Bernese News 30th May 2017

Jayne Richards emailed;
"I am delighted that although there was not officially a Best Veteran in Breed at WELKS, Amanda 
Hearne decided she would like to award one and my lovely Freya - Tickbern Naughty But Nice 
Von Richenbern was awarded this honour. I'm so proud of her, thank you Amanda x

"The judge wrote in her critique;
Veteran Bitch 
1st Richards' Tickbern Naughty But Nice Von Richenbern.
  7 years, lovely bitch. Feminine
head and expression.  Good bone and body, shoulders well laid, good length of upper arm.
Balanced overall, moved well, true in all directions. Quality bitch.. Best Veteran."


It would be most unusual for any reputable UK breeder of Bernese to resort to announcing or
advertising online that they were expecting a litter or had puppies available.   

Buyers seeking a Bernese are well-advised to be extremely cautious about any advert or
announcement they see and no more so than now.  

A recent online advert for Bernese accompanied by a "family home environment" type photo
traces directly to a commercial breeder listed here;

The advertiser appears to be licenced to keep 156 dogs and 200 puppies on their premises.
A  full list of breeds kept there isn't specified. This is nothing new. Bernese have been commercially
bred in the UK for many years and everyone needs to be aware of that fact.  The commercial trade
in puppies is driven by demand and every sale makes their business more lucrative.  

Commercial dealers, puppy farmers and opportunist exploiters are out there - some are in plain sight
and some not so easy to identify - several are dealing in Bernese NOW. 

If you truly care about our breed and the welfare of individual dogs and puppies then PLEASE help
protect future generations.  Be cautious and don't let yourself, or anyone you know, be misled into
buying from any breeder who regards dogs as financial assets to be exploited.  


Janet Riseborough very kindly sent me a marked catalogue of the Central BMD Club Open
Show (Thanks Janet!) which included a note inside stating  "This was our best show ever, so
well supported by everyone." 

The show celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Club and had attracted 88 exhibitors giving
91 entries (+ 8 entered Not For Competition), with 25 absentees and 2 withdrawn for all-rounder
judge Barry Blunden (Licassa).

Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show went to Tony and Pam Granger's Orlando Bloom At
Jaybiem JW ShCM.  3 years old, he was bred by Caroline Rush and is sired by Ch Jaybiem
Innu Endo JW ShCM x Lujento Black Betty. 

Karen Bird's Kernow Something was Reserve Best Dog, Bred by Shandy Bridges, he is 2 3/4 
years old and a son of Ch Shirdees Love Me Do At Cullumbern JW ShCM x Kernow Uptou.

Best Bitch, Best Veteran and ultimately taking Best in Show was Roy Toms' homebred Emberfay
Moonglow,  Handled by Rebecca King, this 7 3/4 year old is a daughter of Aus,Can, Am Ch
Zanzebern Defender (some of you may have seen this well-known and globe-trotting sire in the
flesh during his stay in the UK) x Emberfay C'est Si Bon.

Mike and Di Atherton's homebred Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush was awarded Reserve Best
Bitch.  Sired by Ch Monalou Dutch Courage x Athersbern Affinity, she is 5 years old

June Miles' collected the Best Puppy In Show award with her homebred 11 month old Jaybiem
Stan Innovation. He is a son of  Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW ShCM x Save Dallas Kiss For
Jaybiem who is a litter sister to the Reserve Best Dog. Congratulations.

There were also 8 entries in the Special Champion Award Class which was judged by Beryl
Sargent (Sargbilko) who so recently and so sadly lost her husband Mike who had been a very
long-serving secretary of this club.  

The show enjoyed fine, warm weather all day and was a howling success. After the show Club
Secretary Pat Myers emailed;
"This was our very best show out of the last ten years. It was so gratifying to welcome this amount
of exhibitors from all corners of the UK. even a couple from the Isle of Man. Our judge for the
main show Mr Barry Blunden had a brilliant entry of 83 with very few absentees. He enjoyed his
day and thought the quality of dogs in each class had vastly improved.

"Mr Peter Jolley had a great Fun Day in the Companion Ring and we raised an adequate amount
for The British Heart Foundation. Mrs Beryl Sargent enjoyed judging the Special Champion Award
Class, this was a tribute to her late husband Mike Sargent and the winner was Di Atherton's Ch
Athersbern Peronelle Blush. 

"As you know it takes months of hard work to put this show together but I was thrilled to see the
outcome with everyone enjoying the day. Thank you Janet Riseborough (Show Secretary and
Show Manager)."

The photos below are courtesy of Pat Myers and Janet Riseborough.

Above - Roy Toms with Best in Show winner Emberfay Moonglow handled by Rebecca King 
with judge Barry Blunden

Above - Bitch line up

Above Companion Show winners with judge Peter Jolley
Best Puppy (left) Mrs Marriot's Shiba  Inu 'Mia'
Best Adult (right) Mr D Crouch's Lagotto Romagnolo bitch 'Lizzy'

The Central BMD Club website can be found here;


Pat Myers also has a personal reason to celebrate.

Photos of Tommy courtesy Pat Myers

Pat's dog Tommy very recently underwent surgery to remove two tumours but he is recovering
well and enjoyed his 10th Birthday on 24th May 2017. Happy Birthday Tommy!.



At Bath Championship Show 2017 there were no CCs on offer for Bernese but all-rounder
judge Jean Lawless attracted a very respectable 33 entries with 4 absentees.

Above, Best of Breed and Best Bitch winners with judge Jean Lawless.
Photo courtesy Joanne Sutton

Best Dog plus Best of Breed was awarded to Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall's homebred
2 year old Ch Meadowpark High Class who went on to take Group 2 under Barry Croft.

Best Puppy and Reserve Best Dog went to Shandy Bridges' almost 9 month old homebred
Kernow Troubadour.

Joanne and Trevor Sutton's homebred Ch Bernsteph Dior Remember Me JW ShCM, a 4 year
old won Best Bitch with Faye Stannard's Meadowpark Beach Blend At Tangyachates, a 4 1/2
year old bred by Carole Hartley-Mair and the late Bernice Mair.

Best Veteran was Chris Wood's Tamarbern Dusky Maiden, a 7 1/2 year old bred by Sue
Nunn. Congratulations. 

Jude Simonds 



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