Bernese News 12th November 2017

Lesley Bostock  

1st July 1945 - 6th November 2017

I was sad to be informed that Lesley Bostock, who some of you may have formerly known as 
Lesley Hudson (Begaville) had passed away in hospital on 6th November 2017 with her husband 
Russell at her side after a short illness bravely borne. 


Lesley was a founder member of the Northern BMD Club and had also served on that Club
committee.  Some years ago Lesley and her partner Russell left these shores to set up home in 
France and were very happy there, still sharing their life with a Bernese. 

Returning to visit the UK occasionally, Lesley was the breed specialist judge at the Northern BMD
Club Superleague Finals in 2008 where the photo above was taken (photo courtesy of Ian Parkinson). 

Sincere condolences to husband Russell, family and friends. 
The funeral will take place near their home in France on Monday 13th November.


The Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland Championship Show 2017 was held at the usual 
venue at Ingliston on 4th November. Breed specialist judge Anne Wells (Bernfold) made the long  
journey northwards to find 50 entries with 7 absentees across 12 classes.

Winning his 33rd CC plus Best of Breed was Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall's homebred  
Ch Meadowpark High Class. Sired by Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW x Meadowpark Northern Blend 
he is not yet three years old.  The Reserve Dog CC was awarded to Meadowpark First Class For 
Fortonpark JW, bred by Carole and Bernice and owned by Julie Baldwin.  2 years old, he has the 
same sire as the Best of Breed winner x Meadowpark One Lover. Julie also won the Reserve Bitch
CC with her 2 year old homebred Fortonpark Lilly's Delight, a daughter of Julie's own Czech import 
Ch Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp Cze) x Ch Fortonpark Dutch Delight. 

Michele Gurney's homebred Ch Monalou Fanny Craddock JW claimed her 10th CC. 6 years old,  
she is by Ch Bernerdalens Uno Amigo Bueno x Ch Monalou Perfect Recipe and Michele also took 
home the Best Puppy award with Monalou Italian Secret, a 7 1/2 month old son of the Bitch CC  
winner who was sired by Ch Jean Valjean Della Torre Gentile.  Congratulations.


The Northern BMD Club Superleague Finals will be held this coming Saturday, 18th November at 
the usual venue, the Ribston Room at The Bridge Hotel, Walshford Bridge, near Wetherby, West
Yorkshire LS22 5HS.  The doors open at 9am and the judging commences at 10am.

The competition comprises of a knock-out type match format with two judges officiating, one breed
specialist and one all-rounder whose identities are kept secret until the day.

The Northern BMD Club website can be found at


Schedules for the BMD Club of Scotland Open Show to be held on  25th February 2018 at 
Cochrane Hall, Alva FK12 5LJ are now available and have been sent to members. The judge
will be breed specialist Julie Ann Wright (Roesilbern) and entries close on 25th January 2018. 

Schedules can be downloaded from the club's website  
or requested from Club secretary Agnes Wilson Tel 01698 860298. 



Three of the UK Bernese breed clubs have each planned a 2017 Christmas Party.




Puppy Dog  (2 entries)
1st Garland-Thompson's Waldershelf Remylebeau.
7 months, nice size. Good head proportions. 
Good bone. Very good topline and tail set, moves OK.. 
2nd Giffney's Sennen Cruise Control. 7 months, strong in head with good front construction. Not 
so happy on the move.

Junior Dog  (1)
1st Garland-Thompson's Waldershelf Remylebeau. Winner of last class. 

Post Graduate Dog  (4 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Reynolds & Atkinson's Meaadowpark Secret Blend.
2 years old, such a balanced dog,
quality throughout. Excellent bone. Moves true, strong loin. Dark, clean, clear eyes, correct mouth
and dentition. Moves true and walks well. Dog CC and Best of Breed.
2nd Maguire's Mapleridge Back To The Future.  2 year old, good head, strong stop. Good
topline and tail set. Moves OK.
3rd Marrow's Rock 'N Roll Del Molinasco (Ita) JCh. 

Limit Dog  (3)
1st Murphy's Kinelarty Arduino Maurizio At Berndrews.
5 years old, good outline. Pleasing
head. Strong front, good topline and strong loin. Moves OK.
2nd Maguire's Moyannabern Good Luck Charlie. 3 years old, balanced head.  Beautiful front, 
dips behind the withers, not so good at rear.
3rd Hughes' Give Me Five From Christofland For Carraigbern.

Open Dog  (4)
1st Murphy's Kinelarty Benvenuto Bjorn.
 3 1/2 years, compact. Very pleasing head, good 
mouth and dentition.Good ribs, strong loin. Moves OK, walks well.
2nd Benson's Ir Ch Mapleridge The Dark Knight At Bernervalley.  2 1/2 years, good head  
proportions. Well angulated front, deep chest, just a little long in loin. Moves OK.
3rd Erskine's Ir Ch Devael Blurred Vision (Esp) JCh.

Puppy Bitch  (2)
1st Reynolds' Beaucroft Moon Light Over Etterbern.
6 months, what a cracker, such style
and quality. Excellent front, depth of chest, super topline and tail set. Moves so very well. 
Reserve Bitch CC, Puppy Group 4.
2nd Phibbs' Show Stopping Sunrise. 6 months, much finer throughout. Pretty head. Well 
angulated, good topline and tail set. Not the best mover. 

Junior Bitch  (5, 2)
1st Reynolds' Matera's Spin That Record For Etterbern.
17 months, balanced throughout. 
Excellent head, darkest eyes and correct proportions. Super front assembly with beautiful
topline and tail set.Moves true, also walks very well. Bitch CC.
2nd Benson's Bernervalley Summer Dream. 15 months, such a wonderful expression, good 
eyes, excellent mouth and dentition. Nice markings, moves well.
3rd Murphy's Kinelarty Everlasting Love.

Post Graduate Bitch  (4)
1st O'Callaghan's La Bamba Z Krainy Zeusa CJW17.
19 months. Well covered girl who has a 
very good head. Correct mouth and dentition. So well balanced, a very nice girl. 

Limit Bitch  (3, 1)
1st O'Callaghan's LaBamba Z Krainy Zeusa CJW17. 

Open Bitch  (6, 2)
1st Pawlyszyn's Meadowpark Bright N'Breezy At Matera.
 3 1/2 years old quality girl who moves 
very well.
2nd Pawlyszyn's Matera's Record Deal. 17 months, the most beautiful girl who is quite outstanding.
Just coming into season, just a little reluctant to be examined but quality throughout.
3rd Butler's Ir Ch Siansela Louisa's Alpine Sky Jun Ch.
Judge - Peter Jolley  

Jude Simonds

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