Bernese News 17th May 2017

Janet Riseborough emailed the entry figures for the Central BMD Club 25th Anniversary
Open Show which takes place this coming weekend, 21st May 2017.
The judge for this year's show is all-rounder judge Barry Blunden (Licassa)

Janet wrote;
"... as well as 83 dogs entered there are 13 Not For Competition plus the 8 for Special
Champions Award Class."

For comparison the entry at the 2016 show was 57 exhibits giving 59 entries with 33 absentees
for breed specialist judge Emily Green (Waldershelf).

The show will be held at the usual venue, Overseal Village Hall, Woodville Road, Overseal,
South Derbyshire. DE12 6LU

Further information can be found on the Club's website


Chris Wood emailed;
"I wanted to share my wonderful news. Layla aka Tamarbern Dusky Maiden was Reserve
Veteran at Top Dog of Devon on Saturday 13th May at Exeter Racecourse under Mike Vincent.

Photo supplied by Chris Wood

"She has represented our breed so well. Was over the moon when she was Best Veteran in Show
at Plymouth Canine Society in February qualifying her for Top Dog of Devon 2018. She has kept
the Bernese flag flying high. So thrilled she is representing our breed so well and is fit, happy and


There is a new, added attraction at the Whistley Woofers Weekend this year!


The fourth and final quarter of the Kennel Club Breed Records Supplement for 2016 arrived
a few weeks ago and I had intended to publish some of the collated statistics for the year but
I put my file aside in a "safe place" all ready to upload - and then I promptly forgot about it!

The KC BRS provides a record of all the KC registration transactions for each breed so it
provides a unique insight into some of what is happening within a breed - but if is NOT a
complete nor accurate representation of breeding activity; not all dogs are KC registered
and these are ONLY records of paper transactions - dogs may change ownership on paper
but may not have actually change hands and some litters may be recorded as bred by one
person on paper but in fact be bred by, and reared on the premises of, another.

Between the period 1st January and 31st December 2016 the AT1 to AT4 issues recorded a
total of 116 litters of Bernese relating to 608 new registrations.

Those recorded litters were registered by 76 breeders, 60 of whom have a registered Kennel
Name (affix).

51 breeders registered 1 litter,
17 breeders registered 2 litters, 
2 breeders registered 3 litters.
5 breeders registered 4 litters each during the year, each registering a total of 10, 17,
25, 29 and 34 puppies, and
1 breeder registered 5 litters totalling 34 puppies during the 12 month period.

Litter size range was;
15 litters recorded 1 pup,
7 litters recorded 2 pups,
16 litters recorded 3 pups,
10 litters recorded 4 pups,
13 litters recorded 5 pups,
15 litters recorded 6 pups,
14 litters recorded 7 pups,
11 litters recorded 8 pups,
8 litters recorded 9 pups,
1 litter recorded 10 pups,
4 litters recorded 11 pups, 
2 litters recorded 12 pups.

21 of those litters were recorded as born by emergency Caesarean (CEM) and those
procedures produced 3 litters of 1 pup, 1 litter of 2, 6 litters of 3, 4 litters of 4, 4
litters of 6, 2 litters of 7 and 1 litter of 8.

There were also 7 litters born by elective Caesarean (CEL) and these produced 2 litters of
1 pup and 1 litter each of 2, 3, 4, 8 and 12.

111 different dams were recorded, 5 of whom produced two litters during the year at intervals
3 pups + 9 pups born 7 1/2 months apart,
9 pups + 8 pups born 6 1/2 months apart. This dam had previously whelped her first litter whilst
14 months old so has a total of 3 litters amounting to 21 registered pups by the age of 3 years
and 2 months.
5 pups + 9 pups born 7 months apart,
5 pups + 6 pups born 7 months apart, and
1 pup + 3 pups born 6 months apart - each litter registered by two different owners.

Five dams whelped litters when aged well-under two years old - 14 months, 17 months, 2 were
19 months and another was 20 months old. 

One other dam had whelped a litter in 2015 when aged 16 months and her second litter in 2016
when aged 2 years and one month.

The oldest dam was 7 years and 2 months old.

Three dams were recorded as having 4 litters credited to them, and 13 having had 3 litters.

14 dams were imports, 2 dams were Champions plus another was an Irish Champion.

There were 64 different sires, 9 of those sires are Champions, 18 are imports and 3 sires
reside overseas.

41 different males sired 1 litter,
10 sired 2 litters,
6 sired 3 litters ,
3 sired 4 litters,
3 sired 5 litters, and
1 sired 7 litters.

There were 3 Export Pedigrees granted - all recorded in the same issue (AT1), transferred
from the same breeder (kennel) to one single owner in the Netherlands.

There were 46 recorded importations from;

Belgium 1 dog,
Estonia 1 bitch,
Finland 1 dog,
France 1 bitch + 1 dog,
Germany 1 bitch + 1 dog,
Hungary 1 bitch,
Lithuania 2 bitches + 3 dogs,
Poland 5 bitches + 2 dogs,
Romania 1 bitch,
Russia 1 bitch,
Serbia 2 dogs,
Slovakia 1 bitch, 
Slovenia 2 bitches,
Spain 2 bitches + 1 dog, 
Sweden 1 bitch, 
Switzerland 1 dog, and.
Ukraine 1 dog
In addition to the above there were also 13 importations (10 bitches + 3 dogs) from Ireland
(IKC) some of whom had been bred (originated) in other countries (Belgium 1 bitch, Canada
1 bitch, Italy 1 bitch + 1 dog, Poland 1 bitch and Slovakia 1 bitch).

There were 100 BVA/KC Hip Dysplasia (HD) Scores published.

68 dogs had total scores between 0 to 10,
25 scored between 11 to 20,
plus there were seven higher scores of 24, 25, 30, 31, 38, 43 and the highest was 95.

There were 103 BVA/KC Elbow Dysplasia (ED) Grades.

59 dogs were graded 0, 
20 dogs with Grade 1
17 dogs with Grade 2
3 dogs with Grade 3.

In the awards section, 46 dogs were granted a Stud Book Number.

6 Junior Warrant Certificates were awarded to;
Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern,
Waldershelf All About Edna,
Waldershelf Ethel's Way Of Padiky,
Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel,
Blue Aira Bernenskie Ranczo (Imp Pol), and 
Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower.

3 Show Certificate of Merits were awarded to;
Waldershelf Here Comes Erik,
Waldershelf Ethel's Way Of Padiky, and
Orlando Bloom Of Jaybiem.

8 Champion Certificates were awarded to;
Jaybiem Y'euben Chozen,
Athersbern Peronelle Blush,
Meadowpark High Class,
Collansues Black Magic,
Collansues Secret Bridges,
Meadowpark Living My Dream At Fortonpark,
Tickbern Naughty But Nice Von Richenbern and
Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp Cze)



Minor Puppy Dog  (3 entries)
1st Bridges' Kernow Troubadour.
Balanced with well developed frame, head developing 
with defined stop and decent muzzle, almond shaped eye of correct hue. Sloping shoulders
are held firm and are supported on strong straight bone and neat feet.  Deep brisket, level 
back. Stifle well turned, low set hocks. Moved soundly with purpose.
2nd King & Green's Joseph Vom Durrbachler Wald At Arvella. Pleased for breed type, 
masculine and development spot on. Head with flat skull, defined stop, just preferred eye of 
1st. Pleasing forehand with ample bone, full rump and turn to stifle. Shown in good condition.
3rd Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Meadowpark Just Class.

Puppy Dog  (4 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Griffiths, Orme & Miles' Jaybiem With N'Without Y'zeus
. Upstanding lad. head coming, 
defined stop, skull a tad shapely. Shoulders well placed and supported on great bone without 
being cloddy. Breadth through body with level topline and purposeful hindquarters. Moved with 
consummate ease. Beautiful coat with rich tan and correct markings.
2nd Miles' Jaybiem Stan Innovation. Well up to 1st, conveys a quality profile and correct 
balance. Strength to muzzle, defined stop and flat skull, just preferred eye of 1st. Excellent 
forehand, moved out with purpose. Lovely rich tan. 
3rd Stephenson's Kernow Something Perfect.

Junior Dog  (1)
1st Stephenson's Kernow Something Perfect.
Upstanding and developing well, proved to
be a handful on and off his lead which needs addressing, he is energetic with a friendly  
disposition. Eye a tad round. Moderate neck, can stand narrow in front. Strong, straight bone 
into compact feet. Strength to loin and defined hindquarters. 

Yearling Dog  (3)
1st Bridges' Deerpark Traveling Man V Kernow.
Masculine with correct outline, head
developing. Moderate neck into well placed firm shoulders. He carries strong bone, has depth 
to brisket and correct body ratio. Moved soundly. Coat coming, rich tan and lovely markings.
2nd Barsby & Bonham's Halesbern Naughty But Nice. Upstanding with correct requisites.
He carries strong timber but couldn't match front action of 1st. Quality coat.
3rd  Watson's Jesterbrock Alpine Glory At Stepdashar. 

Post Graduate Dog  (4)
1st Martin's Moondance Fasination.
Reasonable head, strong stop, skull broad but a little 
rounded. Ample bone, tidy feet. Body with substance, reasonable topline, shapely rump with
turned stifles. Moved soundly with good deportment.
2nd  Fairclough's Monalou Spirit Of Discovery. Impressive outline, excellent breed type. 
Beautiful head shape and properties, just favoured front of 1st today. Meaningful, muscular
hindquarters with action to suit.
3rd  Wakeland's Shirdees Joe Dimaggio At Bramikdel.

Limit Dog  (8, 2)
1st Bird & Bridges' Kernow Something.
Masculine, very balanced, honest with strength of
frame and strong bone. Compact feet. Moved out cleanly and held his shape well in profile. 
Shown in excellent coat and condition. Reserve CC.
2nd Green's Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella. Classic outline, totally clean with strong 
bone and ample substance. Just favoured action of 1st. Shown in excellent nick.
3rd  Granger's Orlando Bloom At Jaybiem.

Open Dog  (3, 1)
1st Hartley-Mair  & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class.
Superb outline to this classy, 
masculine lad. Very well proportioned head, strength to muzzle, defined stop, flat skull and 
attributes to enhance, could have a finer eye perhaps.  Beautiful front with breadth and depth 
to chest, strong bone. Moderate neck into level back, body with great shape and substance 
without a hint of being coarse.  His hindquarters are well developed and muscular. Moved  
superbly with total ease. Beautiful coat and shown in tip top condition. CC and Best of Breed 
and later Group 4. 
2nd Carty's Floskirk Berneray. Loads to commend this masculine lad. Great frame with 
strong bone and body of substance. Can stand a tad narrow in front but honest and a free 

Minor Puppy Bitch  (4)
1st Bird & Head's Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead.
Feminine with strength and 
good overall balance. Head coming. Moderate neck into powerful well placed shoulders 
supported by sound limbs. Breadth through with strong loin and shapely hinquarters. Moved 
2nd Spencer's Padiky Star Studded Skye. Really promising 6 month old, loved her balanced
outline and development for her age. Moved steady, bowed to maturity today but could have a 
fun future. Deep rich tan markings.
3rd  Bridges' Kernow Speakeasy.

Puppy Bitch  (3)
1st Miles' Jaybiem My My My.
Lovely lady, still in infancy but maturing so well and projecting 
a balanced outline. Excellent head type, still developing but has strength to muzzle, defined stop 
and breadth to flat skull. Clean forehand with ample bone. Body shape and substance correct for 
her age, rounded rump and a steady mover.  Excellent markings with attitude. Best Puppy and  
Reserve CC.
2nd Atherton's Arvella Penny Lane.
Well up to 1st and displaying great promise, just favoured 
eye of winner. Body with substance and correct ratios, useful hindquarters and action.
3rd Knight's Kernow Something Fancy.

Junior Bitch  (5, 1)
1st Reynolds' Matera's Spin That Record For Etterbern.
Most mature in this class and 
conveying heaps of promise. Head with lovely almond eye giving knowing expression, just 
enough stop, decent skull. Well constructed front assembly with ample bone to straight limbs 
and tidy feet. Chest developing, topline looks bum high but is correct on examination, round 
rump and turned stifles. Clean motion with good deportment. 
2nd Spencer's Padiky Star Studded Skye.
3rd Sutton & Davenport-Willis' Perfect Proposal From Orsina's Land.

Yearling Bitch  (1)
1st Watson's Staubach Quiana At Stepdashar.
Stood alone which didn't detract from her win
as she displayed excellent breed type and overall balance. Head coming. Frame well constructed 
and covered by ample substance. Quality coat and markings. 

Novice Bitch  (2)
1st Atherton's Arvella Penny Lane.
2nd Small's Malindbeach Faberge Fancy.
Feminine and of good breed type, would prefer a 
flatter skull. Clean shoulder placement and limbs with enough bone. Her rib cage is sprung and  
back level. Developed hindquarters with movement to suit. 

Graduate Bitch  (2, 1)
1st Flanagan's Collansues Sugar N Spice.
Excellent outline to this lady. Reasonable head. 
More than enough reach to neck, well appointed shoulders and strong bone. Body of substance 
and developed hindquarters. Moved well in profile. 

Post Graduate Bitch  (7, 1)
1st Spencer's Waldershelf Ethels Way At Padiky.
  Cleanest of lines, typical head, strength to
muzzle, enough stop and flat skull, under-jaw could strengthen a little. Cleanest for forehands 
and strong limbs, correct ratio and substance to body. Strength to muscular hindquarters with 
movement to match.
2nd Kernow Let It Be At Cullumbern. Mature lady with correctly balanced outline. Strong, 
straight bone, body with ribcage sprung and carrying good substance. Muscular hindquarters. 
Lovely coat, shown in excellent nick.
3rd Small Malindibeach Faberge Fancy.

Limit Bitch  (7, 3)
1st Granger's Shirdees Harlow Jean Of Shadybower
. Feminine and no denying her breed
virtues. Quality headpiece with dark expressive eye. Powerful shoulders and strong bone, can 
stand narrow in front. Developed ribcage, good substance and rounded rump.
2nd Bridges' Kernow Hello Old Friend. Pleased for type, she is feminine, at times appeared a 
tad square. Correct head and outlook, clean front assembly and strong bone. She is well ribbed 
up and has defined hindquarters, moved steady.
3rd Flanagan's Collansues Heart Of Gold.

Open Bitch  (4, 1)
1st Atherton's Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush.
Mature with strength and substance whilst 
retaining gender. Quality head shape and attributes. Powerful forehand with shoulders well 
placed and strong bone. Could come up on pasterns a mite. Chest and brisket with depth, 
ribcage sprung and body with great substance.  Muscular, well developed hindquarters. Moved
well. CC.
2nd Griffiths Slade & Orme's Jaybiem Vou Doo At Potterspride. Useful lady with clean head, 
defined stop, flat skull. Moderate neck and well placed shoulders. Strong bone, shapely body and 
level topline. Developed rear and a steady mover.
3rd  Flanagan's Collansues Rosebud.
Judge - Stuart J Mallard

Jude Simonds

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