Bernese News 20th November 2017

No matter how big the dog show nor how intense the competition - all exhibits should feel relaxed
and enjoy their outing!  Carole Hartley-Mair with her Ch Meadowpark High Class at the World Dog  
Show 2017 in Leipzig.  A report appears further down this column.  Photo courtesy Gary Dybdall


The Bernese entry for LKA Championship Show 2017 has been announced as
84 exhibits giving 90 entries for all-rounder judge Jeff Luscott.

For comparison the entry at LKA 2016 was 92 entries with 11 absentees for all-rounder
judge Russell Jones


The World Dog Show 2017 at Leipzig was massive event held over four days with an entry of
over 31,000 dogs from 330 different breeds attending from 73 different countries plus 90,000
visitors so making it, officially, the biggest dog show in the world.

On the first day of the show the catalogues listing the details of all the exhibits and entries for the
entire show were published online which made for interesting, if somewhat controversial debate
and some speculation as to whether it is wise (or even ethical?) to divulge to exhibitors and judges
exactly who is entered at any show prior to judging taking place. 

Links to the catalogue for each day can be found here;

View and/or download the catalogue for Day 4 (Bernese day) here;

Some UK Bernese folk were in attendance plus a few British exhibits were competing.  

In the Puppy Dog class judged by Josef Pohling (Germany) there were 12 entries present and
although unplaced, Steve, Jeannette and Emily Green's Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At 
Waldershelf was graded Very Promising which is the highest grading for puppies and his litter 
sister Madell Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf also owned by the Green's achieved the 
same grading in the Puppy Bitch class of 10 present judged by Dr Andrzej Kazmierski (Poland).

Tickbern Ridin High  Photo courtesy Jim Stevens

In the Open Dog class judged by Michael Forte (Ireland) Penny Cooke and Jim Stevens' (who
relocated from Devon to France a few years ago but regularly return to the UK) homebred
Tickbern Ridin High was graded Excellent, placed 2nd in the class of 49 with 5 absentees and
awarded the Reserve VDH-CAC. 

Ch Meadowpark High Class &Ch Meadowpark Just A Dream   Photo courtesy Gary Dybdall

Michael Forte also judged the 35 entries with 2 absentees in the Champion Dog class where
Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall's homebred Ch Meadowpark High Class was graded
Excellent,  placed 2nd and was then awarded the Reserve VDH-CAC and also the Reserve
CACIB. The same owners' Ch Meadowpark Just A Dream was graded Excellent in the Champion
Bitch class of 38 entries with 7 absentees  judged by Regula Burgi (Switzerland).   

Best of Breed was awarded to Lisa Nilsson's Bernerdalens Jackpot (Sweden) and Best Opposite
Sex went to Bjorn Magnusson's Ch Kronblommas Rosalinda (Sweden).

View and/or download the full Bernese class results here;



The Northern BMD Club Superleague Finals 2017 was held at the usual venue, the Bridge
Hotel near Wetherby on Saturday.  

The competition comprises of a knockout match type format and there are four categories;

Veterans (who must be over 7 years old at the beginning of the year),
Youngsters (6 to 12 months old),
Youths (13 months and older) and

In each category the entrants are drawn in pairs and are judged alternately by one of the two 
judges, the winner going through to the next round and the final pair are judged by both judges

The judges this year were breed specialist Agnes Wilson (Ursine) and all-rounder Cath Moffat

My thanks to Marian Scott, the event organiser and referee for the day who emailed scans of
the catalogue pages to me - much appreciated. 

There were 8 entries in Veteran and the winner was Garygriffiths, Mandy Orme and Violet Slade's
Jaybiem Voo Doo At Potterspride JW who was bred by June Miles (Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x
Jaybiem Commen Tally Vous) with Reserve awarded to Roy Toms homebred Emberfay Moonglow
(Multi Ch Zanzebern Defender x Emberfay Cest Si Bon). 

There were 13 entries with 3 absentees in the Youngster class and the winner was Steve,Jeannette
and Emily Green's Netherlands import Matthias vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf who is almost
8 months old, bred by Marieke de Wold and sired by Maxima's Kingdom Majestic Dream x Davael
That'll Do Sue VDW. Reserve was awarded to Michele Gurney's homebred Monalou Italian Issue
who is 7 months old and a son of Ch Jean Valjean Della Torre Gentile x Ch Monalou Fanny 

The Youth winner from 24 entries with 4 absentees was 17 month old Jaybiem With N'Without
Yzeus, bred by June Miles (Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW x Save Dallas Kiss For Jaybiem) and
owned by Gary Griffiths, Mandy Orme and June. Reserve Youth was awarded to Karen Bird and
Heather Head's  Cullumbern Roman Toga With Millermead,  a 14 month old bitch bred by Karen
and sired by Ch Kernow Rock Star x Kernow Let It be At Cullumbern.  

There were 8 entries with 2 absentees in the Champion category and the winner was Mike and Di
Atherton's homebred, 5 1/2 year old Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush who is sired by Ch Monalou
Dutch Courage x Athersbern Affinity. Reserve to her was Julie Baldwin's swedish import, Ch
Tjofselinas Z Daimuz At Fortonpark who is 5 years old, bred by Lotta Schander and sired by
Maroussia Zante Zhivago x Kronblommas Jolanta.

Special rosettes were awarded to the Best and Reserve Best in each category and two more
special awards were also given to the oldest veteran present which was Lianne Marsden and Dave
Robertson's homebred Trudaleaze Tiga Lilli who is 11 1/2 years old and sired by Arranbec Ambijian
For Trudaleaze x Trudaleaze Kozmyc Skye and also to Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall's 4
year old, homebred Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW (Ch Jaybiem Utwo JW ShCM x Meadowpark 
Meadowpark Sugar's Diva) who had the most progeny entered at the event.


4th November 2017

Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge Bernese at this very friendly and most
welcoming show and thanks again to my two stewards that tried their best to keep me on track
with the paperwork.

It was very pleasing to find the puppies much improved it gives hope for the future. On the whole
I was very pleased with the entry and both the bitch and dog line-ups were of the type I was
looking for especially the boys. Presentation is also very important to me and mostly that was very
good, so thank-you exhibitors for presenting me with some lovely dogs. 

Minor Puppy Dog  (6 entries)
1st Gurney;s Monalou Italian Secret.
A very good start to the day.  Lovely, chunky chap, plenty
of bone. Head developing nicely. Correct lay of shoulders. Moved out very free for one so young.
Level topline correct tail set, he enjoyed his first show outing. Best Puppy. 
2nd Dickson's Monalou Raffael At Geruth. Litter brother to 1st and very much the same 
comments apply, except on the move. Not so settled as 1st, trying to pull away from the lead which
throws the front movement, apart from that another lovely lad. 
3rd Green's Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (Imp Ndl).

Puppy Dog  (3 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Gurney's Monalou Italian Secret.
2nd Dickson's Monalou Raffael At Geruth.

Junior Dog  (2)
1st Addison, Monalou Bollinger
. Would like him a bit bigger but nice shape. Good masculine
head and expression. Deep chest, level topline.  Moved soundly. good in front but a bit close
good in front but a bit close behind
2nd Galen- Bisping's Kernow Something Buzzy At Celticberns. At that junior stage, has some
filling out to do Nice shape stood but a bit erratic on the move. Correct angles and tail set.

Post Graduate Dog  (4, 2)
1st Baldwin's  Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark.
 Aptly named,  I really like this boy,
good size all through. Lovely head, kind eye, good stop, correct ear placement. Good reach of neck.
Correct angles allowing that lovely, free movement and keeping a level topline. He just gets too
proud of his tail but another super dog from the Meadowpark kennel. Reserve CC.
2nd Philips' Monalou Norwegian Star. Another of my type of dog, a lot to like standing and on the
move. A lovely kind, masculine head, with good reach of neck, level topline. Free mover coming and
going, just a tad close behind.

Limit Dog  (5, 2)
1st King's Elnside The Grandmaster.
  Young male, easy winner of this class. Good size and bone.
Just two years old, needs to use his ears more, just lacks expression, apart from that coming along 
very nicely. Good front, nice angles, moves out well. Good tail set and level topline.
2nd Murphy's Kinelarty Arduino Maurizio At Berndrews. Much finer lad all through. Good angles,
moved out well once he stopped pacing.
3rd O’Neil's Esslinbern Bremont Victory.

Open Dog  (3)
1st Hartley-Mair & Dybdall's Ch Meadowpark High Class,
and that he certainly is! I think I can
honestly say I have now had the privilege and pleasure to have judged the best dog and the best 
bitch the breed has had so far. Nelly Pledge and this lad, in my opinion, are the closest two dogs you
could wish to get to the breed standard and perfection!! Wow! He is gorgeous in all ways, head, body
bone, movement and presentation as always Well done, he is a credit to you. Dog CC and Best of

2nd O’Neil's Esslinbern Dacapo Donatus This lad was out-classed today. He is only two, needs
lots more ring training but he has potential; when he did settle on the move he went with drive but he
needs to fill out that frame. I’d like to see him in a couple of years time.
3rd Carty's Floskirk Berneray. 

Minor Puppy Bitch  (5)
1st Tomkins' Kinelarty Free As A Bird For Bernershaw
, and she certainly enjoyed her first show
outing.  What a lovely gal, just my cup of tea. Very naughty but very nice if she sorts out the close-
ness in her rear movement she will be one to watch out for. Look forward to seeing her in the future.
2nd Gurney's Monalou That’s Amore. Two super pups, it was such a job to choose, both full of
promise for the future. At this early stage I preferred the head and expression of 1st but another to
watch out for in the future.
3rd Green's Madell Vom Durrbachler Wald At Waldershelf (Imp Ndl). 

Puppy Bitch  (3, 1)
1st Embleton's Siansela Sunshine Girl At Bernemcourt.
 A bit up on the leg but good angles
front and back. Enough bone for size, moved OK. Kind expression, head coming on, good eye
shape and colour.
2nd Gerrard's Monalou Contessa At Torralbaz. This girl needs time to fill her frame. Pretty
expression, lovely eyes. Enough bone for size, a little unsettled on the move.

Junior Bitch  (1)
1st Kelly's  Everlasting Love Iz Bolshogo Doma Imp.
. Very pretty girl, lovely head and
expression. Would like her a tad bigger and a lot slimmer but she has good angulation front and
back. Level topline enough bone for size sound on the move.

Post Graduate Bitrch  (5)
1st McCormick's  Monalou Star Princess.
Very shapely bitch, kind feminine expression. She
moves with drive keeping her level topline. Good bone and angulation, very nice type.
2nd Jeffries' Esslinbern Binda Hip Hop. Nice head and correct ear set, good length of neck.
Kept her topline on the move. Good shoulder placement, a bit straight in stifle.
3rd Davidson's Liskarn River Lee.

Limit Bitch   (7, 1)
1st Baldwin's Fortonpark Lilly’s Delight.
Good head, dark face, lovely eye shape and colour,
correct ear set. Good front and rear angulation which gave her that true drive around the ring and
and works well with her owner. Beautifully presented as always.  Reserve Bitch CC
2nd Abbot's Meadowpark Dream Come True With Kingstonka.  Another lovely girl, a lot to like.
She holds a good shape on the move and stood, enough bone for size. Good angulation, moved
well. A shame for her she came up against 1st today.
3rd Jeffries' Esslinbern Binda Hip Hop.

Open Bitch   (6)
1st Gurney's Ch Monalou Fanny Craddock JW.
  What a beauty! She has long been a favourite of
mine.  Very worthy Champion, full of quality all through. Super feminine yet strong head, good reach
of neck. Correct tail set and carry, plenty of bone. Correct angulation, movement sound and true and
beautifully presented as always, a pleasure to go over and to award the Bitch CC.
2nd McCormick's Monalou Artic Queen. Not showing her age at all, still moves out well if a little
erratic at the front. Good body shape and tail set.  Enough bone. Would prefer a stronger head but
still very feminine.
3rd Green's Waldershelf  All About Edna JW.
Judge - Anne Wells (Bernfold)    

Jude Simonds




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