Collansues Black Black Magic.
5 years old. Very masculine head with dark
almond shaped eyes but another with a very soft expression. Good bone throughout, he stands
very square. Strong powerful boy with straight forelegs and good bend of stifle. Well-proportioned
in the stand. Coat in good condition with correct white markings. He moved with power and drive
keeping a good level topline throughout with good tail carriage. He can be untidy and slightly wide 
at the front when not moving at the correct pace. Had clearly had enough at the end of the day 
when it came to the challenge with the Best Bitch which was a shame. Best Dog, Reserve Best  
in Show, Best Opposite Sex.
2nd Scott’s Welshbern One Vision At Scobern ShCM.  4 years old. Another very nice lad.
Smaller than 1st but a lot to like. Lovely head with dark almond shaped eyes. Good bone and
well-proportioned giving a pleasant image in the stand. Slightly down on his pasterns and a
tendency to turn his back feet out slightly in the stand, but good bend of stifle. Presented in good
condition. Moved well but not as precise as 1st. Seriously considered for Reserve Best Dog.
3rd Granger’s Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem JW ShCM.  Very nearly 3 years old. Masculine head 
with beautiful dark eyes. Good bone throughout providing a good shape in the stand. Good white
markings. For some reason he was reluctant to move at his best today, maybe because of the heat.

Veteran Dog or Bitch  (3) 
1st Jefferson’s Meadowpark Boysown.
 7 year old male. Masculine head with a well-defined 
stop. Nice dark almond shaped eyes. Excellent bone with straight forelegs and adequate bend of
stifles. Plenty of white markings in the correct places. Moved out well with plenty of drive. Just  
favouring his front left leg which I forgave at this age. Best Veteran.
2nd Marsden & Robertson’s Trudaleaze I’m a Maze Zing.  7 year old bitch. Pretty feminine
head with dark eyes. Looked petite when compared to the male but presented a good balanced
shape on the stand. Slightly down on her pasterns but good bend of stifles. Moved OK but wide at
the front and not the drive of 1st.
3rd Scott’s Welshbern Trafys Of Scobern ShCM.  7 year old boy. Nice head. Long neck into long 
shoulders. Another one down on his pasterns. Good bone throughout and adequate bend of stifles.
Stands with his back feet turned out. Thick curly coat which didn’t help with the heat today. Good
markings. Didn’t really get his movement together today.

Minor Puppy Bitch  (3) 
1st Bird & Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga.
 7 months old. Feminine head with a good stop. 
Nice dark almond shaped eyes. Good straight front with adequate bend of stifles. Small but well
proportioned. In good coat with good markings. Moved well with a nice flow but needs to tighten  
up a little which I’m sure will come. Good temperament and appeared to take everything in her 
stride. Very promising. Best Minor Puppy.
2nd Atherton’s Arvella Penny Lane.
 8 months old. Pretty head with dark almond shaped eyes.
Long neck with good shoulder placement. Straight forelegs with good bend of stifle. Taller than
1st and at this stage a little bit leggy. Minimal white markings on her front feet and I would prefer
more white on her chest. Moved OK, but needs to tighten and strengthen up.
3rd Harris’ Meadowpark Dancin’ On My Own.  6 months old. Pretty head with good stop and
lovely dark brown eyes. Like 2 in that she presents a nice shape on the stand but at a tall, leggy
stage of development. Nicely marked. Needs to improve on the move as today she was a little
haphazard but she is only a baby. Needs a little more schooling.

Puppy Bitch  (3, 1)  
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My.
 10 months old. Nice head but I would like more stop. Nice dark
brown, almond shaped eyes. Good long neck and good long shoulders. Straight forelegs, good
level topline, I would prefer more bend of stifles, but overall a nice, well proportioned shape. In
good coat. Good markings. Moved out well with good drive and balance. Very well presented. 
Best Puppy, Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd Stammers’ Arvella Pennies From Heaven.
 8 months old. Pretty head with nice dark brown
almond shaped eyes. Overall smaller than 1st but presented a good shape on the stand with
adequate bend of stifles. Nice white markings with a clearly defined white cross on her chest.
Moved OK but carried her tail high.

Junior Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Flaxman's Glanzberg See The Sun.
 17 months old. Very nice head with an adequate stop
and flat skull. Lovely dark brown almond shaped eyes. A long neck, straight forelegs and good
bend of stifles presenting a nice shape. Coat in good condition and nice white markings. Moved 
well with good drive but keeping a good level topline. Not out of place in the line-up.
2nd Grimes’ Fortonpark Future Dreams TAF. 16 months old. Nice head with a good stop and
a flat skull. Dark brown slightly round eyes. Taller than one with good length of neck and straight
forelegs. I would prefer more bend of stifles. Good coat with nice markings. Moved OK but wide
at the front.
3rd Jeffries’ Esslinbern Eternal Joy.  11 months old. Needs a bit more stop, large white blaze.
Nice dark brown eyes. Shorter in the neck, good straight forelegs but needs more bend of stifles.
Nice markings. Moved a little loosely but when she strengthens up this should improve.

Novice Bitch (4, 1)  
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My.
2nd Atherton’s Arvella Penny Lane.
3rd Jeffries’ Esslinbern Eternal Joy.

Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch  (6)  
1st Flazman's Glanzberg See The Sun.
2nd Grimes’ Fortonpark Future Dreams TAF.
3rd Thompson’s Trudaleaze Shes Gorjus At Brierbern.
Nearly 4 years old. Pretty head with
good stop and flat skull. Dark brown slightly round eyes. Adequate bone, slightly down on her
pasterns but good bend of stifle giving an overall nice shape on the stand. Nice white markings.
Moved slightly wide at the front.

Graduate Bitch  (3)
1st Flaxman’s Glanzberg See The Sun
2nd Thompson’s Trudaleaze Shes Gorjus At Brierbern.
3rd Perks’ Bernfawr Hot Spice.
 4 years old. A feminine head with dark brown almond shaped 
eyes. A short neck, straight forelegs, needs more bend of stifles. Plenty of bone. Nice markings.
Never really got going on the move.

Post Graduate Bitch  (4, 1)  
1st Bird’s Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern JW
. 2 ½ years old. A lot to like about this young lady.
Nice head with a good stop and flat skull. Lovely dark brown almond shaped eyes. Has a minimal
white blaze. Well boned and well proportioned. Good straight forelegs and good bend of stifles. 
Coat in good condition and well presented. My preference would be for slightly more white markings 
to complement her dark tan. Moves with good drive and keeps a good level topline but today she
moved very much off a straight line which spoiled her overall movement. Seriously considered in 
the challenge.
2nd Thompson’s Alphanova Rosetta At Brierbern.  5½ years old. Pretty head with good stop and 
a flat skull. Smaller than 1st. Overall a nice shape with good markings. Moved OKbut can carry her 
tail high.
3rd Perks’ Bernfawr Hot Spice.

Limit Bitch  (4)  
1st Marsden & Robertson’s Trudaleaze Majik Potion.
 Rising 3 years old. If being very picky her
head is little narrow but it has a good stop and flat skull with dark brown almond shaped eyes. Good
length of neck with long shoulders, good angles throughout. A very well proportioned bitch, she 
stands four square with ease. Presents a lovely image on the stand which she maintains when 
moving. Coat in good condition with good markings. Well presented. She moves steadily with drive
keeping a good level topline. Overall today she was the best mover. Best Bitch and Best in Show.
2nd Wilson’s Monalou Maid in Russia At Blumental.  3 ½ years old. A prettier head than 1st
with nice dark brown almond shaped eyes. Can reach up and extend her neck when looking at her
handler but when held more naturally has a good length of neck. Good straight forelegs and good
bend of stifle gives her a good balanced shape. Didn’t move quite as well as 1st but moved with 
drive in a controlled way keeping her topline level. In the challenge for Reserve Best Bitch I
preferred the steadiness of her movement. Reserve Best Bitch.
3rd Granger’s Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower JW.
 2 years old. Nice head with dark
brown almond shaped eyes. Taller than 1st and 2nd. I would prefer more bend of stifles. Coat in
good condition and nice markings. Unfortunately, did not move as well as the other two and was a 
bit stop-and-start today in the confines of the hall.

Open Bitch  (3, 1) 
1st Griffiths, Slade & Orme’s Jaybiem Voo Doo With Potterspride JW
. 6 years old. Her head
has a flat skull with a significant furrow. Lighter brown and slightly rounded eyes. Good length of
neck. Good bone throughout but slightly small in stature when compared with some of the others. 
Overall a good shape with good bend of stifles. In good coat and with nice markings. Moved steadily 
but another one who wandered from a straight line.
2nd Green’s Waldershelf All About Edna JW.  Almost 3 years old. A pretty head with a good
stop. Taller and generally bigger frame than 1st. Good bone with straight forelegs and good bend
of stifles. A very curly coat and reluctant to keep it in the heat of the day. Moved OK but not as well
as 1st.
Judge - Mark Avery   

Jude Simonds

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