Bernese News 12th November 2015

The Bernese entry for LKA Championship Show 2015 has been announced as
63 exhibits giving 65 entries for all-rounder judge Frank Wildman.

For comparison the entry at LKA 2014 was 105 entries with 26 absentees for breed
specialist judge Carole Hartley-Mair (Meadowpark).


Tom Murray of the Bernese Working Cart Group of GB emailed;

"The Carting Get-Together for next year has been confirmed as the weekend of 4th/5th June
2016 at Roade, Northampton. The decision was taken from the majority vote.

"The event will include Carting competitions for Bernese and non Bernese, hoping that this will
encourage our other Swiss friends to come along and join in the fun with rosettes and trophies
for all. We will also include Decorated Cart Classes for all with rosettes and trophies.  If anyone
would like to sponsor rosettes or trophies please let us know to help fund the event.

"We intend to have a small celebration on the Saturday evening as it will be 10 years since the
carting group changed hands and we intend to have a cake etc plus the normal buffet.
More information about our group at  "



"Dogs poisoned with deadly drugs

"Three dogs have been poisoned in two separate incidents in a leafy Hertfordshire village.

"Police are investigating after the Burmese mountain dog and it's 12 week old puppy were
poisoned in the Hudnall Lane area of Little Gaddesden on Tuesday October 27. Both dogs

"And one week later, on Friday, November 6, a Lurcher was poisoned in the Hudnall Corner
area also causing the dog to collapse.  It is believed that all three dogs had eaten meat
poisoned with Pentabarbitol, which is the drug vets use to euthanise large animals,  Fortunately
all three dogs were treated and are back with their owners.

"PC Mark Procter, from Hertfordshire Police, said:
Understandably this is extremely upsetting for the owners and distressing for the dogs and I
would appeal to anyone who has any information about who may be responsible to please
contact police. I 
would also like to ask people to be vigilant and report anyone acting
suspiciously or any vehicles seen in the area in suspicious circumstances.  I would also ask
dog owners to be mindful in case any meat may have been thrown into their garden and to look
out for anything whilst out and about and discard anything you may be unsure of. Should you
suspect poisoning, please contact a vet immediately.”

"Anyone who can assist is asked to contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101
quoting crime reference number D2/15/804.

"Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at
www.crimestoppers‐     No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or
recorded, and you will not go to court."

The news story above originally appeared on 12th November 2015 here;


Jude Simonds


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